We have been spoilt for choice this January with regards to poker tournaments, with the PokerStars Macau Cup now underway to join the ranks of tournaments such as the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
Though it has only been running for a day or two, we thought we would bring you what has happened in the third event, with Martin Liang taking home the trophy and $71,200 winner’s cheque.
There were 22 players in total that managed to find themselves involved in the second day of action in this event, with each of them holding dreams of winning the $2,000 buy-in tournament. There of course could only be only one winner, with that player being Martin Liang.
When the event started a couple of days ago, there was in fact 199 players that decided to part ways with HKD $4,300, which manifested in a prize pool that totaled $347,454. Each of the players that did manage to survive until yesterday’s action was guaranteed a payout of at least $4,300, meaning that they would have more than doubled their buy-in.
The Canadian pro Liang would be the player that walked walked away with an equal chop of that prize pool, with the Singaporean Chris Chong also taking home the same amount due to a chop of the prize pool when heads up.
When the event finally played down to heads up, it was a topsy turvey affair between the two top players as they swapped the chip lead quite frequently. The tournament eventually came to a head though as all of the chips hit the centre of the felt with Chong holding just the 3d-4d and Liang the Ah-6s.
The board fell as the Ac-As-Ts-4h which was obviously heavily in favour of Liang who then went on to celebrate his success. Chong was eliminated in second place for an equal payout of $71,200, meaning he will certainly not be too disappointed.
How It Finished!
Martin Liang – $71,200
Chris Chong – $71,200
Roy Wang – $34,700
Kuan Jen Wang – $27,800
Benny So – $22,600
Samuel Thomas – $19,100
Wen Liang Zhang – $15,600
Ichiro Arano – $12,200
Win Tung Chui – $8,700
Sehyun Son – $7,054
With an action packed January only half way through the poker play, we are already eagerly awaiting the next big events. One such event is the Aussie Millions that will be kicking off shortly. When it does, you can bet your bottom dollar that we will be here to bring you everything that takes place as and when it happens.