Tencent, owners of WeChat and QQ Messenger App, recently held its Tencent Poker Tour (TPT) 2016 and it proved to be a huge success.
A total of 482 entries participated in the Main Event, most of whom qualified through satellites in the online mobile platform, Tencent Poker. The total guaranteed prize pool was 10,000,000 RMB (approx. US$1.44 Million) with 2,000,000RMB (approx. US$280,000) going to first place. Of the 482 players, 150 were rewarded Tencent game credits while the top 75 players received cash prizes.
Prominent international players attended the event, Terry Fan, Maria Ho, Poker King Club President Winfred Yu and Kenneth Wong. Most important participants were none other than WSOP Champions Chris Moneymaker and Jonathan Duhamel.
Wei Guo Liang winner
Despite the star-studded field, one man was left standing. Wei Guo Liang from Hubei China triumphed over all winning 2,000,000 RMB, a gold bracelet worth 300,000RMB, a custom-made “lucky” watch from Romain Gauthier worth 160,000 RMB and Tencent game credits.
Liang has been playing the Asian circuits since 2013. His biggest cash before the TPT event was his 9th place finish at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) 2015 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Main Event for over US$77,000.
The top 9 finishers of the event are as follows:
|1||Wei Guo liang||2,000,000.00|
|2||Li yuan Chao||1,490,000.00|
|4||Jiang Si Hai||480,000.00|
|5||Song Jia Geng||320,000.00|
|6||Xie Zhen Ru||240,000.00|
|8||Tang Yue Feng||160,000.00|
|9||Cheng Zong Chao||134,500.00|
Side Event Winners are as follows:
|Pot limit Omaha||Zhao Zhong Lin|
|Texas holdem||Zhao Ting Ting|
|Deep Stack||Gao Fei|
|Hunter Charity||Wang Zhong|
|TPT online||Wang Wei Lin|
Article by Gabrielle Barredo