The Macau Poker Cup 24 at the PokerStars LIVE Macau is set an all new record for a freezeout tournament in the Asia-Pacific area by attracting 1075 players for HK$12,000 Red Dragon. When the event finished, Ying Lin Chua had left behind the unprecedented pack to grab HK$1,904,000 (which is approximately $245,000) as part of a 3-way chop.
The conference manager of Malaysia has been on fire in the year 2016. He has also won the World Poker Tour National Philippines for US$ 86130. The tournament had 3 battles and it is all set the record after a grand turnout of 512 enthusiasts on Day 1c.
In a media release, Danny McDonagh, the Asia-Pacific Poker Tour President, told that this is a special day for the PokerStars Live team, as they have been looking to crack the 1000 milestone since the Red Dragon hit 995 in 2014. There has been a global surge in reentry events these past few years, so this achievement is that much more fulfilling to achieve in a classic freezeout format.
One player many anticipated to contest for the award was Tom Alner, an English professional with over $1 million in live event cashes who shipped this tournament in August 2013 for HK$823,000 (which is approximately $106,000). As per live updates, after Huang went in 9th, Tom followed him to payouts in 8th when he shoved about fifteen big blinds.