Roy Wan wins Event 1 at Macau Poker Cup

ps_news_thn.jpgPokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa launched the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) this week which runs from February 21-27.

Event 1, the Charity Event, had 139 players and a prize pool of HKD $291,263 which are both new records for this long running MPC tournament.

Hong Kong's Roy Wan was the winner and collected HKD $60,300 and a HKD $11,000 Red Dragon main event entry for his victory.

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Roy Wan

The Charity event raised HKD $69,500 for Caritas de Macau who are the leading social services organization of Macau. The worthy cause brought out the likes of Team PokerStars PRO: Asia players Bryan Huang, Raymond Wu, and Celina Lin. UK's Team PokerStars PRO: Online and popular blogger Dale Philip also joined the opening event.

Huang, the defending Asia Player of the Year (APOY), looked comfortable heading into the final three with a chip lead. However, it would be Wan who would knock out Japan's Shingo Cho and gain the chip advantage entering heads up play.

Huang went all-in on a flop of 7-5-4 and was called. Huang held 65o for the middle pair and open ended straight draw. Wan had T7s for top pair and that would hold for the win.

Huang's second final table of the year moves him back into the familiar number one rank for APOY. Wan sits second with his first title of the early poker season.

There are 5 Official Asia Player of the Year events remaining in the MPC. The next tournament is Event 2: $2,500 KO Bounty takes place on Wednesday, February 23 at 8:10 PM.

Fred Leung
@PokerStars in PokerStars Macau