APT Macau: Sparrow Cheung wins Championships Event
Hong Kong’s Sparrow Park Yu Cheung emerged victorious in the recently concluded Asian Poker Tour (APT) Championships event which took place in Macau. Chinese Taipei’s Hung Sheng Lin was the other big winner of the series topping the APT Player of the Series leaderboard. Hung Sheng Lin claimed the Main Event title for HK$ 587,000 (~INR 50.19 lakh). The series ran for 12 days straight from 25 April – 6 May at Macau's Billionaire Poker Room.
Coming back to the Championships Event, this was the second featured tournament of the series along with the Main Event. A total of 108 players entered the Championships which had a buy-in of HKD 22,000 buy-in. The eventual prize pool ended up being HK$ 2,095,200. The big field of players in this Championships event saw plenty of regs and pros from the Asian region which included Yuri Ishida, Andy Ying Kit Chan, Masato Yokosawa, and Victor Chong.
At heads up, with Cheung was ahead in chips against heads-up opponent Malaysia's Victor Chong by a very small margin, the players struck an ICM deal and Cheung was then crowned the APT Championships Event winner.
Final Table Results:
1. Sparrow Park Yu Cheung – HKD 428,000 (deal made)
2. Victor Chong – Malaysia – HKD 421,000 (deal made)
3. Michael Tran – Australia – HKD 235,700
4. Masato Yokosawa – Japan – HKD 170,100
5. Sai Ho Philip Chiu – Hong Kong – HKD 127,600
6. Andy Ying Kit Chan – Hong Kong HKD 99,700
7. Yuri Ishida – Japan – 81,300
8. Wang Meng – China – HKD 68,700
|Little Big Series (May)||24 May - 27 May||INR 880|
|Manila Super Series 7||28 May - 3 Jun||₱10,000|
|Two of a Kind (June)||3 Jun - 3 Jun||INR 5,500|
|The Millionaire (June)||10 Jun - 10 Jun||INR 7,700|
|APT Korea Seoul||15 Jun - 24 Jun||KRW 1,100,000 (~US$ 1,000)|
|PokerBaazi Premier League - Summer 2018||18 Jun - 24 Jun||INR 16,500|