Congratulations to Nicky Tao Jin, Winner of the Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon HK$11,000 Main Event (HK$1,092,500 and HK$100,000 ACOP Entry)

It took four days, plenty of bust outs, over-dramatic celebrations and great poker action to see another Macau Poker Cup; Red Dragon crowned with Nicky Tao Jin – or shumeilove as he is known online – victorious over a record-setting field.

Before a single card had been dealt on Day 1a, a record-setting field was in sight as the PokerStars Macau poker room at the Grand Lisboa was jam-packed with poker players from around the world. When 283 players took their seat on Thursday evening, the record of 217 was smashed before a further 352 players took to the felt on Friday evening to smash the record of 509 set in February 2011 as a field size of 635 had taken part in this edition of the Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon.

With a prizepool of HK$6,297,676 and a first prize of HK$1,320,000 the final number, it was always going to be a tournament that everyone wanted to win, but once Day 2 rolled round only 212 players still were within a chance of being crowned champion.  Saturday saw the penultimate day of poker kick off early, but that didn’t deter players getting involved as eliminations occurred at a rapid rate – with the field shrinking by half at every break – before Joseph Lind became our bubble boy in 82nd place.

From there, eliminations were fast as Shang-te Ma (72nd), David Steicke (67th), Winfred Yu (60th), Claudia Yum (57th), Andrew Feldman (52nd), Alvin Cheam (49th), Roman Paxyuth (47th), Harold Tsakmaklis (39th), Victor Chen (25th) and Patrick Kar Keng Lee (23rd) were just a handful of those that cashed but were unable to make the final day of play as Jay Tan lead the final eighteen players.

Although we hoped for a quick day, we never expected it to be, but Sailesh Verma (17th), Denny Yu (16th), Julian Hasse (13th) and Bjoern Wiesler (12th) all bite the dust before the final table was reached in around three hours.

(The final table lining up for the customary photo)

Although one of the short stacks, Nicky Tao Jin was easily one of the best players not only at the final table but also in the field

, and even though he started as the short-stack with 310,000 in chips, he was still one to fear. Jin double early with a superior ace before getting lucky in a standard spot to knock Shao-hung Lee out. The action would stall for a while before a flurry of eliminations broken up by a massive runner-runner spike for Jin when his 5 hearts5 diams was all in against Ke Chen’s A clubsQ clubs as the board ran out A hearts4 spades3 spades6 clubs7 diams.

Once Chen was gone, Zuo Wang would lose a massive flip to be next when his 6 hearts6 diams was all-in preflop against Jin’s A hearts10 hearts, and although Wang turned a set, Jin rivered a flush before Tan exited in fifth as Jin led the final four players to break. David Martirosyan three-bet shoved light and lost before Jin eliminated Brit Craig Absiyeh in a flip to take a slight lead into heads-up play against Abhishek Goindi.

Nicky Tao Jin

With a deal struck, everyone still believed that a long heads-up battle would follow, but on just the third hand an epic cooler saw Jin’s flopped set of deuces hold against Goindi’s top two-pair to see the Chinese player crowned the Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon Champion!

For the online grinder known as shumeilove who lives in the United Kingdom, he pockets HK$1,092,500 and a HK$100,000 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) entry along with the spectacular Red Dragon trophy. Congratulations to Nicky Tao Jin for playing with ruthless and timely aggression, craftiness and patience to emerge victorious over the 635 player Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon Main Event field.

Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon Main Event Prizepool & Payouts
Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon Side Event Results

We would also like to thank Fred Leung, Danny McDonagh and their wonderful staff at the PokerStars Macau poker room at the Grand Lisboa for all their wonderful hospitality and assistance throughout this great week of poker. Thank you at home for following along with our coverage, and until our next event at ANZPT Sydney … may your aces meet kings and triple-barrel bluffs go uncalled.

 


 

Abhishek Goindi Eliminated in 2nd Place (HK$1,056,500); Nicky Tao Jin Wins!

On the third hand of heads-up play Nicky Tao Jin opened his button to 200,000 and Abhishek Goindi (pictured) defended the big blind to see a 2 clubs3 diams4 diams flop fall before checking the action over to Jin.

Jin paused for a moment before betting out 260,000 only to have Goindi check-raise to 660,000. Jin Took a little longer in making his decision - and that decision would be a three-bet to 1,460,000 total. With that bet representing over one-third of Goindi's chip stack, the Indian player pushed all in for just a little over 4,000,000 which prompted Jin to instantly make the call.

Goindi: 4 clubs3 clubs
Jin: 2 spades2 diams

With an epic-cooler on just the third hand of heads-up play, Goindi would be trailing with his top two-pair and need either a four or three to spike or some combination of running straight cards for a chop or clubs to take the win.

The delaer dropped the J spades on the turn to now leave Goindi with just six outs, and when the 10 diams completed the board on the river, he would have to settle for 2nd place and the HK$1,056,500 payout as Jin was crowned the Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon Main Event Champion!

Deal Made

It has been announced to us that both Nicky Tao Jin and Abhishek Goindi made a deal that saw Jin collect a HK$1,092,500 and Goindi 1,056,500.

Whoever is victorious, they will receive the Red Dragon trophy (pictured) and the HK$100,000 ACOP entry.

Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air with roughly 20 minutes to go in this level where blinds are 50,000-100,000 and a 10,000 ante.

It seems as though the players have had a little discussion are are ready to begin their heads-up battle.

On offer is HK$1,320,000 and a HK$100,000 ACOP entry for first - along with the spectacular Red Dragon trophy while second will settle for HK$929,000. Here are how the heads-up chip counts sit:

Nicky Tao Jin - 5,265,000 in chips
Abhishek Goindi - 4,105,000

Heads Up

 


 

Quick Break

Both Nicky Tao Jin and Abhishek Goindi are taking a short break.

Craig AbsiyehCraig Absiyeh Eliminated in 3rd Place (HK$554,000)

Nicky Tao Jin opened to 250,000 only to have Craig Absiyeh three-bet shove for 2,170,000. Jin deliberated for several moments before eventually making the call to put the Brit at risk.

Absiyeh: 5 diams5 clubs
Jin: A clubs7 hearts

With Absiyeh in a coinflip for his tournament life, the A diamsJ hearts9 clubs flop gave Jin a huge lead and left Absiyeh drawing to just two outs.

The J diams on the turn would see Absiyeh still need to catch one of the last fives in the deck, but when the 7 diams landed on the river, he would have to settle for HK$554,000 - not bad for his first ever live tournament. 

Updated Chip Counts

Abhishek Goindi - 4,150,000 in chips
Nicky Tao Jin - 3,140,000
Craig Absiyeh - 2,150,000

David Martirosyan Eliminated in 4th Place (HK$409,000)

Abhishek Goindi opened his button to 240,000 and David Martirosyan (pictured) three-bet shoved for 1,525,000 from the small blind. Goindi immediately called and the cards were placed on their backs.

Martirosyan: J diams9 diams
Goindi: A heartsK clubs

The K diams8 spades4 spades flop gave Goindi a commanding lead and left Martirosyan drawing to runner-runner everything. However, when the dealer smacked the 5 spades on the turn, followed by the 2 clubs on the river, Martirosyan was forced to exit in 4th place for a HK$409,000 payday as Goindi moved to roughly 4,150,000 in chips.

Martirosyan Slips

David Martirosyan opened the button to 200,000 only to have Nicky Tao Jin three-bet to 495,000 from the small blind. 

Martirosyan contemplated his decision for a few moments before eventually releasing his hand to slip to 1,640,000 as Jin moved to 3,140,000 in chips.

Updated Chip Counts

Here are the updated chip counts from the final table.

Nicky Tao Jin - 3,160,000
David Martirosyan - 2,420,000
Abhishek Goindi - 1,945,000
Craig Absiyeh - 1,850,000

Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air with the blinds at 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante.

 


 

Break Time

The remaining four players are heading on a 10-minute break.

Straight for Martirosyan

David Martirosyan open-shoved his 1,100,000-chip stack and was iso-shoved by Craig Absiyeh in the small blind.

Martirosyan: J hearts10 hearts
Absiyeh: A clubsJ diams

The A hearts9 diams8 clubs kept Absiyeh in the lead, but when the Q hearts landed on the turn, Martirosyan soared in front and could only chop. The river landed the 8 spades to see Martirosyan double through to 2,300,000 as Absiyeh slipped to 2,450,000 in chips.

Absiyeh Takes Chip Lead

Nicky Tao Jin opened the small blind with a raise to 200,000 which Craig Absiyeh called before both players checked down a 8 spadesQ hearts6 heartsK spadesJ hearts board.

Jin tabled his 10 diams5 diams, but it would be Absiyeh's 2 hearts2 clubs that would see him collect the pot to move to 3,850,000 while Jin slipped to 3,260,000 in chips.

Jay Tan Eliminated in 5th Place (HK$315,000)

From under the gun, Jay Tan (pictured) moved her last 900,000 into the middle and Abhishek Goindi shipped behind her for 1,400,000.

Tan: A hearts4 hearts
Goindi: J diamsJ spades

As Tan's rail cheered for an ace, the 10 spadesK diams8 clubs10 diams6 spades board wouldn't provide her with any help as she bounced out in 5th place for a HK$315,000 as Goindi moved to roughly 2,500,000 in chips to leave the final four in the Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon Main Event.

Zuo Wang Eliminated in 6th Place (HK$252,000)

The action folded to Nicky Tao Jin in the small blind and he bumped it with a raise only to have Zuo Wang (pictured) three-bet the big blind. Jin responded by moving all in and Wang made the call for his 1,200,000-chip stack.

Jin: A hearts10 hearts
Wang: 6 hearts6 diams

With Wang holding the best hand, the Q hearts9 diams2 hearts flop gave Jin an addditional eight outs to make a flush, but when the 6 spades landed on the turn, Wang's stranglehold on the hand would be increased with his turned set.

Unfortunately for the Chinese player, the K hearts would spike on the river to send Wang to the rail in 6th place for a HK$252,000 payday as Jin soars to 4,220,000 in chips - good for two-fifths of the chips in play.

Level Up, Blinds 40,000-80,000, ante 10,000

Ke ChenKe Chen Eliminated in 7th Place (HK$205,000)

Ke Chen (pictured from Day 2) moved his last 100,000 into the middle and both David Martirosyan and Nicky Tao Jin made the call from the blinds.

The 2 spades6 hearts8 hearts2 heartsQ diams board was checked down with Chen tabling his K diams4 clubs. However it would be Jin's Q heartsJ diams that would collect the pot and send Chen out the door in 7th place for a HK$205,000 payday.

Jin Rolls Out Straight on Chen

Nicky Tao Jin opened under the gun to 120,000 only to have Ke Chen three-bet the hi-jack to 285,000. Once the action returned to Jin, he moved all in for 1,205,000 total and Chen quickly made the call to put Jin at risk.

Jin: 5 hearts5 diams
Chen: A clubsQ clubs

The A hearts4 spades3 spades flop gave Chen the lead and leave Jin with a gutshot and outs to a set to remain alive in the Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon Main Event. The turn however landed the 6 clubs which now gave Jin four more outs, and when the dealer smacked the 7 diams on the river, Jin was raking in the massive pot to send him to 1,535,000 as Chen was left crippled with 105,000 in chips.

Wang Ships on Chen

Zuo Wang entered the pot from the button with a raise to 120,000 only to have Ke Chen three-bet the small blind to 275,000. 

Once the action returned to Wang, he moved all in for a further 695,000 to Chen, and following a few minutes in the tank, Chen mucked his hand while slipping to 1,300,000 as Wang moved to 1,335,000 in chips.

Po En Ho Eliminated in 8th Place (HK$157,000)

The action folded round to Po En Ho (pictured) on the button and he pushed all in for roughly his last 350,000. With the action on Ke Chen in the small blind, he went into his usual think-tank mode before eventually iso-shoving for roughly 1,200,000 as the big blind passed.

Ho: K clubs6 diams
Chen: J diams10 diams

With Ho the slight favourite to stay alive, the A clubs10 hearts10 spades flop saw Chen take a commanding lead to leave Ho drawing to only running aces or kings to stay alive.

The 5 clubs on the turn would render Ho drawing dead as the 7 diams on the river ended Ho's tournament in 8th place for a HK$157,000 payday while Chen moved to roughly 1,610,000 in chips.

Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air with the blinds 30,000-60,000 and a 5,000 ante.

Shuffle

 


 

Break Time

The remaining eight players are heading on a 10-minute break.

ChipsUpdated Chip Counts

Abhishek Goindi - 1,900,000 in chips (pictured)
Craig Absiyeh - 1,500,000
David Martirosyan - 1,450,000
Jay Tan - 975,000
Ke Chen - 960,000
Nicky Tao Jin - 890,000
Zuo Wang - 830,000
Po En Ho - 730,000

Absiyeh Shoves

Craig Absiyeh opened to 100,000 from the hi-jack and Abhishek Goindi made the call from the button before David Martirosyan three-bet to 250,000 from the small blind.

With the action back on Absiyeh, he moved all in for 1,050,000 total to force Goindi out before Martirosyan went into his typical tank before folding.

Absiyeh Struggles with Raise Amount

Pe En Ho made it 80,000 to go from the button only to have Craig Absiyeh announce a raise and push in 105,000. As Jay Tan mucked from the big blind, the Tournament Director announced that he would have to raise to 120,000.

Thinking that the initial raise was 100,000 (why did he put in 105,000 then), Absiyeh was calculating his raise but was bound to just 120,000 as Ho made the call to see a J diams9 diams3 diams flop fall. Absiyeh led for 140,000 and that was enough to collect the pot.

All in Win for Ho

Nicky Tao Jin opened to 80,000 only to have Po En Ho move all in for his last 340,000. Jin made the call holding 8 diams6 clubs and was in dominating shape against Ho's 8 spades8 hearts.

The final board of 3 spadesA spades5 spadesQ heartsK clubs was enough to ensure Ho the double as he moved to 750,000 while Jin slipped to roughly 820,000 in chips.

Slow it Up!

This - and the latter part of the last - level have seen the action slow right down between the final eight players.

There is an occasional three or four-bet pot, by most of the hands have consisted of just a preflop raise being enough to collect the blinds and antes.

Goindi Keeps Up the Aggression

Abhishek Goindi opened with a raise to 85,000 only to have David Martirosyan three-bet to 195,000 next to act.

The action folded back to Goindi and he slid out a four-bet amounting to 395,000 to Martirosyan into the tank.

That tank last upwards of five minutes before Martirosyan eventually kicked his cards to the muck while slipping to 1,930,000. Goindi is now up to 2,185,000 in chips.

Level Up, Blinds 20,000-40,000, ante 5,000

Goindi Shows Aggression to take Chip Lead

Ke Chen opened the cutoff with a raise to 85,000 only to have Abhishek Goindi three-bet the small blind to 210,000. The action returned to Chen and he pushed out four stacks of chips amounting to a four-bet of 515,000.

Goindi immediately announced all in for 1,245,000 total as Chen went into the tank for nearly three minutes before eventually kicking his cards to the muck to slip to 1,000,000 while Goindi moved to 1,830,000 and the chip lead.

Goindi Snags Double

Abhishek Goindi shipped his last 445,000 into the middle and was met with a call by David Martirosyan on his immediate left.

Goindi: A clubs8 spades
Martirosyan: A spadesK clubs

With Goindi in dominating shape, the 7 spades6 hearts7 diams flop gave him outs to a chop, but when the 8 hearts landed on the turn, he took a commanding lead before the 2 diams completed the board on the river ensuring Goindi the double to 950,000 as Martirosyan slips to 1,600,000 in chips.

Shao-hung LeeShao-hung Lee Eliminated in 9th Place (HK$126,000)

Nicky Tao Jin raised the button to 60,000 and Shao-hung Lee (pictured) moved all in for 470,000 from the small blind with Jin making the call.

Jin: A spades9 hearts
Lee: A hearts10 diams

Unfortunately for Lee, the 9 diams5 spades7 diamsK spades5 hearts board would see him forced to make an exit to the rail in 9th place for a HK$126,000 payday as Jin moves to 1,200,000 in chips.

Nicky Doubles

Nicky Tao Jin found himself all in holding A heartsQ diams against Abhishek Goindi's A spadesJ hearts

The 9 diams5 spades7 diamsK spades5 hearts board would see Hin's superior ace-high hold as he doubled through to roughly 750,000 in chips while Goindi slipped to around 450,000.

Final Table Underway

After the final table players were introduced, the final table has begun with the clock being wound back to the start of level 23 (blinds 15,000-30,000, ante 5,000).

  • Final Table Line-Up

Seat 1: Po En Ho (705,000 in chips)
Seat 2: Ke Chen (1,505,000)
Seat 3: Craig Absiyeh (1,400,000)
Seat 4: Jay Tan (910,000)
Seat 5: Abhisek Goindi (855,000)
Seat 6: David Martirosyan (2,125,000)
Seat 7: Nicky Tao Jin (310,000)
Seat 8: Shao-hung Lee (450,000)
Seat 9: Zuo Wang (1,110,000)

Final Table

 


 

Yabota Busts; Down to a Final Table

David Martirosyn opened with a raise only to have Satoshi Yabota (pictured) three-bet shove. Martirosyn made the call to put the last Japanese player at risk.

Yabota: K spadesQ clubs
Martirosyn: A diamsK hearts

With Yabota dominated, the Q diams10 clubs6 hearts flop saw him take the lead ... but only momentarily as the J clubs landed on the turn giving Martirosyn the lead with his Broadway straight. Yabota couldn't find a chop on the river as the dealer dropped the 6 diams to put the remaining nine players at the final table.

Absiyeh Doubles

Craig Absiyeh opened to 60,000 only to have Jay Tan three-bet to 177,000. The action returned to Absiyeh and he moved all in for roughly 550,000. Tan called and the cards were tabled.

Tan: A heartsK diams
Absiyh: A spades10 hearts

The 9 spades7 spades10 diams5 diams5 hearts board saw Absiyeh spike his three-outer to double through.

Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air with the blinds at 15,000-30,000 and a 5,000 ante.

Only one more elimination needed until we reach the final table.

 


 

Break Time

The remaining ten players are heading on a 10-minute break.

Wang Ships with Seven-High

David Martirosyan opened the cutoff with a raiset o 50,000 only to have Zuo Wang three-bet to 110,000 from the small blind.

Martirosyan responded by making it 230,000 total only to have Wang five-bet shove all in for 875,000 total.

Spending about a minute deliberating, Martirosyan eventually mucked as Wang slammed down his 7 clubs6 diams for a seven-high bluff.

Yabota Spikes Lucky Double

Nicky Tao Jin opened to 50,000 from the button only to have Satoshi Yabota move all in from the big blind for an additional 320,000. Jin contemplated for nearly two minutes before making the call to put Yabota at risk.

Yabota: K clubs4 diams
Jin: K heartsQ diams

The K spades5 diams4 spades flop gave Yabota the lead, and when the A spades and 9 diams completed the board on the turn and river, Yabota doubled through to 800,000 as Jin slipped to 300,000 in chips.

Lee Doubles

Shao-hung Lee pushed for 123,000 from the small blind and Nicky Tao Jin made the call from the big blind.

Lee: K hearts3 diams
Jin: Q spades4 diams

The board ran out 9 hearts8 hearts10 hearts9 clubsK spades and Lee doubled though to 275,000 in chips.

Kang KO'd

Day 1a chip leader Dong Woo Kang has been sent tumbling to the rail in 11th place.

Kang was all in holding 3 diams3 hearts, but was dominated by Nicky Tao Jin's 6 spades6 diams as the board ran out Q hearts7 diams5 clubsK clubs9 diams.

Abhishek GoindiGoindi Over 1 Million

From the button, Abhishek Goindi (pictured) shipped for 541,000, and after nearly a minute in the tank, Ke Chen made the call from the big blind.

Goindi: A diams5 hearts
Chen: K diamsQ clubs

The A spades4 heartsQ clubs5 diamsJ hearts board would see Goindi spike a huge double to 1,100,000 and Chen slipped to 1,450,000 in chips.

Snowmen Double for Zuo

Following a raise to 50,000 from Zuo Wang, Shao-hung Lee pushed the small blind for roughly 600,000. Nicky Tao Jin tanked in the big blind before eventually folding (later saying he had ace-queen) as Wang made the call.

Wang: 8 clubs8 hearts
Lee: A spades7 clubs

The dealer spread a 10 diamsK hearts4 spades3 clubsJ diams board to ensure Wang the double to just on one million as Lee slipped to 100,000.

Wiesler Walks

From the small blind, Ke Chen moved all in Bjorn Wiesler made the call for his tournament life from the big blind.

Chen: 4 hearts3 clubs
Wiesler: A hearts6 hearts

The Q heartsQ clubs4 clubs2 diams4 spades board saw Chen's four-high spike to send the final German to the rail in 12th place for a HK$75,000 payday as Chen moves to 1,715,000 in chips.

Hasse Eliminated

From the button, David Martirosyan moved all in and Julian Hasse (pictured) made the call from the big blind to be at risk.

Hasse: A spadesJ diams
Martirosyan: A diamsQ hearts

The board ran out 10 spadesQ clubsJ hearts4 clubs10 hearts to see Hasse bust in 13th place while Martirosyan moves to 1,425,000 in chips.

Hasse has Life

Down to his last 41,000, Julian Hasse moved all in from the cutoff and both Nicky Tao Jin and Dong Woo Kang made the call from the blinds.

The A heartsA clubs2 clubs flop was checked through before Jin bet out 25,000 when the 6 diams landed on the turn. Kang folded as Jin tabled his Q diams6 hearts to be in the lead against Hasse's J diams10 hearts.

The river however landed the 10 clubs gifted Hasse the pot to see him move up to 140,000 in chips.

Wang Triples, Hasse Crippled

From the button, Julian Hasse moved all in for 200,000 and Zuo Wang (pictured) immediately made the call for his 178,000 from the small blind. Nicky Tao Jin in the big quickly announced a call to put both players at risk.

Hasse: K hearts10 spades
Wang: A diams9 hearts
Jin: 9 clubs9 diams

The 4 clubsA spades10 clubs flop gave Wang the lead, and when the A hearts landed on the turn he had both players drawing dead as the J diams landed on the river.

With Wang tripling to 550,000, Hasse was left with 44,000 and Jin took a step back to 700,000 in chips.

Overbet for Absiyeh?

Ke Chen opened first to act with a raise to 65,000 only to have Craig Absiyeh shove the cutoff for 585,000.

Chen took his time before eventually folding to the overbet shove.

Xu Loses

It has been a rapid rate of eliminations so far this afternnon with Xiao Xu the next player to fall.

Xu was all in holding ace-jack to be in a dominating favourite against Nicky Tao Jin's A clubs8 spades, but when an eight flopped and the remainder of the board blanked out, Xu was leaving in 14th place and Jin moved close to a million in chips.

Tan Topples

From the small blind, Darian Tan pushed for 235,000 and Craig Absiyeh made the call from the big blind.

Tan: 4 hearts4 spades
Absiyeh: A hearts5 diams

The dealer spread a 6 diams2 spades7 hearts8 clubs4 clubs board to see Tan river a set but lose to Absiyeh's rivered straight to fall in 15th place for a HK$56,500 score.

Yu Exits

From the button, Denny Yu pushed all in for his last 475,000 and David Martirosyan made the call from the big blind.

Yu: K spades9 clubs
Martirosyan: A spadesQ spades

The board ran out 8 clubs6 clubs2 clubs5 hearts5 diams to see Yu fall in 16th place for a HK$47,500 collect as Martirosyan moves to 1,400,000 in chips.

Verma Sails Away

Nicky Tao Jin opened with a raise only to have Sailesh Verma move all in for an additional 226,000. Jin called and tabled his 6 spades6 diams to be in a flip against Verma's A diams10 hearts.

The K hearts9 spades2 hearts flop changed little, but when the J diams landed on the turn, Verma had 12 outs to stay alive. Unfortunately the 2 diams wasn't one of them as he hit the rail in 17th place for a HK$47,500 payday as Jin moves to 660,000 in chips.

Level Up, Blinds 10,000-20,000, ante 3,000

Bye Bye Cai

Facing a raise from Ke Chen in middle position, Yan Cai shipped from the small blind and Chen quickly made the call.

Cai: A spadesQ diams
Chen: 9 clubs9 spades

With Cai flipping for his tournament life, the K hearts7 clubs10 hearts5 diams5 hearts board wouldn't be what he was looking for as he became the first player eliminated today earning HK$47,500 for his 18th place finish.

Play Underway

The cards are now in the air with blinds at 8.000-16,000 for a further six minutes.

Here is how the final two tables line-up:

  • Table 1
  • Seat 1: Zuo Wang (213,000)
  • Seat 2: Xiao Xu (342,000)
  • Seat 3: Nicky Tao Jin (194,000)
  • Seat 4: Dong Woo Kang (311,000)
  • Seat 5: Denny Yu (549,000)
  • Seat 6: Sailesh Verma (297,000)
  • Seat 7: David Martirosyan (809,000)
  • Seat 8: Satoshi Yabota (318,000)

Seat 9: Julian Hasse (350,000)

  • Table 7
  • Seat 1: Po En Ho (748,000)
  • Seat 2: Ke Chen (1,167,000)
  • Seat 3: Shao-hung Lee (653,000)
  • Seat 4: Bjoern Wiesler (294,000)
  • Seat 5: Darian Tan (226,000)
  • Seat 6: Craig Absiyeh (438,000)
  • Seat 7: Yan Cai (108,000)
  • Seat 8: Jay Tan (1,487,000)

Seat 9: Abhishek Goindi (865,000)

Chip Bag

 


 

Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon HK$11,000 Main Event - Day 3 Seating Draw

The Poker Asia Pacific team are back at the luxurious Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino for the final day of the Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon Main Event.

The 635 player field has been sifted down to just a final 18 with everyone eyeing the top prize of HK$1,320,000 which should be claimed later this evening.

Hong Kong-based Sydney-sider Jay Tan is the current chip leader with 1,487,000 but has Ke Chen on her heels with 1,167,000 in chips. Macau Poker Cup Championship winner Julian Hasse is still in the field along with notable online player Nicky Tao Hin.

Play is set to commence at 12:10 p.m. (GMT+8) with the Poker Asia Pacific team providing continuous live updates until the Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon Main Event Champion is crowned!