Several Indian players including pioneering poker pro Aditya Agarwal are expected to join the festival in the coming days despite the inclement weather conditions. Agarwal is expected to reach the venue to play the Main Event scheduled on September 1. But for those who are already present at Macau, the event has kicked-off in grand style. Many Indian players have already made notable cashes in the series so far, and Paawan Bansal has taken down event #5.
Event 5: HK$6,000 NLH
The HK$6,000 event drew a total 65 entries and besting them all was India’s Paawan Bansal after he beat local player Fan Jia. The final three players agreed to a deal to modify the prizes and Bansal pocketed HK$75,000 for his finish. Bansal overcame a tough final table which featured notable pro Celina Lin. India’s Ronak Jatin Vyas managed to reach the final table and finished sixth for HK$23,770.
Final Table Standings (HKD)
1. Paawan Bansal - HK$75,000*
2. Fan Jia - HK$101,500*
3. Takayuki Kozakai - HK$55,000*
4. Celina Lin - HK$37,500
5. Jia Tang - HK$27,200
6. Ronak Jatin Vyas - HK$23,770
7. Jason George Coe - HK$20,500
Following the success in the Macau Poker Cup, a score of notable Indian poker pros have set sail to the Philippines to participate in the ongoing Asia Poker League.
The Red Dragon Main Event is gearing up to a climactic finish.
The 28th edition of the Macau Poker Cup continues with its highlight event – The Red Dragon Main Event, where quite a few prominent India poker pros remain in contention.