The first edition of the long-anticipated Oriental Poker Championship is well on its way and poker tournaments are already in progress giving many players the chance to increase their live poker winnings. The Main Event which is a shiny diamond for all participants is already at its Day 2 phase of its schedule and witnessing all survivors from the starting flights reuniting once again.
The most exciting tournament during the first edition of the Oriental Poker Championship is most certainly the HK$16,500 Buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Main Event. Players who make it to the money will cash out their share of the massive guaranteed prize pool of HK$5 million. The tournament kicks off with two starting flights on May 24 and May 25, and all those who survive the competition qualified for Day 2 on Saturday, May 26. There were also three HK$2,000 buy-in Main Event Satellites, the first of which started early in the evening before the official start of Day 1a.
Players commenced their run towards the big cashes with Day 1a of the Main Event with stacks of 30,000. Levels were 40 minutes for Day 1A and 1B. When cards are in the air on Day 2, survivors will play in 60-minute levels. The champion will be crowned Monday, 28th May.
The Oriental Poker Championship offers poker players several types of games, including the classic No-limit Hold’em tournaments, as well as 6-Max Turbo events, Hold’em Freezeout games, Head Hunter games with bounties, and a Flip to Win tourney. What is for sure is that this event continues being one of the preferred ones.
Sum up of the two Starting Flights
The first starting flight witnessed as many as 142 players making their way towards the poker tables and registering for action. From this considerable figures only as many as 66 players managed to make it to the other side and progress ahead towards Day 2. The chip leader among them was Shun Yan Feng who managed to generate a considerable chip stack amounting to some 186,300 in chips.
What proved to give him a significant boost on the leader board was the fact that he managed to win several big pots towards the end of the day. The runner-up position at the end of the day was reserved for Yang Zhang who generated some 146,600 over the span of the first starting flight. As for the second one which took place this Friday, it welcomed a total of 257 entries registered for participation demonstrating a progressively increasing interest towards the culminating event.
Throughout the 11 40-minute levels only 129 made it and they met again on the official second day of poker action. The chip leader at the end of the second starting flight, as well as both flights combined, was Kimi Dong who amassed some 218,200 in chips and secured a spot to welcome everyone as the leader.
The Main Event will continue providing a riveting turn of events to its players and to everyone interested in following what is happening on the felt throughout the following staged of the culminating event as we approach the Final Table and the generous payouts.