WPT Cambodia: Multi-final tablists Phachara Wongwichit and Victor Chong bring it home

While the Main Event commanded the room, a couple of side events came to a conclusion. The latest winners were Phachara Wongwichit and Victor Chong. Both players reached the final table more than once at the festival and this time they were able to close it out.

High Roller Single Day: PHACHARA WONGWICHIT – US$ 37,324

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Phachara Wongwichit

It was redemption time for the Thai pro Phachara Wongwichit who bubbled in 3rd place at the US$ 10K buy-in High Stakes Challenge. Last night, Wongwichit triumphed at the US$ 2,200 buy-in High Roller Single Day overcoming a field of 54 entries (44 uniques, 10 re-entries).

At 8 remaining, bubble assassin Ping Liu (he delivered the bubble at the Megastack Freezeout and the Super High Roller) was denied by Thomas Ward with 2c2s holding against Ax10x on a brick board. With the final 7 now all in the money, bust outs were quick. At three-handed Wongwichit rivered Ward’s 8s8c with KsQd pairing up the lady. This brought about heads up against Asaf Berman with Wongwichit ahead 7:1. The final hand saw both all in on a flop 8d6s3c. Wongwichit 6h8c two pair, Berman Qd8s top pair, the turn was 10c and river 3h.

Prize pool: US$ 100,880

1st Phachara Wongwichit – Thailand – US$ 37,324
2nd Asaf Berman – Singapore – US$ 22,194
3rd Thomas Ward – New Zealand – US$ 13,619
4th Hamish Crawshaw – New Zealand – US$ 9,584
5th Kevin Philip Ayow – Canada – US$ 7,566
6th Chong Way Lim – Singapore – US$ 6,053
7th Michael Egan – Australia – US$ 4,540

Pot Limit Omaha – VICTOR CHONG – US$ 10,296

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Victor Chong

The two day PLO event ignited 83 to action at US$ 550 each for a prize pool of US$ 40,255. Due to the large crowd at the Main Event, the event was held at NagaRock just one floor below. Day 1 ended with 18 players remaining and the money seven spots away.

On the final day, bust outs were quick and soon the final table was reached. Alike the High Stakes Challenge where Victor Chong placed 2nd to fellow countryman Choon Tong Siow, it was another Malaysian battle for the title – Chong versus Ming Hong Teoh. After one heads up round, the players struck an ICM deal that guaranteed Teoh a slightly higher payout for his bigger stack. They played for the trophy.

The final hand came quite soon with both all in on a flop 9c9s2d.

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Teoh 10h3c3s10s

The turn was 8h and river 5h to award Chong his first-ever WPT victory.


Prize Pool: $40,255

1st Victor Fook Kiong Chong – Malaysia – US$ 10,296 (ICM deal)
2nd Ming Hong Teoh – Malaysia – US$ 10,535 (ICM deal)
3rd Kien Tat Heng – Singapore – US$ 4,881
4th Wensheng Huang – China – US$ 3,301
5th Anthony Abram – Australia – US$ 2,516
6th Daji Chen – China – US$ 2,013
7thLinh Hoai Duong – Canada – US$ 1,671
8th Wai Cheong Mak – Malaysia – US$ 1,409
9th Mika Hallstrom – Finland – US$ 1,298
10th Barry Wilson – Western Sahara – US$ 1,208
11th Mike Gartner – Germany – US$ 563.50 (split)
11th Francois Vignau – France – US$ 563.50 (split)

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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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