First Ever WSOP China Comes to an End

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Dec/27/2017

(World Series of Poker) - Day 7 of WSOP China kicked off at 11 a.m., and the six players came back to their dream stage and fight for the first ever WSOP China gold bracelet. Just three hours later, Zhou Yun Peng took down the game, became the champion of WSOP China Main Event and won the top prize of CNY 2,414,000 (about $367,000 U.S.) and the Champions Cup, as well as the first WSOP gold bracelet in Asia.

Let's look back at the exciting moments:

In the first round, Zhou Yun Peng opened UTG, Ni Cang Sheng went all-in for 1,910,000, and Zhou Yun Peng called. With 7h-7c in hand and Zhou Yun Peng holding Kh-Kd, Ni Cang Sheng finished his WSOP China journey in 6th place.

In a duel against Long Rong, Wu Xin went four-bet all in the pre-flop, with Wu Xin having As-Kd and Long Rong holding 8d-8h. After the board was in sight, there were no outs for Wu Xin, and he finished as the 5th place.

Pre-flop, Li Xiang Lai opened UTG, Zhang Jian Bin in the small blind three-bet, then Li went all-in and Zhang called. A showdown commenced between Li and Zhang, who held As-Js and Ah-Kd, respectively. The board didn't help Li turn over his deficit, and Li Xiang Lai finished in 4th place.

Then Zhou Yun Peng, the chip leader Zhang Jian Bin went all-in pre-flop, with Zhou having Ah-Ad and Zhang holding As-Kh. Unfortunately, as the board showed As-Ks-4d-6s-6h, Zhang Jian Bin stopped his WSOP China adventure in third place.

Finally, during heads up, lady luck came to Zhou Yun Peng. On 22 December, Zhou Yun Peng doubled his chips, then he got 2c-2d again, with Long Rong holding As-8c. All the chips went in pre-flop, and as the board showed Kd-6d-4h-7d-Jd, Zhou Yun Peng got a flush and won. Long Rong finished in 2nd place.

According to some poker players, the competition in WSOP China was as fierce as the ancient China's imperial examination. Since this tournament is held by Tencent, (also known as QQ), it's hard to give up with holding QQ in hand. The Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em began at 1 p.m., and 72 players participated. After nearly 9 hours of competition, Zhang Peng defeated his opponent with QQ and won the championship, who also won the No-Limit Hold'em Turbo event.

Now, the whole tournament of WSOP China has come to an end. Thanks for every player's excellent performance, and thanks for all the dealers, the live broadcast team, the commentators and other staff members.

This is the end, but also a new beginning. In 2018, Tencent Poker will hold a lot of WSOP tournaments in many cities, and the final tournament will start in November, with participants up to 1,200 and prizes up to CNY 24,000,000. Welcome all the poker enthusiasts from the world to come to China, and hope for a more internationalized and diversified WSOP China.

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