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 , . Kenny Wong called with his shorter stack and the flop came , , , 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.
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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