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).
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).
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:
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:
|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