APPT Macau Latest: PLO Heroics for Leon Li-Ta Hsu and HK$50K Freezeout

Event 6 – PLO Single Re-entry

The APPT Macau offers a great variety of events each year, and the PLO event has always attracted a good sized field. The buy in this year was set at HK$5,000 with 103 players buying in. This ensured a prize pool which reached HK$449,595 ($57,800). Last year’s PLO event was all about Leon Li-Ta Hsu as he stormed to victory, and remarkably, a very similar story emerged here. Once again he decimated the field and won the event, taking home HK$119,145 ($15,342) for his excellent showing.

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Leon Li-Ta Hsu (Photo Kenneth Lim courtesy of PokerStars)

The final payouts were as follows:

– 1st Leon Li-Ta Hsu – HK$119,145
– 2nd Xiaochuan Zhang – HK$80,930
– 3rd Wayne Wei Yi Zhang – HK$53,950
– 4th Chengbei Li – HK$42,710
– 5th Hao Chen – HK$33,720
– 6th Vitaly Tevis – HK$29,220
– 7th Jiwei Deng – HK$24,730
– 8th Jiong Liu – HK$20,230
– 9th Maxwell Curtis – HK$15,740

Event 7 – HK$50K Freezeout

The HK$50K Freezeout event saw 100 hopefuls stump up the HK$50,000 buy in, generating a prize pool of HK$4,559,000 ($587,00). The two day event saw many of Asia’s best players participating, with a few notable names such as Team PokerStars Pros Bryan Huang, Yaxi Zhu and Chen An Lin. Other familiar faces in the field included Tony Cheng, Yuguang Li and Andjelko Andrejevic.

By the time we got down to the final table China’s Houmao Hua entered with the largest stack followed by Ryan Mingho Yum and Yuefeng Pan. It’s ultimately Yuefeng Pan who claimed the victory. He walked away with HK$1,208,000 ($155,559)  in 1st prize money.

50K freezout

Yuefeng Pan (Photo Kenneth Lim courtesy of PokerStars)

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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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