APPT Macau started off in full swing at the PokerStars LIVE Macau Poker Room.
The highlight event of the opening day was the HK$5,000 Warm-up event which set a record field of 374 players hitting the felt.
China’s Dan Liu defeated the record sized field to emerge as the winner of the Warm-Up Event and its HK$375,410 prize money for the 1st Place. In total, 45 players cashed for a share of the HK$1,632,510 prize pool.
The final table began with nine Mainland China players so it was no surprise that Liu would go heads up against a fellow countryman, Chen Yuan, for the title.
Liu entered the duel with a massive 3m-to-700k chip advantage and it took just over 10 minutes for the final hand to arrive. Both players went all-in pre-flop.
The board ran Q♥3♣3♠7♣9♦ giving Liu two pair to seal the win. It was the 36-year old businessman’s first ever live tournament title. Great Going Dan !
WARM-UP FINAL TABLE RESULTS:
- Dan Liu (China) — HK$375,410
- Chen Yuan (China) — HK$236,700
- Guoliang Wei (China) — HK$146,900
- Thomas Syversen (Norway) — HK$115,900
- Man Hin Siu (Hong Kong) — HK$85,700
- Donald Lange (USA) — HK$69,400
- Phachara Wongwichit (Australia) — HK$53,100
- Guanhua Huang (China) — HK$44,900
- Yongxiang Guo (China) — HK$37,500