Red Dragon (Main Event)
Red Dragon (Main Event)
Day 1B completed

Day 1B is in the Books!

Shashank Rathi
Shashank Rathi

A total of 179 players entered today's field for Day 1B with 70 players surviving to join Day 2. They are led by Shashank Rathi with around 100,000 in chips.

Day 2 will have a field of 111 players which includes the 41 players left from Day 1A led by Jason Coe with 112,200 in chips.

Asia PokerNews will be back after the dinner break as we start off Day 2 of the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event.

Last Five for Day 1B


We are now about to end Day 1B of the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event.

The players will now be playing the last five hands.


One Card Flush for Don Eliminates One

Don Carmona
Don Carmona

After the flop {7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, Don's opponent made a bet which he raised all in. His opponent made the call with pocket aces, none of which was a heart while Don had {k-Hearts}{q-}

The turn {6-Hearts} gave Don a flush draw which eventually came on the river {10-Hearts} to bust out his opponent.

Tags: Don Carmona

Lin's Big-time Bluff

Zhenjian Lin
Zhenjian Lin

We caught up with a table where Zhenjian Lin and Youcef Zalagh were in a battle of re-raises.

The board: {Q-Spades}{J-Spades}{J-Hearts}{A-Hearts}

After Youcef made a 1,200 raise, Lin shoved all-in for roughly 8,000.

Youcef couldn't handle the heat and got out but not before showing that he had {k-} and {Q-}

With a smirk in his face, Lin also showed his hand {K-}{2-} and left a silent but seething Zalagh to wonder about his bluff.

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Two for Shashank

Shashank Rathi
Shashank Rathi

Shashank Rathi has just busted out two players in one hand.

Pre-flop, the UTG player limped into to the pot then Choi Yu Jung moved all in from middle position. From the cut off, Shashank called the shove which also covered the UTG player who also added his remaining stack into the pot.

Shashank: {10-}{k-}
UTG: {a-}{k-}
Choi: {a-}{q-}

The flop {7-}{3-}{5-} did not affect the state of their hands. But the turn {10-} placed Shashank ahead and it stayed that way through the river {j-} to eliminate his two opponents.

Tags: Choi Yu JungShashank Rathi

Double Nine is Double Trouble

Dan Hong Nguyen
Dan Hong Nguyen

Two more down in just one hand in a three-way preflop all-in action at one of the tables:

Dan Hong Nguyen:{9-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Alan Lee: {A-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Unknown Player: {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

Flop: {4-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}

All Dan Hong had to hope for was that no aces or nines would come and the turn {J-Spades} cooperated. The river {10-Hearts} did as well as Nguyen dropped two players in Alan Lee and an unknown player from contention.

Tags: Alan LeeDan Hong Nguyen