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ACOP Main Event Day 1a: The cards fall against Yosuke Sekiya

To the casual observer, tournament poker looks like a glamorous life. You get to travel to exotic locations like Macau and win a bazillion dollars in the process. Oh, if only it were that easy.Poker is all about variance. Swings and roundabouts. Peaks and troughs. Some days you'll think you are invi...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2013 10:53 AM

ACOP Main Event Day 1a: The stars come out to play

The players have been welcomed to the PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams poker room as Day 1a of the ACOP Main Event is now under way. It looks like we'll have around 80 players in action this afternoon.That number may not sound huge, but there aren't too many soft tables out there with plenty of...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2013 8:54 AM

ACOP Main Event: Chasing the gold

The preliminaries are out of the way and now it's time for the big one. The Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Main Event has arrived and when the doors open at 3pm today, the City of Dreams in Macau will fill with players from all around the globe taking their seats for the first of two opening flig...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2013 7:44 AM

ACOP Warm-Up: Jian Yang Cruises to Victory

The Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) HK$25,000 Warm-Up has concluded with Jian Yang carrying the chip lead from start to finish on this final day to be crowned the newest champion here at PokerStars Live at the City of Dreams.Nine players returned on this final day of play with dreams and aspiratio...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 27, 2013 3:33 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 4, Level 26-27 Updates (25,000/50,000/5,000a blinds)

8:10pm: Wei Hsiang Yeu eliminated in 2nd place (HK$1,170,000); Jian Yang wins!After Fred Leung introduced the players and photos were taken, the dealer dealt out the first hand of play that saw Jian Yang with the button. Yang opened to 150,000 only to have Wei Hsiang Yeu three-bet to 350,000 from th...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 27, 2013 1:31 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 4, Level 24-25 Updates (20,000/40,000/5,000a blinds)

6:45pm: Break timeThe remaining four players are heading on a 10-minute break.Make sure to join us in a new blog post once play resumes.6:40pm: Fours for JianWei Hsiang Yeu entered the pot with a raise to 100,000 only to have Jian Yang three-bet to 240,000 next to act on the button. Once the action ...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 27, 2013 11:52 AM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 4, Level 22-23 Updates (12,000/24,000/4,000a blinds)

4:35pm: Break timeThe remaining seven players are heading on a 10-minute break.Make sure to join us in a new blog post once play resumes.4:25pm: Croc shovesTom Alner opened to 48,000 from early position and Billy Argyros made the call from the big blind to see a 5♥Q♠K♦ flop fall.Argyros checke...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 27, 2013 9:32 AM

ACOP Warm-Up: Final Table Set with Jian Yang Dominating

The penultimate day of any tournament is normally a fun one full of big hands, life-changing decisions and interesting play as the tournament heats up towards as it approaches the business end of proceedings.On Day 3 of the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) HK$25,000 Warm-Up it was no exception as e...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 26, 2013 6:31 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 3, Level 21-22 Updates (10000/20000/3000a blinds)

The final nine players are currently bagging and tagging.A full recap along with the official chip counts and seating draw will be posted shortly.12:00am: Khorramshahi cut down by YeuJust as players were about to head to break, Mansour Khorramshahi moved all in and was called by Wei Hsiang Yeu.Khorr...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 26, 2013 5:15 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 3, Level 19-20 Updates (6000/12000/2000a blinds)

9:20pm: Dinner breakThe remaining 16 players are heading on a 40-minute dinner break. Here are the dinner break chip counts.Table 2Seat 1: Paul Cheng - 135,000Seat 2: Michael Guzzardi - 235,000Seat 3: David Foran - 495,000Seat 4: Mansour Khorramshahi - 130,000Seat 5: emptySeat 6: Tom Alner - 615,000...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 26, 2013 2:55 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 3, Level 17-18 Updates (4000/8000/1000a blinds)

7:10pm: Break timeThe remaining players are heading on a 10-minute break.Make sure to join us in a new blog once play resumes.7:00pm: Packed houseToday is a busy day here in the poker room four events running simultaneously.Not only is the ACOP Warm-Up in full swing but both the HK$2,500 PLO and HK$...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 26, 2013 2:51 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 3, Level 15-16 Updates (2500/5000/500a blinds)

5:00pm: Break timeThe remaining 30 players are heading on a 10-minute break.Make sure to join us in a new blog post once play resumes.4:50pm: Win for WongKen Wong opened to 10,500 and was called by Saehoon Lee, Zhen Wu and Alexander Trevallion.The flop fell 7♠K♠5♥ and after a check from Treval...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 26, 2013 12:16 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Tom Alner Crushes Day 2; Money Bubble Looming

Day 2 of the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Warm-Up has now concluded with the United Kingdom's Tom Alner the chip leader over the remaining 40 players.Alner began the day log-jammed in the middle of 145-player returning field but soon saw his chip stack grow upwards. However his rocket to the to...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 25, 2013 5:18 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 2, Level 12-14 Updates (1500/3000/500a blinds)

10:35pm: Play concludesPlay has now ended for the night with 41 players remaining - just three spots from the money.Tom Alner is the current chip leader and a full recap of the day's play, along with updated chip counts and a full seating draw will be coming shortly.10:30pm: One more handThe clock h...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 25, 2013 4:09 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 2, Level 10-11 Updates (900/1800/200a blinds)

7:10pm: Break timeThe remaining players are heading on a 10-minute break.Make sure to join us in a new blog once play resumes.7:00pm: PLO Championship underwayThe third event of the day has just kicked off with the HK$15,000 PLO Championship now underway.Currently there are eight tables in use, and ...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 25, 2013 4:07 PM
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