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Konstantin Held Captures World Poker Tour Cambodia Main Event Title

German Defeats 760 Entries In $3,500 Buy-In Event At NagaWorld Integrated Resort in Phnom Penh


A total of 760 entries were made in the 2024 World Poker Tour Cambodia Championship $3,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event, blowing away the $1 million guarantee to create a prize pool of $2,432,760. After two starting flights and three more days of action at the NagaWorld Integrated Resort in Phnom Penh, it was Germany’s Konstantin Held
who emerged victorious with the title and the top prize of $361,310.

This was the largest score yet for Held, whose only six-figure cash before this win was earned via a sixth-place finish in the 2023 European Poker Tour Paris main event for $261,080. He now has more than $763,000 in total recorded tournament earnings.

The top three finishers struck a deal that redistributed the prize money, leaving the title, the trophy, and a $10,400 seat into the season-ending WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas to play for. Held ultimately squared off with Joshua Mccully heads-up with those prizes on the line.

“Over the moon. Honestly, over the moon,” Held told WPT reporters when asked about the victory. “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.”

Held was also awarded 1,368 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This was his first POY-qualified score of the year, but it alone was enough to catapult him into fifth place in the 2024 POY standings presented by Global Poker.

The top 95 finishers made the money in this event, with six-figure paydays for the final five. Held came into the last day of action as the chip leader among the remaining nine contenders. He added to his lead by taking out Jianfeng Sun (7th – $69,678) and then came from behind with A-7 suited besting the A-K suited of Kyle Bao Diep (6th – $90,532).

Amit Kaushik’s (5th – $118,906) run concluded when his A-7 was unable to win an all-in against the K-Q of Mccully. Then Motoyoshi Okamura’s A-& ran into the pocket queens of Mccully, which made queens full by the river. Okamura earned $157,858 as the fourth-place finisher.

The deal between the final three saw the remaining prize money re-worked, with the previously mentioned prizes set aside for the winner, as follows:

Konstantin Held – $350,910
Florent Remi – $302,019
Joshua Mccully – $277,291

Mccully overtook and then knocked out Remi in third, with a flush-over-flush scenario landing the final blow. Mccully held better than a 3:1 chip lead after that, but that was quickly erased thanks to a double-up and a big pot won without showdown. In the final hand, Mccully shoved from the button with 9Diamond Suit7Club Suit and Held called with KHeart Suit5Spade Suit. The board ran out JHeart Suit4Heart Suit2Diamond Suit10Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit and Held held to lock up the pot and the title.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Konstantin Held $361,310 1368
2 Josh Mccully $277,291 1140
3 Florent Remi $302,019 912
4 Motoyoshi Okamura $157,858 684
5 Amit Kaushik $118,906 570
6 Kyle Diep $90,532 456
7 Jianfeng Sun $69,678 342
8 Kou Vang $54,212 228
9 Anthony Cierco $42,647 114

Winner photo credit: WPT / Joe Giron.