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