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Stanley Choi Won Macau High Stakes Challenge (US$6,4 million)

Tags: john juanda, macau high stakes challenge, phil ivey, sam trickett, Stanley Choi
Posted on Monday, September 03, 2012 by "T".
Last Friday, a field of 73 poker players, including wealthy businessmen and poker stars, entered the first ever Macau High Stakes Challenge for HK$2,000,000 each (US$260,000) and created poker history. In total, 21 players made a rebuy and brought the prize pool to insane HK$182,360,000 (US$23,511,000). Plenty of big names hit the rail early due to the fast-moving 30-minute levels, and it didn't t[...]   Read more » Stanley Choi Won Macau High Stakes Challenge (US$6,4 million)

  3-Sep-12, 12:36   #1
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noonlion 

Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1277
Trickett can't put a bet wrong. Dude just cashes tournament after tournament.

Interesting that none of the Western pros ended up winning though - home territory counts for something.

8th for 822,965 - not shabby, wonder who rebought though.
I mean that's more than a lot of 1st place prizes for bigger field tournaments.

To win 6+ milly in one sitting is crazy.

     
  3-Sep-12, 21:57   #2
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teddybears73 
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 59 (M)
Posts: 3170
i think i'll move to asia as that's where all the big money seems to be, i wonder how much a telescopic handler gets paid over there. Big Smile

     
  4-Sep-12, 14:45   #3
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Fakiry 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Portugal
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 4764
$260k buy-in for a 30-minute level game? This players’ hearts must be bulletproof! Some poker players are used to play for high values and they already know the tricks not to suffer with the amounts of Money involved in the game, but for some of the businessmen at the tables, although they are refered as wealthy, this sure ment some of their biggest management moves in their careers.

     
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