Inaugural Won Poker Cup Promises Plenty of Action As Pros Confirm

Won Poker Cup in Sihanoukville Cambodia

While all eyes of the international poker community are set on the ongoing World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, the schedule in the Asia-Pacific region is stretched thin right now. This will change in a few weeks when several high-profile tournaments take place in quick succession and one of them is the Won Poker Cup Festival in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

WON POKER CUP – Player Guide

Won Poker Cup

Taking place from July 24 to 29, 2024 at the luxurious Won Majestic Hotel, the series offers $600k in guarantees. The lion’s share of that will be up for grabs in the first-ever Won Poker Cup $1,100 Main Event, which comes with a guarantee of half a million USD.

Won Poker Cup in Sihanoukville Cambodia

Won Poker Cup – Schedule

Date: July 25 to 29, 2024
Buy in: USD $1,100
Guarantee: USD $500,000

Day 1A: July 25, 2024 at 12pm
Day 1B: July 26, 2024 at 12pm
Day 1C Turbo: July 26, 2024 at 8pm
Day 1D: July 27, 2024 at 12pm
Day 1E Turbo: July 27, 2024 at 8pm

Day 2: July 28, 2024 at 1pm
Day 3 / Final Day: July29, 2024 at 1pm

Players can get in for cheap via the Satellites to the Main Event which cost as little as USD $55 and USD $110. A total of four satellites are scheduled.

Won Majestic Hotel Ballroom
Won Majestic Hotel Ballroom

It has now been confirmed by the event organizers that the new Grand Ballroom will be used to host the 11 tournaments throughout the six days and 35 tables will be available, another five can be added if needed. That’s plenty of space for poker enthusiasts from near and far to join the action.

Players Confirmed To Attend

It comes as no surprise that some notables from nearby countries have already confirmed their attendance. This includes a contingent from Vietnam with the capital of Phnom Penh being just a short bus ride away from Ho Chi Minh City. According to the organizers, Triton high-stakes contender Dao Minh Phu, High Roller regular Nguyen Quang Huy and Tran Hao Nam have already confirmed.

Kyle Bao Diep at USOP Danang 2024
Kyle Bao Diep

USOP ambassador Kyle Quoc Bao Diep will be heading to Sihanoukville as well. He is one of the rising stars of live poker in Vietnam with plenty of deep runs to his name, most notably a sixth place in the WPT Cambodia $3,500 Championship event for a career-best score of $90,532.

“Can’t wait to be back on the tables soon. The next stop will be WPT Cambodia (Phnom Penh) and followed by Won Poker Cup (Sihanoukville)! And don’t worry, the poker vlogs will be back!”

Cambodia has been one of the emerging countries for live poker in the last few years and Sihanoukville used to be a regular stop for the Asian Poker Tour between 2012 and 2016. The WPT National Cambodia also headed to the coastal city in January 2017 as well but since, the focus had seemingly shifted to cash games with major tournaments taking a back seat.

This may now very well change going forward, as the Won Poker Cup is the second major live poker event in the industrial center of the Kingdom within the last few months. You can check out more details about the schedule and early bird packages right here or head to the bottom of the page.

Won Poker Cup Debuts in Sihanoukville, Cambodia With $600K in Guarantees

Won Poker Cup – Schedule

Won Poker Cup Schedule in Sihanoukville Cambodia

Won Poker Cup – Early Bird Package

Won Poker Cup Early Bird Package in Sihanoukville Cambodia

Won Majestic Hotel and Casino

Won Majestic Hotel in Sihanoukville Cambodia

The Won Poker Cup will be held at the Won Majestic Hotel and Casino. The facilities boast an exclusive world-class entertainment experience in a private and luxurious setting. In the Executive Lounge, a classy cocktail bar and diverse fine dining menu awaits before or after your gaming session. Cash games also run very frequently.

 Won Majestic Hotel – Information

Address: Won Majestic Hotel, Phum 4, Sangkat 4, 2 Thnou St Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

For more information, join the Won Poker telegram page.

*Article by Christian Zetzsche

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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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