Chieng wins in Macau

Chieng wins in Macau

Monday, 17 June 2013

It's not just Las Vegas and Marbella that has been hosting big money tournament action this weekend. The latest leg of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour came to a close over the weekend with Alex Chieng taking the honours.

The Chinese businessman worked his way through a field of 388 runners at the 'PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams' poker room in Macau to walk away with a first prize of HK $2,165,000 (US $279k). In taking the title, the 33-year-old became the first Chinese player to win an event on the APPT.

"I feel great, it is like a dream come true." said Chieng, a cosmetics company CEO, "For me, poker is a sport. It is not about money. The tournament is about competition."

(in HKD)

1. Alexandre Chieng (China) -- $2,165,000
2. Kenneth Leong (Hong Kong) -- $1,390,000
3. Ling Tong (China) -- $779,000
4. Dinesh Alt (Switzerland) -- $606,000
5. Nan Hong (China) -- $476,000
6. Shuyang Yu (China) -- $389,000
7. Hao Tian (China) -- $303,000
8. Jennette "Jay" Tan (Hong Kong) -- $238,000
9. Khac Trung Tran (Australia) -- $173,180

"The [GDAM event] was the biggest tournament ever associated with PokerStars and with the APPT Macau we were able to offer something for every player,” said APPT President Danny McDonagh. “Whether you're a low stakes, high stakes, or super high stakes player this (PokerStars LIVE Macau) is where you want to be. I'm very excited for the August Macau Poker Cup and [ACOP in October]."

Tags: APPT Macau, Alex Chieng