Zhou Yun Peng wins WSOP China Main Event

Posted On 26 Dec, 2017 0

Zhou Yun Peng emerged victorious in the recently concluded World Series of Poker (WSOP) China Main Event. Peng claimed the title for INR $367,000 (INR 2.35 crores) along with the Champions Cup as well as the first WSOP gold bracelet in Asia. As per WSOP.com, Hebei based Peng had the least experience in live poker tournaments where prior to this one he had never participated in a live poker tournament. Peng defeated Long Rong in the heads-up battle with pocket Deuces. Rong was holding Ace-Eight where both of the players went all-in pre-flop and then board came down giving Peng a flush and also made history winning the first bracelet in China.

Earlier, this year the WSOP and Tencent Poker made a deal to partner up. Ty Stewart, Executive Director of WSOP, explained the partnership, stating, "There is so much untapped potential in Asia and we’ve found the perfect partner in Tencent to help spread the great game throughout the entire continent. We plan to use the WSOP brand and our expertise, along with Tencent’s reach in Asia, to inspire the next generation of competitive sports players."

Final Table Results:

1. Zhou Yun Peng - $367,024
2. Long Rong - $226,889
3. Zhang Jian Bin - $158,380
4. Li Xiang Lai - $112,220
5. Wu Xin - $80,702
6. Ni Cang Sheng - $58,930




Event Dates Buy In
APPT Macau 14 Mar - 25 Mar HKD 40,000
Super High Roller Bowl, China 20 Mar - 24 Mar HKD 2,100,000
APT Philippines Championships 21 Mar - 2 Apr ₱ 55,000
APPT Korea 6 Apr - 15 Apr KRW 1,800,000
Two of a Kind (April) 8 Apr - 8 Apr INR 5,500
The Millionaire (April) 15 Apr - 15 Apr INR 7,700