Macau Poker Cup Feb 2011: Latest Article
Mark Benasa - MPC Red Dragon Champ
It’s been a record-setting Red Dragon, with a total of 509 players registering to create a prize pool of HK $5.19 million. It’s only fitting, then, that Mark Benasa of the Philippines took home the crown. It’s marked the first time in Macau Poker Cup history that a Filipino player has won the main event, … Read More
Youngshin Im Eliminated in Second Place (HK $760,000)
Four hands into heads-up play, Mark Benasa declared all-in and got an instant call from Youngshin Im! The crowd was on its feet as the cards were tabled, with Benasa holding A♦ ...
Hung-shen Lin Eliminated in Third Place (HK $450,000)
Pre-flop, it was one-on-one as Hung-sheng Lin went all-in with his last 700,000 or so in chips and got an instant call from Mark Benasa. Lin: A♠ 7♠ Benasa: 8♥ 8♠ Benasa ...
Young Shin Im Avoids a Showdown
Young Shin Im, from the button, bet 130,000 but found Hung Sheng Lin re-raising all-in from the small blind. Mark Benasa got out of the way passing the action back to Im… ...
Youngshin Loses More to Mark
Youngshin Im’s stack has been reduced significantly after she got tangled twice with Mark Benasa. On the first hand, Benasa made a raise to 160,000 and Im made the call from the ...
Kuo Yang Huang Eliminated in 4th Place (HK$ 343,000)
Kuo Yang Huang has just been eliminated by the lone lady on the Final Table, Young-Shin Im. Huang moved all in with a call from Young-Shim. Huang would need to pull his ...
Mark Benasa continues to rake in the chips. With more than 200,000 already in the pot, he and Youngshin Im saw a flop of 2♣ 8♣ 7♥. Benasa checked over to Im, ...
Charles Lam Eliminated in 5th Place (HK$ 254,000)
Time for a double up for Charles Lam. Well, not until the runner-runner decided otherwise. Preflop all in, the short-stacked Lam with around 300,000 was ahead against chip leader Mark Benasa, who ...