Tetsuya Tsuchikawa wins Event 4 at MCP Jan 2013

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Tetsuya Tsuchikawa wins Event 4 at MCP Jan 2013

Postby DM101 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:16 am

$3,000 NLH Turbo victory by Tsuchikawa makes him Japan's All-time leader in Official APOY Events

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MACAU, CHINA, January 16, 2013 – Late Tuesday night, Japan's Tetsuya Tsuchikawa won the $3,000 NLH Turbo side event at the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) hosted by PokerStars Macau.

He beat the 158-player field and collected HKD $101,400 for his effort in the fast paced 1-day event.

The tournament prize pool exceeded HKD $400,000 and paid out 19 players,.

The win represents Tsuchikawa's second career Official Asia Player of the Year Event title and the poker pro now tops the All-time Rankings list for Japan -- previously held by Hirotoshi Nakabo.

The final table included Team PokerStars Pro Vivian Im and Hong Kong's Fu Man Tin who was making his second FT appearance in two days. Neither was able to gain any steam and were amongst the early eliminations as Im and Tin busted in 8th and 9th place respectively.

Like the tournament's name suggests, the action moved at a rapid pace and even the heads up battle was short lived between Taiwanese Morgan Lee and Tsuchikawa.

Barely 10 minutes into the duel, Lee moved his 400k-stack and Tsuchikawa, who had 1.4M chips, made the quick call.

Lee: Kh-8h
Tsuchikawa: Ah-4c

A flop of 7s–2c-Ac pulled the Japanese player ahead with top pair and a turn-river of 4s-As secured the victory.

Event 4: $3,000 NLH Turbo - Final Table Results

Tetsuya Tsuchikawa (Japan) -- $101,400
Morgan Lee (Chinese Taipei) -- $68,300
Dawid Mysiewicz (Poland) -- $43,400
Bharathan Balasubramanian (India) -- $35,200
Fan Cao (China) -- $27,900
Yoichi Fujiya (Japan) -- $22,800
Yuri Ishida (Japan) -- $18,600
Vivian Im (Korea) -- $14,500
Fu Man Tin (Hong Kong) -- $12,400
Chih Hsin Hsiao (Chinese Taipei) -- $10,202

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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