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Macau Poker Cup 27: Qiuming Qin Slays Largest-Ever Red Dragon For HK$3.14 Million
September 9, 2017, 16:16:11
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Macau Poker Cup (MPC) 27 at PokerStars LIVE Macau set a new attendance record for a freezeout event in the Asia-Pacific by drawing a massive 1,308 player-field in its signature HK$15,000 Red Dragon, and when the tournament ended, Qiuming Qin (cover image) had conquered the unprecedented field to pocket HK$3.14 million, including a package to the ACOP Main Event worth HK$100K, and the prestigious Red Dragon trophy.

Becoming the 27th Red Dragon Main Event Champion is certainly like a dream come true for Qin as he himself quoted, “I’m very excited to win the largest-ever Red Dragon Main Event; it’s one thing I can now cross off my bucket list – winning a big tournament and a title.”

39-year-old Nanjing financier lasted a near ten-hour final table including an epic back-and-forth heads-up battle that lasted close to two-hours. The eventual runner-up of the event Terrence Wu put up a good fight to take that title home but had to settle for HK$2.4 million for his second place finish.

A total of four Indian players cashed in the signature Red Dragon event namely Ankush Prasad (10th for ₹18,25,621), Pradeep Nudurumati (83rd for ₹3,06,901), Prashant Jain Bhutoria (125th place for ₹2,79,038) and Manoj Pentakota (158th for ₹2,51,175).

Indian Cashes at MPC 27 Red Dragon Main Event

Final Table Recap

After two hours into the play, the final table saw its first elimination. Taiwan’s Mike Huang was the first one to exit in eight place for HK$313,000. It was Qin who drew first blood as he packed off Huang after he lost a big pot against Wu.

Next to hit the rail was Mian Wei who was busted by Xilei Li in seventh place for a HK$364,000 payday.

The start-of-day chip leader, Kian Weng Choong who had a massive stack of 7.19 million along with the second largest stack Calvin Tan had now become the shortest two stacks. Once again after a long gap of two hours, a double elimination busted them both together. It was Wu with card 1card 2 on the other side of the crucial hand that saw Tan (card 3card 3) and Chhong (card 1card 1) both all in. None of the crucial cards opened up on the board card 3card 3card 3card 3card 1 eliminating the two short stacked players in sixth and fifth places respectively.

Xilei Li followed them out in fourth place as Qin’s paired his aces on the board leaving Li to collect his HK$894,000.

The three-handed play kicked off with a deal discussion breaking in after two failed attempts during six handed and four handed play. But not finding any agreement once again the game resumed and not too long after, Tong Tan hit the rail in third place collecting HK$1,235,000 for his efforts.

Heads-up began with Qin holding the lead with 15,325,000 to Wu`s 10,845,000. A deal was finally struck at this time as the two agreed to Qin getting HK$2.6 million and Wu HK$2.4 million, leaving aside HK$441,000, the ACOP package and the trophy for the winner.

During the course of heads-up the two exchanged lead several times before the final hand came along. The final hand saw Qin opening the pot, Wu three bet and Qin called to see the flop card 3card 1card 1. Wu then fired in a bet of 2.2 million, Qin moved all in and Wu called to show card 1card 3 for top pair. Qin slowly turned his card 3card 3 with a smile on his face to show two pair. Both the turn card 2 and river card 2 could not improve Wu’s hand and he had to be content with a second place finish.

An excited Qin said, “The size of your stack, or the amount of chips you have doesn’t matter – so as long as you survive you always have a chance. It’s like the name of my favorite TV drama – Strike Back.”

He continued, “I‘ll use some of the prize money to celebrate with my family and close friends – because they know how tough it is to win a big tournament and become a champion and I want to cherish this feeling. I value the trophy as much as the money.”

Final Table Results (HKD)

1. Qiuming Qin – HK$3,141,000

2. Terence Wu – HK$2,400,000

3. Tong Tan – HK$1,235,000

4. Xilei Li – HK$894,000

5. Kian Weng Choong – HK$603,000

6. Calvin Tan – HK$433,000

7. Mian Wei – HK$364,000

8. Mike Huang – HK$313,000

Keep following the latest updates from Macau Poker Cup 27 on PokerGuru!

Related Articles:

1. Macau Poker Cup 27: Kian Weng Choong Headlines Red Dragon Final Table; Ankush Prasad Finishes 10th For HK$223,000


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