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WPT Prime Cambodia breaks barriers! Record turnout and US$ 1M+ prize pool

 

History has been made at the World Poker Tour Prime Cambodia with a massive 1,050 Main Event entries setting a record prize pool of US$ 1,018,500. Not only did each qualifying day grow in size, each day was significantly bigger than its 2019 attendance. This was officially the largest open event ever staged in the Asian region.

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Day 1C drew the mightiest turnout of 440 entries to take up every space at the NagaWorld Phnom Penh Ballroom. More tables were also added to quickly accommodate players. Among the contenders was WPT Prime Vietnam Main Event champion Zarvan Tumboli who was thrilled to have survived after firing multiple bullets. Another contender was a newcomer to the Asian games, France’s Leo Soma who won a WSOP bracelet this summer. By the tenth hour of play, it was bubble time. The first all in clash was between Eric Teo and Hua Wei Lin with the latter tank-calling the push and doubling up with pocket Kings over a missed flush draw.

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Hua Wei Lin doubles up

Not so fortunate however for Jeungu Seo who wasn’t able to sustain his early rise in chips. He pushed his short stack with Kh10c and was outdrawn by Dzmitry Halubitski’s 8s5h. The remaining 55 players bagged up with Ben Loo closing as heat leader.

Coming Day 2, the 129 remaining players (2 double qualifiers) are now all guaranteed a minimum of US$ 1,810 while six figures awaits the top two places. The champion’s  purse is a whopping US$ 179,160 which includes a seat worth US$ 10,400 to the WPT World Championship in December.

To bring in the largest stack are Day 1A chip leader Kunal Patni and Day 1B chip leader Chi Jen Chu, both players with over 700K stacks. Action plays down to the final table of 9. You can follow the race via the Live Updates in the WPT website.

Top 10 in chips

KUNAL PATNI INDIA 708000
CHI-JEN CHU TAIWAN 706500
BEN LOO MALAYSIA 670000
MINJUNG KIM KOREA 655500
YAO LOON TAY SINGAPORE 649000
SAMEER AGARWAL INDIA 644500
JIHO SONG KOREA 595000
RAYHAAN ADAM SOUTH AFRICA 571000
BRENT COOK THAILAND 550500

Buy in: US$ 1,100
Guarantee: US$ 500,000

Total entries: 1,050 entries
Prize pool: US$ 1,018,500
ITM: 131 players 

Day 1A: 33 advanced out of 264 entries
Day 1B: 43 advanced out of 346 entries
Day 1C: 55 advanced out of 440 entries

Rank Prize POY POF
1st $ 179,160 900 750
2nd $ 112,560 700 550
3rd $ 83,150 550 450
4th $ 62,060 450 375
5th $ 46,820 350 300
6th $ 35,690 300 250
7th $ 27,510 250 200
8th $ 21,430 200 150
9th-10th $16,880 150 125
11th-12th $13,440 125 100
13th-14th $10,830 125 100
15th-16th $8,830 125 100
17th-20th $7,280 100 75
21st-24th $6,070 100 75
25th-32nd $5,120 100 75
33rd-40th $4,380 100 75
41st-48th $3,780
49th-56th $3,310
57th-64th $2,940
65th-72nd $2,640
73rd-80th $2,400
81st-89th $2,210
90th-104th $2,030
105th-117th $1,900
118th-131st $1,810

Stay tuned to Somuchpoker as we bring you updates on the ongoing WPT Prime Cambodia at NagaWorld Phnom Penh. For pics, head to the Somuchpoker FB page.

WPT Prime Cambodia – Main Event Day 1A; Mike Takayama wins the SHR Single Day
WPT Prime Cambodia – Main Event shatters $500K guarantee at Day 1B; Somashekar Kurkhepally, Aun Jian Wong, Martijn Gerrtis win events

WPT Prime Cambodia schedule
WPT Prime Cambodia structures
A Quick Guide to WPT Prime Cambodia
Road to WPT Prime Cambodia
Experience WPT Prime Cambodia
WPT Prime Cambodia – Shuffle up and Deal`
WPT Prime Cambodia – Day 1 recap
WPT Prime Cambodia – Ashish Munot wins the SuperStack
WPT Prime Cambodia – Opener Day 1B and Deepstack Freezeout 
WPT Prime Cambodia – Younghoon Joo and JK Sorn triumph
WPT Prime Cambodia – Semen Kapitonov wins the Opener for $35K
WPT Prime Cambodia – Anand Kumar and Kunal Patni win trophies
WPT Prime Cambodia – Trong Hieu Ngo, Akshay Kapoor, Zarvan Tumboli win trophies
WPT Prime Cambodia – Shardul Parthasarathi, Richard Mari, and Ms. Asmiati win trophies

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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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