WPT Sanya Main Event Final Table set, Qian Zhi Qiang chip leader

The 888 entries to the World Poker Tour (WPT) Sanya Main Event is now down its final nine aspirants bringing an end to Day 4 of the competition here.

Wu Xin became the bubble boy as his Ax3x wilted against the QxTx of chip leader Qian Zhi Qiang on a board of Kx9xXxJx5x to now bring to an end Day 4 of competition in the Main Event of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Sanya. Wu took home $18,200.

Final Table
Final Table

The remaining nine players now retire for the night to come back tomorrow (November 21st) at 12:00NN still here at the MGM Grand Hotel main ballroom for the finale that will award the top prize of $242,555 to the winner plus the title in the sixth edition of this prestigious undertaking in this island paradise.

One of the last two ladies standing busted out in fourteenth place as Team J88 Poker’s Jin Tian’s preflop shove with 6x6x was called by an opponent with Tx and an Ax came out on the flop giving her a decent payday of $15,100.

However, Tang Ying is still very much in the thick of things as this young lady who just picked up the game half a year ago is presently among the top three in chips.

WPT Beijing runner up Chen Ke is presently at fourth with 2,195,000 in chips.

2015 Red Dragon and Macau Poker Cup High-Roller champion Li Guang Yu also advanced to the Final Table and should bring a wealth of experience and determination to the last battle as he is dead set on achieving his goal of being a WPT champ.

Qian Zhi Qiang
Qian Zhi Qiang

Day 3 chip leader Qian Zhi Qiang—a former runner up in the 2016 CPG Championships Main Event—is still leading the pack but his holdings have expanded to 5,255,5000 followed by Huang Deng Dong’s 4,475,000 in chips. Tang Ying is presently in third with 2,985,000.

Here are the chip counts:

1.      Qian Zhi Qiang – 5,255,000
2.      Huang Deng Dong – 4,475,000
3.      Tang Ying – 2,985,000
4.      Chen Ke – 2,195,000
5.      Li Guang Yu – 1,970,000
6.      Li Cheng Bei – 1,906,000
7.      Chen Sui Yu – 1,770,000
8.      Fu Peng – 645,000
9.      Hu Ling Fei – 590,000

The tournament resumes at Level 28 (blinds at 30000/60000/10000) but from the stack sizes across the board, we could be in for a long drawn out affair.

Join us again tomorrow for our final day here at the WPT Sanya!

Final table will be stramed with 30mins delay starting at 12:30pm.


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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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