WPT Prime Cambodia Opener headed for a quarter million dollar prize pool; Day 1B and Deepstack NLH Freezeout Day 1 results


Day 2 at WPT Prime Cambodia was brimming with action as more players flocked in to take part in the festivities. The day saw three events light up the NagaWorld Phnom Penh Ballroom. The first to complete was the NagaWorld SuperStack 50K which saw decorated WPT champion Ashish Munot lift the first side event trophy of the festival. You can click here to read up on his triumph. Running alongside was Day 1B of the WPT Prime Opener $150K guaranteed, joined in the early evening by the Deepstack NLH Freezeout. We’ve got those results for you.

WPT Prime Cambodia Opener – Day 1B results

Big turnout at Day 1B of the WPT Prime Cambodia Opener with 142 runners recorded at the end of registration. Combined with Day 1A, the event has now increased to 196 entries. With two more entry flights to play out, there is no doubt that the US$ 150K guarantee will be breached; it is just a question of how massive the prize pool will be. Based on the momentum, it seems to be headed for a quarter million dollars.  We shall find out tomorrow evening.

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Recapping Day 1B, among the crowd of players was Thailand’s Prommin Talordpong who won his first ever career trophy at the WPT Prime Vietnam Megastack event last May. Other notable players that navigated to bagging time were Singapore’s Bryan Huang Diwei – a rare sight at the tables, Vietnam‘s Tran Duc Kien, and South Africa’s Marc Joseph who returned after suffering a bad beat at Day 1A.

Another player making the cut was Germany’s Hannes Theo Daniel. On the second hand of his second bullet, Daniel survived one of the most shocking hands of the day. He was all in with KdKc, and was up against two players, each one holding pocket Aces. The river dropped the two-outer King to ecstatically triple up.

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Hannes Theo Daniel

Just under 10.5 hours. Day 1B ended with the very short stacked Kyle Bao Quoc Diep busting out. The 18 remaining players bagged up led by Lithuania’s Tomas Dedinas. Dedinas closed with the biggest stack of 551,500. This earned him the overall top spot in the cumulative Day 2 chip counts.

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Tomas Dedinas

Buy in: US$ 550
Guarantee: US$ 150,000
Day 1A: 7 advanced out of 54 entries
Day 1B: 18 advanced out of 142 entries
Day 2 qualifiers: 25 players

Day 2 chip counts: 25 players

Tomas Dedinas Lithuania 551,500
Wanki Baik Korea 484,500
Prommin Talordpong Thailand 447,000
William Bolton Australia 305,000
Marc Joseph South Africa 289,000
Woon Yoke Wei Malaysia 273,000
Frank Lillis Ireland 230,000
Hannes Theo Daniel Germany 221,500
Anshul Rajput India 213,000
Chua You Zhuang Singapore 195,000
Bryan Huang Diwei Singapore 188,500
Jae Kyung Sim “Simba” Korea 169,500
Thomas Larsen Sweden 166,000
Harold Brooks South Africa 156,000
Armon Van Wijk Australia 146,500
Jack Leong Singapore 121,500
Minseong Cho Korea 109,500
Chang Yu Chung Taiwan 97,000
Daniel Hinh Australia 96,500
Dhaval Mudgal India 94,500
Tran Duc Kien Vietnam 93,000
Louis Bilodeau Japan 88,000
Eric Wasylenko Canada 63,000
Julius Umbraziunas Lithuania 62,500
Jie Wei Yang China 37,000

Chips in play: 4,900,000
Average stack: 196,000

The 25 qualifiers have a day off before returning to action on Sunday, August 14 at 1pm. Day 2 will see the money quickly flow with the first one out as first one paid.

Deepstack NLH Freezeout – Day 1 results

The US$ 300 buy in Deepstack NLH Freezeout buzzed up one side of the floor with 98 players building a prize pool of US$ 25,566. With only one bullet allowed, it was no surprise to see fast dropouts, and by the sixth hour it was bubble time with 14 players remaining. It was at this stage where time seemed to stand still. It took 1.5 hours before the bubble finally burst. Prior to doing so, India‘s Shardul Parthasarathi was down to just 1.5 BB and was forced all in on the big blind position. He woke up with AhAs and tripled through. Shardul went on to close the day with 9.7 BB.

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Shardul Parthasarathi

Not so fortunate for Jasven Saigal who drained out, eventually falling to Korea‘s Bae Kyung Suk. Suk closed the day as chip leader with 44.9 BB. The final 13 players return to the felt on Saturday, August 13 at 1pm. Everyone is guaranteed a minimum payout of US$ 642. The top prize is US$ 7,828.

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Bae Kyung Suk

Buy in: US$ 300
Entries: 98
Prize pool: US$ 25,566
ITM: 13 places

Player Flag Chips
Bae Kyung Suk Korea 449,000
Kunal Patni India 358,000
Artsiom Pankratau 208,000
Patrick James Standen Canada 130,000
Wanki Baik Korea 113,000
Nguyen Van Xuan Vietnam 107,000
Shardul Parthasarathi India 97,000
Joo Young Hoon Korea 97,000
Tatsuhiko Terai Japan 59,000
Thanakrit Lachaima Thailand 30,000
Jony Hyun Baeg Korea 286,000
Selim Souissi Tunisia 24,000
Kai Yang Gu Singapore 2,000

Chips in play: 1,960,000
Average stack: 150,769
Day 2 blinds: 5K – 10K – 10K (Ante BB)
Time: 1pm
Clock and level: 10:40 remaining in Level 17

Stay tuned to Somuchpoker for updates on the ongoing WPT Prime Cambodia

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

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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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