China Poker Games hosts final satellite in Shanghai from July 24 to 29

On July 24 to 29, premier poker brand China Poker Games will host its final CPG Satellite event of the season. The six day event takes place in the bustling Shanghai metropolis inside the Big Ship Hotel. This is the last live opportunity for players to try to secure a seat / package to the annual CPG Sanya Championships Main Event held in August at Sanya, Hainan Island. International players are welcome to attend. The only requirement is a Green Code and a negative RT-PCR test. 

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Every year, CPG Satellites feed anywhere from 600 to 800 players to the CPG Sanya Championships. The Shanghai satellite usually contributes the biggest numbers and is expected to do so again. For this season, three prior satellites have taken place, one each at Fuzhou, Jinan, and Taiyuan. The satellites have awarded a combined 342 Main Event seats with champions Lin Wei, Wang Zihao, and Wu Anhao winning multiple packages. 

When CPG Shanghai Satellite completes, up next is the much awaited CPG Sanya Championships which takes place from August 20 to 27 at the Howard Johnson Hotel. This annual event is the biggest poker festival held in China since 2013. To emphasize the huge popularity of this festival, last year the organizers expected a downturn in numbers due to Covid-19 however the result was just the opposite. It amassed a record breaking 3,352 Main Event entries for a monstrous prize pool worth CN¥ 33,520,000 (~US$ 4.9 Million). This was the largest prize pool ever seen in Asia, beating its previous record of US$ 4.1 Million set in 2019. This year’s Main Event is expected to be even bigger with a staggering US$ 5.5 Million estimated. For players unable to secure a seat via the live satellites, there is still the online option on the CPG App

CPG Shanxi Taiyuan results

Earlier this month, CPG completed its third satellite with games running from July 3 to 7 in Taiyuan at the Hubin International Hotel. The satellite drew 704 entries for a prize pool of CN¥ 2,641,600 (~US$ 408,000). Champion Wu Anhao was awarded a CPG Sanya Championships Main Event package and CPG Masters package while 71 other players won seats to the Main Event. 

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Main Event Satellite (Repechage)

Date: July 3 to 7
Venue: Hubin International Hotel
Buy in: CN¥6,600 (~US$ 1,020)
Entries: 704
Prize pool: CN¥ 2,641,600 (~US$ 408,000)
ITM: 72 players won seats

Final table results

1st Wu Anhao – CPG Sanya Championships Main Event package and CPG Masters package
2nd Sun Ning – CPG Sanya Championships Main Event seat
3rd Yuan Lei – CPG Sanya Championships Main Event seat
4th Wu Yake – CPG Sanya Championships Main Event seat
5th Li Guannan – CPG Sanya Championships Main Event seat
6th Ke Huashu – CPG Sanya Championships Main Event seat
7th Zhang Ao – CPG Sanya Championships Main Event seat
8th Liu Tianyou – CPG Sanya Championships Main Event seat
9th Lou Yanjiao – CPG Sanya Championships Main Event seat

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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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