Konstantin Held wins inaugural WPT Cambodia Championship

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Konstantin Held

Germany’s Konstantin Held entered the final table in a commanding lead and closed it out with the grand Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup by his side. Held defeated Australia’s Joshua McCully at heads up, walking away with a payout deal of USD 350,910 plus the $10,400 WPT World Championship ticket, and a membership to the WPT Champions Club. 

“Ya this is great! I had a great year last year and this year is looking better already! I am glad to have won the WPT ticket to the World Championship, I planned to be there anyway, this makes it better.”

Next stop for the new champion is EPT Paris. Last year, Held finished 6th at the Main Event and is looking forward to defending his deep run in hopes of turning it into another win.

Date: January 25-29, 2024
Buy in: USD 3,500
Guarantee: USD 1,000,000
Entries: 760 (441 unique)
Prize pool: USD 2,432,760
ITM: 95 places

*Three-way ICM deal

Place Player Flag Payout in USD
1 Konstantin Held Germany $361,310*
2 Joshua McCully Australia $277,291*
3 Florent Remi France $211,819*
4 Motoyoshi Okamura Japan $157,858
5 Amit Kaushik India $118,906
6 Kyle Bao Diep USA/VN $90,532
7 Jianfeng Sun UK $69,678
8 Kou Vang USA $54,212
9 Anthony Cierco France $42,647

WPT Cambodia – Festival Results

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The first ever World Poker Tour (WPT) Championship in Southeast Asia ran from January 25 to 29, 2024 at NagaWorld Phnom Penh, Cambodia registering 760 entries over two starting days. This generated a record prize pool of USD 2,432,760, by far the richest WPT pot in the region.

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On Day 4, the final table opened with Held backed by the largest stack. Shortest stacked Anthony Cierco was the first to go in 9th place, followed out by Kou Vang and Jianfeng Sun.

2023 rising stars Kyle Bao Diep and Amit Kaushik were next, falling 6th and 5th respectively, to lock up career high winnings. Kaushik was the first player to receive six figures. WSOP bracelet winner Motoyoshi Okamura finished 4th, leaving Joshua McCully, Florent Remi, and Held as the final three. An ICM deal was quickly reached with chip leader Held guaranteed the largest cut. Held went on to victory for his first major win on Asian soil.

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Read up on the final table race via the WPT Cambodia Live Updates or head to SMP for the daily highlights.


WPT Cambodia – News Coverage and Results
WPT Cambodia – Player of the Festival standings
WPT Cambodia – Player Guide
WPT Cambodia – Photos
WPT Live Updates

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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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