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ACOP Main Event Final Table: No luck for nanonoko

Just like that, we've lost another player.Sadly, this time around its one of our own with PokerStars Team Online's Randy "nanonoko" Lew losing the battle with his short stack to become the latest casualty of the Asia Championship of Poker Main Event.After Day 2, Lew was the fourth shortest stack of ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 2, 2013 9:22 AM

ACOP Main Event Final Table: Miao straightened out

We're barely 45 minutes into play and we've already lost our second player of the day. Surely we can't continue at this break-neck speed. Can we?This time it was Chenxiang Miao who felt the brunt of elimination pain. It was a wild hand that started with Miao opening to 16,000 from early position. Ch...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 2, 2013 9:02 AM

ACOP Main Event Final Table: Kampanatsanyakorn cut

It was always going to be a tough ask for Thai player Chane Kampanatsanyakorn. He came into this final table with just over six big blinds and desperate to make something happen. Quickly.On the first orbit of play, Kampanatsanyakorn moved all in from early position with A♦7♠. He got folds around...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 2, 2013 8:33 AM

ACOP Main Event Final Table: Settle in for some deep-stacked fun

The stage is set for a thrilling finale here at the Asia Championship of Poker with the final table of nine ready to do battle on what is expected to be a long day. But then again, we've said that before here in Macau, so anything is possible.The final table is starting with an average stack of over...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 2, 2013 8:09 AM

ACOP Main Event: Final Table Player Profiles

After four days of play in the PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams poker room in Macau, our Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Main Event field has been reduced from 203 players to a final table of just nine. They're about to compete for the prestigious gold Spadie and a potentially life-changing f...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 1, 2013 2:59 PM

ACOP Main Event: ABC for Yifan Zheng on Day 4

The task was simple. Turn 25 into 9. Not a huge ask, but we've been in this place before and it's usually not as simple as it sounds. After all, this is the business end of proceedings. There's big money on the line and the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Main Event final table was the reward for ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 1, 2013 1:42 PM

ACOP Main Event Day 4: ElkY headed for the high roller

We've just received a piece of exciting news across our desk, but it doesn't involve the 14 remaining players here in the ACOP Main Event.Tomorrow night will see the big boys come out to play in the HK$250,000 High Roller Event. Kicking off at 6:00pm, the best of the best will line up for an estimat...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 1, 2013 12:24 PM

ACOP Main Event Day 4: One of the biggest names in the game

He's one of the biggest names in poker and clearly the biggest name in the tournament. Literally.With a surname weighing in at a whopping seventeen letters, Chane Kampanatsanyakorn is not a blogger's favourite player. I'm sure he's a nice guy and all, but the old CTRL+C/CTRL+V is getting a workout e...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 1, 2013 11:06 AM

ACOP Main Event Day 4: Naoya no more

It was a brave run by Japanese sensation Naoya Kihara, but sadly the Team PokerStars Online player's ACOP Main Event has been brought to an end.After navigating his way through three days of poker, Kihara entered Day 4 as the fourth shortest stack with 115,500 in chips. That was still good for over ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 1, 2013 9:22 AM

ACOP Main Event Day 4: Perfect preparation

There's nothing better than waking up on the fourth day of a long poker tournament and being able to spend a relaxing morning before heading into work. The Hard Rock Hotel, combined with a 3:00pm start time is the perfect location to do exactly that.Feeling a little peckish? Then the Hard Rock Cafe ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 1, 2013 8:13 AM

ACOP Main Event: Depa leads them to the money on Day 3

Day 3 of the Asia Championships of Poker (ACOP) Main Event was a day split in two. The first part teased us with the excitement and thrills of tournament poker in Macau, while the second part brought us a touch back to reality.We started out the day with a field of 72 players. With such a good struc...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 31, 2013 6:07 PM

ACOP Main Event Day 3: The chaos theory

There's no arguing that tournament poker has evolved over the years. The game is far more aggressive than we've ever seen before with players prepared to three, four, five and even six-bet light. They know that you need to be willing to risk it all in order to maximize your chance of overall success...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 31, 2013 3:51 PM

ACOP Main Event Day 3: Girl power

When we look around the poker room at potential champions for the Asia Championship of Poker Main Event, we should mention that it would be tremendous to see a female player make a deep run. No female player has one an open ACOP event as yet, so what better way to break that trend than for the girls...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 31, 2013 1:15 PM

ACOP Main Event Day 3: Lim eyes more gold

As we approach the money here on Day 3, there are numerous players still in contention for the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Main Event title who would make interesting champions of this event.Perhaps WSOP bracelet winner, and Team PokerStars Pro, Naoya Kihara can do it for Japan. He's boosted t...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 31, 2013 12:09 PM

ACOP Main Event Day 3: Halloween hauntings

We predicted that we'd see some scary bad beats today, and that's exactly what has unfolded in the early levels of play here on Day 3 of the ACOP Main Event.One player to feel the hauntings of Halloween was former EPT Copenhagen champion Michael Tureniec.On a flop of K♠6♥9♣, action checked to ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 31, 2013 9:46 AM
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