China’s Yunsheng Sun wins WPT Cambodia Kickoff Event
Now with an end to the 12-day long Asian Poker Tour (APT) Vietnam, another prestigious International event the World Poker Tour (WPT) landed for the first time in Cambodia at NagaWorld. The series has already geared up with various side events on the run. Yesterday, China’s Yunsheng Sun was crowned a winner for championing the Kickoff event.
The first tournament attracted 212 players, each entering for a buy-in of $440. Battling this field, only 27 advanced to play further on Day 2. A prize pool of $84,799 was created and the top players received a paycheck. The field further narrowed down to final 3. At one stage, Lai Heng Foo held Qd Qs, Sun Ad 5d and Michael Wood Ad 5d. It was an incredible night for Sun as the board was in favour of diamonds, giving him an opportunity to shine with his flush and eliminate Wood in 3rd place.
5 intense hours is how long heads-up went on for. Foo tried to take the lead once, doubled-up twice but his efforts did not last long. Eventually, Sun lifted the trophy, pocketing $19,983 in prize money and pushing the former to the runner-up position.
It was just yesterday that Dhaval Mudgal finished 3rd in the APT Vietnam Championships Event. Indian participants keep moving from one location to the other, covering each corner of the globe. Day 2 saw 3 Indians in contention and all three of them cashed including Rajneesh Katoch (8th), Raju Jaruplavath (9th) and Paawan Bansal (20th for $987).
Final table payouts:
- Yunsheng Sun - $19,983
- Lai Heng Foo - $13,871
- Michael Norman Wood - $8,431
- Ong Xun Keith - $5,129
- Mengyin Zhang - $3,961
- Bin Mohammad Muhei - $3,282
- Anthony Do - $2,797
- Rajneesh Katoch - $2,394
- Raju Jaruplavath - 1,999
$1,100 Main Event Warm-Up
The second tournament of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Cambodia kicked off at 1:30pm local time - Main Event Warm-Up. Day 1 allowed single re-entry, registering 95 players, with each chipping in $1,100. A prize pool of $92,150 was created while the winner will be rewarded the biggest share of $29,234. Amassing the largest stack was Tamaz Kogovsek with 263,500 chips. The competition had several familiar faces in contention and one such player representing India was Kartik Ved with 198,500 chips. With 20 remaining players, Day 2 of the Main Event Warm-Up is scheduled to commence today, 18 November at 1 pm local time.
Day 1 top 5 chip counts:
- Tomaz Kogovsek - 263,500
- Muhammad Hassan - 201,500
- Pete Chen - 201,000
- Kartik Ved - 198,500
- Jakob Kotas -197,500
$300 Nagaworld Cup Flight 1
Registering a total number of 52 entries on Day 1 of Nagaworld Cup, each player entered for a buy-in of $330. It was Sweden's Alexander Hoglind, who topped the field and bagged 178,000 chips. The tournament also saw India’s Chakshu Deep Raina with 116,000 chips in 3rd place.
Day 1 top 7 chip counts:
- Alexander Hoglind – 178,000
- Sokmeng Hun – 156,000
- Chakshu Deep Raina – 116,000
- Baris Yalcinkaya -106,000
- Chi Chung Ho – 82,000
- Chee Hoong Yeoh – 76,000
- Katsuhiro Muto – 67,000
Flight 2 of the Nagaworld Cup will commence today, 18 November at 1 om local time. So, for latest updates on poker news and tournaments around the world, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned!
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