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Lin Wu, the 2018 APPT Macau Main Event Winner


Lin Wu the 2018 APPT Macau Main Event Winner

The 2018 APPT Macau Main Event came to an end, and out of the 356 entrants, Lin Wu from China bagged HK$ 3,095, 000 ($394,549) and a prestigious PSPC Platinum Pass valued at $30,000 at the City of Dreams, Hong Kong.

This is the fourth time Lin Wu won a live tournament, but this win will always be his first regarding the money he earned. His previous big win was in the 2017 red Dragon HK $15,000 main event where he finished 68th place.

After series and series of hands played, it came down to a six-max final table on the final day of the Main Event. When the final round began Phanlert Sukonthachartnant, Thailand's most successful player headed the event with over $1.1 million in cash and even held a 3:2 chip advantage over his closest opponents.

The first player to be eliminated from the table was Maxi Lehmanski, Germany. He left the table with HK$546,532 ($69,672), leaving a five men table. Maxi tried his luck with an ace-nine pair, but China’s Wu defeated him with his ace-king suit. After winning that hand, Wu realized that he could now go for the top prize and that he did. Wu left behind Aditya Agarwal from India, who was by then the leader of chips on the table. Seeing that Wu is closing on him, Agarwal extended his lead by eliminating another Chinese player Alexandre Chieng in fifth place for HK$675,000.

Things were getting heated up on the table when Wu took the challenge to Phanlert Sukonthachartnant and beat him with his king-four suit over a six-five pair. Phanlert became the fourth person to leave the table for HK $933,000. Agarwal took advantage of the opportunity and once again took the lead. At one point had almost double the chips of his remaining two opponents combined. He then defeated Taiwan's Jen-Chun Chiu in third place for HK$1,192,000 ($151,956).

Initially, Agarwal had a 5:2 chip advantage against Wu but soon after  Wu extended it to a 3:1 lead. Wu reduced the gap and then doubled up when he flipped out an ace-queen to give him more than double the chips of his opponent.

The duo battled it out for some time before Wu jammed from the big blind with ace-four and got a call from Agarwal with pocket eights. Agarwal hit the rail in second place for HK$1,900,000 ($242,211) after an ace spiked the board and Wu claimed his first big tournament victory.