$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em

Informações do Nível

Nível 23
Blinds 8,000 / 16,000
Ante 2,000

Informações do Jogador

Premiação 430,000 AUD
$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em
Dia 3 Terminado

Congratulations to Junzhong Loo, Winner of Event 2: AU$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em (AU$107,500)

[user80015] • Nível 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Event 2 Champion Junzhong Loo
Event 2 Champion Junzhong Loo

On Saturday last week, Event 2: AU$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em took center stage at Crown Melbourne and the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific as 215 players took to the felt to create a AU$430,000 prizepool.

Day 1 would be a fast-paced affair that saw just 31 players sneak into Day 2 that played all the way down to the final 10 when play was halted prior to the final table due to a health concern of Aik-Chuan Nee. Returning today, the final 10 competitors would all have their eyes locked onto the AU$107,500 first prize and coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

After doubling up early, Fred Chaptini became the official final-table bubble boy when his {A-Clubs}{A-Spades} was cracked by Nee's {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}.

Then, chips passed back and forth for close to two hours before a quick flow of eliminations saw Michael O'Grady, Feng Zhou, and Sam Ruha all eliminated in three consecutive hands before Samuel Ngai joined them on the rail three hands later after losing a race.

One of the craziest hands of the tournament — if not the entire WSOP Asia-Pacific — then saw Peco Stojanovski on the rail when he battled blind on blind against Nee. Nee limped the small blind holding the {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, and Stojanovski checked his {7-Spades}{2-Clubs} as the dealer fanned an {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop. Nee bet, and Stojanovski called to see the {2-Hearts} fall on the turn. Nee bet again, with Stojanovski once again making the call. The river landed the {2-Spades}, and Nee bet out 48,000 before Stojanovski moved all in for 148,000. Nee snap-called holding a straight flush, and that demolished Stojanovski's full house.

After riding his luck multiple times, Martin Kozlov ran out of lives as he succumbed in fourth place when his {K-Clubs}{9-Clubs} couldn't outdraw Junzhong Loo's {K-Spades}{10-Spades}. The three remaining players then swirled chips between them before a short-stacked Luke Spano committed holding the {J-Clubs}{6-Spades} against Loo's {A-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Although he turned a flush draw to be drawing against Loo's top pair, Spano was unable to spike a spade and exited in third place, leaving Malaysia's Loo (932,000) and Nee (358,000) to battle it out for the country's first bracelet.

Nee began the heads-up battle closing the gap before Loo pushed his lead out further. Chips continued to be exchanged between the two, but after a hand that saw Loo get value from two pair, the final hand played out that saw Nee all in holding the {2-Hearts}{2-Spades} against Loo's {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}. The {5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop gave Nee some additional outs, but when the turn and river filled out the {8-Diamonds} and {8-Clubs}, Nee was eliminated in second place and Loo was crowned the champion.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Junzhong LooMalaysiaAU$107,500
2Aik-Chuan NeeMalaysiaAU$66,400
3Luke SpanoAustraliaAU$48,358
4Martin KozlovAustraliaAU$35,763
5Peco StojanovskiAustraliaAU$26,862
6Samuel NgaiCanadaAU$20,490
7Sam RuhaNew ZealandAU$15,867
8Feng ZhouSingaporeAU$12,470
9Michael O'GradyAustraliaAU$9,946

For Loo, this is not only his first WSOP bracelet, but also his country's, as Malaysia had yet to claim a WSOP title. What makes it more memorable for Loo was that he defeated his good friend Nee heads-up — someone he actually taught how to play the game.

Congratulations to Loo for winning his and Malaysia's first WSOP gold bracelet, and for collecting the AU$107,500 first-place prize.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team may have ended their coverage on Event 2, but you can check out all the remaining WSOP Asia-Pacific action right here, live from Crown Melbourne!

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Aik-Chuan Nee Eliminated in 2nd Place (AU$66,444); Junzhong Loo Wins!

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Aik-Chuan Nee - 2nd place
Aik-Chuan Nee - 2nd place

Hand #204: Junzhong Loo opened his button to 32,000 and Aik-Chuan Nee three-bet shoved all in for his last 236,000. Loo instantly made the call and the cards were tabled.

Nee: {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Loo: {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}

With Loo in commanding shape, Nee would need to spike one of the last remaining twos in the deck to stay alive.

The dealer spread a {5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop which actually increased Nee's outs as any ace of six would now give him the best hand.

The turn of the {8-Diamonds} changed little apart from eliminating the chances of a chop, and when the repeating {8-Clubs} landed on the river, Nee was eliminated in 2nd place for an AU$66,444 payday as Junzhong Loo was crowned the Event 2 Champion!

Junzhong Loo my 1,290,000 238,000
Aik-Chuan Nee Eliminado

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Nee on the Downswing

[user80015] • Nível 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Hand #197: Aik-Chuan Nee opened to 33,000 and Junzhong Loo moved all in from the big blind to force a fold from Nee.

Hand #198: Loo limped and Nee checked before he check-folded to 16,000 on the flop.

Hand #199: Nee opened to 35,000 and Loo folded.

Hand #200: Loo opened to 32,000 and Nee moved all in from the big blind. Loo folded and Nee was pushed the pot.

Hand #201: Nee limped and Loo checked before both players checked the {5-Hearts}{J-Spades}{K-Clubs} flop. The turn of the {K-Spades} saw Nee bet out 16,000 and Loo check-folded.

Hand #202: Loo raised to 32,000 and Nee called in the big blind to see a {K-Spades}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop. Nee check-called 40,000 before both players checked the {K-Diamonds} on the turn.

The river landed the {9-Clubs} and Loo bet out 83,000 with Nee check-calling. Loo tabled his {A-Spades}{10-Clubs} and Nee mucked.

Hand #203: Loo received a walk in the big blind.

Junzhong Loo my 1,052,000 202,000
Aik-Chuan Nee 238,000 -202,000

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Nível:
23
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
2,000

Last Few of the Level

[user80015] • Nível 22: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Hand #190: Junzhong Loo opened to 24,000 and Aik-Chuan Nee three-bet to 68,000. Loo folded and Nee was pushed the pot.

Hand #191: Nee opened to 28,000 and won the pot.

Hand #192: Loo opened to 24,000 and Nee raised to 68,000. Loo moved all in and Nee folded with Loo flashing his {A-Spades}.

Hand #193: Nee raised to 28,000 and collected the big blind and antes.

Hand #194: Loo opened his button to 24,000 and Nee three-bet to 68,000. Loo called and both players checked the {K-Spades}{5-Spades}{Q-Hearts} flop as the {10-Hearts} landed on the turn and Loo bet out 70,000 with Nee check-folding.

Hand #195: Nee opened to 30,000 and Loo moved all in. Nee contemplated for a while before folding and slipping to 320,000 in chips.

Hand #196: Loo opened to 24,000 and Nee called before both players checked the {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}{8-Hearts} flop. The turn of the {Q-Hearts} saw Loo continue for 25,000 with Nee check-calling as the {6-Hearts} landed on the river.

Nee checked, Loo bet 65,000 and Nee called tabling his {Q-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} to best Loo's {J-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}.

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Back and Forth

[user80015] • Nível 22: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Hand #176: Junzhong Loo opened to 24,000 and Aik-Chuan Nee folded his big blind.

Hand #177: Nee limped and Loo checked his option before leading for 13,000 on the {3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} flop.

Hand #178: Loo opened to 24,000 and Nee moved all in to force a fold from Loo.

Hand #179: Nee opened to 28,000 and won the pot.

Hand #180: Loo opened to 24,000 and collected the pot.

Hand #181: Nee raised to 28,000 and Loo called as the dealer spread a {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop. Loo checked, Nee bet 20,000 and Loo raised to 55,000 only to have Nee three-bet to 91,000 and flash his {9-Spades}{5-Hearts} once Loo folded.

Hand #182: Loo opened to 24,000 and Nee raised it up to 64,000. Loo folded and Nee was pushed the pot.

Hand #183: Loo received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #184: Loo raised to 24,000 and Nee called as both players checked the {10-Spades}{4-Spades}{A-Diamonds} flop. Nee led for 28,000 when the turn landed the {8-Hearts} and Loo called before both players checked the {K-Diamonds} on the river.

Nee tabled his {A-Spades}{3-Hearts} and Loo mucked his hand.

Hand #185: Nee raised to 26,000 and won the pot.

Hand #186: Loo opened to 24,000 and Nee called to see a {9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop fall. Loo continued for 22,000 and Nee check-folded.

Hand #187: Nee raised to 28,000 and Loo folded.

Hand #188: Nee received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #189: Nee opened to 28,000 and Loo three-bet to 70,000. Nee folded and Loo scooped the pot.

Junzhong Loo my 883,000 -103,000
Aik-Chuan Nee 407,000 103,000

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Loo Extends His Lead

[user80015] • Nível 22: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Hand #166: Junzhong Loo opened to 24,000 and Aik-Chuan Nee folded.

Hand #167: Nee opened to 29,000 and Loo called as the flop fell {8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{A-Spades}. Loo checked and Nee bet out 18,000 only to have Loo check-raise to 60,000. Nee folded and Loo scooped the pot.

Hand #168: Loo opened to 24,000 and Nee passed.

Hand #169: Nee limped the button and Loo checked before check-folding to 12,000 on the {J-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Diamonds} flop.

Hand #170: Loo raised to 24,000 and Nee called before both players checked the {A-Spades}{3-Spades}{7-Clubs} flop. Nee led for 30,000 when the {Q-Diamonds} landed on the turn with Loo calling before the {K-Spades} landed on the river.

Nee bet out 58,000 and Loo raised to 162,000 before Nee tossed his cards to the muck.

Hand #171: Nee opened to 24,000 and Loo called before check-folding to 24,000 on the {7-Spades}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop.

Hand #172: Loo opened to 24,000 and Nee called before the {10-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{7-Spades}{8-Clubs} board was checked down to the river where Loo bet 60,000 and Nee folded.

Hand #173: Nee raised to 28,000 and Loo called before both players checked the {3-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop.

The turn landed the {4-Clubs} and Loo bet out 60,000 to force a fold from Nee.

Hand #174: Loo raised to 24,000 and won the pot.

Hand #175: Nee raised to 28,000 and won the pot.

Junzhong Loo my 986,000 213,000
Aik-Chuan Nee 304,000 -213,000

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Air Upon Air

[user80015] • Nível 22: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Hand #155: Aik-Chuan Nee limped and Junzhong Loo checked to see a {6-Clubs}{3-Spades}{K-Spades} flop fall with Loo check-calling 12,000 before leading for 18,000 when the turn landed the {4-Spades}.

Nee called, and when the {10-Diamonds} landed on the river, he snap-folded at the sight of Loo reaching for chips.

Hand #156: Loo opened to 24,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #157: Nee raised to 25,000 and Loo called as the {10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{K-Spades} flop was checked through. The turn of the {6-Hearts} saw Loo lead for 100,000 and Nee quickly mucked.

Hand #158: Loo opened to 24,000 and won the pot.

Hand #159: Nee limped and Loo checked as both players checked the {7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} flop. The {6-Hearts} on the turn saw Nee bet 15,000 with Loo check-calling as the {K-Diamonds} went check, check.

Nee tabled his {Q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, but it would be Loo's {A-Spades}{4-Diamonds} that would see him pushed the pot.

Hand #160: Loo opened to 24,000 and Nee raised all in to prompt a swift fold from Loo.

Hand #161: Nee opened to 25,000 and Loo called before both players checked the {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop. The turn of the {J-Diamonds} saw Loo lead for 30,000 with Nee calling as both players checked the {8-Clubs} on the river.

Loo tabled his {Q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}, but it would be Nee's {A-Clubs}{10-Hearts} that would scoop the pot.

Hand #162: Loo opened to 24,000 only to have Nee three-bet to 64,000. Loo folded and Nee was pushed the pot.

Hand #163: Nee raised to 28,000 and won the pot.

Hand #164: Loo opened to 24,000 and Nee called as the flop fell {7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. Nee checked, Loo bet 22,000 and Nee raised to 62,000 to force a fold from Loo.

Hand #165: Nee raised to 31,000 and won the pot.

Junzhong Loo my 773,000 -107,000
Aik-Chuan Nee 517,000 107,000

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