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Michael Marvanek Wins Second Macau Poker Challenge

  • Christian ChuaChristian Chua
Michael Marvanek

The Poker King Club's second-ever Macau Poker Challenge took place this past weekend and it was Michael Marvanek who came out on top.

The Australian poker pro bested a field of 78 players in the HK $250,000 guaranteed event to take home the title.

Incidentally, Marvanek is a member of the Poker King team, which represents the Poker King brand at tournaments all over the world.

The decisive hand came during Level 19 with Marvanek up against Junwoo Oh. Holding pocket eights, Oh shoved only to have Marvanek call with pocket tens. Another ten came on the board, giving the hand to Marvanek.

For the win, Marvanek took home a shiny new trophy and HK $89,000 in prize money. Meanwhile, Oh was awarded HK $48,000 for his runner-up finish.

In addition, Marvanek joins the ranks of Weng Hong Hoi, the Hong Kong player who won the first Macau Poker Challenge earlier this year.

The final table.
The final table.

The second edition of the Macau Poker Challenge was held on June 6 at the eighth floor of the StarWorld Hotel and Casino. The event guaranteed a HK $250,000 prize pool with the buy-in set at HK $2,750 + HK $250.

Here are the top ten finishers in the event:

1. Michael Marvanek (HK $89,000)
2. Junwoo Oh (HK $48,000)
3. Yong Bin Yan (HK $26,400)
4. Kan Yew Fatt (HK $19,200)
5. Song "Tony" Tian Yuan (HK $16,800)
6. Anson Gong Wah Wong (HK $14,400)
7. Wen Jie Dai (HK $12,000)
8. Phung Man Hue (HK $9,600)
9. Edwin Leong (HK $7,300)
10. Chan Sio Long (HK $4,800)

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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