Macau Poker Cup Day 1c – Chen Leads Event Overall

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Day 1c at the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event was the final opening day flight, it brought in 280 players to take the overall count for the event up to 645 for its debut at the PokerStars LIVE at the City Of Dreams.

That has in fact meant that this was the second biggest Red Dragon event ever and it managed to create a prize pool of HK$6,331,578.

Guan Yu Chen was the player that performed the best on Day 1c as he not only topped the day’s leader board with a stack of 215,600, but was also the overall leader across all of the opening day flights. This achievement was made all the sweeter due to the fact there were a number of highly respected pros from this region taking part, including many former winners of this event.

Many of them tried to come back and win again but for the majority they were dumped out on Day 1c, including Victor Chen, Kitty Kuo and Terry Fan.

PokerStars Team Pro Bryan Huang was possibly the biggest name to make it into Day 2 from this flight though and despite a tough last few levels he is relieved to be able to get some rest.

The Top Ten From Day 1c

1.) Guan Yu Chen – 215,600

2.) Raiden Kan – 187,200

3.) Tao Li – 130,700

4.) Fang Kai Yang – 124,200

5.) Sailesh Verma – 123,800

6.) Jia Cheng Chong – 115,500

7.) Manami Hayamizu – 111,700

8.) Junzhong Loo – 107,300

9.) Hoi Ian Mak – 99500

10.) Fu Man Tin – 98,800

Also on Day 1c the prize pool information was released, with it being confirmed that the players that make the top 77 will all take a share of the HK$6,331,578. The winner will walk away with a nice payout of HK$1,340,000 whilst the minimum payout for the event is HK$15,800.

The Prize Pool Information In Hong Kong Dollars

1st) $1,340,000

2nd) $940,000

3rd)  $554,000

4th)  $427,000

5th)  $317,000

6th)  $253,000

7th)  $206,000

8th)  $158,000

9th)  $126,578

10th)  $101,000

11th- 12th) $76,000

13th – 15th) $63,300

16th – 18th) $50,700

19th – 22nd) $41,200

23rd – 27th) $34,800

28th – 36th) $28,500

37th – 45th) $25,300

46th – 54th) $22,200

55th – 63rd) $19,000

64th – 77th) $15,800

All in all there will be 168 players returning to the felt at 2pm local time today with each of them hoping to make it past the bubble and to the final table.