WPT Prime Cambodia crowns main event winner

Mo Afdhal
Posted on: March 21, 2023 03:12 PDT

The 2023 installment of the WPT Prime Cambodia Main Event crowned a winner this week.

Japan's Reiji Kono topped the tournament field of 1,011 entrants to secure the first-place finish. Kono took home $131,731 for his effort. Included in that payout is a $10,400 WPT World Championship seat. A complete list of the final table players and payouts can be found below.

The final three competitors made an ICM-based deal at the final table to adjust the payouts. When heads-up play began, Kono was at a nearly two-to-one chip deficit but was able to close the gap quickly. Soon, Kono took a two-to-one advantage of his own and, from there, never looked back. The final hand of the tournament saw Kono on the right side of a cooler and that was that.

Enrique Malfavon

Building on success and looking ahead

The WPT Prime festival in Cambodia marks the third consecutive Prime event to garner a four-figure player field (WPT Prime Paris: 1,071; WPT Prime Gold Coast: 1,224).

The next stop on the tour is WPT Prime Amsterdam at Holland Casino. The festival runs from March 24th-April 1st with the Main Event taking place March 28th-31st.

Final Table Players and Payouts

  1. Reiji Kono - $131,731
  2. Bien Mai - $117,842
  3. Matthieu Lamagnere - $112,247
  4. Charlie Chiu - $59,820
  5. Jose Catela - $45,120
  6. Sho Katsura - $34,400
  7. Feng Ji Chua - $26,510
  8. Lewis Cowell - $20,660
  9. Nicolas Ragot - $16,280