Monday March 16,2015 : MILLION DOLLAR POKER VICTORY FOR CHINESE BUSINESSMAN
Yuguang Li triumphant in Red Dragon main event in Macau.
The Red Dragon main event, part of the 2015 Macau Poker Cup, has been won by Chinese businessman Yuguang Li (36), who took home HK$ 1,848,000 (about US$ 238,000) following a two-way chop at the heads up stage of the game.
The event pulled in a field of 987 players, generating a prize pool worth HK$ 10,339,812 (US$1,330,000), with Li's lion's share of the pool his greatest reward yet (his biggest personal win previously was $12,421 for a fifth place finish in an APPT tournament).
When the action reached the heads up stage Li and Chinese player Yunye Lu negotiated a two-way chop before going at it in a fiercely competitive exchange from which Li eventually emerged victorious, sending his tough opponent home with a worthwhile second placing prize of HK$1,645,000.
Other final table pay-outs included:
Yifan Zhang (China) HK$783,000
Yi Won Lee (South Korea) HK$563,000
Takuya Yamashita (Japan) HK$384,000
Eileen Fengjiao Wang (China) HK$281,612
Fan Xu (China) HK$235,000
Xiaodong Lin (China) HK$204,500
David Steicke (Hong Kong) HK$174,000