WPT Cambodia: Jianfeng Sun Wins Main Event Warm Up; Laksh Pal Singh Finishes Runner-Up

The inaugural World Poker Tour (WPT) Cambodia is well underway at Nagaworld in Phnom Penh. Two events of the series are already in the books. The most prominent tournament to play down to a champion yesterday was the $1,100 Main Event Warm-Up that drew a total of 95 entries. Topping the field was China’s Jianfeng Sun who earned an impressive $29,234 (INR 21.01 Lac). The runner-up spot went to India’s Laksh Pal Singh who took home $17,509 (INR 12.58 Lac) for his deep run.

Team India is off to a great start at the series, with three Indians already finishing ITM in the first tournament of the series – Kickoff Event. Adding to the team’s tally is now the young talent Laksh Pal Singh who narrowly missed out on the title, finishing 2nd in the Main Event Warm Up yesterday.

Only 20 made Day 2 with Tomaz Kogovsek leading the way with a stack of 263,500 chips. It didn’t take long to reach the money line as only 12 players were paid. The final table of the event featured players from nine different countries. Jakub Kotas (9th) from Czech Republic was the first to bust the FT. The others to follow were Tomaz Kogovsek (8th), Stig Erik Goran Billgren (7th), Didrik Andreas Mantor (6th), Siew Po Teh (5th), Muhammad Shahzad (4th), and Yao Tay from Singapore (3rd).

Finally, it came to heads-up between India and China. India’s Laksh Pal Singh led into the heads-up battle, but China’s Jianfeng Sun managed to slowly build his stack and eventually win the title. The final hand saw the short-stacked Singh move all-in pre-flop with Qh 10s against Sun’s As 8d. The board 5c 4d Js 9h Jc did not improve Singh’s hand and gave the title to the Chinese player – Sun.

Final Table Payouts (USD)

  1. Jianfeng Sun – $29,234
  2. Laksh Pal Singh – $17,509
  3. Yao Loon Tay – $11,058
  4. Muhammad Hassan Shahzad – $7,142
  5. Siew Po Teh – $5,529
  6. Didrik Andreas Mantor – $4,377
  7. Stig Erik Goran Billgren – $3,686
  8. Tomaz Kogovsek – $3,225
  9. Jakub Kotas – $2,924


Two Indians Return For Day 2 Of The $300 Nagaworld Cup Today!

The second starting flight of the $300 Nagaworld Cup concluded on November 18. A total of 84 entries registered for the flight, and along with the 52 from the Flight 1, the total field reached 136 entries, generating a prize pool of $35,618. By the end of the day’s play, only 11 players survived with China’s Yinfei Xiao (206,000) bagging the chip lead. A total of 9 Indians were seen in action but only Shankar Metlapalli (75,000) among them was able to advance to Day 2 of the event. He will be joined on Day 2 play today with another Indian in Deep Raina (116,000) who qualified from Flight 1.

Among the 18 players surviving from the two starting flights of the event, Yinfei Xiao (206,000) will be starting Day 2 as the chip leader. The other big stacks for the Day 2 start include Si Yang Phua (183,000), Tadashi Ogawa (183,000), and Flight 1 chip leader Alexandar Hoglind (178,000).

Top 10 Chip Counts For Day 2 Start

  1. Yinfei Xiao – 206,000
  2. Si Yang Phua – 183,000
  3. Tadashi Ogawa – 183,000
  4. Alexander Hoglind – 178,000
  5. Sok h – 156,000
  6. Deding Xu – 170,600
  7. Tan Kok Fye Darian – 138,000
  8. Michael Norman Wood – 126,000
  9. Chakshu Deep Raina – 116,000
  10. Jae Kyung Sim – 110,000