Chris Soyza Wins MPC High Roller for $260k

Chris Soyza Wins MPC High Roller for $260kThe Macau Poker Cup 27 HK$80,000 High Roller was held at the City of Dreams Macau, with 119 entries helping to create a prize pool of HK$8.86 million. Two days later, and it was Malaysia’s Michael Christopher Soyza who managed to best the field, including Germany’s Martin Finger heads-up, to claim the trophy, and a top prize of HK$2,037,000 ($260,552).
Following the biggest score of his poker career, Chris Soyza now boasts a total of $735,055 in live earnings, with his other accolades over the years including winning back-to-back A$1,150 Aussie Millions Accumulator in 2015 and 2016 for US$111,520 and US$102,118 respectively.
On Day 2 of the MPC High Roller, Soyza entered the final table of nine out in front with 3.53 million in chips, while Martin Finger was third from bottom nursing a mere 780k stack.
Soyza subsequently claimed his first scalp in a preflop encounter which saw his A-Q eventually beat the pocket nines of his opponent to send Mauro Francolini to the rail in 7th. The next hand, Soyza was dealt pocket sevens to do likewise to Huang Shan (A-K) in 6th, and continuing his assault, Soyza eliminated Canlin Chen in 5th, Wing Cheung Chong in 4th, and Zhong Wang in 3rd to usher in heads-up play against Martin Finger for the MPC title.
At this stage, Soyza held an 8.3 million to 3.5 million chip advantage over the German, and the duo subsequently agreed to split the money HK$1,987,000 to $1,700,000, and keep HK$50,000 and the trophy behind for the ultimate champion.
Just a few hands later, and it was all over after Finger three-bet all-in on a 6d-2d-10d-7c-9c board, only for Soyza to make the call holding Qd-7d for a made flush. While Soyza claimed the victory, Martin Finger received a runner-up prize for his hard-fought efforts of US$217,446, and in the process further consolidated his position as number 9 on Germany’s All Time Money List with $7,278,444 in live earnings.
Final Table Results (US$):
1: Christopher Soyza $260,552
2: Martin Finger $217,446
3: Zhong Wang $125,223
4: Wing Chong $103,683
5: Canlin Chen $83,627
6: Huang Shan $65,965
7: Mauro Francolini $50,396
8: Qi Luo $37,989
9: Seng Leow $28,395

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