MPCC: Final table profiles


The 10 players who'll contest the first MPCC Main Event final table

Seat 1: Bryan Huang, Singapore, Team Asia Pro (194,000 in chips): One of only a handful of players to have cashed in three APPT events, the 24-year-old also won the HKD $1000 buy-in event at the Macau Cup in July.

Seat 2: Vincent Chung, Turlock, CA, USA (573,000 in chips): A dishwasher from the USA, this 29-year-old was holidaying in the area and decided to try his luck in the MPCC. He's been playing poker for just two years.

Seat 3: Devan Tang, Hong Kong (610,000 in chips): Winner of the MPCC Knockout Bounty event earlier this week, this 32-year-old is a live tournament newcomer but brings plenty of online experience to his first major final table.

Seat 4: Ming Fang, Shanghai, China (83,000 in chips): A mild-mannered pharmacist from Shanghai, the 32-year-old has an amazing record of five final tables in just seven tournament starts at PokerStars Macau. He's been playing the game for more than four years.

Seat 5: Wing Bor "Paul" Cheng, Hong Kong (326,000 in chips): The elder statesmen at the final table, this PokerStars Macau regular stayed well and truly under the radar before charging into contention earlier today with some aggressive play.

Seat 6: Chun Chieh "Michael" Chang, Taipei (499,000 in chips): The sole survivor of the big Taiwanese contingent that entered the MPCC Main Event, he was the chip leader at the start of day two and carefully picked his spots to build an impressive stack

Seat 7: Daren Yoon, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia (238,000 in chips): One of Malaysia's foremost poker figures, the ex-pat Australian is well known in poker circles but is making a rare major tournament start and hoped to break through for his first major title.

Seat 8: Tae Jun Noh, Seoul, Korea (52,000 in chips): This Korean youngster made his debut in the 2008 APPT Manila Main Event, and finished second. If he finishes fifth or better, he will be named Asian Player of the Year.

Seat 9: Yong Hyun "James" Yoo, Seoul, Korea (396,000 in chips): This quietly spoken Korean player chipped up late yesterday and rarely looked threatened in the lead-up to his first major final table appearance, picking off plenty of short stacks along the way.

Seat 10: Yew Fatt "Raiden" Kan, Hong Kong (190,000 in chips): Splitting his time between Malaysia and Hong Kong, he's a regular at the Hong Kong Poker House and won a spot at this final table the hard way, nursing a short stack for much of the tournament.