Tony Chang Wins Poker King's Summer Challenge

Tony Chang

Tony Chang was this past weekend’s big tournament winner, ruling the Summer Challenge event at the Poker King Club in Macau.

Chang bested a field of 64 players from Macau and other parts of the world to take home the HK $110,720 winner’s cash prize.

It was not an easy feat for Chang as he faced some tough players at the final table, including Ricky Foo. A consistent in-the-money finisher in Asian tournaments, the Singaporean pro finished third and went home with HK $63,000.

In the end, Chang would seal the deal against King Man “Kenny” Wong, who finished as the runner-up. With a substantial chip advantage, Tony went all-in with {10-Diamonds}, {6-Clubs}. Kenny Wong called with his shorter stack and the flop came {j-Hearts}, {9-Hearts}, {4-Hearts}, which provided no help for either player. It would go Tony's way after that, though, as the turn brought a ten followed by a six on the river.

With the two-pair, Tony took all the chips at the table and secured his place as the first Summer Challenge champion. Wong, meanwhile, was awarded HK $76,000 in prize money for his runner-up finish.

The Summer Challenge event was held at the Poker King Club from July 3 to 4 and guaranteed a prize pool of HK $388,000. Buy-in was set at HK $4,500.

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The first-ever Summer Challenge.

A small, heads-up tournament was also held on Sunday afternoon, with Ngok Mei winning it all for a cash prize of HK $19,500.

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