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Weng Hong Hoi Wins First Macau Poker Challenge

  • Christian ChuaChristian Chua
Macau Poker Challenge

Weng Hong Hoi outlasted a field of 143 players on Sunday to win the Poker King Club’s first ever Macau Poker Challenge.

The Hong Kong poker player was the last man standing in the tournament, held at the StarWorld Hotel’s ballroom, to take home the first prize of HK $116,800.

On the final hand of the tournament, Hoi and his opponent, Singapore’s Kian Chong Cheong, got their money all-in on a board of {10-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{j-Spades}{6-Hearts}. Cheong thought he had a good hand, showing {q-Spades}{6-Spades} for two-pair. However, Hoi tabled {6-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for the top two-pair.

The river card was a meaningless {3-Clubs}, sealing Cheong’s fate and booting him out of the tournament in second place. For his runner-up finish, he took home HK $63,700 in prize money.

Officially an Asian Poker Tour (APT) accredited event, the Macau Poker Challenge featured a guaranteed prize pool of HK $200,000 with a buy-in of HK $2,500 + HK $200. That guarantee was exceeded as the total prize money reached HK $357,500.

The Poker King Club is located on the third floor of the StarWorld Casino in Macau. For more information, read the Asia PokerNews feature on the Poker King Club. You may also visit their web site by clicking here.

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