Chen An Lin is 2018 Macau Millions Champion
The 2018 Macau Millions ran between 17th and 23rd April and 33-year old Chen An Lin from Taiwan was crowned the Main Event Champion, taking home the title, trophy and HKD 1,159,000 for first place, to go along with a PSPC Platinum Pass worth $30,000.
"This is the first time I've managed to final table this event. I think the trophy means more to me than the Platinum Pass, just because this is the first Main Event title I've ever won, I've bubbled three main event final tables, so this is a special moment for me," said Lin, immediately after his victory, which also became his highest ever live poker score.
Lin came into the final table, with the second highest chip stack but being the most experienced player on the table. One of India's top pros Aditya Sushant was also on that final table. His good run eventually came to an end with Lin executing a double elimination, sending Sushant and Max Menzel to the rail. The Indian WSOP bracelet winner took home HKD 276,000 (~INR 23.36 lakh) for fifth place. Lin took a little over 4 hours to eliminate everyone else on the table and take home the million-dollar prize.
2018 Macau Millions ME Results:
- Chen An Lin - HKD 1,159,000 (~INR 98 lakh)
- Xujun Huang - HKD 683,000
- Zhouchang Xu - HKD 480,581
- Max Menzel - HKD 360,000
- Aditya Sushant - HKD 276,000
- Fangjie Chen - HKD 204,000
- Guigen Xiao - HKD 155,500
- Wei Lin - HKD 111,000
Lin went into heads up against China's Xujun Huang, who was the chip leader coming into the final table. Lin's J-pair turned out to be better than Huang's 10-pair in what became the final hand of the tournament. The action wasn't restricted to the Main Event, as we were waiting on the result of the HKD 30,000 High Roller Event as well. China's Yuefeng Pan won this event for a massive prize of HKD 1,085,000.
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After record breaking Main Events at the APPT Korea and the Macau Millions, all eyes will turn towards the APT Macau, which kicks off on 25th April and the Manila Megastack 9, which begins on 27th April. Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for updates from these tournaments!
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