WPT Cambodia: China’s Yinfei Xiao Wins NagaWorld Cup, Two Indians Cash

The inaugural World Poker Tour (WPT) Cambodia is currently underway at Nagaworld in Phnom Penh. The series has awarded trophies in four tournaments so far. The most prominent event to play down to a champion yesterday was the $300 buy-in NagaWorld Cup, which drew 136 entries over the two starting flights and generated $35,619 in prizepool, which was paid to top 18 finishers.

The largest share of the prizepool eventually went to China’s Yinfei Xiao who started final day as chip leader among the 18 survivors from the two starting flights and continued to build his stack to amass half the chip in play at the three-handed. From there, there was no looking back for the player who later eliminated Sweden’s Alexander Hoglind in 3rd place with Ah7d over Qh8h on a dry board.

After busting Hoglind, Xiao eventually reached heads-up with a 2.5:1 advantage against Tan Kok Fye Darian.The heads-up did not last long and was over within 4 hands. On the final hand, Darian three-bet all in on a board 3d 6c 4h 8d and Xiao made a snap call with Jd 8s. Although Darian holding 3c 6h was ahead with two pairs, the river brought the Jc, giving two higher pair for Xiao to win the title.

Team India

Among the 18 runners coming back for the final day play yesterday were the two Indians, namely Chakshu Deep Raina and Ravi Shankar Metlapalli. While the former made it to the final table, finishing 6th for $1,460, Ravi Shankar Metlapalli exited the tournament in 16th position for $650.

Top 10 Payouts (USD)

  1. Yinfei Xiao – $9,955
  2. Tan Kok Fye Darian – $6,269
  3. Alexander Hoglind – $3,722
  4. Jakub Chludziski – S$ 2,244
  5. Deding Xu – $1,745
  6. Chakshu Deep Raina – $1,460
  7. Sokmeng Hun – $1,264
  8. Si Yang Phua – $1,124
  9. Michael Norman Wood – $996
  10. Baris Yalcinkaya – $873