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Wai Yong wins big, takes home $2M at Manila High Roller event

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Wai Yong emerged victorious at the 2016 Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event to take home the first prize for $2,097,622.

44 players participated in the HK$500,000 (US$63,400) buy-in tournament, which had a prize pool of US$6,285,640 on offer.

Some of the big names that were part of this high-profile event included Tom Dwan, Dan Cates, Fedor Holz, Mustapha Kanit, and Erik Seidel. 

Nine players made it to the final table and after a series of eliminations, it was left between Yong and Bryn Kenney to fight it out for the main prize.

Going into the heads-up round, Yong held a 2-1 chip lead over his last opponent.

This duel didn't last long and the final hand of the game wa splayed when Bryn Kenney went all-in preflop holding K-9. Yong, with K-10, made the call. With no help from the community cards, Bryn had to settle for a second place finish for $1,401,694.

Final Table Results: 

1: Wai Kin Yong $2,080,557
2: Bryn Kenney $1,401,694
3: Sergio Aido $848,557
4: John Juanda $584,560
5: Winfred Yu $402,275
6: Peter Chan $301,712
7: Wai Chan $245,145
8: David Peters $213,709
9: Arnaud Romain $207,430

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