Feng Wen Chen Wins Baby Dragon Event for $118kFebruary 13, 2017 12:38 pm
In its second week, the Macau Poker Cup hosted the HK$8,000 Baby Dragon, with the tournament attracting 602 entries, beating the previous record set in September 2016 of 575 players. On Day 2 of the event, it was Taiwanese businessman Feng Wen Chen who would then eventually overcome the impressive sized field, including Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin heads-up, to lift the trophy, and collect the competition’s HK$915,000 (US$118,000) first place prize.
Previous to his victory in the City of Dreams, Chen had just $29,049 in live tournament winnings, but after taking down the Baby Dragon in style, the 53-year old commented:
“My wife has come to so many tournaments and supported me for so long, I’m really happy to finally win one for her.”
The roughly US$1,030 buy-in tournament featured a prize pool worth HK$4,204,368 (US$541,852), with 72 players subsequently seeing a return on their money, including Taiwanese pro Kitty Kuo in 21st, the Philippines’ Lestor Edoc in 7th, and Singapore’s Minsoon Lim in 4th. Following Chun-hung Chen’s exit in 3rd, the heads-up phase then got underway between Feng Wen Chen and Celina Lin for the title.
After an intense final battle, the deciding hand was subsequently played after Celina Lin, down to just 10bbs, reraised all-in preflop holding 7d-8d. Chen quickly called with A-K, and after the dealer laid out a Jc-10s-7h-Qh-x board, Chen’s straight was good enough to ensure him the win. In the meantime, Celina Lin’s payout of around US$72,816 now pushes her career earnings to $709,364, and counted amongst her many achievements over the years includes taking down the 2012 Macau Poker Cup for $110,077, in the process becoming the first female winner of the competition.
Final Table Results:
1: Feng Wen Chen (Taiwan) HK$915,000
2: Celina Lin (China) HK$565,000
3: Chun-hung Chen (Taiwan) HK$350,000
4: Min Soon Lim (Singapore) HK$267,000
5: Bolong Xiao (China) HK$185,000
6: Sheng Jie Fan (China HK$147,000
7: Minggeng Bo (China HK$120,000
8: Artem Lobus (Russia) HK$101,000
9: Xiang Liu (China) HK$83,968