WPT Cambodia Championship won by Konstantin Held for $361,310

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30 Jan 2024
Phil Lowe 30 Jan 2024
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  • Konstantin Held wins first World Poker Tour event of 2024
  • Event sees 760 entrants generate a prize pool of $4,630,400
  • WPT CEO Adam Pliska hails first WPT Cambodia event a success
WPT Cambodia Konstantin Held
The first World Poker Tour festival of 2024 is in the books, with Konstantin Held winning the first-ever WPT Cambodia Championship event.

Konstantin earned his first WPT title and a total payout of $361,310, which included a $10,400 seat to the 2024 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas.

Speaking after the win, the German player said: "It has been an insane journey to end up heads up with a good friend of mine. We just enjoyed our time. We were all having a blast. And the experience here was great. I love the venue. I think NagaWorld is great. It’s been amazing to come to Cambodia."

It was the biggest win of Konstantin's poker career, eclipsing his previous best, which came last year at EPT Paris where he finished 6th in the main event for $261,080.

A total of 760 players from two starting flights – 373 from Day 1A and 387 from Day 1B – made up the $3,500 buy-in Championship event at NagaWorld Integrated Resort. The field generated a prizepool of $4,630,400, which paid out the top 95 finishers.

"WPT Cambodia was a special festival. Not only did it open the 2024 season, but it also marked the first time the WPT Champions Cup was presented in Southeast Asia,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska.

"Konstantin will forever be the first player to claim a WPT Champions Club title in the region.”

Joshua McCully finished in second place for a prize of $277,291 and Florent Remi placed third for $302,019 after the final three players negotiated a deal to even out the remaining payouts, while still competing for the trophy and title. Rounding out the rest of the final table was Motoyoshi Okamura (4th place - $157,858), Amit Kaushik (5th place - $118,906) and Kyle Bao Diep (6th place - $90,532).

Other notable players to cash were WPT Commentator and WPT Champion Tony Dunst (14th place), 2018 WPT Korea winner Valeriy Pak (57th place), WPT Champion Masato Yokosawa (61st place) and Punnat Punsri (89th place).

Next up for Season 22 of the World Poker Tour is the WPT Prime Aix-en-Provence festival. The Southern France stop returns to kick off the 2024 WPT Prime Tour and is anchored by the €1,100 Championship event from February 1-5.

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