Wei Guo Liang wins Tencent Poker Tour (TPT) Main Event for 2M RMB

Tencent, owners of WeChat and QQ Messenger App, recently held its Tencent Poker Tour (TPT) 2016 and it proved to be a huge success.

A total of 482 entries participated in the Main Event, most of whom qualified through satellites in the online mobile platform, Tencent Poker.  The total guaranteed prize pool was 10,000,000 RMB (approx. US$1.44 Million) with 2,000,000RMB (approx. US$280,000) going to first place.  Of the 482 players, 150 were rewarded Tencent game credits while the top 75 players received cash prizes.

Prominent international players attended the event, Terry Fan, Maria Ho, Poker King Club President Winfred Yu and Kenneth Wong.  Most important participants were none other than WSOP Champions Chris Moneymaker and Jonathan Duhamel.

Wei Guo Liang winner

Despite the star-studded field, one man was left standing.  Wei Guo Liang from Hubei China triumphed over all winning 2,000,000 RMB, a gold bracelet worth 300,000RMB, a custom-made “lucky” watch from Romain Gauthier worth 160,000 RMB and Tencent game credits.

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Wei Guo Liang (Phot Dzpk.com)

Liang has been playing the Asian circuits since 2013.  His biggest cash before the TPT event was his 9th place finish at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) 2015 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Main Event for over US$77,000.

The top 9 finishers of the event are as follows:

Place Name  Prize (RMB)
1 Wei Guo liang    2,000,000.00
2 Li yuan Chao    1,490,000.00
3 Tian Hao        800,000.00
4 Jiang Si Hai        480,000.00
5 Song Jia Geng        320,000.00
6 Xie Zhen Ru        240,000.00
7 Cong Lin        196,000.00
8 Tang Yue Feng        160,000.00
9 Cheng Zong Chao        134,500.00

Side Event Winners are as follows:

Side Event Winner
Pot limit Omaha Zhao Zhong Lin
Texas holdem Zhao Ting Ting
Deep Stack Gao Fei
Hunter Charity Wang Zhong
TPT online Wang Wei Lin

Article by Gabrielle Barredo

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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of somuchpoker.com. 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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