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   Tuesday, April 16 2024 
Asian Poker Tour Macau: Zhang Dan Peng won the trophy

While poker pros play unparalleled challenge with wealthy Chinese businessmen, the tournament Asian Poker Tour (APT) crowned its champion. For this first Asian tournament, since its launch, the success was always present. The tournament was held at City of Dreams of Macau from November 6 to 14 and poker enthusiasts who joined the new capital of gambling have has the joy to attend a high roller of € 14,000 buy-in, side event tournament having an entrance fee of € 200 and €1,000 and the Main Event of €3,250. After Yevgenjy Timoshenko and Adrian Allain, champions of 2008 and 2009, Dan Zhang Peng, a 18 years poker player native of Guangzhou grab the win and the enormous gain of $ 215,000.

Usually, participants in the APT are Asian but players of different nationalities were also present in the field of 161 players. This is the first participation of the young champion in live tournaments. In conducting an aggressive style of play, he ended up by being part of the 18 survivors for Day 3. Zhang Dan Peng continued to shine in front of his opponents that allowed him to reach the final table after three hours of battle. And by ousting the German Bjoern Wisler on the final heads'up, he was crowned champion. Note that the finalists of the APT Macau like the South Korean Jung Sunny, China's Zhang Dan Peng, the two players from Hong Kong Elton Tsang and Sparrow Cheung Yu Park, the Australian Daniel Neilson, and Li You Nan from China did not lack talent.

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