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(pokernews.com)- Macau Poker Cup 24 at PokerStars LIVE Macau set a new record for a freezeout event in the Asia-Pacific region by drawing 1,075 players for the HK$12,000 Red Dragon, and when the tournament ended, Ying Lin Chua had conquered the unprecedented field to pocket HK$1,904,000 (approx. $245,000) as part of a three-way chop.
The Malaysian conference manager has been on fire in early 2016, as he also won World Poker Tour National Philippines for $86,130.
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|Place||Player||Home Country||Prize (HK$)|
|1||Ying Lin Chua||Malaysia||1,904,000|
The event had three flights and set the record after a monster turnout of 512 players on Day 1c.
“It’s a special day for the PokerStars Live team, as we’ve been looking to crack the one thousand-player milestone since the Red Dragon hit 995 in 2014.” said Asia-Pacific Poker Tour President Danny McDonagh in a press release. “There’s been a global surge in reentry events these last few years, so this accomplishment is that much more satisfying to achieve in a classic freezeout format.”
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