2017 Suncity Cup Finale Macau

Main Event
Event Info

2017 Suncity Cup Finale Macau

Final Results
Winning Hand
1,605,472 HKD
Event Info
6,600 HKD
Level Info
250,000 / 500,000

Yu Dong Yang Leads Going into Day 3 of the 2017 Suncity Cup Finale Macau

The Suncity Cup Macau Main Event trophy is what's at stake, as well as the HK$8M first prize
The Suncity Cup Macau Main Event trophy is what's at stake, as well as the HK$8M first prize

Welcome back poker fans to the PokerNews live coverage of the 2017 Suncity Cup Finale Macau, brought to you from the Poker King poker room at the Venetian Macau.

The last of the Day 2 flights has concluded and the entry period is over so now we get to the business end of the tournament. It has taken two months, five starting legs in Jeju, Korea (24-30 Sept), Manila (13-16 Oct), Taipei (3-5 Nov), Incheon, Korea (10-12 Nov) and Macau (23 Nov - 1 Dec) and a whole lot of poker to get this far.

The 928 Suncity Cup entrants have now been whittled down, with the 32 Day 2A survivors united with the 36 Day 2B survivors for the first time and Day 3 will see the 68 returning players attempt to reach the final table, which the tournament will be playing down to today.

The last 68 are battling it out for a share of the HK$8,008,300 prize pool and the coveted title and trophy. While the tournament has already paid out HK$744,000 in cash to all the Day 2 qualifiers who made it through the respective Day 1's, some of the players chose to buy-in directly on the two respective Day 2’s for HK$38,000 so have not yet made any money at all. In fact, several of these players played Day 2A and Day 2B in addition to multiple HK$6,600 Day 1 starting flights so still have their work cut out for them if they want to see a return on their investment.

With the top 35 places paying out, 33 players will be leaving empty handed with those who make the money all guaranteed a payday of HK$50,900. However, it is the HK$1,925,000 first prize that all will be gunning for.

The man best positioned to take that down is Yu Dong Yang who bagged up a massive 987,000 in chips after dominating much of the Day 2B action. The Chinese player has more than 140,000 than next closest rival, Day 2A chip leader Malaysia’s Wai Kiat Lee, who is coming in with a stack of 840,000, closely followed by fellow countryman Michael Soyza (834,000).

However, there is a great deal of talent left in the field with Mexico’sJC Alvarado (510,000), Hong Kong’s Sparrow Chung (387,000) andBen Lai (377,000) and Korea’s Vivian Im (201,000) just a few of the notables still in contention.

Blinds will be starting at 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 running ante and the day will be broken up into 60-minute levels with a dinner break scheduled for the end of level 15 at around 7:30pm local time (GMT+8) and play will not stop until the final table is reached.

You can check out the full structure here

Everything you should know about the upcoming Suncity Cup

Here’s how the rest of the field is stacking up:

2017 Suncity Cup Main Event Day 3 Seat Draw

PositionNameCountryChip CountTable/Seat
1Hon Cheong LeeHong Kong184,0001-1
2Shih Hung ChangTaiwan212,0001-2
3Jeffrey LoHong Kong538,0001-3
4Dong ChengChina509,0001-4
5Zhao YanchaoChina699,0001-5
6Yuefeng PanChina549,0001-6
7Lu FeiChina68,0001-7
8Guo DongChina367,0001-8
9Chen An LinTaiwan324,0001-9
10Kwang Zhen YuChina246,0002-1
11Kui Huan SohMalaysia134,0002-2
12Chow Hing YaungMalaysia256,0002-3
13Chen Xiao JieChina257,0002-4
14Vincent LiHong Kong208,0002-5
15Zhou Qiang BoChina98,0002-6
16Renjun YangChina522,0002-7
17Kosei IchinoseJapan336,0002-8
18Lin Kun SiChina376,0002-9
19Tuck Wai FooMalaysia371,0003-1
20Lim Chin WeiMalaysia490,0003-2
21Vivian ImKorea201,0003-3
22Linh TranCanada319,0003-4
23Karol JaniszewskiPoland379,0003-5
24Chih Wen ChenTaiwan191,0003-6
25Chung Guang ZhangChina163,0003-7
26Bobby ZhangAustralia91,0003-8
27Sparrow CheungHong Kong387,0003-9
28Carson WongHong Kong136,0004-1
29Rongshan LiChina136,0004-2
30Jinqiang ShiChina433,0004-3
31Tang Wei CongChina186,0004-4
32Yong Bin WangChina156,0004-5
33Jacky WongHong Kong252,0004-6
34Justin ChanHong Kong165,0004-7
35Victor ChongMalaysia61,0004-8
36Chin Sun TanMalaysia193,0004-9
37JC AlvaradoMexico510,0005-1
38Jun Wah YapMalaysia303,0005-2
39Tsan Yuen LeungHong Kong166,0005-3
40Yu Dong YangChina987,0005-4
41Keisuke HikosakaJapan100,0005-5
42Gao WenlingChina267,0005-6
43Canlin ChenChina205,0005-7
44Ken OkadaJapan240,0005-8
45Danny TangHong Kong347,0006-1
46Ye WangChina90,0006-2
47Kevin ChoiHong Kong374,0006-3
48Michael SoyzaMalaysia834,0006-4
49Sahashi HidekiJapan229,0006-5
50Andrew AnUSA99,0006-6
51Albert PaikUSA329,0006-7
52Juen Teoh MingMalaysia444,0006-8
53Xixiang LuoChina313,0007-1
54Jesus FernandezUK356,0007-2
55Oliver SaulUK618,0007-3
56Chien JenyenTaiwan580,0007-4
57Je Ho LeeKorea736,0007-5
58Zheng Xiao ShangChina294,0007-6
59Khanh Le NgocVietnam195,0007-7
60Lee Wai KiatMalaysia840,0007-8
61Yuri IshidaJapan147,0008-1
62Eugene CoPhilippines418,0008-2
63Hyoung Suob ShimKorea187,0008-3
64Xiao JialiangChina81,0008-4
65Song LiangChina300,0008-5
66Martijn GerritsNetherlands262,0008-6
67Ben LaiHong Kong377,0008-7
68Weizhou ZhangChina238,0008-8

Day 3 begins at 1pm local time on Friday, 1 December and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to cover all the tournament thrills and spills so stick around as we see who has the nous to reach the final nine.

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