WPT Cambodia: Yinfei Xiao dominates the NagaWorld Cup and Mohamad Abbouchi prevails at the Deep Stack Turbo

WPT Cambodia concluded its fourth day with another two players walking away as first time champions. In the late evening, two events wrapped up Day 1 and will resume at 12:45pm tomorrow. We have all the results and finalist chip counts below.  

NagaWorld Cup: YINFEI XIAO – US$ 35,619

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Yinfei Xiao

The US$ 300 buy-in NagaWorld Cup was a three-day affair attracting a combined 136 entries over the two offered flights. 18 players got back on the horse today, all of them guaranteed a piece of the US$ 35,619 pot. Leading the race was China’s Yinfei Xiao who continued to build on his stack to amass half the chips in play at three-handed. 

From there, it was not much of a contest. Xiao proceeded to eliminate Sweden’s Alexander Hoglind in 3rd place with Ah7d over Qh8h on a dry board. Now heads up with a 2.5:1 advantage against Tan Kok Fye Darian, it only took four hands to seal the win. Darian three-bet all in on a board 3d6c4h8d, Xiao snapped it off. Darian ahead with 3c6h two pair, Xiao with Jd8s to pair. When the river spiked Jc, it was over. Xiao overtook with a higher two pair to claim his first-ever live tournament victory. 


1st Yinfei Xiao – China – US$ 9,955
2nd Tan Kok Fye Darian – Malaysia – US$ 6,269
3rd Alexander Hoglind – Sweden – US$ 3,722
4th Jakub Chludziński – Poland – US$ 2,244
5th Deding Xu – China – US$ 1,745
6th Chakshu Deep Raina – India – US$ 1,460
7th Sokmeng Hun – US$ 1,264
8th Si Yang Phua – Singapore – US$ 1,124
9th Michael Norman Wood – USA – US$ 996
10th Baris Yalcinkaya – Turkey – US$ 873
11th Chee Hong Yeoh – Malaysia – US$ 873
12th Katsuhiro Muto – Japan – US$ 873
13th Tadashi Ogawa – Japan – US$ 757
14th Kangbin Zheng – China – US$ 757
15th Chi Chung Ho – United Kingdom – US$ 757
16th Ravi Shankar Metlapalli – India – US$ 650
17th Jae Kyung Sim – Korea – US$ 650
18th Gyula Ryan Revai – Canada – US$ 650

Deepstack Turbo: MOHAMAD ABBOUCHI – US$ 6,457

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Mohamad Abbouchi

The evening US$ 250 buy-in Deep Stack Turbo ran just past the midnight hour with the 97 entry field crunched down to the winner Mohamad Abbouchi from Lebanon. Like Yinfei Xiao above, Abbouchi is a first-time live tournament champion. He overcame a tough final table littered with pros that included WSOP 2019 winner Abhinav Iyer.  

Prize pool: US$ 21,170

1st Mohamad Abbouchi – Lebanon – US$ 6,457

2nd Jung Whan Kim – Korea – US$ 3,969
3rd YIk Yin Chiu – Hong Kong SAR – US$ 2,435
4th Ankit Wadhawan – India – US$ 1,588
5th Jerome Bradpiece – United Kingdom – US$ 1,238
6th Abhinav Iyer – India – US$ 990
7th Louis Maniere – France – US$ 842
8th Jeffrey Robert Davis – USA – US$ 730
9th En Wei Terence Tan – Singapore – US$ 646
10th Daji Chen – China – US$ 582
11th Meherzad Munsaf – India – US$ 582
12th Dhanesh Chainani – Singapore – US$ 582
13th Gaurav Sood – India – US$ 529

Ongoing events

Megastack Freezeout 

Third day of festivities at WPT Cambodia saw players file in the room with two events to choose from. At 1pm was the US$ 550 buy-in Megastack Freezeout tournament. 149 players got busy hoping to stay alive until the money of 19 places. USA’s Ping Liu delivered the bubble defeating a player’s Ac5c with KsQd two pair on a running board 3d7s2cQcKh

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Ping Liu

The remaining players were now guaranteed a piece of the US$ 72,265 pot. The event bagged up when the final 9 was reached. They return on Wednesday, November 20 at 1245pm to race for the top prize worth US$ 19,952. Below are their chip counts:

Player Chip Count Seat Country
Gaurav Sood 1,001,000 2 India
Kue Seong Tchong 632,000 1 Australia
Ravi Shankar Metlapalli 537,000 6 India
Stig Erik Goran Billgren 536,000 7 Sweden
Chainani Dhanesh Vijaykumar 535,000 4 Singapore
Kohei Nakai 461,000 9 Japan
Ping Liu 330,000 3 Usa
Pierre Yves Faivre 230,000 5 France
Jerome Adam Bradpiece 210,000 8 United Kingdom

Chips in play 4,470,000. Average stack is 496,666. Blinds resume at 8k-16k ante 16k with 9:05 remaining in this level.

Short Deck

The second event was the evening US$ 300 buy-in Short Deck with 94 pulling up seats for a prize pool worth US$ 25,142. The game stopped when the bubble burst. Big stacked Tran Duc eliminated a short stack with Jd7c straight flush on a board 9d8d8cQd10d to oust A-Q. 

The final battle for the title and the US$ 7,975 first prize takes place on Wednesday, November 20 at 1245pm. 14 players left.

Top three are: Tran Duc 300,000, Beh Kok Wong 289,500, and Chow Hing Yaong 278k.

Up next….

While the two events above resume on Wednesday, November 20, idle players have games to enjoy. At 1pm is the US$ 300 Bounty with US$ 100 reward for every knockout. At 2pm is the two-day Super High Rollers with buy-in at US$ 5,300. 

The US$ 250K Guaranteed Main Event is coming up on November 21 with three starting days to jump in. Buy-in is US$ 1,100. For those looking to secure a cheaper seat, Mega Satellites are offered leading up to Day 1C.

Somuchpoker is onsite so stick with us as we bring you all the news, updates, info, and results. 

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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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