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WPT Prime Cambodia: Shardul Parthasarathi takes the Super High Roller; Richard Mari wins Short Deck; Asmiati tops the Ladies NLH

 

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Indian players continue to dominate the WPT Prime Cambodia headlines with Shardul Parthasarathi as the latest to join the champions list. Also bagging titles were UK’s Richard Mari and Indonesia’s Ms. Asmiati. We’ve got those stories below including the updated Player of the Festival leaderboard with Trong Hieu Ngo in the lead. Here are the highlights.

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Shardul Parthasarathi awarded the trophy at the Super High Roller

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After a heads up deal, Shardul Parthasarathi picked up another title and trophy for India making that now five for the country. Shardul overcame a deficit at the final table of the $5.3K Super High Roller, rising from the shortest at five handed to winner. From the deal, he walked away US$ 68,922 richer while runner up Philippines Christopher Mateo earned the largest cut of US$ 73,778.

Event recap

Day 2 of the Super High Roller resumed with registration still open before the first deal of the day. Nine players took advantage to bump up the total entries to 54. With buy in at a hefty US$ 5,300, it built a prize pool of US$ 261,900. Among the newcomers were Viet Nam‘s Nguyen Quang Minh, Filipino Lester Edoc, and Taiwan‘s Chi Jen Chu , joining pros such as Thailand‘s Punnat Punsri who was back in Asia after a spectacular WSOP run, and WSOP bracelet champions Mike Takayama and Abhinav Iyer.

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WPT PRIME CAMBODIA SHR FINAL TABLE

By the time the final table was formed, the day’s entering chip leader Sweden’s Matt Douhan and Denmark’s Michael Kim Falcon were long gone with the latter cleaned out by Shardul. Philippines Florencio Campomanes brought in the lead followed by Viet Nam’s Trong Hieu Ngo who won the Mystery Bounty yesterday and was back at his third final table. Filipinos dominated the lineup with David Erquiaga and Christopher Mateo also in the round.

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Florencio Campomanes

Action proceeded with Florent Remi out as the stone cold bubble with Campomanes Ad2d landing the Two to dust AcQs. First to the money was China‘s Jiazhi Zhong (9th) with all his chips sent to Ngo. Struggling short stack Vincent Huang soon followed and was Mateo’s first final table knockout. As Mateo continued to chip up, Shardul survived an all in, while Erquiaga seesawed to see his stack drained by Mateo and Campomanes. 

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At five handed, Shardul landed his second double up, this time through Mateo. The loss was minor for Mateo who quickly made up for it and more in a big pot against Ngo then eliminated Malaysia’s Victor Chong (5th) with Ace-Jack outdrawing pocket Fours. Shardul did the rest. He finished off Campomanes (4th) and Ngo (3rd) then struck an ICM deal that ended the chase. Shardul was officially awarded his first ever WPT title.

Buy in: US$ 5,300
Entries: 54
Prize pool: US$ 261,900
ITM: 8 places

Payouts

1st Shardul Parthasarathi India $68,922*
2nd Christopher Mateo Philippines $73,778*
3rd Trong Hieu Ngo Viet Nam $38,050
4th Florencio Campomanes Philippines $26,450
5th Victor Chong Malaysia $19,150
6th David Erquiaga Philippines $14,500
7th Vincent Huang New Zealand $11,500
8th Jiazhi Zhong China $9,550

*Heads up deal

UK’s Richard Mari wins Short Deck

UK’s Richard Mari overcame a deficit at heads up against Thailand‘s Phachara Wongwichit to capture his first ever WPT title and a cool US$ 4,214 in cash.

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Richard Mari

The Short Deck event was one of the cheapest events on the menu costing just US$ 200 to enter. This brought 73 to action for a pot of US$ 12,392. By bubble time, one of the shorties was recent winner Akshay Kapoor who folded AcKc with two players all in before him. Wongwichit delivered the bubble with As7h over Ad6d, both players pairing their lower card. Kapoor met his end in 9th place. South Africa’s Marc Joseph exited (7th), big stacked Michael Lindstrom was stopped in 5th place, then two busts later, Wongwichit opened heads up as massive chip leader.

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SHORT DECK HOLDEM (RE-ENTRY) FINAL TABLE

However, the Thai pro could not close it out. Instead, Mari landed two double ups with a full house on the river over a straight on the turn. The counts switched, Mari grabbed the win with 10h10c set over 10d9h  two pair on a board JdQh9c7s10s.

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Phachara Wongwichit

Buy in: US$ 200
Entries: 73
Prize pool: US$ 12,392
ITM: 10 places

Payouts

1st Richard Mari UK $4,214
2nd Phachara Wongwichit Thailand $2,416
3rd Chen Zhen Liu Taiwan $1,512
4th Hye Min Choi Korea $1,022
5th Michael Lindstrom Denmark $774
6th Huaxin Wang China $620
7th Marc Joseph South Africa $545
8th Jongha Kim Korea $496
9th Akshay Kapoor India $421
10th Tsz Him Pun Hong Kong $372

Asmiati finds victory at the Ladies NLH

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Ms. Asmiati

The first trophy for Indonesia was claimed at the Ladies NLH with Ms. Asmiati rising out of the event’s 20 entrants. With buy in also at the cheapest of US$ 200, Asmiati turned it into US$ 1,700 after defeating India‘s Gunisha Sinha at heads up. This was her first ever poker win.

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Mei San Ang

Asmiati already racked up the biggest stack well before the money round. At four handed, which was bubble time, the only known pro remaining Japan’s Yuri Ishida fell to Singapore‘s Mei San Ang with pocket Nines dominating pocket Eights. Despite the boost, Ang was met with a crushing defeat when her pocket Sixes were cracked by Asmiati’s pocket Fives, Five on the flop. With a massive lead against Gunisha Sinha at heads up, it  was an easy finish for the Indonesian. 

Buy in: US$ 200
Entries: 20
Prize pool: US$ 3,395
ITM: 3 places

Payouts 

1st Ms Asmiati Indonesia $1,700
2nd Gunisha Sinha India $1,020
3rd Mei San Ang Singapore $675

Updated: WPT Player of the Festival

After 13 completed events, Viet Nam’s Trong Hieu Ngo has jumed out front with a big lead in the WPT Player of the Festival race. He finished 3rd at the Super High Roller to overtake Kunal Patni. More points to rack up with 11 events yet to complete. The winner of this race will win a WPT Passport worth US$ 5,000 to any WPT Main Tour of choice this year.

TRONG HIEU NGO 825
KUNAL PATNI 600
SEMEN KAPITONOV 550
SHARDUL PARTHASARATHI 520
AKSHAY KAPOOR 500
MINSEONG CHO 425
ANAND KUMAR 400
GAKUTO OSHIRO 400
MARC ANTHONY JOSEPH 375
CHRISTOPHER VECINO MATEO 375
KYLE BAO QUOC AN DIEP 350
ASHISH MUNOT 300
YOUNGHOON JOO 300
LEAK SORN 300
ZURVAN TUMBOLI 300
HYE MIN CHOI 300

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.

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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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