Charles Wong wins Event 1 at MCP Jan 2013

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Charles Wong wins Event 1 at MCP Jan 2013

Postby DM101 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:09 pm

Hong Kong finance worker beats 212-player field to win HKD $246,800 in opening event.

MACAU, CHINA, January 13, 2013 – PokerStars Macau had a successful launch at the 17th edition of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) this past weekend.

Headlining the first 3 days of the 10-day schedule was Hong Kong's Charles Wong who won the opening HKD $5,500 NLH side event after defeating the 212-player field.

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Wong was awarded the top prize of HKD $246,800 for his victory and takes the early lead in the 2013 Asia Player of the Year race.

In total, 25 players cashed for a piece of the HKD $1,028,200 prize pool which began Friday and ended Sunday night.

Team PokerStars Pros Raymond Wu and Celina Lin were active on Sunday but Wu failed to cash while Lin finished in 12th place.

Japan's Kosei Ichinose dominated most of the final table but was knocked out in 3rd place by Taiwan's Chieh Yin Cheng.

In the final hand, Cheng moved his short stack with Kc9d and was called by Wong who held KsJs.

The board of 4h-Qc-3d-4d-Tc didn't improve either player and Wong's jack kicker would be enough to win the match.

Event 1: $5,500 NLH - Final Table Results

Charles Wong (Hong Kong) -- $246,800
Chieh Yin Cheng (Chinese Taipei) -- $169,700
Kosei Ichinose (Japan) -- $102,800
Witold Krawczyk (Poland) -- $77,100
Hao Kai Wu (Chinese Taipei) -- $61,700
Albert Lau (Hong Kong) -- $51,400
Kyungsik Jung (Korea) -- $41,100
Yunye Lu (Hong Kong) -- $30,800
Richard Hu (China) -- $25,700
Chi-hsiang Lee (Chinese Taipei) -- $20,400

For Official Side Event Results please CLICK HERE

For 2013 Asia Player of the Year Rankings please CLICK HERE

The Macau Poker Cup runs from January 11 to 20 and features the HKD $11,000 Red Dragon main event begins on January 17.

Players can qualify to the Red Dragon at PokerStars Macau where live satellites are running daily.

Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon Schedule

(all figures in HKD)

Fri, Jan. 11 @ 8:00 PM – $5,500 NLH ($500,000 Guarantee) - Day 1A [Day 1B re-entry allowed]
Sat, Jan. 12 @ 6:00 PM – $5,500 NLH ($500,000 Guarantee) - Day 1B [2-day event]
Sun, Jan. 13 @ 6:00 PM – $4,000 Mixed Max [2-day event]
Mon, Jan. 14 @ 8:00 PM – $2,000 Deepstack [2-day event]
Tue, Jan. 15 @ 8:00 PM – $3,000 NLH Turbo
Wed, Jan. 16 @ 8:00 PM – $5,000 KO Bounty ($500,000 Guarantee) [2-day event]
Thu, Jan. 17 @ 8:00 PM – $11,000 Red Dragon ($3,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1A
Fri, Jan. 18 @ 8:00 PM – $11,000 Red Dragon ($3,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1B
Sat, Jan. 19 @ 5:00 PM – $20,000 NLH [2-day event]
Sat, Jan. 19 @ 8:00 PM – $6,000 NLH [2-day event]
Sun, Jan. 20 @ 2:30 PM – $2,500 KO Bounty

For the complete Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon schedule please visit http://www.pokerstarsmacau.com
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