APPT 9: Macau, May 20-31, 2015 - Coverage

APPT 9: Macau, May 20-31, 2015 - Event Coverage

On this page you will find Player Lists, Gallery Photos, Payout, Side Events and Final Table from the event.

For more information, please see the Macau event page. Full reports from Seoul are on the PokerStars Blog and APPT facebook page.

Player Lists





Place Name Status Prize (HKD$)
1 Yat Wai Cheng   2,525,000
2 Weijie Ye   1,526,000
3 Florencio Campomanes   926,000
4 Zhenru Xie   698,000
5 Chun Liang Kuo   490,000
6 Fan Zhao   381,000
7 Weiyi Zhang   310,280
8 Cheng Ho   262,000
9 Shen Ming Yin   218,000
10 Huidong Gu   185,300
11 Alex Xiang Wei Lee   152,600
12 Jun Bao   152,600
13 Nicolas Cardyn   130,800
14 Chris Yeow Chung Chong   130,800
15 Choon Siang Tan   130,800
16 Kwet Yoong Lim Sam   109,000
17 Dapeng Mu   109,000
18 Ningdan Shi   109,000
19 Reagan Leman   92,600
20 Wenxiong Luo   92,600
21 Haoxiang Shi   92,600
22 Daniel Lee   81,700
23 Ronald Chun Long Yu   81,700
24 Xudong Li   81,700
25 Ke Jing Li   71,000
26 Heyu Li   71,000
27 Francis Tong Lee Lim   71,000
28 Xiaohua Fu   65,400
29 Zhao Jun Ruan   65,400
30 Petro Popovich   65,400
31 Zhifeng Yao   65,400
32 Dongsheng Peng   65,400
33 Wai Leong Chan   59,950
34 Gab Yong Kim   59,950
35 Wei Zhang   59,950
36 Si Cong Hao   59,950
37 Bruno Reboli   54,500
38 Qu Liu   54,500
39 Hecheng Na   54,500
40 Chao Chen   54,500
41 Hao Su   54,500
42 Leo Yan Ho Cheng PokerStars Player 54,500
43 Geng Liu   54,500
44 Enkhbat Nanzaddorj   54,500
45 Benjamin Hamnet   54,500
46 Ryan Nan Yu   49,050
47 Guangcheng Chen   49,050
48 Kai Yat Fam   49,050
49 Sihai Jiang PokerStars LIVE Macau Qualifier 49,050
50 Adrian Brion PokerStars Player 49,050
51 Jordan Kaplan   49,050
52 Xingrong Ren   49,050
53 Masashi Sato   49,050
54 Yoshihisa Kanzaki   49,050
55 Guiseppe Reina   43,600
56 Pu Liu   43,600
57 Steve O'Dwyer PokerStars Player 43,600
58 Chi Hsiang Lee   43,600
59 Yoshiro Nagata   43,600

Side Events

Final Table

Final Table

Seat 1: Chun Liang Kuo (China) - 467,000

The 39 year-old Taiwanese Chung-Liang Kuo says that he's been playing poker for 5 years. He tells us that he learned poker playing cash games but has proven he is no slouch at tournament poker. When he's not busy making deep runs in the APPT Macau Main Event he can be found playing $HK100/200 ring games.

Kuo said his favourite players and hero is the notorious Phil Ivey and he's had a great time playing in Macau this week.

Seat 2: Zhenru Xie (China) - 1,840,000

Probably the most familiar face at this year's final table, China's Zhenru Xie was crowned the MPC21 Red Dragon champion over a field of 808 players in August 2014. Xie tells us he's a CEO who has been playing poker for 10 years. He said he began playing in casinos and now plays stakes up to 10,000 pounds.

Xie says that it was luck that has brought him to this point in the tournament, but looking at his past results we think he might be underplaying his ability.

Seat 3: Weiyi Zhang (China) - 2,721,000

China's Weiyi Zhang said he learned how to play poker in a Michigan card room and has been a fan of the game for two years now. At 21 years old Zhang has already scored a 13th place finish in the APPT Beijing Millions.

He said his hero is Mike 'Timex' McDonald and the most important thing to bring him to this point in the tournament is keeping calm and playing his best. When he's away from the poker table, you can probably find Zhang playing computer games.

Seat 4: Yat Wai Cheng (Hong Kong) - 2,833,000

Yat Wai Cheng from Hong Kong currently leads the final seven players and told us he's been playing poker for six years. He learned the game in a casino and usually plays stakes around HK$100-200. His best result to date was a fourth place finish in the 2013 Macau ACOP HK$100k for HK$1,485,000 (US$191,504).

Cheng says his hero is his mother and the most important hand to get him to this point was a triple up with pocket kings when he was short-stacked.

Seat 5: Zhao Fan (China) - 810,000

Zhao Fan is one of the least experienced players of the final seven, but over the last few days has proved that he can rumble with the best of them.

Fan started playing poker two years ago and is currently "feeling confident and passionate about his Texas hold'em game." Fan has simply enjoyed the journey of the APPT9 Macau Main Event so far and we will be happy regardless of the result.

Seat 6: Weijie Ye (China) - 944,000

Weijie Ye is a 29-year old businessmen who started playing poker three years ago. Ye claims that his brother taught him how to play poker and that his brother is also his hero.

Ye has enjoyed getting more experience at the poker table during APPT9 Macau and is "very excited and happy" for the opportunity to play for a major title. Outside of poker Ye loves to play basketball.

Seat 7: Florencio Campomanes (Philippines) - 249,000

While he may be the short stack at the final table, Florencio Campomanes is one of the more experienced players with US$133,673 already on his resume. The largest result of Campomanes' career came when he finished second for US$25,856 in a High Roller event in his home country. Campomanes has also had some success in events at PokerStars LIVE Macau, winning the HK$3,000 NLHE side event at the 2014 MPC.

Campomanes has been playing poker for nine years, getting his start in college. He claims that "composure and faith" have guided him to this point in the tournament.