Jin Bei Cup sets record prize pool for Short Deck Main Event in Asia


The inaugural Jin Bei Cup set itself an ambitious US$ 5 Million guarantee for its flagship Short Deck Main Event and have not only met it but surpassed it with a total of 105 buy ins on record and a prize pool of US$ 5,250,000. 

Jin Bei Cup Cash

Taking place at the Jin Bei Palace in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, the final day had registration open just before the starting buzzer with only five needed to match the enormous prize pool. Ten ponied up the US$ 53,000 buy in making this the richest Short Deck tournament prize pool in Asia, surpassing Triton SHR Vietnam by US$ 350,000.

Listed below are the payouts. The top 12 will earn a cut of the pot with a minimum US$ 113,000 and awaiting the champion is a handsome US$ 1,656,000.

Date: May 8 to 9, 2024
Guarantee: US$ 5,000,000
Entries: 105
Prize pool: US$ 5,250,000
ITM: 12 places

Place Payout in USD
1 $1,656,000
2 $1,022,000
3 $670,000
4 $461,000
5 $327,000
6 $240,000
7 $181,000
8 $181,000
9 $143,000
10 $143,000
11 $113,000
12 $113,000
Sun Da Seng at Jin Bei Cup
Sun Da Seng

At kickoff, 25 players were scattered around the room. Leading the race was Sun Da Seng with 3,903,000 (130 bb), Kobe is ranked second with 3,175,000 (106 bb), Chinese poker pro Quan Zhou with 2,180,000 (73 bb). With this variant seeing nonstop fast action, reaching the bubble should be fairly quick.

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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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