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   Friday, March 01 2024 
Asian Poker Tour Korea: Lifeng Shen wins the new step of the circuit

The poker tournament Asian Poker Tour crossed Asia since 2008. After four successful seasons which led the organizers to extend the circuit up to Mauritius Island and even London during the previous season, the APT comes back to its origin, with step which take place exclusively on the Asian continent, a new poker destination during these last years. For the first time in the circuit’s history, the Asian Poker Tour 2013 came in South Korea, with a step in the province of Jeju. Since August 18th of this year, the poker room of Ramada Casino was in an excitement with the Asian Poker Tour Korea. 11 events were programmed during a week, including a Main Event at $2,700 and 10 Side Events with a buy-in going from $120$ to $450.

The APT Korea gathered 263 players, among whom 45 at the Main Event, throughout these 8 days at Ramada Casino, in Jeju. The field of the APT Korea’s Main Event was less important than that of the first Korean step of the APT (166 players), which was held earlier this year at the Royal Palace Casino of Jeju, but the challenge was taken up with the participation of renowned players such as Sam Razavi or Johnny Chan. The final table of this penultimate stage of the season has gathered the six survivors of the previous days: Daniel Lee, Song Saohuan, Jae Kyung Sim, Lulu Yang Xi, Johnny Chan and the chipleader Lifeng Shen. The latter kept his advantages in chips and won the title, after a heads-up with Johnny Chan. Lifeng Shen pocketed $35,300, while Johnny Chan, runner-up of this tournament, left the table with $23,800.

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