2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

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Bobby Zhang Wins Baby Dragon, Macau Poker Cup 20 Opens to Record Numbers

Nivel 21 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante

While the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) has been playing out in the Western Hemisphere, the ‘PokerStars LIVE Macau’ kicked off the 20th installment of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) in the East with the series' biggest ever opening weekend.

The weekend saw the first three days of the 12-day schedule play out with the completion of three side events. Those events attracted a combined 743 players and awarded HK $2,456,622 in prize money. The most notable event was the HK $6,000 buy-in 'Baby Dragon' event, which attracted 332 runners and created a HK $1,739,016 prize pool. The tournament was ultimately won by 26-year-old Aussie Bobby Zhang, who took home the HK $340,800 first-place prize.

In the final hand, Zhang moved all-in holding the {9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and China's Stephen Zhou called off with the {6-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}. The board ran out {j-Clubs}{3-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{q-Spades} and Zhang’s two pair sealed the deal after more than 18 hours of play.

"Definitely feels great to win the first Baby Dragon in my first poker tournament of 2014." said the 26-year old Zhang.

Baby Dragon Final Table Results

1stBobby ZhangAustraliaHK $340,800*
2ndStephen ZhouChinaHK $230,000*
3rdBernie HoSingaporeHK $250,000*
4thYue Hin LamMacauHK $126,100
5thShingo ChoJapanHK $100,000
6thShi LinAustraliaHK $82,600
7thAlan WuHong KongHK $65,200
8thFlo CamponesPhilippinesHK $47,800
9thChen An LinChinese TaipeiHK $39,100

*Denotes three-handed deal.

The 'Red Dragon' HK $11,000 buy-in main event will kick off on January 16, and the Red Dragon is celebrating MPC20 by guaranteeing a massive HK $8 million (US $1 million) prize pool. Needless to say, expectations are that the turnout will break the main event's 891-player rcord.
"I'm really impressed with the Baby Dragon turnout and the player feedback has been tremendous." said Danny McDonagh, PokerStars Director of Live Poker Operations in the Asia-Pacific. "Our goal to have a 1000-plus field for the Red Dragon main event seems very likely."

Here’e a look at the remaining MCP20 schedule:

Remaining MPC20 Schedule (all figures in HKD)

Date & TimeEvent
Tue, Jan 14 @ 7pm$5,000 KO Bounty [2-day event]
Wed, Jan 15 @ 7pm$3,000 NLH Turbo
Thu, Jan 16 @ 3:30pm$2,400 Red Dragon MEGA Satellite (20 Seats GTD)
Thu, Jan 16 @ 7pm$11,000 RED DRAGON ($8m GTD) - Day 1A
Fri, Jan 17 @ 2pm$1,500 NLH Turbo
Fri, Jan 17 @ 7pm$11,000 RED DRAGON ($8m GTD) - Day 1B
Sat, Jan 18 @ 3pm$11,000 RED DRAGON ($8m GTD) - Day 1C
Sun, Jan 19 @ 6pm$4,000 NLH [2-day event]
Sun, Jan 19 @ 8pm$20,000 NLH ($1m GTD) [2-day event]
Mon, Jan 20 @ 6pm$2,500 KO Bounty [2-day event]
Mon, Jan 20 @ 7pm$50,000 High Roller [2-day event]
Tue, Jan 21 @ 3:30pm$2,500 Deepstack NLH [2-day event]

Players can qualify to the Red Dragon at PokerStars LIVE Macau where satellites are running daily. For the complete MPC20 schedule please visit www.PokerStarsLIVEMacau.com.

Nivel: 21

Blinduri: 10,000/20,000

Ante: 3,000

A High Roller Champion Will Be Crowned Today!

Vanessa Selbst
Vanessa Selbst

There are still 14 players in the hunt for the $1,279,880 first place prize but as of right now everyone is guaranteed just $89,560. There's a lot of stake for the remaining players who are lead by none other than Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst. Selbst's poker accomplishments are nothing short of incredible and besides finishing third in the $100,000 Super High Roller earlier this week she's also defending champion in this one.

While all eyes will be on Selbst as she's looking to become the first back-to-back High Roller champion there are still tons of other players looking to attack her leading position. Portugese pro Joao Vieira showed that he can compete with the best all throughout yesterday and he comes into the day second in chips. Myro Garcia from Brazil is third followed by none other than 2012 WSOP Main Event Greg Merson. Merson's going for his third seven-figure score in the last two years and winning today would put him that much closer to the top 10 on the all-time money ranking.

Someone who's solidified his place in the top 10 of that ranking, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, is also very much alive in this event. Former GPI number 1 Marvin Rettenmaier, Rob Mizrachi, Dani Stern, Dan Smith and Ole Schemion are all coming into today hoping to put another million on their impressive list of tournament results. For high roller Paul Newey this result marks the biggest cash of his live poker career, but it will be a steep uphill battle today as he comes into the day last in chips.

PokerNews will be with you all throughout the day, and night, as the $25,000 High Roller event here at the PCA will crown a champion.

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