Meet the Final 9 of the record-breaking WPT Cambodia Main Event

A tough competition awaited the 148 Day 2 qualifiers of the WPT Cambodia Main Event, and after 13 hours, the bubble burst, a long list of players got paid and the final 9 emerged.

We’ve got all the info you need below including a finalist presentation.

Chip counts by rank

Kai Fu Wong – Malaysia – 4,700,000 (Seat 9)
Brian Tougias – USA – 4,140,000 (Seat 5)
Alex Xiang Wei Lee – Singapore – 3,415,000 (Seat 6)
Kue Seong Tchong – Australia – 2,685,000 (Seat 8)
Aladin Reskallah – France – 2,570,000 (Seat 4)
Si Yang Phua – Singapore – 1,650,000 (Seat 3)
Sim Jae Kyung – Korea – 1,630,000 (Seat 2)
Yong Cheong Foo – Singapore – 1,040,000 (Seat 1)
Jiyoung Kim – Korea – 695,000 (Seat 7)

Chips in play: 22,500,000
Average stack: 2,500,000
Remaining: 9 players
Resuming blinds: 30k – 60k ante 60k (countdown from 49:14)

Final 9 players

Kai Fu Wong – Malaysia – 4,700,000 – 78 bbs

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Kai Fu Wong

Hailing from Malaysia, Kai Fu Wong has no prior cash record in the live poker circuit. He earned his chip leader status by railing Ping Liu and Ryan Revai during the final two tables.

Brian Tougias  – USA – 4,140,000 – 69 bbs

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Brian Tougias

Brian Tougias has collected only one live cash of $903 in his home country. However when the race unfolds tomorrow, he is guaranteed to head home with the biggest payday of his young career.

Alex Xiang Wei Lee – Singapore – 3,415,000 – 57 bbs

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Alex Lee

Well known figure in the Asian poker scene, Alex Lee is one of the most consistent Singaporean players. He has collected over $800,000 in live earnings. Earlier this month he claimed his largest career score $84,358 when he took down the Manila Open Poker Tour (MOPT) Main Event.

Kue Seong “Michael” Tchong – Australia – 2,685,000 – 45 bbs

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Kue Seong “Michael” Tchong

Despite his little experience in the live poker circuit Kue Seong Tchong is having an excellent week. Coming final day, it will be his 3rd final table at WPT Cambodia having already placed 3rd and 5th in two side events.

Aladin Reskallah – France – 2,570,000 – 43 bbs

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Aladin Reskallah is not a familiar face in Asia but is one of the most talented of this final table. Playing mostly online, he has earned a sponsorship contract with French online poker room Winamax by topping the online contest ” Top Shark”.

Si Yang Phua – Singapore – 1,650,000 – 28 bbs

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Si Yang Phua

With over $ 100,000 of earnings collected in the Asian circuit, Si Yang Phua  has already had his fair share of success. Last year he almost claimed his first major victory finishing runner-up of the APT Manila Championships for $ 34,830.

Sim Jae Kyung aka Simba – Korea – 1,630,000 – 27 bbs

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With a solid $700,000 in live earnings, Simba is one of the most decorated Korean players. He made his name in Asia between 2014 – 2016 when his run on the circuit earned  him the top spot on the Korean GPI Index. His career slowed down after relocating in the USA for a few years but has returned to Asia in full force.

Yong Cheong “Ricky” Foo – Singapore – 1,040,000 – 17 bbs

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Singapore Yong Cheong Foo

Singapore Yong Cheong Foo has put a lot of energy at the poker tables in 2019 cashing more than 14 times. This summer in Las Vegas he claimed his career best cash for $21,182  at the $ 1,100 No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Event. He will play tomorrow for his biggest payday and his first major title.

Jiyoung Kim – Korea – 695,000 – 12 bbs

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Jiyoung Kim

Jiyoung Kim made the news this summer by taking down the WSOP Ladies event. This victory earned her $167,308 and a fancy new bracelet.

You can read up on how the finalists secured their seat via our live updates.

WPT Cambodia Live Updates

WPT Cambodia Main Event – Season XVIII

WPT Cambodia kicked off on November 16 at NagaWorld Phnom Penh with five days of games before the Main Event got rolling on November 21. The three starting days set a new WPT APAC record of 750 entries, and with buy-in at US$ 1,100, the prize pool was also something to gawk at closing at a very rich US$ 727,500. Payouts began at 94th place, the largest cuts will be claimed on the final day starting at 1pm on Monday, November 25.

In addition to the top prize, the winner will receive 1500 points towards the Season XVIII WPT Asia Pacific Player of the Year Leaderboard. Currently the only player already on the board is Sim Jae Kyung with 60 points. If he wins the title, he will take the lead in the race.

Remaining payouts
1st US$ 131,460
2nd US$ 92,152
3rd US$ 59,400
4th US$ 43,941
5th US$ 33,574
6th US$ 26,583
7th US$ 22,007
8th US$ 17,504
9th US$ 13,146

Somuchpoker is onsite to bring you full coverage of WPT Cambodia with live updates on the Main Event until a winner is a crowned. We also have news and results on all other events of the series. 

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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