Followers of poker has witnessed a thrilling beginning to the Macau Poker Cup as 8 Indian competitors have already made impressive cashes. The latest of them being Akshay Nasa and Nathan Rao who both finished runner-up in the $500 Flip Out event and HK$3000 NLH event respectively.
$500 Flip Out:
The $500 Flipout event drew a strong field of 220 entries to generate a prize pool worth HK$96,030. Topping the field was Israel’s Ben Gur who earned HK$23,000 for his finish. India’s Akshay Nasa was in thick of the action and managed to reach heads-up but unfortunately couldn’t ship it and pocketed HK$15,046 for his second place finish. Two other Indians Neeraj Kumar and Nishant Sharma cashed out. Kumar placed 13th for HK$1,400 while Sharma 22nd for HK$1,000. Poker pro Celina Lin final tabled the event and eventually exited fourth for HK$8,000.
Final Table Standings (HKD):
1. Ben Gur - HK$23,000
2. Akshay Nasa - HK$15,046
3. Vladimir Skliarov - HK$9,500
4. Celina Lin - HK$8,000
5. King Lun Lau - HK$6,500
6. Philemon Yan Kay Ip - HK$5,200
7. Wei Zhao - HK$4,100
8. Jung Fu Ma - HK$3,200
9. Alexander Ryskin - HK$2,350
Prominent poker pro Kunal Patni has been on a hot streak of late. Just last week, Patni finished second place in the WPTDeepStacks Berlin Main Event for $115,368.
The New Year is well and truly on its way with the WPTDeepStacks in Berlin, and followers of poker in India will be glad to know that notable pro Kunal Patni has made it to the final day of the Main Event.
The 28th edition of the Macau Poker Cup is presently underway, and Indian competitors have already made headway at the City of Dreams.