Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Dermot Blain from Ireland wins the Asia Pacific Poker Tour in Macau 第三季「Poker Stars.net亞太撲克巡迴賽」澳門站賽事愛爾蘭青年奪冠 (第三季「Poker Stars.net亚太撲克巡迴赛」澳门站赛事爱尔兰青年夺冠)

A 25-year old ex-sales manager from Ireland - Dermot Blain has won over half a million US dollars (US $541,081 approximately) with a championship trophy, after winning the PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Season 3 Main Event in Macau. He defeated a field of 429 poker players to claim the top prize in a tournament that lasted a grueling six days. This is the first time he claimed the major poker tournament title.

Blain took his seat at the final table as an underdog in 7th place with just 507,000 in chips. Heads up play between Blain and Mike Kim then lasted only four hands, with Blain once again holding a King kicker with Kd-Th going against Kim’s Td-9s on an all-in call.

The runner-up Mike Kim takes home US $385,006 approximately, and the third place went to Daoxing Chen.

Final Results (In US $Dollar)
1: Dermot Blain — $541,089
2: Mike Kim — $484,999
3: Daoxing Chen — $239,327
4: Darkhan Botabayev — $166,497
5: Pontus Kers — $114,464
6: Jicheng Su — $74,923
7: Dbinder Singh — $52,033
8: Brandon Demes — $41,621
9: Stefan Hjorthall — $31,222

第三季「Poker Stars.net亞太撲克巡迴賽」澳門站賽事經過一番激烈的競爭, 冠軍由25歲來自愛爾蘭的Dermot Blain先生奪得, 經過6天奮戰從429位玩家中脫穎而出, 並捧走541,081美元獎金, 這次比賽是歷年來獲得最多獎金的一次。 他在決戰桌開始時名列第7, 連籌碼領先者的1/3都不到。 Blain與Mike Kim的兩人對決只持續了4局牌, 最後一局Blain以K - 10擊敗Kim的10 - 9。

25歲的Dermot Blain先生只有三年玩撲克的經驗, 而幾年前他由銷售經理轉為全職撲克選手, 在參加這次大賽之前他只勝出過幾個小型的網上及現場撲克比賽。

四十二歲南韓選手Mike Kim先生則贏得亞軍, 贏得獎金約385,006美元。 居住於澳門、來自溫州的選手陳道興先生成為澳門站的季軍。