Day 1 of the 2018 Poker King Cup Macau HK$80,000 High Roller is in the books after nine levels of play. In total, 54 entries were collected over the day and 36 of them managed to find a bag to tag at the end. Taking the overnight chip lead is Duan Chao from China with 181,500 in chips.
Chao has just over $90,000 in recorded lifetime tournament winnings and will be looking to add a chunk to that tomorrow, right here at the Venetian Macau Resort & Hotel. But it won’t be easy. There are still some more players in contention for that title and trophy tomorrow. Trailing in second place in the chip counts is Mingqin Liu with 160,300. And closing the podium for today is another Chinese player, Xiaqing Ji with 137,600 in chips.
Some other notable names in the running include Ziang Zhu (106,000), Sergio Aido(95,200), Tony Chang (94,900), Peter Chan (80,400), and Ye Wang (77,700), and all have bagged an above average stack to start Day 2 with. Players like Aaron Lim(52,500), Mark Hammond (37,000), Phachara Wongwichit (26,900), and Preston Lee (14,900) have got some work to do with their stacks.
Defending champion Chung Yuan Yu had to use two bullets to make it through to Day 2 and takes 40,700 with him. 2017 Runner-up Phanlert Sukonthachartnant managed to double up in the last hand of the day and scraped through with 28,800 in the end.
Play will continue tomorrow, Friday 21 September, at 2pm local time with Level 10, featuring a small blind of 800, big blind of 1,600 and running ante of 200. The late registration and reentry period will still be open then and remain open until the start of Level 13 which should be around 3.10pm local time. Blinds will continue to be 40-minutes each and a 10-minute break should take place after every 3 levels. There is no dinner break scheduled but could be planned in at the tournament director’s discretion.
Make sure to come back to see who will be crowned the PKC High Roller Champion tomorrow as the PokerNews live reporting team will be there from start till end.
Recap by Pokernews.
At 1 pm on September 20, 2018, with the beginning of the Poker King Open, the six-day competition officially kicked off, and the competitive players entered the stadium. After three levels, the number of applicants came to 136. The number of contestants is fixed at 155 people! Today there will be a trophy to find its own affiliation.
Today's Venetians are still very lively, and the popularity of the poker room once again feels the unique charm of poker. On the 20th, there will be three side events, namely, "Poker King Open", "Poker King of the Premiere", "Main Event Satellite" The game, in which the Poker King Open will be born today.
As Mr. Winfred Yu, President of Poker King Club said: Poker King Club has always been committed to promoting the healthy development of global poker events, and we are honored to promote this quiz with players! The crowded, well-ordered competitive competition on the spot is the best proof of this.
In the end, Cheong Keng Lon from Macau won the Poker King Open with his hand 2 ♦ 3 ♦ and won a prize of HKD 104,400!
In addition, the competition in the format of the High Roller is also extremely fierce. Every player is extra cautious, serious thinking, decisive betting, and every scoreboard is a symbol of life! After the game at the end of DAY1, Duan Chao from China became the Chip Leader of today with 181500 scoreboard, and will be the champion of the High Roller tomorrow! Who can win the final trophy, let us wait and see!