Macau Poker Cup records record weekened

MacauPokerCup_thn_promo.jpgPokerStars Macau hosted yet another successful Macau Poker Cup (MPC) and set a new record for participants and prize pool in the Red Dragon Event. The first prize, in excess of HKD $142,000, is the biggest yet in the MPC signature event. China continued to show its continued growth in the poker world as 20 of the 25 prizes were awarded to players of Chinese descent.

PokerStars.net Sponsored player Van Marcus placed 5th in the tough field of the Red Dragon Event and adds to his impressive resume, including a 9th place finish in the APPT Macau 2008 High Rollers Event and 4th place finish in APPT Manila 2007.

PokerStars.net Sponsored Player Celina Lin now has the distinction of being the only player to final table all three major Macau Poker Cup tournaments with her 2nd place finish in the Rebuy Event. Celina placed 2nd in the Red Dragon Event and 7th in the Deep Stack Event in the July’08 Macau Poker Cup.

The next exciting installment of the Macau Poker Cup is December 12-14, 2008 at PokerStars Macau

Summary:
(all figures in HKD)

Macau Poker Cup - Charity Event

Date: Friday – October 24, 2008
Buy-in: $500 (450+50) + $1500 Donation
Players: 43 Players
Prize Pool: $19,350 +$ 127,500 in prizes
Charity: Caritas de Macau

Winners:

1. Roel Pijoers from Netherlands – Prize: $70,000 Package for APPT Sydney
2. Cheung Hoi Wing from Hong Kong – Prize: $10,000 Red Dragon Event Entry
3. Paulo Gomes from Macau – Prize: $10,000 Red Dragon Event Entry
4. Chow Kut Fu from Hong Kong - Prize: $10,000 Red Dragon Event Entry
5. Karen Lee from Hong Kong - Prize: $10,000 Red Dragon Event Entry
6. Jonathan Lin from Territory of Taiwan - Prize: APPT Manila Phase 2 Entry
7. Richard Jenks from Hong Kong - Prize: APPT Manila Phase 2 Entry
8. Charles Ng from Hong Kong - Prize: APPT Manila Phase 2 Entry
9. “Will” Cheong Kuok Wai from Macau - Prize: APPT Manila Phase 2 Entry
10. Wong Ke Hou from Macau - Prize: APPT Manila Phase 2 Entry

Roel Pijoers is part of a 43 player field who’s participation in the Macau Poker cup Charity Event helped raise $64,500 for the Caritas De Macau (//www.caritas.org.mo) charity. Caritas De Macau is a social service organization of Macau.


Macau Poker Cup – Deep Stack Event

Date: Saturday – October 25, 2008
Buy-in: $1,000 (900+100)
Players: 36
Prize Pool: $32,400

Winners:

1. Christopher Koo from Hong Kong – Prize: $12,960
2. Howard Stribbell from Canada – Prize: $8,910
3. Paulo Gomes from Macau – Prize: $4,860
4. Wu Hong Cheng from China – Prize: $3,240
5. Yu Mei Ping from Hong Kong – Prize: $2,430

Hong Kong’s Christopher Koo dominates the final table on his way to victory in the Deep Stack Event.


MACAU POKER CUP – RED DRAGON EVENT 350K Guarantee

Date:Saturday – October 25, 2008
Buy-in: $10,000 (9600+400)
Players: 37
Prize Pool: $355,200

Winners:

1. Jason Jia from Hong Kong – Prize: $142,080
2. Jonathan Lin from Territory of Taiwan – Prize: $97,680
3. Wu Hong Cheng from China – Prize: $53,280
4. Elton Tsang from Hong Kong – Prize: $35,520
5. Van Marcus from Australia – Prize: $26,640

Jason Jia holds the Macau Poker Cup trophy as the champion of the Red Dragon Event. Jason beats a tough final table that includes PokerStars.net Sponsored Player Van Marcus and local poker pro Wu Hong Cheng.


Macau Poker Cup – Rebuy Event 25K Guarantee

Date: Saturday – October 25, 2008
Buy-in: $100 (90+10) + $200 Rebuys & Add-ons
Players: 56
Prize Pool: $27,320

Winners:

1. Caetano Ramos from Brazil – Prize $10,930
2. Celina Lin from China – Prize: $7,510
3. Hou Jian Kang from China – Prize: $4,100
4. Robert Wong from Macau – Prize: $2,730
5. Fu Fung Wing from Hong Kong – Prize: $2,050

Caetano nearly carries the chip lead from beginning to end on his way to capturing the Macau Poker Cup Rebuy Event.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in PokerStars Macau