The inaugural WPT Cambodia is currently underway at NagaWorld Phnom Penh. Yesterday saw the start of its most awaited tournament – $250,000 GTD Main Event. The opening flight of the $1,100 buy-in tournament – Day 1A drew an impressive field of 188 (165 unique and 23 re-entries) entries. With two more starting flights yet to be played, the event is well on its way to crush its guarantee.
Following 15 levels of play, only 34 players advanced to Day 2 from Day 1A with China`s Jingjing Ke (486,000) leading the way. As expected, Indians came out in big numbers with as many as 13 players joining the action. However, only three Indians could progress. Headlining the trio of Indian qualifiers was Kartik Ved who bagged the eighth largest stack of 218,000 among the 34 survivors from Day 1A. Raju Jaruplavath who finished 9th in the opening event of the series bagged 125,000 chips, while former WPT Vietnam Champion Dhaval Mudgal ended the day with 69,000 chips.
Top 10 Stacks At Day 1A End
- Jingjing Ke – 486,000
- Didrik Andreas Mantor – 392,000
- Kuang-Hung Lee – 355,000
- Arravind Udayakumar – 312,000
- Dajia Chen – 266,000
- Leiguang Li – 262,000
- Seungsoo Jeon – 218,000
- Kartik Ved – 218,000
- Kwo Chuan Soon – 215,000
- Youngjin Kim – 199,000
Day 1B begins today at 1pm local time and we expect a large number of Indians for the flight.