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WPT Cambodia – Daily updates

WPT Cambodia – Day 1 – Day 14 updates – January 30, 2024

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


Jinlong Hu wins Player of the Festival

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Jinlong Hu

China’s Jinlong Hu clinched the Player of the Festival with five final table cashes. Hu also accrued a combined payout of USD 60,518. In recognition of his outstanding performance, Hu was awarded a coveted USD 1,100 seat to the WPT Prime Championship in Las Vegas this December, along with an additional USD 1,500 in cash.

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Jinlong Hu

Hu’s rise began with a 55th place finish at the Championship Warm Up and 67th at the Mystery Bounty, though no points were earned. He then went on to reach five final tables, securing victory at the 20/15/10/5 and nearly another on closing day at the Superstack Classic Freezeout. Check out his stats below.

1st –  Event 35: 20/10/15/5
2nd – Event 39: Superstack Classic Freezeout
3rd – Event 15: 8 Max Survivor Bounty
3rd – Event 36: Bounty
4th – Event 44: 10/10/10/10

Hong Kong’s Sparrow Cheung cashed in two events on closing day and may have slid into second place, bumping Philippine’s Marc Rivera down to 3rd. We will have the official tally of points up shortly.


1K Turbo

Date: January 30, 2024
Buy in: USD 1,000
Entries: 18 (16 unique)
Prize pool: USD 17,460
ITM: 4 places


David Chiv wins the 1K Turbo

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David Chiv

David Chiv made sure to walk away with more than just cash in his pocket but a trophy at the final day’s 1K Turbo event. Chiv outlasted the 18 entry field to earn his first ever live tournament title and a payout of USD 7,857.


Final Table ITM

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Superstack 6-Max Finale

Date: January 30, 2024
Buy in: USD 400
Entries: 77 (65 unique)
Prize pool: USD 26,888
ITM: 10 places


21:00: Joshua Tan comes from behind to win the Superstack 6-Max Finale

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Joshua Tan

Singapore’s Joshua Tan was down to just 10 bb at heads up against Azerbaijan’s Khayal Abbasov with 90 bb, but a couple of double ups and a failed bluff attempt by the leader swung the chips in Tan’s direction. One of the biggest double ups was AhQh over Qd10s. Tan went on to victory with King-Queen top two pair dusting King-Six top pair. Tan earned a payout deal of USD 6,060 and his maiden WPT title.


Final Table ITM

superstack 6max finale final table


10/10/10/10

Buy in: USD 200
Entries: 29 (20 unique)
Prize pool: USD 4,923
ITM: 4 places


Sparrow Cheung wins second trophy at the 10/10/10/10

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Sparrow Cheung

The 10/10/10/10 event clocked in at just three hours with Hong Kong’s Park Yu “Sparrow” Cheung outlasting the pace and the 29 entry field for his second festival trophy and a payout of USD 2,218. Cheung previously championed the WPT Cambodia HR 5K event. Cheung joined Seongho Cho and Hyeonsik Yun in the multi-winners club. He also moved up to 2nd place in the Player of the Festival race.


Final Table ITM

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1K Re-Entry – Day 2

Buy in: USD 1,100
Entries: 37 (34 unique)
Prize pool: USD 35,890
ITM: 5 places

Place Payout in USD
1 $14,714
2 $8,973
3 $5,384
4 $3,948
5 $2,871

19:00: Valeriy Fokin  turns over “Doyle Brunson” and wins the 1K Re-Entry
Blinds: 15K-25K ante 25K

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It was a Russian battle at the 1K Re-Entry with heads up between Valeriy Fokin and Dmitrii Gnusaev. Both players were hunting down their first trophy of the festival having both been denied in 2nd place at a previous event.

After a deal was struck, pots remained small until a shocking final hand was tabled. On a raised pot preflop, both checked the flop 2c9c4d. On the turn Qc, Gnusaev check-raised, Fokin called. The river 9d, Gnusaev pushed, Fokin took a few seconds to decide then called for his tournament life. Gnusaev was caught bluffing with Js10h missed draw, Fokin turned over a shocking 10d2h for bottom pair! He said, “it’s Doyle Brunson!”

That was it, Fokin shipped it for his first WPT win and pocketed USD 11,148 payout deal.


17:20: Final 5 players – ITM round
Blinds: 6K-12K ante 12K

1k re entry final 5


17:15: Bubble bursts! 
Blinds: 6K-12K ante 12K

1k re entry bubble

Another unfortunate turnout for Chao Ting Cheng who fell on the bubble for the second time in this festival. Last night, he bubbled the WPT Cambodia HR 5K, and just moments ago, Cheng was eliminated at the 1K Re-Entry.

Before the fall, Cheng plummeted to 3 bb after calling down Yuan Yu on every street. The board completed 7h7cJs3c2h. Yu had AhAc. Cheng mucked.

Down to 3 bb, Cheng shoved twice, both ending in split pots. However on the third shove, Cheng faced Yu again, and this time, Yu prevailed with Js3s two pair over Kd4c pair on a board Jh4h3d5dAs.


Micro Championship – Final Day

14:30: Jacson Feng wins the Micro Championship!
Blinds: 30K-60K ante 60K

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Fast action at the two-day Micro Championship with 16 players out of 124 entries returning on the final day and reaching the final table in under one hour. It was just as fast at the final table with heads up quickly established.

micro championship final table

Singapore’s Jacson Feng, who led from the start of the final table, was up against Philippine rising player  Justin Geronimo. Geronimo was seeking his second festival win having triumphed the Deepstack Freezeout days prior. However it was not to be for Geronimo. He four-bet shoved Ah10h, Feng snap-called with AcKc, the board ran a suspenseful Qh5d9h with the turn 7s and river 5c. Fang snatched his career first live title and trophy.


Player of the Festival – Update

Standings after 39 completed events

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China’s Jinlong Hu overtook Philippine’s Marc Rivera after finishing  3rd at Event 36: Bounty and reaching the final five at Event 38: Superstack Classic Freezeout. This is almost a sure win with Rivera already back in the Philippines.

WPT Cambodia – News Coverage and Results
WPT Cambodia – Player of the Festival standings


Superstack Classic Freezeout – Final Day

13:30: Haile Rafik Kuo wins!

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Haile Rafik Kuo

The two-day Event 39: Superstack Classic Freezeout drew 78 players for a prize pool with five players returning on the final day. Among the contenders was China’s Jinlong Hu, who not only had bagged an event two days back, he also climbed into the top spot of the Player of the Festival race. Hu reached heads up, facing the bigger stacked Haile Rafik Kuo for his second festival title.

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After an ICM deal was reached, they played for ranking and status. Despite Hu’s efforts, Kuo prevailed to capture his first ever WPT win and trophy. Kuo turned his USD 800 to a USD

WPT Cambodia – Festival Results


WPT Cambodia – Day 13 updates – January 29, 2024

WPT Cambodia HR 5K – Final Day

Buy in: USD 5,000
Guarantee: USD 200,000
Entries: 137 (124 unique)
Prize pool: USD 624,583
ITM: 20 places


01:15: Sparrow Cheung wins! 
Blinds: 100K-200K ante 200K

Australians entered the final table dominating in numbers with five players in the round however they still couldn’t lock up the win. Hong Kong’s Sparrow Park Yu Cheung spoiled their plans, knocking out one Aussie after another to bag the win and a payout deal of USD 135,755.

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Sparrow Cheung

Down to four handed, Cheung four-bet shoved that led to massive double up with AcAs dominating Australia’s Danny Huynh’s JsJh. Cheung went on to eliminate Dylan Foster (4th), Huynh (3rd) to face Australia’s Yoon Kang at a heads up.

Kicking off very lopsided, Cheung 65 bb dominating Kang’s 2.5 bb, the Aussie doubled up and more a few times to impressively near par. An ICM deal was then reached with USD 9,995 on the side for the eventual winner. Cheung grinded down Kang to lift his first ever WPT title and trophy.


Player of the Festival – Update

Standings after 34 completed events

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Philippine’s Marc Rivera maintained his top rank with a cash at the Mini Championship Freezeout to add 30 points, bringing him to 1,005 points.

Australia’s Yita Choong went from 600 points to 1,000 to slide into second rank and bump down Marc Joseph to third rank. Choong shipped the Mini Championship Freezeout for 400 points.

WPT Cambodia – News Coverage and Results
WPT Cambodia – Player of the Festival standings


WPT Cambodia Championship – Final Day

WPT Cambodia – Live Updates

Buy in: USD 3,500
Guarantee: USD 1,000,000
Entries: 760 (441 unique)
Prize pool: USD 2,432,760
ITM: 95 places

Place Player Flag Payout
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

*1st prize includes a seat worth $10,400 to the WPT World Championship in Wynn Vegas.


22:00: Konstantin Held wins the WPT Cambodia Championship! 
Level 32: 200,000-400,000 ante 40,000

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Konstantin Held has done it! Kicking off heads up, it was heavy bets being tabled back and forth with Held dominating and scooping. This quickly switched the counts. Joshua McCully recovered with a  two double ups but was not enough to overtake. On the Aussie’s third push, Held defeated McCully with Kh5s over 9d7c.


21:30: Florent Remi eliminated in 3rd place – USD 302,019
Level 31: 150,000-300,000 ante 300,000

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Florent Remi

After the deal, Florent Remi proceeded to dominate the action, jumping to a big lead of nearly two-thirds of the chips in play. However the fast rise was met with a flurry of consecutive losses to send him plunging. The final hand saw Remi call for all his chips on the river Js9h5h2h5d. He showed the 8h4h flush that was crushed by Joshua McCully’s Ah10h nut flush.


WPT Cambodia HR 5K – Final Day

Buy in: USD 5,000
Guarantee: USD 200,000
Entries: 137 (124 unique)
Prize pool: USD 624,583
ITM: 20 places

Place Payout in USD
1 $152,449
2 $101,506
3 $72,357
4 $52,660
5 $39,143
6 $29,730
7 $23,083
8 $18,333
9-10 $14,902
11-12 $12,703
13-14 $11,148
15-16 $10,084
17-20 $9,412

19:20: Nguyen Quang Huy knocks out Chao Ting Cheng on the bubble
Blinds: 15K-25K ante 25K

high roller 5k bubble

After several exciting shoves athat doubled up a few players, Chao Ting Cheng hoped it would also go his way with Ad10c flipping against Nguyen Quang Huy‘s 9h9s. However it was not to be as the board ran 6d7d4s9c3d. Cheng was eliminated on the bubble.


WPT Cambodia Championship – Final Day

19:10: ICM deal reached
Level 30: 100,000-200,000 ante 200,000

The remaining three players quickly reached an ICM deal for the cash:

Konstantin Held – USD 350,910
Florent Remi – USD 302,019
Joshua McCully – USD 277,291

Play continues for the title, the honor to be immortalized on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup, the $10,400 seat to WPT World Championship + airfare and accommodations, and the WPT Champions Club status.


19:00: Motoyoshi Okamura eliminated in 4th place – USD 157,858
Level 30: 100,000-200,000 ante 200,000

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Motoyoshi Okamura

WSOP bracelet winner Motoyoshi Okamura will not be adding a WPT title to his portfolio, pushing with Ac6s that fell flat to Joshua McCully‘s QsQd. In Day 3, Okamura came back from just 6 bb at 10-handed to an impressive 5th place finish for USD 157,858.


18:50: Amit Kaushik eliminated in 5th place – USD 118,906
Level 30: 100,000-200,000 ante 200,000

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Amt Kaushik

Amit Kaushik extended his incredible 2023 run to the new year, locking up his first ever six figures after finishing in 5th place. Kaushik went tit for tat against Joshua McCully but on their third bout, Kaushik was eliminated. McCully’s KdQs paired the Queen on the turn to dust Ah7s.


18:40: Joshua McCully and Amit Kaushik play ping pong
Level 30: 100,000-200,000 ante 200,000

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Joshua McCully and Amit Kaushik face-off twice for all of their chips. First battle went to the Aussie with 8h8s staying ahead of As9s on a board 8d7c5sJc9c. McCully doubled up to 30 bb, Kaushik plunged to 10 bb.

Shortly after, Kaushik opens 6 bigs then goes to the flop AsJh6s with caller McCully. Kaushik shoves his last 1.5 bb and McCully calls knowing he is behind with 9s9d. Kaushik has AhJc. The turn Ad is a full house for Kaushik to recover some of his lost chips.

Amit Kaushik – 3,500,000 (18 bb)
Joshua McCully – 3,050,000 (15 bb)


17:30: Kyle Bao Diep eliminated in 6th place – USD 90,532
Level 29: 75,000-150,000 ante 150,000

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Kyle Bao Diep

Kyle Bao Diep just scored the biggest payout of his career amounting to USD 90,532 for 6th place but at the moment, he doesn’t feel good about it. He tells SMP, “maybe I’ll feel better about it tomorrow.” Expectedly so as Diep’s AsKs was defeated by chip leader Konstantin Held’s Ah7h with a Seven quickly showing up.


16:50: Amit Kaushik saved by the river
Level 29: 75,000-150,000 ante 150,000

Down to 11 bb, Amit Kaushik shoved holding Ad9d and survived once again with a bleak board finding a Nine on the river against Motoyoshi Okamura’s Ac10s. Kaushik back up to 24 bb, Okamura dipped to 35 bb.


16:10: Amit Kaushik slipping and surviving
Level 28: 75,000-125,000 ante 125,000

Amit Kaushik entered the day ranked a strong third in chips and fueled in more chips after railing two short stacks Anthony Cierco (9th) and Kou Vang (8th). However, since then, it has been downhill with the big stacks slowly shaving portions. Dropping to as low as 7 bb, Kaushik got it all in with Ah6h and survived against Kyle Bao Diep’s Kd9d. Both players are about even with Kaushik at 16 bb and Diep at 15 bb.


WPT Cambodia Championship – Final Day

Buy in: USD 3,500
Guarantee: USD 1,000,000
Entries: 760 (441 unique)
Prize pool: USD 2,432,760
ITM: 95 places

Place Player Flag Payout
1 $441,456*
2 $287,255
3 $211,819
4 $157,858
5 $118,906
6 $90,532
7 Jianfeng Sun UK $69,678
8 Kou Vang USA $54,212
9 Anthony Cierco France $42,647

*1st prize includes a seat worth $10,400 to the WPT World Championship in Wynn Vegas.


14:50: Chip counts at the break, 6 players remaining
Level 26: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

Konstantin Held – 15,025,000 (120 bb)
Florent Remi – 7,125,000 (57 bb)
Motoyoshi Okamura – 4,975,000 (40 bb)
Joshua McCully – 4,925,000 (39 bb)
Amit Kaushik – 3,700,000 (30 bb)
Kyle Bao Diep – 2,250,000 (18 bb)

Follow the action via the WPT Live Updates.


14:00: Jianfeng Sun eliminated in 7th place – USD 69,678
Level 26: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

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Jianfeng Sun

China’s Jianfeng Sun three-bet shoved over 30 bigs on the chip leader Konstantin Held who snap-called with JcJh. Sun had one over-card Ac10c. The board improved both players Js7h5dAs10h, with Held’s set the better spread to eliminate Sun in 7th place.


13:30: Kou Vang eliminated in 8th place – USD 54,212
Level 26: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

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Kou Vang

USA’s Kou Vang couldn’t catch a break as the big stacks continue to 3-bet and 4-bet preflop. As Vang’s stack drained, he finally put it all on the line holding Kc3c, Amit Kaushik calls with Ad6d. The board runs AhKh2s2c7c.


12:20: Anthony Cierco eliminated in 9th place – USD 42,647
Level 25: 50,000-75,000 ante 75,000

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Anthony Cierco

First casualty of the final table is Anthony Cierco who came in with just 7 bb. With action folding to him on the button, Cierco moved all in Qs9c, big blind Amit Kaushik defended with 10d7c, and spiked the Ten on the flop to oust Cierco in 9th place.


12:00: Cards in the air! Race to the cup begins!
Level 25: 50,000-75,000 ante 75,000

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Shuffle up and deal!


Bounty

Buy in: USD 800
Entries: 112 (89 unique)
Prize pool: USD 50,221
Bounty pool: USD 28,000
ITM: 14 places

Final 3 payouts

Place Player Flag
Payout in USD
1 Adrien Berger France $14,740
2 Hwang Hyunsub Korea $9,416
3 Jinlong Hu China $5,775

11:50: Adrien Berger wins the Bounty event

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Adrien Berger

It took less than twenty minutes for Adrien Berger to claim the Bounty title and lift his first ever live tournament trophy. Returning to action today as one of the final three, Berger turned down a deal saying “I felt I had an edge so I wanted to play.”

With all three deep, Berger was shocked to see Jinlong Hu four-bet shove 70 bb with Ace-Ten, Berger had pocket Kings and shipped it. At heads up, Hwang Hyunsub was also 80 bigs deep when he shoved into Berger’s AcAs.

Berger pocketed USD 14,740 for his victory, he also earned 13 bounties ($250 each) to add USD 3,250 to his winnings for a combined USD 17,990.


WPT Cambodia – Day 12 updates – January 28, 2024

WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 3

Buy in: USD 3,500
Guarantee: USD 1,000,000
Entries: 760 (441 unique)
Prize pool: USD 2,432,760
ITM: 95 places

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Konstantin Held – chip leader

Final 9 players

Seat Player Flag Stack BB
1 Jianfeng Sun UK 5,475,000 73
2 Konstantin Held Germany 7,275,000 97
3 Florent Remi France 4,775,000 64
4 Motoyoshi Okamura Japan 2,375,000 32
5 Kyle Bao Diep Viet Nam 5,125,000 68
6 Anthony Cierco France 525,000 7
7 Kou Vang USA 2,250,000 30
8 Amit Kaushik India 5,150,000 69
9 Joshua McCully Australia 5,050,000 67

Chips in play: 38,000,000
Average stack: 4,222,222 (56 bb)
Blinds: 50,000-75,000 ante 75,000 (1:00:20 time remaining)

Remaining payouts in USD

Place Payout
1 $441,456*
2 $287,255
3 $211,819
4 $157,858
5 $118,906
6 $90,532
7 $69,678
8 $54,212
9 $42,647

*1st prize includes a seat worth $10,400 to the WPT World Championship in Wynn Vegas.


00:25: Pham Bao eliminated in 10th place, Day 3 ends!
Level 26: 50,000-75,000 ante 75,000

Bao Pham

That’s it! Championship Day 3 is over! Pham Bao risked it all with Kh9c and proceeded to lose the flip against Konstantin Held’s 8d8s. Pham finished 10th, just missing the final table.


00:05: Kou Vang doubles through Amit Kaushik
Level 26: 50,000-75,000 ante 75,000

Kou Vang 1

Down to 8 bb, Kou Vang finds a hand to shove it and gets lucky. His Ah6d spikes a pair on the board 6c5d9s3h3d to survive Amit Kaushik’s AsJc.

Kou Vang – 1,650,000 (22 bb)


00:00: Game extended to reach final table
Level 26: 50,000-75,000 ante 75,000

The game has been extended until the final 9 is reached. Players are now at Level 26. Here are the chip counts per WPT Live Updates.

TABLE 1
Seat 1.  Bao Pham  –  2,525,000  (34 bb)
Seat 2.  Jianfeng Sun  –  3,900,000  (52 bb)
Seat 3.  Florent Remi  –  3,675,000  (49 bb)
Seat 4.  Anthony Cierco  –  1,150,000  (15 bb)
Seat 5.  Konstantin Held  –  6,775,000  (90 bb)

TABLE 2
Seat 1.  Kou Vang  –  1,925,000  (26 bb)
Seat 2.  Kyle Bao Diep  –  4,025,000  (54 bb)
Seat 3.  Motoyoshi Okamura  –  1,900,000  (25 bb)
Seat 4.  Amit Kaushik  –  6,750,000  (90 bb)
Seat 5.  Joshua Mccully  –  5,350,000  (71 bb)

Chips in play: 38,000,000
Average: 3,800,000 (50 bb)


Superstack Turbo Freezeout

Buy in: USD 300
Players: 137
Prize pool: USD 35,880
ITM: 18 places

Final 9 payouts in USD

Place Payout
1 $10,030
2 $6,315
3 $3,749
4 $2,260
5 $1,758
6 $1,471
7 $1,274
8 $1,132
9 $1,003

11:40: Final 9 players
Blinds: 25K-50K ante 50K

superstack turbo freezeout final table


WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 3

23:35: Motoyoshi Okamura survives
Level 25: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

Motoyoshi Okamura 2

Motoyoshi Okamura doubled up through Amit Kaushik with Ks8d dominating QdJh to stay in the running for the coveted WPT title. Okamura climbed to 2,130,000 (35 bb).


22:50: Joshua McCully doubles up through Motoyoshi Okamura
Level 25: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

josh mccully double up

The first all in called situation at the final 10. On a flop showing As9s5h, button Motoyoshi Okamura bets, small blind Amit Kaushik folds, big blind Joshua McCully check-raises, Okamura answers with a three-bet jam. Adding drama to the moment, McCully pauses and says he is calling before turning over his Ah9h two pair. Okamura has 10s4s flush draw. The Aussie rail erupts “Hold! Hold! Hold!” And it does with the turn 2h and river 9d.

Joshua McCully – 4,730,000 (79 bb)
Motoyoshi Okamura – 955,000 (16 bb)


22:10: New level begins, 10 players remaining
Level 25: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

Last level of the day begins. 10 players remaining. Here are the chip counts per WPT Live Updates.

TABLE 1
Seat 1.  Bao Pham  –  2,580,000  (43 bb)
Seat 2.  Jianfeng Sun  –  3,995,000  (67 bb)
Seat 3.  Florent Remi  –  3,250,000  (54 bb)
Seat 4.  Anthony Cierco  –  2,010,000  (34 bb)
Seat 5.  Konstantin Held  –  6,205,000  (103 bb)

TABLE 2
Seat 1.  Kou Vang  –  1,930,000  (32 bb)
Seat 2.  Kyle Bao Diep  –  4,005,000  (67 bb)
Seat 3.  Motoyoshi Okamura  –  3,980,000  (66 bb)
Seat 4.  Amit Kaushik  –  8,020,000  (134 bb)
Seat 5.  Joshua Mccully  –  2,015,000  (34 bb)

Place Payout
1 $441,456
2 $287,255
3 $211,819
4 $157,858
5 $118,906
6 $90,532
7 $69,678
8 $54,212
9-10 $42,647

Chips in play: 38,000,000
Average stack: 3,800,000 (63 bb)

*1st place payout is inclusive of a seat worth $10,400 to the WPT World Championship in Wynn Vegas. 


Mini High Roller

Buy in: USD 2,200
Entries: 166 (147 unique)
Prize pool: USD 322,040
ITM: 22 places

Final 9 payouts in USD

1 $77,023
2 $51,197
3 $37,172
4 $27,366
5 $20,429
6 $15,464
7 $11,870
8 $9,239
9 $7,294

21:25: Final 9 players
Blinds: 50K-100K ante 100K

mini highroller final table 1


Bounty

Buy in: USD 800
Entries: 112 (89 unique)
Prize pool: USD 50,221
Bounty pool: USD 28,000
ITM: 14 places

Final 9 payouts in USD

1 $14,740
2 $9,416
3 $5,775
4 $3,641
5 $2,812
6 $2,310
7 $1,959
8 $1,708
9 $1,507

21:20: Final 9 players
Blinds: 5K-10K ante 10K

bounty final table


WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 3

21:00: Kyle Bao Diep boots two, rises to 3M
Level 24: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

During the previous break, Kyle Bao Diep told SMP this was his deepest major tournament run and hopes to reach the final table. Diep may well be on his way to reaching that milestone having cleaned out two players.

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Ky;e Bao Diep and Nicholas Wang

The first was Tetsuya Tsujisaka (15th) with AdQc dominating Qs9c; the next was Nicholas Wang (12th) whose 5s5d was canceled out on a board 4d10s10hKsKh. Diep’s AcJc had the better kicker to ship it.

Kyle Bao Diep – 3,000,000 (60 bb)

Championship down to 11 players.


20:55: Dramatic three-way clash! 
Level 24: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

3way allin 13th place

Hand opened with utg Konstantin Held min-raising, utg+1 Renji Mao used up four of his five time-banks before shoving his last 155,000 as he was waiting to see the result at the other table. Down the orbit, big blind Dmitry Nemirovsky asked if Held could still raise and was told he could. Nemirovsky then called. Back to Held who did bump it up to 600,000, Nemirovsky replied with a shove for 2,590,000, Held called. Mao said, “I shouldn’t have shoved!”

Nemirovsky KhKs
Held 10d10h
Mao As7d

The board ran 5cJh8d10c9h, Held spiked the two-outer to eliminated Nemirovsky, Mao completed a straight to triple up.


20:45: Tony Dunst dusted in 14th place
Level 24: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

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Tony Dunst

The last WPT Champion, Tony Dunst, has fallen in 14th place ensuring a new WPT Champion will be immortalized on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup. Read up on the action via the WPT Live Update below:

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20:25: New level begins, 15 players remaining
Level 24: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

15 players remaining as they enter a new level. Average stack is 2,533,333 (50 bb).  Here are the chip counts per WPT Live Updates.

TABLE 1
Seat 1.  Renji Mao  –  1,885,000  (38 bb)
Seat 2.  Bao Pham  –  1,745,000  (35 bb)
Seat 3.  Jianfeng Sun  –  1,325,000  (27 bb)
Seat 4.  Florent Remi  –  3,430,000  (69 bb)
Seat 5.  Anthony Cierco  –  2,035,000  (41 bb)
Seat 6.  Dmitry Nemirovsky  –  1,940,000  (39 bb)
Seat 7.  Tony Dunst  –  1,250,000  (25 bb)
Seat 8.  Konstantin Held  –  4,430,000  (89 bb)

TABLE 2
Seat 1.  Tetsuya Tsujisaka  –  1,000,000  (20 bb)
Seat 2.  Kou Vang  –  2,345,000  (47 bb)
Seat 3.  Kyle Bao Diep  –  1,535,000  (31 bb)
Seat 4.  Nicholas Wang  –  2,460,000  (49 bb)
Seat 6.  Motoyoshi Okamura  –  2,915,000  (58 bb)
Seat 7.  Amit Kaushik  –  5,885,000  (118 bb)
Seat 8.  Joshua McCully  –  3,460,000  (69 bb)


19:55: Amit Kaushik shoves the nut flush, rails Daniel Hinh
Level 23: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

Amit Kaushik continues to dominate the action and the chip counts, rising to 5,850,000 (146 bb) after knocking out Daniel Hinh in 16th place. Kaushik raised all in on the river AcQh8c9c5h. Hinh called with Qc4c only to pack up to Kaushik’s Kc7c nut flush.


19:30: Down to two tables – 16 players
Level 23: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

Four players have quickly fallen to trim the field down to 16 players spread over two tables. India’s Amit Kaushik continues his dominance, bringing in the largest stack of around 5,000,000 (125 bb). Kaushik’s latest knockout was Malaysia’s Jerome Tan (Win Meng Tan) in 18th place. Read up on the action via the WPT Live Updates.


18:40: New level begins, 20 players remaining
Level 23: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

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Amit Kaushik

The remaining 20 players have entered a new level with average stack at 48 bb (1,900,000). Here are the chip counts per WPT Live Updates. For the third consecutive round, Konstanin Held was chip leader at the break. Amit Kaushik has risen to second rank. Minimum payout is USD 18,574.

TABLE 1
Seat 1.  Vitalii Polikarpov  –  320,000  (8 bb)
Seat 2.  Anthony Cierco  –  1,910,000  (48 bb)
Seat 3.  Daniel Hinh  –  1,260,000  (32 bb)
Seat 4.  Amit Kaushik  –  4,125,000  (103 bb)
Seat 5.  Kyle Bao Diep  –  1,175,000  (29 bb)
Seat 6.  Kou Vang  –  1,405,000  (35 bb)
Seat 8.  Win Meng Tan  –  865,000  (22 bb)

TABLE 2
Seat 1.  Jianfeng Sun  –  915,000  (23 bb)
Seat 2.  Motoyoshi Okamura  –  3,975,000  (99 bb)
Seat 3.  Florent Remi  –  2,985,000  (75 bb)
Seat 4.  Konstantin Held  –  4,475,000  (112 bb)
Seat 5.  Tony Dunst  –  1,160,000  (29 bb)
Seat 7.  Tetsuya Tsujisaka  –  2,210,000  (55 bb)

TABLE 3
Seat 2.  Joshua Mccully  –  2,095,000  (52 bb)
Seat 3.  Chao-Ting Cheng  –  465,000  (12 bb)
Seat 4.  Nicholas Wang  –  2,355,000  (59 bb)
Seat 5.  Dmitry Nemirovsky  –  3,410,000  (85 bb)
Seat 6.  Renji Mao  –  570,000  (14 bb)
Seat 7.  Julian Warhurst  –  525,000  (13 bb)
Seat 8.  Bao Pham  –  1,790,000  (45 bb)


18:20: Tetsuya Tsujisaka survives several shoves
Level 22: 15,000-30,000 ante 30,000

Tetsuya Tsujisaka 2
Tetsuya Tsujisaka

Tetsuya Tsujisaka has been nursing a stack below 10 bb and sent it in twice that found no callers to collect the blinds and antes. On his third shove, he earned more with 10c7c pairing the Seven to survive caller Florent Remi’s Ah9c.

Not long after, he four-bet all in with Kd8d and landed two pair on a board 10h8s2cKc5c to stay alive against Szymon Wysocki’s QdQc.

Tetsuya Tsujisaka – 2,125,000 (71 bb)


Mini High Roller

Buy in: USD 2,200
Entries: 166 (147 unique)
Prize pool: USD 322,040
ITM: 22 places
1st place: USD 77,023


18:05: Bubble bursts!
Blinds: 15K-30K ante 30K

mini high roller bubble

It took just two hand-for-hand action for the bubble to burst. Short stacked Andres Korn was all in preflop, called by Kim Enriquez and Aditya Agarwal. The board ran out 4d3sQdJs5d, Korn turned over Qc10c for top pair, Enriquez had a busted draw 6s8s, Agarwal shipped it with AdQs top pair higher kicker.


PLO

Buy in: USD 800
Entries: 67 (48 unique)
Prize pool: USD46,793
ITM: 9 places


17:20: John Tech wins! 
Blinds: 25K-50K ante 50K

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John Tech

Philippine’s John Tech locked up the PLO event in just under six hours of final day play. He defeated Taiwan’s Po-Jui Chou at a brief heads up battle. This was Tech’s career third WPT win. He collected USD 16,376 and a trophy to add to his already stacked awards shelf.


WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 3

16:55: New level begins, 23 players remaining
Level 22: 15,000-30,000 ante 30,000

Motoyoshi Okamura 1
Motoyoshi Okamura

After an exciting finish to the previous round, the players went on a scheduled 15-minute break and are now back. Chip counts per WPT Live Updates. Konstanin Held continues to stay ahead for two consecutive levels.

Table 1
Seat 1. Vitalii Polikarpov – 1,070,000 (36 bb)
Seat 2. Anthony Cierco – 2,735,000 (91 bb)
Seat 3. Daniel Hinh – 2,170,000 (72 bb)
Seat 4. Amit Kaushik – 1,970,000 (66 bb)
Seat 5. Kyle Bao Diep – 1,400,000 (47 bb)
Seat 6. Kou Vang – 940,000 (31 bb)
Seat 8. Win Meng Tan – 775,000 (26 bb)

Table 2
Seat 1. Jianfeng Sun – 1,015,000 (34 bb)
Seat 2. Motoyoshi Okamura – 3,925,000 (131 bb)
Seat 3. Florent Remi – 2,565,000 (86 bb)
Seat 4. Konstantin Held – 4,210,000 (140 bb)  – chip leader
Seat 5. Tony Dunst – 1,665,000 (56 bb)
Seat 7. Tetsuya Tsujisaka – 1,415,000 (47 bb)
Seat 8. Szymon Wysocki – 900,000 (30 bb)

Table 3

Seat 2. Joshua Mccully – 3,000,000 (100 bb)
Seat 3. Chao-Ting Cheng – 1,280,000 (43 bb)
Seat 4. Nicholas Wang – 1,415,000 (47 bb)
Seat 5. Dmitry Nemirovsky – 1,630,000 (54 bb)
Seat 6. Renji Mao – 1,200,000 (40 bb)
Seat 7. Julian Warhurst – 880,000 (29 bb)
Seat 8. Bao Pham – 1,805,000 (60 bb)


16:35: Joshua McCully’s cowboys boot Justin Geronimo and Charlie Chiu 
Level 21: 15,000-25,000 ante 25,000

josh mccully

Joshua McCully is flying high with an exciting double takedown that sent his stack to 120 bb. It was a three-way all in showdown preflop, cutoff Charlie Chiu was first to shove with QsJh, small blind Justin Geronimo joined with Ac9s, then big blind McCully with the largest stack made it a three-way with KcKs. When the flop spiked an Ace Ad8d7d, the rail erupted. The 8c turn kept Geronimo ahead until the river 6d for a flush to McCully and the double takedown.

Joshua McCully – 3,000,000 (120 bb)


16:00: Julien Rouxel rocked in shock! 
Level 21: 15,000-25,000 ante 25,000

As reported by WPT Live Updates team:

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Mini Championship Freezeout – Day 2

Buy in: USD 1,100
Players: 146
Prize pool: USD 141,620
ITM: 17 places

Final 9 payouts in USD

1 Yita Choong $39,096
2 Krit Skulgunbundit $24,784
3 Ran Ilani $14,587
4 Takashi Yagura $8,855
5 Vincent Chauve $6,869
6 Jun Beum Chun $5,672
7 Maggie Weng $4,957
8 Vincent Koh $4,426
9 Phachara Wongwichit $3,910

16:15: Yita Choong wins! 
Blinds: 75K-125K ante 125K

mini championship yita choong 3 Yita Choong wins his first WPT title at the Mini Championship Freezeout, defeating Krit Skulgunbundit at heads up. The final hand saw Skulgunbundit shove on a board 5c2h4c6d, Choong called with 6s5s two pair, Skulgunbundit Jh6h top pair. The river Ac was no help to Skulgunbundit.


15:45: Ran Ilani falls 3rd, heads up!
Blinds: 50K-100K ante 100K

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It’s heads up at the Mini Championship Freezeout with Yita Choong ahead 43 bb to Krit Skulgunbundit’s 30 bb. Choong eliminated Ran Ilani in 3rd place with Qh10d winning the race against 7h8s on a board running 8d2h4sQs5s.

Yita Choong – 4,300,000 (43 bb)
Krit Skulgunbundit – 3,000,000 (30 bb)


15:25: Win some, lose some for Krit Skulgunbundit 
Blinds: 50K-100K ante 100K

Krit Skulgunbundit doubles through Ran Ilani who pushed on the small blind Qh10h that lost the flip against 4s4d. The double up sent Skulgunbundit to nearly half of the chips in play.

Next hand, Skulgunbundit lost some to Yita Choong who defended the big blind. At the flop and turn As3hAd2d, small blind Skulgunbundit c-bet 150,000 and 325,000, Choong call them off. On the river Qh, Choong led out 400,000, Skulgunbundit check-folded and asked what he had. Choong just laughed and said “I was getting cheeky.”

Yita Choong – 2,870,000 (28 bb)
Krit Skulgunbundit – 3,105,000 (30 bb)


WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 3

14:55: Break time, 31 players remaining
Level 20: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

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Konstantin Held

Players are on their second break of the day, only seven lost during the previous level leaving 31 scattered over four tables. Average stack is 1,225,806 (49 bb). Chips in play: 38,000,000.

Top 10 in chips per WPT Live Updates report:

1.  Konstantin Held  –  2,670,000  (107 bb)
2.  Vitalii Polikarpov  –  2,070,000  (83 bb)
3.  Joshua Mccully  –  2,045,000  (82 bb)
4.  Nicholas Wang  –  2,020,000  (81 bb)
5.  Vincent Du  –  1,875,000  (75 bb)
6.  Tetsuya Tsujisaka  –  1,750,000  (70 bb)
7.  Motoyoshi Okamura  –  1,680,000  (67 bb)
8.  Szymon Wysocki  –  1,645,000  (66 bb)
9.  Tony Dunst  –  1,555,000  (62 bb)
10.  Anthony Cierco  –  1,500,000  (60 bb)


Mini Championship Freezeout – Day 2

Buy in: USD 1,100
Players: 146
Prize pool: USD 141,620
ITM: 17 places

Final 9 payouts in USD

1 $39,096
2 $24,784
3 $14,587
4 Takashi Yagura $8,855
5 Vincent Chauve $6,869
6 Jun Beum Chun $5,672
7 Maggie Weng $4,957
8 Vincent Koh $4,426
9 Phachara Wongwichit $3,910

14:50: Krit Skulgunbundit wins two shoves
Blinds: 40K-80K ante 80K

Krit Skulgunbundit dragged in two all in pots with the first one sending short stacked Takashi Yagura out in 4th place. Next hand was double up through Ran Ilani with As5d hanging on against KsQc.

Krit Skulgunbundit – 2,200,000 (27 bb)
Ran Ilani – 2,650,000 (33 bb)
Yita Choong – 2,950,000 (36 bb)


14:45: Yita Choong takes control
Blinds: 30K-60K ante 60K

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Yita Choong

After the badbeat win, Yita Choong went on a three-hand winning spree to drive his stack to 3,150,000. First hand he three-bets Krit Skulgunbundit’s 125,000 raise to 300,000, no call. Next hand, Choong opens, big blind Skulgunbundit defends, Choong bets the flop 8s8d4h, no call.

The third consecutive hand, utg Ran Ilani opens, Choong defends, flop comes 10dJh3c. Choong check-calls 120,000 then both players check the turn 8s. On the river Jd, Choong leads out 130,000. Ilani folds.

Yita Choong – 3,215,000 (53 bb)


14:35: Yita Choong badbeats Vincent Chauve’s aces
Blinds: 30K-60K ante 60K

All in preflop, Yita Choong 7d7h, Vincent Chauve AcAd, board runs out 4s7s10sQd2s. Chauve is eliminated.

Yita Choong – 2,500,000


14:15: Another takedown for Krit Skulgunbundit
Blinds: 25K-50K ante 50K

Krit Skulgunbundit
Krit Skulgunbundit

Immediately after eliminating Chien Chih Weng, Krit Skulgunbundit eliminated short stacked Jun Beum Chun with AsAd dusting Jh6h on a board 2s10c3cJc9s.

Krit Skulgunbundit – 1,200,000 (24 bb)


14:10: Chien Chih Weng goes down and out in 7th place
Blinds: 25K-50K ante 50K

Chien Chih Weng
Chien Chih Weng

Back to back shoves by Maggie Chien Chih Weng sends her out in 7th place. The first shove saw her QcQs lose to Takashi Yagura’s AdJd when the Ace paired. Down to 6 bb, Weng sent it all out front with AhKc, got called by Krit “Keeki” Skulgunbundit AsJd, board ran Qd3hJs7h9h.

Krit Skulgunbundit – 900,000


14:00: Ran Ilani boots two players
Blinds: 25K-50K ante 50K

Ever since his double up, Ran Ilani has been railroading the table. This resulted in two knockouts. Phachara Wongwichit was first to go with AxKx outdrawn by Ilani’s AxJx jack on the board. A few hands after, Vincent Koh risked his short stack with Qc3d and missed against Ilani Qh9c.

Ran Ilani – 3,150,000 (63 bb)


13:40: Ran Ilani wins the flip against Yagura
Blinds: 20K-40K ante 40K

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Ran Ilani

All in preflop, Ran Ilani 9c9d full house doubles through against Takashi’s Yagura’s AdKh on a board AcQd9sQs3c.

Ran Ilani – 1,360,000 (34 bb)
Takashi Yagura – 380,000 (9 bb)


13:00: Final Table 
Blinds: 15K-30K ante 30K

mini championship freezeout final table

Final 9 payouts in USD

1 $39,096
2 $24,784
3 $14,587
4 $8,855
5 $6,869
6 $5,672
7 $4,957
8 $4,426
9 $3,910

Chips in play: 7,300,000
Average stack: 811,111 (20 bb)


WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 3

13:00: Break time, 36 players remaining
Level 19: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

First break of the day, 36 players remaining led by Szymon Andrzej Wysocki.

Szymon Andrzej Wysocki – 2,474,000
Amit Kaushik – 2,050,000
Nemiroysky Dmitry – 1,900,000
Daniel Hinh – 1,875,000
Joshua McCully – 1,760,000
Tony Dunst – 1,745,000 (WPT Champion)

Chips in play: 38,000,000


12:55: Szymon Wysocki has the boat
Level 19: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

Szymon Wysocki
Szymon Wysocki

Szymon Wysocki took the lead after picking up a huge pot against Michael Kim Falcon. The board completed 5h3c8c10d3s, with a pot of ~514,000, Wysocki bet 440,000, Falcon called, Wysoci turned over 10c10h. Falcon mucked and said he had pocket Fives full house but didn’t show.

Szymon Wysocki – 2,474,000
Michael Kim Falcon – 668,000


12:45: Pham Bao wins the flip against Jun Li
Level 19: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

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From the small blind, Pham Bao looked down at AhKd and four-bet shoved 517,000, initial raiser from hijack, Motoyoshi Okamura tank-folded, three-bettor Jun Li called with JcJd. The board ran Js9h10sQc8c, Pham doubled up.

Pham Bao – 1,064,000 (71 bb)
Jun Li – 55,000 (3 bb)


12:15: Big stack update 
Level 19: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

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Nicholas Wang

First 45 minutes of Day 3, brought some changes to the upper ranks.

Nicholas Wang – 2,200,000
Joshua McCully – 2,020,000
Amit Kaushik – 1,995,000
Michael Kim Falcon – 1,700,000
Vincent Du – 1,570,000
Chak Lam Tsamg – 1,540,000
Daniel Hinh – 1,425,000

Chips in play: 38,000,000


11:30: Cards in the air for Day 3
Level 19: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

Cards are flying at the inaugural WPT Cambodia Championship with 48 players back on the chase. The intent is to reach the official WPT Final 9 or play seven levels of 90 minutes each.


Championship Day 3 Cards in the air at 11:30am…. stay tuned!


WPT Cambodia – Day 11 updates – January 27, 2024

WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 2

Michael Kim Falcon leads record-breaking WPT Cambodia Championship, 48 players return for Day 3


PLO – Day 1 Chip Counts

11:30: Final table
Level 17: 4,000-8,000 ante 8,000

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Buy in: USD 800
Entries: 67 (48 unique)
Prize pool: USD46,793
ITM: 9 places

*Resumes on January 28, 2024 at 11:30am.

Pojui Chou Taiwan 395,000
Sparrow Cheung Hong Kong 389,000
John Tech Philippines 368,000
Haruto Murata Japan 187,000
James Little UK 174,000
Hayato Kitajima Japan 168,000
Victor Chong Malaysia 144,000
Jerome Bradpiece UK 59,000
Milan Franger Australia 31,000

Payouts

1 $16,376
2 $9,359
3 $5,732
4 $4,094
5 $3,159
6 $2,457
7 $2,106
8 $1,872
9 $1,638

Mini Championship Freezeout – Day 1 Chip Counts

Buy in: USD 1,100
Players: 146
Prize pool: USD 141,620
ITM: 17 places
1st prize: 39,096

*Resumes on January 28, 2024 at 11:30am.

Seat Player Flag Stack
1 Binit Saraff 330,000
2 Chien Chih Weng Taiwan 275,000
3
Jun Beun Chun
290,000
4 Vincent Chauve France 1,160,000
5 Takashi Yagura Japan 365,000
6 Dominik Nitsche Germany 210,000
7 Oleg Titov Russia 480,000
8 Vincent Koh Singapore 565,000
9 Ran Ilani Israel 525,000
Seat Player Flag Stack
1 Shi Huiqi Corine Singapore 225,000
2 Marc Rivera Philippines 310,000
3 Phachara Wongwichit Thailand 210,000
4 Yita Choong Australia 905,000
6
Krit Skulgunbundit
240,000
7
Pablo Beltran
205,000
8 Florencio Campomanes Philippines 685,000
9 Jennifer Cassell Australia 320,000

Player of the Festival – update

Standings after 28 completed events

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Philippine’s Marc Rivera widened his lead, adding 40 points for 10th place at the Event 29: Superstack Turbo. He leads with an accrued 965 points.

Running second is South Africa’s Marc Joseph at 900 points for his back to back runner up finishes, however, Korea’s Hyeonsik Yun has matched him after picking up a second win at last night’s Mini HR Hyper Turbo. Yun also with 900 points.

There’s still plenty of time to catch the leaders with 16 tournaments yet to play out, including the WPT Championship which earns the champion 750 points.


WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 2

00:30: Day 2 ends with 48 (6 tables)
Level 18: 6,000-12,000 ante 12,000

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Michael Kim Falcon

Day 2 ends with 48 players remaining. Denmark’s Michael Kim Falcon maintained top rank for most of the day and bagged up in the same position. Per the WPT live updates team, below are the top 5 in chips.

Michael Kim Falcon – 1,876,000 (125 bb)
Joshua McCully – 1,810,000 (121 bb)
Vincent Du – 1,576,000 (105 bb)
Tony Dunst – 1,575,000 (105 bb)
Rolands Norietis – 1,336,000 (89 bb)

*Stay tuned for the full list and payouts.


00:25: Chih Wei Fan falls to Alan Khoo on last hand of the day
Level 18: 6,000-12,000 ante 12,000

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Alan Khoo

USOP Taiwan Superstar Challenge winner Chih Wei Fan will not be bringing home the big title here in Cambodia as he was just eliminated by Alan Khoo. On the last hand of the day, Fan shoved 10d10h only to run into Khoo’s AcAs. No help came from the board to leave in 49th place.


22:50: Break time, 67 players 
Level 17: 5,000-10,000 ante 10,000

Since the bubble, 28 players have fallen out of the running including the day’s entering chip leader Punnat Punsri in 89th place for the minimum payout of USD 6,054. Other decorated players also bounced out Dhaval Mudgal, Gavin Best, Aditya Agarwal, Ankit Ahuja, and Sriharsha Doddapaneni. 

One more level to play before they bag up. Stay updated via the WPT Live Updates.


21:20 New round begins, 92 players left
Level 17: 5,000-10,000 ante 10,000

With the money intact, three players quickly busted before the break. Players are back, clock is now running. 92 runners are now racing for a spot at the final table. Michael Kim Falcon holds top rank with 1.9 Million in chips.


21:00: Pham Bao turns the flush to boot Andrej Desset on the bubble
Level 16: 4000-8000 ante 8000

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Pham Bao

main event bubble 2

On a three-bet pot preflop, hijack Pham Bao pushes all in on the flop Qc6h4c, button Andrej Desset tanks then risks it all showing AhQd top pair, Pham has Kc2c flush draw which connects on the turn 9c. River was 5c. Bubble bursts!

Pham Bao – 823,000 (103 bb)


20:35: Fabian Spielmann happy for the double up
Level 16: 4000-8000 ante 8000

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Fabian Spielmann opens from the button, big blind William Lius three-bets, Spielmann four-bets, Lius tank-calls. Spielmann AhKs dominated Lius’ KhJh, board runs 2h10cKd4cQc.

Fabian Spielmann – 700,000 (87 bb)
William Lius – 200,000 (25 bb)


20:30: Anthony Cierco denies Amit Kaushik’s bluff
Level 16: 4000-8000 ante 800

Anthony Cierco

Anthony Cierco limps, lojack raises 16,000, small blind Amit Kaushik’s three-bets 65,000, Cierco calls, lojack folds. When the board completes Kc7d3s4h6d, Kaushik bets every street 30,000, 48,000, shove (400,000), Cierco calls the flop and turn then tanks the river using two time banks then calls for his tournament life. Kaushik opens Ah8c bluff, Cierco doubles up with KhQh top pair.

Anthony Cierco – 610,000 (76 bb)
Amit Kaushik – 240,000 (30 bb)


20:10: Big stack update, 101 remaining
Level 16: 4000-8000 ante 8000

Joshua McCully – 1,300,000
Michael Kim Falcon – 1,210,000
Daniel Tighe – 1,100,000
Yuhang Chen – 1,090,000
Hyeonho Shin – 945,000
Trung Ha Nguyen – 790,000
Nemiroysky Dmitry – 787,000
Florent Remi – 735,000

Notables:

Tony Dunst – 400,000
Masato Yokosawa – 178,000
Valeriy Pak – 685,000


20:00: Florent Remi sends Steeven Tan nosedives to 2 bb
Level 16: 4000-8000 ante 8000

Florent Remi was all in and at risk on a board Jd5cKd10h but with his Qh9h straight, he was looking good for a double up against Steeven Tan’s AsAd. The river 8s ensured it to balloon to 735,000. Tan, on the other, nosedived to 20,000 (2 bb).


19:30: Break time over, Championship underway
Level 16: 4000-8000 ante 8000

After a 70-minute dinner break, the 106 remaining players are back on the beat. Bubble time approaches with money starting at 95 places. Daniel Tighe, Julien Rouxel, and Michael Kim Falcon continue to lead with just over 1,000,000. Average stack is 72 bb.


18:10: Charlie Chiu takes from the leaders
Level 15: 3000-6000 ante 6000

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Charlie Chiu

Tabled with the chip leaders, Charlie Chiu held his own, dragging down some of the towers. Up against Michael Kim Falcon, Chiu called a three-bet to 28,000, then check-called the flop 4c7s4s. Both players checked the turn 2h, then Chiu fired 75,000 on the river, Falcon tank-called. Chiu won it with 8s8h.

A few hands after, cutoff Julien Rouxel three-bet 45,000, button Chiu four-bet 120,000, utg initial raiser and hijack caller folded, flop ran 7h3c10s. Chiu c-bet 75,000 on the turn 6s, Rouxel check-called. On the river Qs, Chiu shoved 243,000, Rouxel tanked for a few minutes then folded saying he had better than top pair.

Charlie Chiu – 610,000 (101 bb)
Julien Rouxel – 1,020,000 (170 bb)


18:00: Ankit Ahuja rising
Level 15: 3000-6000 ante 6000

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Ankit Ahuja

Catching Ankit Ahuja ship two pots with the first one sending Natalia Rozova out of the running. Rozova was all in holding As10s on a flop 5s2d2s that completed 3cQc, Ahuja cleaned up with 10d10h.

Hands later, Ahuja check-raises 150,000 on a board 4c9c10hJsJs, Win Meng Tan folded his hand to lose his 75,000 bet and the pot.

Ankit Ahuja – 546,000 (91 bb)
Natalia Rozova – Eliminated


17:15: Justin Geronimo calls off the big push
Level 15: 3000-6000 ante 6000

Big blind three-bet shoved a huge 165,000, initial raiser Justin Geronimo tank-calls and is ahead AcQd over Ah3h. Board runs 8d9h10cKc5h, Geronimo ships it.

Justin Geronimo – 660,000 (110 bb)


16:50: New level, 124 remaining
Level 15: 3000-6000 ante 6000

The previous round saw 38 players fall leaving 124 players on the hunt for ITM. The money is fast approaching, which starts at 95th place. Michael Kim Falcon (239 bb) maintains his lead, trailed closely by Julien Rouxel (224 bb). Both players are now seated at the same table.

Third in chips is Daniel Tighe (188 bb), seated with the top two leaders is Yuhang Chen (155 bb) who is next down the rung, and to round out the top 5 is Joshua McCully at 146 bb.


16:05: WPT Champions on the chase
Level 14: 2500-5000 ante 5000

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Tony Dunst
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Masato Yokosawa

Three WPT Champions started Day 2 – Tony Dunst, Masato Yokosawa, Hoyt Corkins – however only two remain with Corkins eliminated in this round.

Tony Dunst – 82,000 (16 bb)
Masato Yokosawa – 160,000 (32 bb)


16:00: Back to back takedowns for Julien Rouxel, rises to 1.3M
Level 14: 2500-5000 ante 5000

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Julien Rouxel

Julien Rouxel has zoomed to the top with back to back knockouts. Rouxel shared with SMP, a player three-bet shoved preflop with Ace-King, Rouxel had pocket Kings that held to boot one. The next hand, Rouxel called a five-bet shove with pocket Aces and dusted a player’s pocket Kings.

Julien Rouxel – 1,300,000 (260 bb)


15:25: Double takedown by Falcon, rises to 1.3M
Level 14: 2500-5000 ante 5000

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Chip leader Michael Kim Falcon has distanced himself further from the pack with a double takedown ballooning his stack to 1,350,000 (270 bb). Retelling the action, Falcon shared that small blind Seungyong An three-bet shoved his open-raise, he called from hijack and was joined by button Hernan Villa.

Falcon proceeds to bet the flop and turn 2d6c7c8s, Villa calls the 35,000 and 60,000. On the river 9s, Falcon fires 110,000, Villa shoves then celebrates when Falcon calls. However, Villa’s Ac10c straight is no good against Falcon’s Jc10d higher straight. An had AdKh for a double bust.

Michael Kim Falcon – 1,350,000 (270 bb)


15:05: New level begins, 162 players remaining
Level 14: 2500-5000 ante 5000

Another level in books, only 18 players fell in the previous round. Among the notables them were Nozomu Shimizu, Sparrow Cheung, Kannapong Thanarattrakul, Drasko Boskovic, and Christopher Mateo.

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Daniel Tighe

On the high side, Michael Kim Falcon continues to command with 168 bb, Yuhang Chen (153 bb), Daniel Tighe (143 bb), Ian Litster (135 bb) have joined the upper ranks. Others in the top 10 are Hyeonho Shin (128 bb), Julien Rouxel (121 bb), Punnat Punsri (118 bb), William Lius (115 bb), Jerome Win Meng Tan (106 bb), and Minh Anh Nguyen (105 bb).

Follow the action via the WPT Live Updates.


14:10: Nozomu Shimizu eliminated
Level 13: 2000-4000 ante 4000

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Nozomu Shimizu

Entering with the second largest stack of Day 2, more than double the average, Japan’s Nozomu Shimizu has fallen out of the running. Dropping to half stack during the opening round, he lost a big pot to Supakit Anukoolpitaknil with Ace-King dominating Ace-Queen then lost the remaining crumbs to Rolands Norietis.


13:40: William Lius rises to 700K, Lun Loon eliminated
Level 13: 2000-4000 ante 4000

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Lojack Alex Puchalski min-raises, cutoff William Lius calls, button Lun Loon three-bets, Puchalski folds, Lius flats, flop comes Qs5s2s. Lun c-bets 26,000, Lius check-raises all in, Lun tank-calls and shows KhQd top pair. Lius is way ahead with 10s9s flush. Lun busts on the Ah turn. River was Qc.

William Lius – 700,000 (175 bb)


13:05: First break of the day, 190 remaining
Level 12: 1500-3000 ante 3000

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After the first 90-minute level of Day 2, the field is down to 190 players. Here are some of the current top stacks:

Michael Kim Falcon – 685,000
William Lius – 590,000
Hyeonho Shin – 560,000
Punnat Punsri – 515,000
Steeven Tan – 430,000
Nguyen Quang Huy – 420,000
Amit Kaushik – 400,000
Sorawit Suriyakarn – 400,000
Van Sang Nguyen – 350,000
Huu Dung Nguyen – 340,000
Masato Yokosawa – 340,000


11:35: Day 2 begins! 
Level 12: 1500-3000 ante 3000

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Cards in the air for Day 2! 231 players are back on the chase for a piece of the USD 2,431,760 prize pool. That will however take some time to reach with the money starting at 95th place.

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WPT Cambodia – Day 10 updates – January 26, 2024

Inaugural WPT Cambodia Championship sets $2.4M record prize pool in Asia; Nozomu Shimizu tops Day 1B

WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 1B

00:00: Championship Day 1B ends with Nozomu Shimizu bagging the lead

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Nozomu Shimizu

Day 1B concluded with 113 players remaining and red-hot Japanese slugger Nozomu Shimizu bagging 519,500 (173 bb) to earn the the chip lead in this flight. He is second in the overall survivor list with Day 1A leader Punnat Punsri (528,500 – 176 bb) maintaining top rank. The next two down the rung were Korea’s Choi Hun Tae and Hyeonho Shin both with 154 bb. We will have the official chip counts posted soon.

Championship numbers

Buy in: USD 3,500
Guarantee: USD 1,000,000
Entries: 760 (441 unique)
Prize pool: USD 2,432,760
ITM: 95 places

Place Payout in USD
1 $441,546*
2 $287,255
3 $211,819
4 $157,858
5 $118,906
6 $90,532
7 $69,678
8 $54,215
9-10 $42,647
11-12 $33,919
13-14 $27,410
15-16 $22,424
17-20 $18,574
21-24 $15,580
25-32 $13,238
33-40 $11,396
41-48 $9,943
49-56 $8,796
57-64 $7,892
65-72 $7,185
73-80 $6,641
81-95 $6,054

*1st place includes a seat worth $10,400 to the 2024 WPT World Championship in Wynn Las Vegas. WPT will value-add accommodations. 


Shootout

22:45: Quan Qiu wins the Shootout
Level 9: 600-1200 ante 1200

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China’s Quan Qiu picked up his third trophy in as many months. In November 2023, Qiu won the Mini High Roller at USOP Da Nang for his career first win. He then followed it up with a victory in December at the Asian Poker Festiva’ls Deepstack Turbo event. Now at the WPT, Qiu closed out the Shootout event for his first ever brand title. Along with the merch, Qiu turned his USD 230 buy in into a sizable payout of USD 6,166.


Superstack Turbo

Buy in: USD 550
Entries: 89 (80 unique)
Prize pool: USD 43,165
ITM: 12 places

Final table payouts

Place Payout in USD
1 $13,694
2 $8,201
3 $5,180
4 $3,345
5 $2,590
6 2,050
7 $1,727
8 $1,511
9 1,370

22:45: Final table
Blinds: 15K-25K ante 25K

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22:22: Bubble bursts!
Blinds: 10K-20K ante 20K

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It only took a few hand-for-hand deals to burst the bubble. Amir Abbas outdrew a shorter stack with KhJh spiking the King on the flop to dust Ad5d. The board was 9sKs9d5cQc. 12 players remaining.


WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 1B

22:05: Championship Day 1B closes at 387 entries
Level 10: 1K-2K ante 2K

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That’s it! The WPT’s inaugural main tour in Southeast Asia is officially the richest event by the brand in the region, amassing a prize pool of USD 2,432,760. This was determined after Day 1B registration closed at 387 entries for a combined 760 turnout. There are two more levels to play out before the remaining players bag up.

Day 1A: 373 entries (283 unique) / 118 advanced
Day 1B: 387 entries (158 unique)
Total: 760 entries (441 unique)
Prize pool: USD 2,432,760
ITM: 95 places

*Payouts to be posted

Per WPT live updates, here are the top 5 at the start of the new round:

1.  Nozomu Shimizu  –  500,000  (250 bb)
2.  Hyeonho Shin  –  352,000  (176 bb)
3.  Toan Chan Truong  –  343,500  (172 bb)
4.  Joshua Tan  –  320,500  (160 bb)
5.  Kou Vang  –  301,500  (151 bb)


Shootout

19:35: Final table
Level 1: 100-200 ante 200

shoot out final table

Buy in: USD 300
Entries: 72
Prize pool: USD 18,857
ITM: 8 places

Place Payout in USD
1 $6,166
2 $4,111
3 $2,740
4 $1,903
5 $1,378
6 1,043
7 $827
8 $689

WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 1B

18:15: Break time, 300 entries
Level 6: 400-800 ante 800

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Alex Puchalski

Third break of the day, 300 entries with the pot now over USD 2,154,273 Million. When the game resumes, there’s still three levels of late registration left. Top three leaders are:

Alex Puchalski – 230,000
James Mendoza – 230,000
Ian Litster – 210,000


17:10: David Erquiaga in action!
Level 5: 300-600 ante 600

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David Erquiaga

WPT Prime Cambodia 2022 champion David Erquiaga endured a 30 hour flight from Las Vegas to get to Cambodia. Erquiga shared, “I couldn’t miss the WPT Championship, Cambodia is home court! I also want to test how much I’ve improved since the last time I played here. Hoping to represent my country again.”

Erquiaga’s year is off to a fantastic start with seven final tables and three wins in Vegas. He won the Wynn Signature series for over $100K. He arrived yesterday and got some early practice at the Deepstack Freezeout where he finished 3rd out of 99 players. Safe to say, Erquiaga is primed and ready!


17:00: Big stacks
Level 5: 300-600 ante 600

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James Mendoza

James Mendoza – 180,000
Natalia Rozova – 155,000
Frederik Farrington – 153,000
Alex Puchalski – 150,000
Kou Vang – 150,000
Mark Williams Jr. – 140,000
Dominik Nitsche – 137,000
Ivan Hon Cheong Lee – 133,000


16:10: Championship hits $2M!
Level 4: 300-500 ante 500

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Inaugural WPT Cambodia Championship hits 2 Million USD! Registration is still open for another five levels, closing at the start of Level 10 at 9:30pm. Seen in the crowd are WSOP bracelet winners Korea’s Jiyoung Kim and China’s Weiran Pu who is back from yesterday’s misfortune.

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Jiyoung Kim

Other notables are inaugural APPT Cambodia 2022 champion Alex Puchalski, Thai ace Phachara Wongwichit, TJPT Korea champion Hyeonho Shin, and Poker Dream Vietnam champion Minh Anh Nguyen.


13:30: Break time, 143 entries
Level 1: 200-300 ante 300

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Nifeng Wu

First break of the day, currently 143 entries. Among the top stacks are China’s Nifeng Wu leads with 101K, Finland’s Joni Rantamaki with 95K, Russia’s Natalia Rozova with 93K, and Luc Tomassi at 90K.


12:30: Four time bracelet holder Adam Friedman in the house!
Level 1: 200-300 ante 300

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Adam Friedman

Seen on the Asian live tournament felt for the first time is four time bracelet holder Adam Friedman! He won the WSOP Dealers Choice three consecutive years – 2018, 2019, 2021. In 2022, he won a fourth bracelet at the Seven Card Stud Championship. We will try to get an interview with the champ at the break.


12:00: Seen in action
Level 1: 100-200 ante 200

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Sofia Lovgren-Fullmer

Tables are filling up with 74 players seated, 21 were Day 1A fallouts back for another attempt, which included WPT champion Dominik Nitsche, WSOP bracelet winners Leo Soma and Jinlong Hu. Among the new arrivals are Sofia Lovgren-Fullmer and Hal Rotholz.


11:30: Last entry day begins!
Level 1: 100-200 ante 200

Here we go! The last entry day of the inaugural WPT Cambodia Championship is underway! Late registration runs for 9 levels closing at the start of Level 10 at 9:30pm. Each level runs 60 minutes. Starting stack is 50,000.

For those that haven’t yet heard, the USD 1 Million has been breached, it is all icing from here. The chances of a USD 2 Million pot is very high. The player to measure up to is Day 1A chip leader Punnat Punsri who bagged 528,500 (176 bb).


WPT Cambodia – Day 9 updates – January 25, 2024

WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 1A

23:50: Day 1A ends with 118 remaining
Level 11: 1,000-2,500 ante 2,500

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Punnat Punsri

Day 1A concluded at 118 players remaining with Punnat Punsri as chip leader, bagging 528,500 in chips.

Day 1A: 373 entries (283 unique)
Prize pool: USD 1,193,973

WPT Live Updates – Day 1A 
Day 1A – chip counts
Punnat Punsri bags WPT Championship Day 1A lead

Top 10 in chips

1 Punnat Punsri Thailand 528,500
2 Trung Ha Nguyen Viet Nam 489,000
3 Amit Kaushik India 403,000
4 Vitalii Polikarpov Russian Federation 366,000
5 William Lius Indonesia 351,000
6 Hwang Wei Choong Malaysia 348,500
7 Masato Yokosawa Japan 334,000
8 Michael Kim Falcon Ravn Denmark 329,000
9 Sriharsha Doddapaneni India 295,000
10 Avi Cohen Israel 293,000

23:20: Hoyt Corkins runs into aces
Level 11: 1,000-2,500 ante 2,500

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Hoyt Corkins

Two-time WPT champion Hoyt Corkins will not be advancing today having fallen to Chak Lam Tsang with AdQd running into AhAs. Luckily, Corkins will have another chance to qualify via tomorrow’s Day 1B. Tsang is up to 190,000.


22:50: Last level of the day, 144 remaining
Level 11: 1,000-2,500 ante 2,500

144 players remaining as Day 1A enters the last hour of play. Michael Kim Falcon has caught up to race leader William Lius, both sitting at just over 400,000 in chips. Punnat Punsri has 350,000. Other players with just over 300K are Amit Kaushik, Ha Trung Nguyen, and Bart Guido.


21:50: Day 1A registration closes at 373 entries
Level 10: 1K-2K ante 2K

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After nine levels of late registration, Day 1A closed with a thunderous 373 entries (283 unique). The prize pool is currently at USD 1,193,973. That will balloon further with Day 1B up next, taking place tomorrow (January 26) starting at 11:30am.

No change in the top two chip counts. Indonesia’s William Lius continues to lead with a massive 410,000 stack (205 bb) followed by Thailand’s Punnat Punsri with 373,000 (186 bb).


Turbo PLO Bounty

Buy in: USD 230
Entries: 119 (85 unique)
Prize pool: USD 11,186
ITM: 15 places
1st prize: USD 3,299


23:45: Thang Minh Truong defeats Khoi Nguyen 

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Thang Minh Truong

Thanh Minh Truong closed out the Turbo PLO Bounty to win the USD 3,299 top prize and his first ever WPT trophy. In addition, the new champion collected 13 bounties to pad up his winnings an extra USD 1,300 for a total payout of USD 4,599. Truong defeated Viet Nam rising player Khoi Nguyen at heads up. Nguyen has been hot on the hunt for a win having been known to capture multiple trophies on home turf in recent festivals. Nguyen earned USD 2,041 for his finish.


21:20: Final Table

plo bounty final table


Deepstack Freezeout

20:50: Justin Geronimo wins on a flip
Blinds: 10K-20K ante 20K

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About even in chips at heads up, Justin Geronimo and Victor Chong opted to split the cash down the middle then flipped for the trophy under the crazy pineapple variant. The Filipino rail erupted as the exciting showdown went in Geronimo’s favor to claim his first ever WPT title. Both players pocketed USD 8,513


WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 1A

20:35: Last level to enter, 351 entries
Level 9: 1,000-1,500 ante 1,500

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Players are back from their fourth 15-minute break of the day. 351 entries on record as Level 9 begins. This is the last level to enter, registration closes at the start of Level 10.

If you haven’t scrolled down for the news, the 1 Million USD guarantee was breached in Level 6. The pot is currently at USD 1.129 Million with 200 players remaining. Indonesia’s William Lius leads with 390,000, Thailand’s Punnat Punsri is close with 348,500.


Deepstack Freezeout

Buy in: USD 400
Players: 99
Prize poo: USD 34,571
ITM: 13 places
1st place: USD 10,437


19:25: Final table
Blinds: 5K-10K ante 10K

deepstack freezeout final table


18:25: Bubble bursts!
Blinds: 4K-8K ante 8K

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Victor Chong delivered the bubble with 7c8h straight outdrawing AcKd on a board Jd10h9c9sJc. He is currently chip leader with 420,000 (52 bb).


WPT Cambodia Championship – Day 1A

18:00: Guarantee breached!
Blinds: 400-800 ante 800

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The 1 Million USD guarantee has been breached! At exactly 6pm Cambodia time the 313th entry was recorded to cross over the guarantee and registration is still open. The pot has the potential to double up with three hours of late reg available today and another Day 1 to play out tomorrow.


15:50: Opening ceremony, 252 entries
Blinds: 200-400 ante 400

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