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PokerStars Festival Korea: Taehoon Han takes the title!

New Zealand's Taehoon Han has just been crowned the PokerStars Festival Main Event champion! Along with the prestigious title and trophy he also takes home ₩83,130,000 ($74,651). The 26 year-old from Aukland was born here in Korea and has earned his homeland's poker crown. Han doesn't class himself ...more

by Brad Kain on July 24, 2017 2:04 AM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Heads up set as three more fall

Heads up between Yuki Ko and Taehoon Han is now set here in the PokerStars Festival Korea Main Event after Harunobu Kojima, Mitsuru Sano and Weikuo Hsiao have all been relegated to the rail. Han enters heads up play with 4,400,000 in chips for a slight advantage over Ko and his 4,150,000 stack. Yuki...more

by Brad Kain on July 23, 2017 11:17 PM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Down to 5 as Kovalevskii, Kim and Janik exit

We're down to just five players now in the PokerStars Festival Korea Main Event. Dmitrii Kovalevskii, Jwahyoung Kim and Scott Janik have all fallen since today's action began. Kovalevskii was the first to find the rail after a bad beat from Janik ended his Main Event dream. Kovalevskii was really sh...more

by Brad Kain on July 23, 2017 10:47 PM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Final table player profiles

Courtesy of PokerStars Media Coordinator Jan KoresSeat 1: Mitsuru Sano, Japan, 865,000Fresh from a second place in the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Southeast Main Event in Cambodia for $12,000, Mitsuru Sano in now nearing another five-figure notch, making it to the final table. The Japanese player needs t...more

by Live reporting team on July 23, 2017 6:22 PM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Yuki Ko commands final eight

The penultimate day is in the books and the official final table is set here at the PokerStars Festival Korea Main Event. When the day started the plan was to either play through 12 levels or down to the final eight - whichever came first - and we reached eight with just 75 minutes to spare. Start-o...more

by Brad Kain on July 23, 2017 9:32 AM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Yuki Ko headlines strong Japanese contingent

There's no denying that the Japanese are out in force for PokerStars Festival Korea this week. Players from the neighbour to the East made up 86 unique entries for 43.65% of the Main Event field. Perhaps the most notable of the sizable contingent is PLO wizard and high stakes cash game specialist Yu...more

by Brad Kain on July 23, 2017 4:37 AM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Kimura bubbles as Chan takes chip lead

It's been a tense few levels here at PokerStars Korea as the Main Event bubble loomed and players were all sweating a payday. Now the remaining 39 can rest easy as the bubble burst with the elimination of Taro Kimura in 40th place. The action folded around to Kimura and he pushed all in for 35,000 (...more

by Brad Kain on July 23, 2017 2:30 AM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Red Spades fall as Lin and Lew eliminated

Team PokerStars members Celina Lin and Randy 'nanonoko' Lew had high hopes of a deep run when they returned today but unfortunately for the Red Spades they've already both been eliminated shy of a payday. Lew was first to go after clashing with Day 1A end-of-day chip leader Dmitrii Kovalevskii. It w...more

by Brad Kain on July 22, 2017 11:32 PM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Final table hunting on Day 2

It's the penultimate day here at PokerStars Festival Korea and the 98 remaining players will all be final table hunting. The plan today is to play through 12 one-hour levels or until we're down to just eight players. Blinds will recommence at 1,200/2,400 (400 ante) with the average stack sitting at ...more

by Brad Kain on July 22, 2017 8:35 PM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Celina Lin lives as Dosun Park trumps turbo Day 1

Day 1D was host to some quick and exciting poker action - as is the case with turbo flights. The final chance to qualify for Day 2 of this PokerStars Festival Main Event, Day 1D featured 20-minute levels instead of the usual 45. 12 of those levels and four hours later Day 1D was in the books.We saw ...more

by Brad Kain on July 22, 2017 10:16 AM
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