WPT Prime Cambodia off to a great start! 140+ entries and rising for opening event; first ever NagaWorld Millions $150K gtd starts at 530pm


The much awaited Season XXI World Poker Tour Prime Cambodia is off to a roaring start! At 1pm local time players pulled up seats for Event 1: NagaWorld Superstack 50K  and by the end of the first 3 levels, 16 tables were running and 140+ entries posted on the screens. There is no doubt it will easily surpass last year’s turnout of 183 entries. For players just making their way, hurry on over. Registration is open until 5:20pm. That’s about one hour from post release. Buy in is $300. This is a two-day event.

With that, welcome to a hot opening day!


If you miss that window, Event 2: WPT Prime Cambodia NagaWorld Millions gets rolling at 5:30pm. This event features a $150,000 guarantee (KHR 600M), with buy in of $550. For those that remember the Macau Millions, it is similar in that Day 1 plays down to 10% of the field which means sweeter payouts. Players that qualify to Day 2 receive a min-cash of $1,100. Players with multiple stacks will receive $1,500 for their second stack and $2,000 for their third stack onwards.

In partnership with boutique gaming consulting company, Connaissance Management, and host venue NagaWorld Integrated Resorts, the festival runs for 13-days, from today March 9 until March 21. A total of 30 event trophies are up for grabs and one Player of the Festival title.

CMG Erique Tan, WPT Danny McDonagh, NagaWorld Chris Paul Gros

During the first break of the NagaWorld Superstack 50K was a welcome video and dance number, followed by the ceremonial joining of hands (pictured above) of CMG General Manager Erique Tan, WPT Live Events Specialist Danny McDonagh, and NagaWorld Senior Manager of Poker Operations Chris Paul Gros. WPT Assistant Tournament Director Bryan Lo introduced the games and announced the customary “Shuffle up and deal!”

Season XXI WPT Prime Cambodia – Player Guide

Seen in Action

Marc Inizan

Among the players getting an early crack at the first trophy of the festival were WPT Prime Taiwan Main Event champion Marc Inizan, India trophy hunter Jasven Saigal, bouncing over from WPT Prime Gold Coast Armon Van Wijk, well known poker player Men “the master” Nguyen, and one of the early attendees hailing from China, Daoxing Chen, last seen in Macau back in 2016. Also at the tables were Vu Thai Bao, Akshay Kapoor, Erik Wasylenko, Anthony Abram, and Dhanesh Chainani to mention a few. Currently sitting on one of the biggest stacks is Chi Tsang from Canada.

Chi Tsang


Jasven Saigal
Men Nguyen
Daoxing Chen

Player of the Festival

To earn points towards the Player of the Festival, players must be in the money. The POF winner will receive a WPT Passport worth $5K to any WPT Main Tour of 2023. The first points will be awarded tomorrow to the first payouts of the NagaWorld SuperStack 50K.

Cash Game Bonanza

The Cash Game Bonanza also starts today. A total of US$ 13,000 is given away each day in daily draws. Each winner will win US$ 100. Unclaimed prizes will be added to the next draw. Here are the details:

  • Daily draw runs the entire length of the series, March 9 to 21
  • Daily draws are at 7pm, 9pm, 11pm, 1am, 3am, 5am, 6am, 7am, 8am & 9am
  • Each draw’s winner will win $100 USD however if the drawn prize is not claimed, the prize will snowball onto the next draw.
  • Players qualify by dropping their tournament receipt (must be from same day) into the lucky draw barrel
  • The lucky draw barrel will be emptied every day after final drawing at 9am
  • Players must be in their (cash game) seat without a missed blind button at the time of drawing to be eligible to claim the prize
  • Lucky draw winners must present their player card to confirm their identity before they receive their award
  • Flipout tournaments are not included as tournament receipts
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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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