Gerald Foo wins Event 5 at MCP Jan 2013

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Gerald Foo wins Event 5 at MCP Jan 2013

Postby DM101 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:36 am

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MACAU, CHINA, January 17, 2013 – For most of the players at the PokerStars Macau tournament room, Thursday was all about Day 1A of the Red Dragon -- the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) main event.

However, for 20 others it represented the Day 2 Final of the $5,000 KO Bounty side event.

The eventual victor would be Singaporean Gerald Foo who bested a field of 188 players and went on to win HKD $156,400 along with another HKD $8,000 for his 8 knock outs.

In total, 22 players made the money in the Official Asia Player of the Year Event for a share of the HKD $826,260 prize money (including bounties).

The 20 competitors on Thursday afternoon were quickly whittled down to just 10 in little over an hour.

Russian Georgiy Belyanin and Iranian Mansour Khorramshahi were both making their second final table appearance this week at the MPC but fell in 6th and 8th place respectively.

Heads up would pit Jacky Wang from China -- not the Singaporean of the same name -- against Foo.

With roughly half as many chips as Foo, Wang moved all-in with Kc-6c and was quickly called by his opponent who held a dominating Kd-8d.

The flop of 6s-9s-2d gave the Chinese player a pair of sixes and looked poised to double-up.

However, the turn and river ran 7h-Td to give the 37-year old Foo the straight for his first ever poker title.

Event 5: $5,000 KO Bounty - Final Table Results

Gerald Foo (Singapore) -- $156,400
Jacky Wang (China) -- $105,300
Bin Li (China) -- $63,800
Ji Xue Yin (China) -- $51,000
Norberto Korn (Argentina) -- $41,500
Georgiy Belyanin (Russia) -- $35,100
Jean Philippe Burck (France) -- $28,700
Mansour Khorramshahi (Iran) -- $22,300
Guanfu Ye (China) -- $15800
Jinghua Liang (China) -- $12,760

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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