Yuguang Li claimed two wins - Macau Poker Cup 22
The City of Dreams had been festivily illuminated by a great poker festival since February 27: the Macau Poker Cup (MPC). This 22nd annual MPC concluded Sunday with Yuguang Li grabbing two first-place cashes, the first being at the Red Dragon Main Event, the second, HK $ 80,000 High Roller. It was last Friday that China-based Yuguang Li won the Red Dragon Main Event for HK $ 1,848,000 (USD $ 240,000) by topping a field of 987 players. He would immediately join the HK$ 80,000 High Roller event, at the end of which he emerged victorious to cash HK $ 1,647,000 (USD $ 212,000). With these two consecutive victories, Li is now breaking into the Asian pokers history. Prior to this incredible achievement, Lis record includes three Macao-held tournament victories. His overall earnings are now amount to $ 3,495,000 (USD $ 450,000).
67 players, including high profile players Bryan Huang, David Steicke, Mikal Blomlie and Rono Lo, were in the hunt for this MCP 22s High Roller, 34 of whom were qualified for Day 2 battle. And only 7 would make the money. Kicked out to 8th place, Thomas Ward went home empty-handed. Stephen Chidwick entered the final table as a chip leader. However, he did not weigh that much facing Li Yuguang in the ultimate clash. UKs Chidwick was awarded HK $ 1,048,000 (USD $ 134,954) for his runner-up finish in this HK$ 80,000 High Roller event while Andrey Kotelnikov completed the podium (3rd place) for HK $ 699,000 (USD $ 90,012) of prize. PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room will, once again, play host to the ACOP Platinum Series from April 21, and the APPT Macau from May 20 to 31.
Monday, 16 March 2015
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