The headline event of the Macau Poker Cup is down to the final 8 competitors. Followers of poker can take pride in the fact that Indian pro Ankush Prasad finished 10th in the Main Event, pocketing HK$223,000.
81 survivors returned for action on Day 3 and after 11 gruelling hours only eight finalists are left in contention for the Red Dragon title, and the HK$3,472,000 top prize. The sole Indian player in the running, Ankush Prasad, was looking in good shape to make the final table but he lost out in one of the most vital hands of the day which was also the final hand of play yesterday.
Action saw Prasad shoving with and Yuan Hang Zhong declared all-in with . Action folded to Tong Tan who had them both covered and called just minutes later with . Tan clipped an Ace-pair on the board to dismiss both Prasad and Zhong.
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 is presently underway, and Indian competitors have already made headway at the City of Dreams.