Macau Poker Cup 27: Kian Weng Choong Headlines Red Dragon Final Table; Ankush Prasad Finishes 10th For HK$223,000
September 8, 2017, 16:18:44
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The finale is here with the Macau Poker Cup 27 Red Dragon Main Event now down to the eight-handed final table headlined by Malaysian banker Kian Weng Choong. Choong will be looking to lock down the HK$3.47 million first prize on the final day of the event.

Team India saw its sole remaining contender Ankush Prasad hitting the rails on Day 3 Prasad missed the final table by a whisker and exited in tenth place, pocketing a cool HK$223,000 (~₹18,25,621) in prize money. Prasad’s elimination came in the last hand of the day and saw the double elimination of Prasad and Yuan Hang Zhong at the hands of Tong Tan.

A total of four Indian players cashed in the signature Red Dragon event namely Pradeep Nudurumati who finished 83rd for ₹3,06,901, Prashant Jain Bhutoria who exited the event in 125th place for ₹2,79,038 and Manoj Pentakota who pocketed ₹2,51,175 for his 158thplace finish.


Indian Cashes at MPC 27 Red Dragon Main Event

Meanwhile, Jiabin Cui shipped the $1,500 Flipout eventwhile the team of Zedao Ma & Jile Zhou took down the Teams Event.


Red Dragon Main Event – Day 3

81 hopefuls returned for Day 3 action and after 11 hours of grueling action only eight finalists are left in contention for the Red Dragon title, the prestigious trophy, and the HK$3,472,000 (~$444,300) top prize.

End-of-day chip leader Kian Weng Choong navigated his way to the final table well and will be taking a massive 7.19 million stack to the final table. Following Choong are two Singapore based players namely Calvin Tan (5.17 million) and Tong Tan (3.3 million).  

Kian Weng Choong

                                           Kian Weng Choong

Start-of-day chip leader Thomas Ward admittedly looked hungover thanks to the Players Party the previous night, but he still fought valiantly eventually busting in 12th place.

Other notables who fell on Day 3 include Bobby Zhang, Hongli Ding, Iori Yogo and Nan Tu.

The sole Indian player in the running - Ankush Prasad was going strong and looking in good shape to make the final table but he lost out in one of the most crucial hands of the day which also turned out to be the final hand of play yesterday.

Ankush Prasad

                                          Ankush Prasad

Action saw Prasad shoving with card 2card 2 and Yuan Hang Zhong shouted all-in with card 2card 3. Action folded to Tong Tan who had them both covered and tank called after a couple of minutes tabling card 1card 3. Tan clipped an Ace-pair on the card 3card 3card 2card 2card 1 board to send both Prasad and Zhong packing.   


Final Table Chip Counts

1. Kian Weng Choong - 7,190,000

2. Calvin Tan - 5,170,000

3. Tong Tan - 3,305,000

4. Mian Wei - 3,200,000

5. Mike Huang - 2,279,000

6. Terence Wu - 1,845,000

7. Qiuming Qin - 1,740,000

8 Xilei Li - 1,570,000


Event 23: $1,500 Flipout (Unlimited Re-Entries)                                              

The $1,500 Flipout with unlimited re-entries attracted a massive 500 entry-field to take the prize pool to HK$654,750 with the top 50 places making the money. China`s Jiabin Cui defeated Australia`s Nick Assiotis after a heads-up deal was agreed upon. 

Jiabin Cui

                                                   Jiabin Cui

Final Table Results (HKD)

1. Jiabin Cui - HK$150,000*

2. Nick Assiotis - HK$93,750*

3. Jie Weng - HK$57,500

4. Alan King Lun Lau - HK$44,000

5. Daniel Chi Hang Tang - HK$32,500

6. Yuna Zhao - HK$26,000

7. Akihiro Konishi - HK$21,500

8. Lu Jiang - HK$18,000

9. Anthony Thong Boon Tee - HK$14,500                       

*denotes heads-up deal


Event 24: Teams Event                          

The HK$4,000 buy-in Teams Event attracted a total 111 players that made for a cool HK$387,612 prize pool with the top 12 places assured a piece of the kitty. Team Zedao Ma and Jile Zhou bested Team Jui Chi Liu and Wei Dai Wu in the heads-up battle to seal the title and pocketed HK$102,700 for their finish.

                                          Zedao Ma and Jile Zhou

Final Table Results (HKD)

1. Zedao Ma and Jile Zhou - HK$102,700

2. Jui Chi Liu and Wei Dai Wu - HK$69,800

3. Tian Yong Yap and Kia Kheng Lim - HK$46,500

4. Kai Loon Ang and Boon Leong Tan - HK$36,800                  

5. Jiabin Cui and Tianyuan Tang - HK$29,100

6. Juicy Sixiao Li and Canlin Chen - HK$25,200

7. Chen Qin and Fan Yang - HK$21,300

8. Guoliang Wei and Yan Du - HK$17,400

9. Jun Bao and Dong Chen - HK$13,512

Keep following the latest updates from Macau Poker Cup 27 on PokerGuru!

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