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188 pour in for WPT Cambodia Main Event Day 1A; JIngjing Ke leads the 34 survivors

The inaugural WPT Cambodia opened its doors today at NagaWorld Phnom Penh for the US$ 1,100 buy-in Main Event. Attendance was more than impressive with 188 (165 uniques, 23 re-entries) signing up. Two more starting days will follow which means the US$ 250K guaranteed will undoubtedly be crushed to bits.

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Taking a look at the Day 1A action, the heat ended with 34 players. China’s Jingjing Ke ruled the charts with her 486,000 stack. To help Ke rise to leadership, she railed numerous players including India’s Madhav Gupta. She cracked Gupta’s pocket aces when her queen-jack rivered a straight. During the later rounds, she also denied Taiwan SAR Eric Ting Yi Tsai.

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Jingjing Ke

Another player shaking up the felt was Norway’s Didrik Mantor who bagged up a hefty 392,000 stack. Mantor went head to head multiple times against Season XVII WPT APAC Player of the Year winner, Vincent Chauve, and even got some pay for his quads. However, his largest scoop was knocking out India’s Ravi Metlapalli who check-shoved on the river with top pair only to fall to Mantor’s set of tens.

To round out the top three leaders was HKPPA Taiwan Main Event champion Kuang Hung “Luke” Lee. Lee won a three-way pot in Level 3 to take the chip lead then stayed within the top five throughout.

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Dhaval Mudgal

Also advancing were notables Dhaval Mudgal, Natalie Teh, Thomas Ward, Jeon Seungsoo, and Andre Lettau. As for the fallen, Player of the Year front runners Hamish Crawshaw and Hari Varma both missed the mark. Chauve fell during the last level of play.

Read up more on the action via our live posts.

Day 1A Live Updates

Day 1A Chip Counts

1 – Jingjing Ke – 486000 – China
2 – Didrik Andreas Mantor – 392000 – Norway
3 – Kuang-Hung Lee – 355000 – Taiwan, Sar
4 – Arravind S/O Udayakumar – 312000 – Singapore
5 – Dajia Chen – 266000 – China
6 – Leiguang Li – 262000 – China
7 – Seungsoo Jeon – 218000 – Korea, Republic Of
8 – Kartik Mahesh Ved – 218000 – India
9 – Kwo Chuan Soon – 215000 – Singapore
10 – Youngjin Kim – 199000 – Korea, Republic Of
11 – Sven Doyle Mc Dermott – 199000 – Ireland
12 – Hong Leong Kho – 170000 – Malaysia
13 – Andrew Scott Kibsey – 162000 – Canada
14 – Ming Hong Teoh – 154000 – Malaysia
15 – Daji Chen – 152000 – China
16 – Leo Dominic Worthington-Leese – 151000 – Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
17 – Brett Kennedy – 130000 – Canada
18 – Wai Cheong Mak – 128000 – Malaysia
19 – Gyula Ryan Revai – 125000 – Canada
20 – Raju Jaruplavath – 125000 – India
21 – Yoke W – 123000 – N/A
22 – Xianling Chen – 118000 – China
23 – Thomas St John Ward – 116000 – New Zealand
24 – Qiyuan Huang – 109000 – China
25 – Hoong Kiat Tan – 108000 – Malaysia
26 – Stig Erik Goran Billgren – 107000 – Sweden
27 – Rhydian Wayland Mathias – 105000 – Germany
28 – Jun Yan Kok – 93000 – Singapore
29 – Julien Rouxel – 72000 – France
30 – Dhaval Mudgal – 69000 – India
31 – Markus Garberg – 66000 – Norway
32 – Ling Hoe Soh – 52000 – Singapore
33 – Andre Lettau – 45000 – Germany
34 – Siew Po Teh – 38000 – Malaysi

All of the Day 1A survivors will have a break before returning for Day 2 on Sunday, November 24 at 1pm.

So far the numbers are::

Entries: 188
Chips in play: 5,640,000
Average stack: 165,882

Up next is Day 1B. Have a look at the schedule below:

Buy-in: US$ 1,100
Guarantee: US$ 250,000
Starting stack: 30,000
Opening blinds: 100 – 100 ante 100

Day 1A: completed with 34 remaining (188 entries)
Day 1B: Friday, November 22 @1pm
Day 1C: Saturday, November 23 @ 1pm

All starting days play until the end of Level 15
Registration closes at the start of Level 10
Starting day levels runs 40 minutes each
One re-entry is allowed per starting day

Day 2: Sunday, November 24 @12pm

Opening blinds 2000 – 4000 ante 4000
First three levels run 40 minutes each then will increase to 60 minutes.
Day 2 plays until the final 9 players is reached

Final 9 Day: Monday, November 25 @1pm

Blinds increase every 60 minutes until the final two players. Blinds will then drop to 30 minute intervals.

WPT Cambodia Full Coverage

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Triccia David

Triccia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits. She spent a year working part time with Poker Portal Asia and later became the editor and 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 blogger for several other major events in the Philippines. Currently, she is in charge of events reporting for Somuchpoker.

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