Chen Qin Wins 2014 Beijing Millions For $109k

Chen Qin Wins 2014 Beijing Millions For $109kThe PokerStars.net sponsored Beijing Millions took place at the Beijing Star Poker Club in the Chinese capital, and last weekend emerging atop of the 2,732 player field was China’s own Chen Qin, who subsequently walked away from the tournament richer to the tune of ¥675,000 (US$109,000).
The Chinese player also earned the honour of being the winner of the first Asia Pacific Poker Tour event ever held inside China, as well as the winner of the largest tournament ever held outside of the United States, an honour previously held by the Brazilian Series of Poker’s with 2,446 players. Commenting after the tournament’s conclusion, APPT President Danny McDonagh, said:
“We always believed that this would be a successful event but this result greatly exceeded our wildest expectations. It’s a great honour for PokerStars and the APPT team to be selected to support this tournament. It’s been a historical week. Not just the record itself but how it may change the future landscape for poker in China.”
The record breaking ¥3,000 ($480) buy-in Beijing Millions boasted no less than six Day 1 flights, with 188 starters then progressing through to Day 2. Counted amongst their survivors were a number of noted pros, with Vivian Im then bowing out in 151st place for ¥13,750 ($2,227), Bryan Huang in 50th place for ¥23,750 ($3,850), and Celina Lin in 24th place for ¥56,250 ($9,115).
By the time the final table of nine had been reached, all the remaining players were Chinese with Chen Qin eventually facing off against Yang Zhang for the title. As heads-up began, Qin held a 2 to 1 chip advantage and after a fierce final battle the defining hand was played with Zhang (7-3) calling Qin’s all-in bet on a 4-5-7-5-9 board. Unfortunately for him, Qin had a full-house (5-4) and so Yang Zhang had to be content with a runner-up finish, while Chen Qin was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results:
1. Chen Qin (China) – ¥675,000*
2. Yang Zhang (China) – ¥700,000*
3. Tong Shen (China) – ¥650,000*
4. Feng Bai (China) – ¥587,500*
5. Jing Liu (China) – ¥312,500
6. Chen Hao (China) – ¥250,000
7. Qiang Liu (China) – ¥205,000
8. Hui Xu (China) – ¥162,650
9. Yuanye Chen (China) – ¥125,000


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