Weng Hong Hoi was the biggest winner at the Poker King Club’s first Macau Poker Challenge.
The Hong Kong poker player was the last man standing tournament out of a field of 143 players. It was held at the StarWorld Hotel’s ballroom for the first prize of HK $116,800.
On the final hand of the tournament, Hoi and his opponent, Singapore’s Kian Chong Cheong, got their money all-in on a board of Ten of Clubs, Jack of Clubs, Jack of Spades, and Six of Hearts. Cheong thought he had a good hand, showing the Queen of Spades and Six of Spades for two-pair. However, Hoi tabled Six of Clubs and Ten of Diamonds for the top two-pair.
The river card was a meaningless Three of Clubs, sealing Cheong’s fate and booting him out of the tournament in second place. For his runner-up finish, he took home HK $63,700 in prize money.
Officially an Asian Poker Tour (APT) accredited event, the Macau Poker Challenge featured a guaranteed prize pool of HK $200,000 with a buy-in of HK $2,500 + HK $200. That guarantee was exceeded as the total prize money reached HK $357,500.