Shuffle up and deal! WPT Prime Cambodia underway – August 11 to 23


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Opening ceremony of WPT Prime Cambodia – pictured Kelvin Chua, Danny McDonagh, Cherchi Chen, Chris Tessitore, Bryan Huang

Welcome to opening day of the much awaited World Poker Tour Prime Cambodia here at NagaWorld Phnom Penh! The opening ceremony dazzled the crowd with a live dance number followed by a short speech by WPT Live Events Specialist, Danny McDonagh. With him were Connaissance Management Directors Bryan Huang and Kelvin Chua, CEO of Finance Cherchi Chen, and VP of Casino Marketing Chris Tessitore

“We are so excited to have players here, this opening event is way beyond my expectations We have the Main Event coming on August 18 to 22, and I am expecting over a million dollars in the prize pool for that event, way up on the WPT Asia Open Event in 2019 of 750 entries.”


The introductory speech closed with the official joining of hands and customary poker address “Shuffle up and deal!” With that, the WPT Prime Cambodia Opener kicked off. This event offers great value to poker players as it features a US$ 150,000 guarantee for a buy in of just US$ 550. In addition to today’s heat are three other starting flights followed by Day 2/Final Day. Each flight plays down to ITM. Registration for tonight’s heat closes at 10:20pm. The event runs from August 11 to 14. You can check out the links provided for the schedule, times, starting stacks, and structures.

WPT Prime Cambodia schedule
WPT Prime Cambodia structures

Running simultaneously with the opener is the NagaWorld SuperStack 50K. The event closed with 183 entries and a total prize pool of US$ 49,703. 23 players will see the money. We will have those results for you on our first recap later this evening.

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Dhaval Mudgal

Among those battling it out on the felt were WPT champions Dhaval Mudgal, Ashish Munot, and 2019 WPT Cambodia Main Event finalist Jae Kyung Sim aka Simba.

Stay tuned to Somuchpoker for more on WPT Prime Cambodia

A Quick Guide to WPT Prime Cambodia
Road to WPT Prime Cambodia
Experience WPT Prime Cambodia

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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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