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    Monday, July 20th, 2009 by t2admin

PokerStars Summer Macau Poker Cup has concluded in Macau while many were competing in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Even though the large tournament was taking place at the Rio, the Macau Poker Cup still had good turnouts and even managed to set a few records.

The Macau Poker Cup summer edition featured five events. Included in those events were a charity tournament and a HK $1 million guaranteed Red Dragon Main Event. The Main Event set new records in Macau with a 168 player field and a prize pool of almost HK$1.6 million.

The charity event took place on July 9th with a buy-in of $1000, half of which went to charity. Eighty three players competed in the tournament and with two $1000 re-buys available 82 players took advantage. The prize pool created was $50,000 and it was Bryan Huang from Singapore who walked away the winner with $28,890 in prize money plus a seat at the Red Dragon event.

Event 2 was a Deep Stack $80K guaranteed tournament with a $1,500 buy-in. 135 players entered this tournament which created a prize pool of $182,250. The winner of this tournament was “Anson” Yan Shing Tsang from Hong Kong who earned $45,560 for his efforts.

Event 3 was a No Limit Hold’em 200k guaranteed tournament which took place over two days. This event had a $3000 buy-in and 126 players competed creating a prize pool of $336,800. Ted Wang of China earned the first place prize of $85,050 while Chen An Lin of China won $57,830 for second place.

Event 4 was the Red Dragon Main Event which took place over two days as well. The tournament had a buy-in of $10,000 and 168 players entered. The prize pool was $1,579,200 and the players would be fighting hard for the first place prize. The eventual winner would be Celina Lin of China who earned $394,800 for first place.

Event 5, the last event was a $500 Re-buy 50K guaranteed tournament. This event had a buy-in of $500 plus $500 Re-buys/Add-ons and 78 players competed. 192 re-buys/add-ons where purchased during the tournament to create a prize pool of $121,500. Ricky Yong Cheong Foo of Singapore won the first place prize of $32,805.

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