Singapore’s Wilson Lim has won the biggest APPT Manila in history, overcoming a field of 1,364 main event players to claim the title and its Php12.97 million top prize.
Lim also won a PSPC Platinum Pass, worth US$30,000, to the PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas in January.
Incredibly, the 29-year-old was down to just a few chips with two tables remaining before staging a miraculous recovery.
“I just went all-in blind and then doubled, doubled, doubled up until I ended up as the shortest stack on the final table. Then I became the third chip lead on the table,” Lim recalled after eliminating four of his final table opponents on his way to the title.
China’s Yuan Chao Li finished runner-up, taking home Php7.96 million for his efforts.
APPT Manila attracted a total of 6,446 players across 22 events, awarding Php176.43 million in prize money.
APPT Manila main event final table results
1st: Wilson Lim (Singapore) – Php12,970,000
2nd: Yuan Chao Li (China) – Php7,960,000
3rd: Bin Zhang (China) – Php4,745,000
4th: Samuel Welbourne (UK) – Php3,438,000
5th: Jiang Ho Huang (Singapore) – Php2,318,000
6th: Sebastian Wong (Singapore) – Php1,664,000
7th: Daesoon Kang (Korea) – Php1,400,000
8th: Kenny Shih (USA) – Php1,205,000
9th: Jun Zhou (China) – Php1,029,000