MPC 26: Alan Lau wins the Red Dragon for HK$3,2M

The Macau Poker Cup (MPC) Red Dragon Main Event is finally finished with Alan Lau standing victorious above a record breaking field of 1,216 players.

Alan Lau (Photo Long Guan Courtesy of PokerStars)

The MPC has been running from February 3-19, 2017 at the PokerStars Live Macau at the City of Dreams featuring the Red Dragon Main event which has a buyin of HK$15,000.

Being the largest freezeout in Asia due to its massive participation, the event has a whopping prize pool of HK$15,923,520 (approx. US$2 Million) which has gone beyond its original guarantee of HK$10 Million.

Alan Lau from Hong Kong, who was the 2015 Asia Player of the Year in a controversial point count, has once again placed himself at the top of the leaderboard with his win of the HK$10,000 NLH Event 2 for HK$261,900 ($33,744) and now the Red Dragon Main Event for an impressive HK$3,265,000 ($420,674).

He went heads-up against Chien Fa Chou from Taiwan who was the chip leader entering the Final table.

More: Meet the Final Nine players of the MPC 26 Red Dragon

The final table was dominated by a lot of new faces.  But apart from Alan Lau, there were 2 other veteran players and that were Global Poker Index (GPI) Player of the Year 2016 Yang Zhang and 2017 Aussie Millions 10th placer Bobby Zhang.  Yang Zhang ended up in 4th taking home HK$840,000 and Bobby Zhang made 7th place for HK$348,000.

Here’s the result of the final table:


  1. Alan Lau (Hong Kong) — HK$3,265,000
  2. Chien Fa Chou (Taiwan) — HK$1,954,000
  3. Apoorva Goel (India) — HK$1,163,000
  4. Yang Zhang (China) — HK$840,000
  5. Edwin Gerard (USA) — HK$570,000
  6. Liang Xu (China) — HK$411,500
  7. Bobby Zhang (Australia) — HK$348,000
  8. Chou Zhen (China) — HK$300,500
  9. Jun Liu (China) — HK$253,720

Still coming up is Day 2 of the High Roller Event which starts on Feb. 18 at 2pm

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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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