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Nicky Jin
Nicky Jin

China's Nicky Jin wins Event 4 on the eve of his Red Dragon


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                      Nicky Jin's background as a professional online poker player has clearly made the successful jump to the live poker arena. After winning the Red Dragon main event earlier this year in February he won the first Macau Poker Cup event he entered and looks good heading into Thursday's "Slay Day"Day 1A of the Red Dragon main event which begins at 8:10 PM local time. Jin arrived in the new PokerStars Macau tournament area at theGrand Waldo Entertainment Complex and dominated the 152-player field in Event 4: $3,000 NLH on his way to capturing his second title of the year. The ...more

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Xiaobo Zhou headlines China domination of Red Dragon Day 2

Xiaobo Zhou

The penultimate day of the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event was a day where players would either go home crying or rest easy that they had a chance to capture a whopping HK$1,039,700 first prize. Day 2 of any poker tournament is normally the money day, and today...more


MPC Red Dragon Main Event Day 2: Level 17 (blinds 4,000-8,000, ante 1,000)

Yang Zhang

Day 2 done and dusted After another long day on the felt, Day 2 of the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event has come to a close with twenty-six players remaining. Currently it seems as though Xiaobo Zhou is the chip leader, but several notable players still remain with...more


MPC Red Dragon Main Event Day 2: Levels 15-16 (blinds 3,000-6,000, ante 500)

Jun Wah Yap

8:40 p.m: Ten-minute break 8:30 p.m: Lu folds, keeps chip lead Chen Lu opened the hi-jack with a raise to 15,000 only to have the player on the button move all in for 98,500. Lu went deep into the tank for nearly three minutes before eventually laying his hand down....more


MPC Red Dragon Main Event Day 2: Levels 13-14 (blinds 1,500-3,000, ante 400)

Danny Mcdonagh Solving The Problem Between Milan Gurung And His Opponent

6:20 p.m: Ten-minute break 6:18 p.m: Big stack table no more Unfortunately for the action junkie following along that wanted to see a 600,000-chip pot develop on table seven, they will have to wait a little longer. Table seven has just been broken prior to the remaining players heading on...more


MPC Red Dragon Main Event Day 2: Levels 11-12 (blinds 1,000-2,000, ante 200)

Carlos Chang

4:10 p.m: Ten-minute break 4:00 p.m: Chang continues to climb Carlos Chang opened under the gun to 5,100 and found a caller from the cutoff before the player on the button moved all in for 18,800. Chang iso-shoved to force the cutoff out of the way. Chang: A♣J♠ Opponent: A♥4♠...more


Lawrence Peng pips Japanese to lead Red Dragon Day 1b

Lawrence Peng

Today, well actually yesterday, saw Day 1b of the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event commence at the worker-friendly time of a little after 8:00 p.m. Not only did this allow for players to jet in from nearby countries following work, but also allowed some last minute entrants courtesy...more


MPC Red Dragon Main Event Day 1b: Level 10 (blinds 600-1,200, ante 100)

Seijiro Machi

3:20 a.m: Day 1b in the bag The final hands are now all complete as the remaining players are currently bagging their chips and scribbling their details down on their bags. Roughly 100 players have survived from today's flight, and they will join the sixty-two players from yesterday that earned...more


MPC Red Dragon Main Event Day 1b: Levels 7-9 (blinds 500-1,000, ante 100)

Celina Lin

2:30 a.m: Ten-minute break 2:20 a.m: Celina ko'd Seijiro Machi opened to 3,600 only to have the last remaining Team PokerStars Pro in Celina Lin move all in for roughly 13,500 from the small blind. Machi instantly made the call to put Lin at risk. Lin: 7♠7♦ Machi: K♣K♥ The...more


MPC Red Dragon Main Event Day 1b: Levels 4-6 (blinds 200-400, ante 50)

Danny Wong

12:20 a.m: Ten-minute break 12:15 a.m: Nobbi bundled out Nobbi Tanaka just approached the PokerStars blogging desk to detail his elimination. After running up his chip stack back to over average, Tanaka opened a pot from early position to 825 with pocket fives. Two players called and Tanaka continued for...more


MPC Red Dragon Main Event Day 1b: Levels 1-3 (blinds 100-200)

Nobbi Tanaka

10:10 p.m: Ten-minute break 10:00 p.m: Tanaka takes one PokerStars Qualifier and Australian tournament regular Nobbi Tanaka has been having a tough time of it today. And of life in general. Currently residing in Japan, Tanaka was on his way her to Macau before he lost his passport. After pulling...more


Chao Li and China dominate leaderboard of Red Dragon Day 1a

Michael Mariakis

Poker in Macau has been consistently on the rise ever since those stray few Baccarat lovers decided to see what this poker thing was all about several years ago. Today - and tomorrow - will prove that this region has no boundaries when it comes to the game that involves...more


MPC Red Dragon Main Event Day 1a: Level 10 (Blinds 600-1,200, ante 100)

9:30 p.m: Bag 'em and tag 'em! With the final hand being completed for the day, Day 1a of the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event has come to an end with roughly 64 players remaining from the 188 starters. It appears that China's Chao Li is the chip...more


MPC Red Dragon Main Event Day 1a: Levels 7-9 (Blinds 500-1,000, ante 100)

Raymond Wu

8:30 p.m: Ten-minute break 8:25 p.m: Two pair no good for Mariakis Both Michael Mariakis and Chao Li committed 3,500 preflop to see a 4♣6♦5♥ flop fall with the action checking round. When the 8♣ was delivered on the turn, Mariakis checked and Li pushed out 4,300 only to have...more


MPC Red Dragon Main Event Day 1a: Levels 4-6 (Blinds 200-400, ante 50)

Vivian Im

6:20 p.m: Ten-minute break 6:18 p.m: Vivian vanquished The newest Team PokerStars PRO: Asia member in Vivian Im has just been sent to the rail. Nursing the short-stack for the past few levels, Im finally committed her final 2,350 from the small blind following a raise to 1,400 and a...more


MPC Red Dragon Main Event Day 1a: Levels 1-3 (Blinds 100-200)

Kai Paulsen

4:10 p.m: Ten-minute break 3:55 p.m: Lowe flushed with chips With over 8,000 in the pot and the board reading 4♦7♦9♦Q♣6♦, we found Victor Chen firing out a bet of 4,000 after also betting the turn. His lone opponent in the hand -- South African Justin Lowe -- deliberated for...more