David Steicke And Hazel Yuen Shan Win Opening Events of The MPCC

Posted at 12:00 2012-09-11 by Matthew Pitt

The eagerly anticipated PokerStars Macau Poker Cup Championship (MPCC) is in full swing ith the first two events completed and written into the history books. Check those records and you will find the names of David Steicke and Hazel Yuen Shan as the winners of Event #1 and Event #2 respectively.

The opening event was the HK$8,600 No Limit Hold'em tournament that carried a HKD$1,000,000 guarantee. The guarantee was completely demolished as 161 players created a prize pool of HKD$1,249,360 that was eventually shared out among the top 19 finishers; a min-cash being worth HKD$15,600.

Jennette Tan was the first player to pick up some prize money and she was followed to the rail – via the cashiers cage – by the likes of Raiden Kan, Britain's Stephen Nathan and Australia's Craig Cockburn who was also the man to burst the final table bubble.

Everyone at the ten-handed final table had locked up at least HKD$31,460 but each of the ten final table members had at least one eye on the HKD$306,100 first place prize. That impressive amount is now in the possession of Steicke after he eventually defeated the Czech Republic's Roman Babeka heads-up to be crowned Event #1's champion.

MPCC Event #1 Final Table Results

PositionNamePrize (HKD)
1David Steicke$306,100
2Roman Babeka$206,100
3Tony Chang$131,200
4Andrew Lam$106,200
5Jacky Wang$84,300
6Yue Lam$68,700
7Thomas Ward$56,200
8Justin Chan$43,700
9Feng Haotian$37,500
10Joao Silva$31,460

Event #2 was the HKD$150,000 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack event, a tournament won by Hazel Yuen Chui. By the time registration had come to an end there were 179 players inside the Grand Waldo Hotel, who between them created a prize pool of HKD$234,400.

The lion's share of the prize pool – or should that be the lioness' share – went to Chui who defeated Fu Huang heads-up to claim the HKD$57,400 for herself. Congratulations to Chui and the other 21 players who made it into the money places.

MPCC Event #2 Final Table Results

PositionNamePrize (HKD)
1Hazel Chui$57,400
2Fu Huang$38,700
3Hung-Sheng Lin$23,400
4Jack Lee$18,800
5Sam Lor$15,200
6Chien Huang$12,900
7David Goldberg$10,500
8Cheok Lei$8,200
9Fan Fang$5,900
10Fu Tin$5,000

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