Michael Christopher Soyza Wins Macau Poker Cup 27 HK$80,000 High Roller
Malaysia’s Michael Christopher Soyza scooped his first major poker title, taking down the Macau Poker Cup 27 HK$80,000 High Roller. The player locked HK$2.037 million for a terrific performance.
The tournament took place at the poker room of City of Dreams Macau, where the 27th edition of the Macau Poker Cup is being held at present. It took two days of play for Soyza to emerge victorious.
The High Roller’s format allowed unlimited re-entries and registration remained open until the first several levels of Day 2. That provided for the creation of a hefty prize pool of HK$8.86 million, which was divided into 17 portions. Once registration was closed, organizers announced that the tournament had attracted as many as 119 entries.
Soyza’s path to victory included a heads-up duel against German poker pro Martin Finger, a player with multiple high roller titles and more than $7 million in live tournament earnings.
It was not a long match. It actually took several hands for Soyza to finish off his final opponent. And while the battle was short, it was not one completely void of action. Finger, a seasoned player, tried to pull a trick or two, but faced tougher resistance than he could handle.
The final hand saw Soyza limp and Finger check before the [6d][2d][10d] flop. After those first three cards were dealt, Finger bet 600,000 and Soyza called. The [7c] appeared on the turn. Finger bet 600,000 once again and Soyza called.
The river card ran out [9c] and finger three-bet for his last 1.86 million. Soyza called instantly, beaming with happiness as his [Qd][7d] for a flush remained unbeatable.
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