Sosia Jiang Wins PSC Macau High Roller for $503k

Sosia Jiang Wins PSC Macau High Roller for $503kThe PokerStars Championship Macau High Roller took place in the City of Dreams, with 180 players parting with their HK$103,000 (US$13,260) buy-ins to create a prize pool worth HK$17,460,000 (US$2,248,160). Three days later, and it was New Zealand player Sosia Jiang who would triumph over the field, including India’s Raghav Bansal heads-up, to claim the title, and walk away richer to the tune of HK$3,870,000 (US$503,100).
Sosia Jiang had just $25,538 in prior winnings, and following her tremendous victory, the 38 year-old commented: “If I am going to run good, I better do it in a High Roller tournament.”
Despite entering the final table as the short stack, Sosia Jiang (Q-J) scored a vital double-up against Dan Smith (10-10), after which Troy Quenneville (A-J) eliminated Xixiang Luo (9-9) from the competition in 8th place.
Sosia Jiang subsequently doubled up once more, before being dealt pocket aces and sending Sergey Lebedev (Q-Q) to the rail in 7th. Jiang (9-9) then eliminated Dan Smith (K-Q) in 6th, followed by Ben Lai in 5th, and Nick Petrangelo (A-5) in 4th after she picked up pocket aces once more. Continuing her final table assault, Sosia Jiang made an ace high flush to beat the straight of Troy Quenneville and oust him from the event in 3rd, after which heads-up got underway between Sosia Jiang and Raghav Bansal for the title.
At this stage, Sosia Jiang held an 8-1 chip lead over her remaining opponent, with the deciding hand eventually played with Bansal shoving his 22bb stack preflop holding pocket twos, only to be called by Jiang with Q-10. Bansal looked ready to survive until a Q on the river put paid to his hopes, and so he had to then settle for a runner-up position worth US$339,300, while Sosia Jiang was crowned the Macau High Roller champion.
Final Table Results:
1: Sosia Jiang NZ $503,100
2: Raghav Bansal India $339,300
3: Troy Quenneville Canada $234,000
4: Nick Petrangelo USA $190,450
5: Ben Lai Hong Kong $152,100
6: Dan Smith USA $116,350
7: Sergey Lebedev Russia $84,760
8: Xixiang Luo China $61,100

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