Chen Hao triumphs in WPT National China 2016

The WPT National China which happened from October 28 to November 3 at the MGM Grand Sanya and directed by renowned Tournament Director Matt Savage has recently finished with Chinese player Chen Hao besting a field of 886 players for ¥1,556,625 (Approx $228,801).

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Chen Hao (Photo Dzpk.com)

Chen Hao made international news in 2014 when he won the record breaking field of more than 1,800 participants in the Pokerstars Macau Millions taking home more than USD$70,000 in winnings.

Due to Chinese legislation and avoiding any violations, the World Poker Tour (WPT) had implemented an 888 player field cap with a buy-in of ¥10,000 (approx. USD$1,400) to make controlled prize pool of  ¥8,880,000 (approx. USD$1 Million).

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WPT Santa (Photo Dzpk.com)

Other notable players that attended the event were 2012 Aussie Millions 2nd placer Kenneth Wong, 2nd in China’s GPI ranking Zhou Quan, former Team Pokerstars Asia Pro member Raymond Wu, professional poker player Raiden Kan and Asian Poker Tour (APT) champion Dong Guo.

Final Table payouts are as follows:

Place Name Prize (CNY)
1 Chen Hao 1,556,625
2 Luo Qi 1,090,555
3 Song Jianzhong 705,160
4 Peng Yanjun 521,165
5 Kenneth Wong 395,160
6 Zhang Zhigang 314,885

The side events saw numerous veteran poker players victorious.  A regular in the Macau tournament circuit, Yin Jixue, who has won 2014 Macau Millions HK$4,000 NLH Event and the APPT NLH event of the same year, triumphed over other players in the High Speed Poker event.  This year’s APPT Macau HK$50k Freezeout Event Champion Yuefeng Pan took down the Beauty and the Beast Hunter Event.  Another Macau Poker Cup Side Event champion, Xiao Zhiyi won the PLO Event.  Last year’s TPT Tencent Poker Tour champion Meng Hulie was victorious in the NLH High Speed Event.  Other veteran players who won include Xiao Liu, Zigao Yu, Gao Feng.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Name Event
1 Zhou Wen High Rollers
2 Wu Chen Pot Limit Omaha
3 Huang Fu Fengwei Turbo Hunter
4 Zhao Yuebe Long Tour
5 Gao Feng High Roller Turbo
6 Malik Gagandeep Winner be dealer button
7 Qu ruibe Open face big pineapple main event
8 Yin Jixue High Speed Poker
9 Wang Tong Big Pineapple Peak
10 Pan Yuefeng Beauty and the Beast Hunter
11 Xiao Zhiyi Pot Limit Omaha
12 Liu Xiao No Limit Holdem Turbo
13 Yu Zigao Five Anniversary Event
14 Meng Hulie NLH High Speed
15 Nicky All Star Hunter

Article by Gabrielle Ruiz-Barredo

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