Silk Road Cup draws massive 1,112 entries in Xi’an, China; Feng Dashuai wins the Main Event

To the Asian sector, the historic city of Xi’an, China may not be one of the most well-known poker destinations but that may all change with the Silk Road Cup producing one of the largest events the county has seen this past week.

The third edition of the Silk Road Cup ran from July 19 to July 24 at the Xi‘an Baoyulin Poker Club attracting a massive 1,112 entries to the Main Event. Due to this, the CNY 1M guarantee was easily doubled to CNY 2,224,000 (~$328750). Expectedly, there were many familiar players in the mix, such as Wenling Gao, Lu Di, Ma Haisheng, and Wang Wei, but ultimately, it was Feng Dashuai overcoming the competition to seize the title and the CNY 400,000 (~$59,000) first prize.

Winner Picture XiAn
Feng Dashuai – Photo GPI China

Triumphing over a field of this size is something any winner will hold special. For Feng Dashuai, there were multiple reasons this impressive victory will stand out even more. Feng entered the final table with just four big blinds then went on to win it; he won the championship title in his home city Xi’An; and this now marks his second career Main Event victory having won the China Tour Hefei Main Event back in 2016.

Final table payouts
Prize pool: CNY 2,224,000 – Buy-in: CNY 2200 – ITM: 90 places

1st Feng Dashuai – CNY 400,000
2nd Fang Ning – CNY 200,000
3rd Li Liang – CNY 134,500
4th Wang Qiang – CNY 100,000
5th Shi Pengfei – CNY 70,000
6th Wang Hao – CNY 53,500
7th Sun Hao – CNY 42,000
8th Wang Qiang – CNY 34,000
9th Chen Guo – CNY 29,000

The next event to look forward to in Xi’an is Asia Poker League’s – APL Xi’an China – which takes place from August 14 to August 22. The festival will feature a CNY 5,500 buy-in Main Event along with 14 side events.

Article by Tricia David

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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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