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Pete Yanhan Chen Wins WPT Beijing to Open WPT Season XVI

 Pete Yanhan Chen Wins WPT Beijing to Open WPT Season XVI

Well, we kind of knew this was going to happen going into the final table of the first event of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Season XVI, but Pete Yanhan Chen made it official Wednesday, winning WPT Beijing. Chen entered the six-handed final table with a prohibitive chip lead, holding more chips than his five opponents combined.

Chen’s lead was never really in doubt the entire final table. He wielded his chip stack like Reinhardt’s hammer in Overwatch, keeping everyone at bay while he chipped up.

The one time it looked like maybe, possibly, Chen could be at risk of coming back to the pack was with four players remaining. According to WPT.com, he raised all-in pre-flop under the gun and Zhang Wenbin called all-in for around a million chips. Zhang had Chen dominated with K-J against K-7 and it held up, allowing him to double-up to 2.2 million. Chen still had 7.4 million, so it wasn’t a big deal.

The very next hand, the 79th of the final table, Zhang raised to 195,000 pre-flop and Chen again shoved, putting Zhang all-in. Zhang called with pocket Queens, way ahead of Chen’s K-J. If Zhang doubled-up on this hand, he would be well within striking distance of Chen. That didn’t happen, though, as Chen flopped a King to give him a better pair and then rivered another King for good measure. Zhang was out of the tournament in fourth place and Chen got his chips back from the previous hand, growing his stack to 9.715 million.

Shortly thereafter, Lu Yingqi was knocked out in third place, setting up the heads-up match between Chen Yanhan and Chen Ke. Yanhan (we’re switching naming conventions now since they are both Chens), of course, had a huge lead, 9.99 million to 2.01 million. Ke held on as long as he could, but it was no contest.

Finally, on Hand #111 of the final table, Ke moved all-in for just over a million chips and Yanhan made the easy call, holding K-4 of spades. Ke was behind with Q-3, but at least had two live cards, which is about all you can ask for in that situation. None of the community cards helped either player, meaning Yanhan won the hand, the pot, and the tournament.

With a first prize worth about USD $ 300,000, Pete Yanhan Chen has now won over $ 1 million in his live tournament career. He has dozens of small cashes dating back to 2011, the vast majority of which are from tournaments in Asia. His largest cash before this won came back in 2014, when he finished fifth place in the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau Main Event for $ 74,170.

2017 World Poker Tour Beijing Main Event – Final Table Results

1.    Pete Yanhan Chen – CNY 2,063,454 (USD $ 299,485)
2.    Chen Ke – CNY 1,373,026 (USD $ 199,278)
3.    Lu Yingqi – CNY 882,619 (USD $ 128,101)
4.    Zhang Wenben – CNY 585,468 (USD $ 84,974)
5.    Tan Yancheng – CNY 450,616 (USD $ 65,401)
6.    Bryan Huang – CNY 373,218 (USD $ 54,168)

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Pete Yanhan Chen Wins WPT Beijing to Open WPT Season XVI

 Pete Yanhan Chen Wins WPT Beijing to Open WPT Season XVI

Well, we kind of knew this was going to happen going into the final table of the first event of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Season XVI, but Pete Yanhan Chen made it official Wednesday, winning WPT Beijing. Chen entered the six-handed final table with a prohibitive chip lead, holding more chips than his five opponents combined.

Chen’s lead was never really in doubt the entire final table. He wielded his chip stack like Reinhardt’s hammer in Overwatch, keeping everyone at bay while he chipped up.

The one time it looked like maybe, possibly, Chen could be at risk of coming back to the pack was with four players remaining. According to WPT.com, he raised all-in pre-flop under the gun and Zhang Wenbin called all-in for around a million chips. Zhang had Chen dominated with K-J against K-7 and it held up, allowing him to double-up to 2.2 million. Chen still had 7.4 million, so it wasn’t a big deal.

The very next hand, the 79th of the final table, Zhang raised to 195,000 pre-flop and Chen again shoved, putting Zhang all-in. Zhang called with pocket Queens, way ahead of Chen’s K-J. If Zhang doubled-up on this hand, he would be well within striking distance of Chen. That didn’t happen, though, as Chen flopped a King to give him a better pair and then rivered another King for good measure. Zhang was out of the tournament in fourth place and Chen got his chips back from the previous hand, growing his stack to 9.715 million.

Shortly thereafter, Lu Yingqi was knocked out in third place, setting up the heads-up match between Chen Yanhan and Chen Ke. Yanhan (we’re switching naming conventions now since they are both Chens), of course, had a huge lead, 9.99 million to 2.01 million. Ke held on as long as he could, but it was no contest.

Finally, on Hand #111 of the final table, Ke moved all-in for just over a million chips and Yanhan made the easy call, holding K-4 of spades. Ke was behind with Q-3, but at least had two live cards, which is about all you can ask for in that situation. None of the community cards helped either player, meaning Yanhan won the hand, the pot, and the tournament.

With a first prize worth about USD $ 300,000, Pete Yanhan Chen has now won over $ 1 million in his live tournament career. He has dozens of small cashes dating back to 2011, the vast majority of which are from tournaments in Asia. His largest cash before this won came back in 2014, when he finished fifth place in the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau Main Event for $ 74,170.

2017 World Poker Tour Beijing Main Event – Final Table Results

1.    Pete Yanhan Chen – CNY 2,063,454 (USD $ 299,485)
2.    Chen Ke – CNY 1,373,026 (USD $ 199,278)
3.    Lu Yingqi – CNY 882,619 (USD $ 128,101)
4.    Zhang Wenben – CNY 585,468 (USD $ 84,974)
5.    Tan Yancheng – CNY 450,616 (USD $ 65,401)
6.    Bryan Huang – CNY 373,218 (USD $ 54,168)

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2015 WPT Borgata Poker Open Main Event Day 2: Big Pot Comes With a Cruise for Pete Skyllas

 2015 WPT Borgata Poker Open Main Event Day 2: Big Pot Comes With a Cruise for Pete Skyllas

The survivors from Day 1A and 1B met on Tuesday at the Borgata in Atlantic City for Day 2 of the 2015 World Poker Tour (WPT) Borgata Poker Open Main Event. After late registration closed, the total field, including those who had already been eliminated, end up at 1,027 players. Just 127 runners remain heading into Day 3, led by James Gilbert with 665,500 chips. He is followed closely by Curt Kohlberg, who has 630,000 on the nose.

While the size of the field didn’t match last year’s total, it was enough to eclipse the $ 3 million guarantee, as the prize pool closed at $ 3,287,427. First prize will be $ 723,227 and 100 players will get paid, so the money bubble will burst on Wednesday.

One of the highlights of Day 2 came during Level 10. Pete Skyllas, holding K♠-J♠, opened the pre-flop betting with a raise to 1,700. That might not have had the desired results initially, as four players decided it was cheap enough to call. On the flop of K-T♠-T♣, all five players checked. The Q♠ was dealt on the turn and when it was checked over to Skyllas, he bet 3,500 with his two pair plus an open-ended straight flush draw. One player called (do you see where this is going?). The river was the A♠, giving Skyllas the magical unicorn of poker hands, a Royal Flush. He must have been elated when his opponent bet 10,000 chips, after which Skyllas himself shoved for 25,600. According to WPT.com, it took quite some time for the other player to make his decision, but he finally made the call, revealing 8♠-5♠ for a flush.

Of course, Skyllas turned over his Royal Flush and with it, won a free cruise from Royal Caribbean International. As an added bit of entertainment, the man who lost the hand thought he had been eliminated from the tournament, so he got up and left. Problem was, he actually had Skyllas covered by 10,000 chips. He booked it out of there so fast, though, that nobody was able to find him to get him back to the table.

The Borgata Poker Open Main Event is about to resume in Atlantic City. Day 3 is scheduled to begin at noon ET as the 127 remaining players attempt to cash and then continue on deep in the tournament.

2015 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open Main Event – Day 2 Chip Leaders

1.    James Gilbert –     665,500
2.    Curt Kohlberg – 630,000
3.    Maurice Hawkins – 609,500
4.    Matt Affleck – 567,000
5.    Andy Spears – 557,500
6.    Victor Figueroa – 531,500
7.    Brian Green – 495,000
8.    Jeff Hobrecker – 494,500
9.    Alan Schein – 492,000
Dan Sevigny – 479,500

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