WPT Prime Cambodia off to a great start! 140+ entries and rising for opening event; first ever NagaWorld Millions $150K gtd starts at 530pm


The much awaited Season XXI World Poker Tour Prime Cambodia is off to a roaring start! At 1pm local time players pulled up seats for Event 1: NagaWorld Superstack 50K  and by the end of the first 3 levels, 16 tables were running and 140+ entries posted on the screens. There is no doubt it will easily surpass last year’s turnout of 183 entries. For players just making their way, hurry on over. Registration is open until 520pm. That’s about one hour from post release. Buy in is $300. This is a two-day event.

With that, welcome to a hot opening day!


If you miss that window, Event 2: WPT Prime Cambodia NagaWorld Millions gets rolling at 530pm. This event features a $150,000 guarantee (KH$ 600M), with buy in at $550. For those that remember the Macau Millions, it is similar in that Day 1 plays down to 10% of the field which means better payouts. Players that qualify to Day 2 receive a min-cash of $1,100. Players with multiple stacks will receive $1,500 for their second stack and $2,000 for their third stack onwards.

In partnership with boutique gaming consulting company, Connaissance Management, and host venue NagaWorld Integrated Resorts, the festival runs for 13-days, from today March 9 until March 21. A total of 30 event trophies are up for grabs and one Player of the Festival title.

DJR01579CMG Erique Tan, WPT Danny McDonagh, NagaWorld Chris Paul Gros

During the first break of the NagaWorld Superstack 50K was a welcome video and dance number, followed by the ceremonial joining of hands (pictured above) of General Manager of CMG Erique Tan, WPT Live Events Specialist Danny McDonagh, and Senior Manager of Poker Operations of NagaWorld Chris Paul Gros. WPT Assistant Tournament Director Bryan Lo introduced the games and announced the customary “Shuffle up and deal!”

Season XXI WPT Prime Cambodia – Player Guide

Seen in Action

DJR01511Marc Inizan

Among the players getting an early crack at the first trophy of the festival are WPT Prime Taiwan Main Event champion Marc Inizan, India trophy hunter Jasven Saigal, bouncing over from WPT Prime Gold Coast Armon Van Wijk, well known poker player Men “the master” Nguyen, and one of the early attendees hailing from China, Daoxing Chen, last seen in Macau back in 2016. Also at the tables are Vu Thai Bao, Akshay Kapoor, Erik Wasylenko, Anthony Abram, and Dhanesh Chainani to mention a few. Currently sitting on one of the biggest stacks is Chi Tsang from Canada.

DJR01584Chi Tsang


DJR01484Jasven Saigal
DJR01519Men Nguyen
DJR01522Daoxing Chen

Player of the Festival

To earn points towards the Player of the Festival, players must be in the money to earn points. The POF winner will receive a WPT Passport worth $5K to any WPT Main Tour of 2023. The first points will be awarded tomorrow to the first payouts of the NagaWorld SuperStack 50K.


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Author: Henry Brown