The Macau Poker Cup (MPC) is currently underway at the PokerStars LIVE poker room in the City of Dreams Macau. This 17 day long poker fiesta running from 25 August – 10 September includes several exciting events, including the much awaited Red Dragon Main Event – a HK $15,000 buy-in tournament with a massive HK $10,000,000 GTD.
A large Indian contingent is attending the series and the breaking news is that India’s Paawan Bansal shipped the HK$6,000 NLH event for HK$75,000 with two other players Nathan Rao and Akshay Nasa making runner-up finishes. Nathan made a second-place finish in HK$3,000 NLH event while Akshay Nasa emerged a runner-up in the HK$500 Flipout event. Rao bagged HK$40,500 while Nasa pocketed HK$15,046 for their efforts.
Given below is the quick recap of the 6 events at 27 Macau Poker Cup (MPC):
Event 1: HK $2,000 Kick-off (HK $300,000 GTD)
It was taken down by Hong Kong’s Ka Shing Wong. He outlasted 314 entries that created a prizepool of HK $548,244. Wong defeated USA’s Kenny Chun Kang Shih in heads-up battle where both the players agreed a deal in the final round. Wong collected HK $108,000 for his first place finish while Shih took home HK $100,000. From Team India, Neeraj Kumar made it to ITM list, finishing at 18th place for HK $5,000 in prize money.
Event 2: HK $10,000 NLH ($800,000 GTD)
The event 2 of MPC drew a total of 81 players and outlasting them was Malaysia’s Kian Weng Choong. He won HK $216,000 for his 1st place finish. Choong outlasted Hong Kong’s Laurent Huai Eng Ly who took home HK $144,000 for his second place finish.
Event 3: HK $3,000 NLH
It was taken down by Taiwan’s Tzh Hung Chuang who beat Indian player Nathan Rao in heads-up. Chuang collected HK $60,834 for his first place finish and Rao settled down for HK $40,500 for his runner-up finish. The event drew 86 entries for a prizepool of HK $225,234.
Event 4: HK $500 Flipout
It drew 220 participants and created a prizepool of HK $96,030. It was Israel’s Ben Gur after knocking out Indian player Akshay Nasa in heads-up. Gur took home HK $23,000 for his win while Nasa earned HK $15,046 for his 2nd place finish. In this event, two other Indian players also cashed out. Neeraj Kumar took 13th place for HK $1,400 and Nishant ‘DoJingBULLETS’ Sharma finished in 22nd place for HK $1,000.
Event 5: HK $6,000 NLH
The biggest day for Team India came in Event 5 when India’s ace player Paawan Bansal won Event 5: HK $6,000 NLH by outlasting 65 players. When the event was down to three-way action, all players agreed a deal to alter the prize payouts from 1st-3rd place. The eventual winner Bansal collected HK $75,000 along with a Spadie trophy. He defeated Fan Jia in heads-up battle who won HK $101,000. Another Indian player Ronal Jatin Vyas made it to the final table but ended finished in the 6th place for HK $23,770.
Event 6: HK $2,500 Knockout
The event drew a total of 90 players making a prizepool of HK $151,425. Hong Kong player Yiu Heung shipped this event for HK $40,900 beating fellow player Wing Cheong Chong in heads-up battle. Chong took home HK $27,300 for his 2nd place finish. Indian player Nathan Rao once again made a final table but again he was unfortunately not able to go long way. After a good run, Rao wend out in 4th place for HK $15,100.
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