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ACOP Warm-Up: Day 2, Level 8-9 Updates (600/1200/100a blinds)

5:00pm: Break timeThe remaining players are heading on a 10-minute break.Make sure to join us in a new blog once play resumes.4:50pm: Minh doubles with top setMinh Nguyen opened to 2,500 from the hi-jack and the big blind came along to see a J♦9♥2♣ flop. Nguyen continued for 3,200 only to have...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 25, 2013 4:06 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Tom Chio Smashes Day 1B; 145 Remain for Day 2

Day 1B of the 2013 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Warm-Up is now in the bag and it is Singapore's Tom Chio who steam-rolled the field to end the day as the overall chip leader.From a hand perspective, Chio would have a fairly quiet day as anytime the PokerStars Blog staff ventured over to his tab...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 24, 2013 8:36 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 1B, Level 5-7 Updates (400/800/100a blinds)

1:35am: Play concludesDay 1B has now concluded as players are currently bagging up after a tough day on the felt.Unless something crazy happened on the final hand, it appears as though Tom Choi will be the chip leader.Stay tuned for a full recap of all the Day 1B action as well as the official end-o...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 24, 2013 6:40 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 1B, Level 3-4 Updates (150/300/25a blinds)

10:10pm: Break timeThe remaining players are heading on a 10-minute break.Make sure to join us in a new blog post once play resumes.10:05pm: Same-same for LimAaron Lim opened the hi-jack with a raise to 700 which was met with a three-bet next to act to 2,200. Once the action returned to Lim, he made...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 24, 2013 3:22 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 1B, Level 1-2 Updates (100/200 blinds)

8:00pm: Break timeThe remaining players are heading on a 10-minute break.Make sure to join us in the next blog post once play recommences.7:50pm: Nelson clippedFacing a raise to 425, Lee Nelson defended the small blind to see a J♦3♥8♦ flop. Nelson then check-called a bet of 800 before the A♣...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 24, 2013 1:25 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Kai Sheng Yang tops Day 1a as PotY race heats up

Day 1a of the 2013 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Warm-Up event has come to and end following a short but action-filled day of poker on the felt of the PokerStars Live at the City of Dreams.The final tournament series of the season in Macau was not only the location for winning money, capturing t...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 23, 2013 8:59 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 1a, Level 5-7 Updates (400/800/100a blinds)

1:35am: Play concludesThe remaining players are now bagging up after a tough day battling it out on the felt and it seems as though the chip leader will be either Kai Sheng Yang or Michael Sun.Stay tuned for a full recap of all the Day 1a action as well as the official end-of-day chip counts of ever...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 23, 2013 8:55 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 1a, Level 3-4 Updates (150/300/25a blinds)

10:10pm: Break timeThe remaining players are heading on a 10-minute break and registration will close during this break.Join us after the break in a new post. 10:00pm: Vamplew six-bet shoves and winsFollowing an under-the-gun raise to 750, Carlos Chang three-bet next to act to 2,075. With the action...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 23, 2013 3:27 PM

ACOP Warm-Up: Day 1a, Level 1-2 Updates (100/200 blinds)

8:00pm: Break timeThe remaining players are heading on a 10-minute break.7:50pm: Small win for KroesenFollowing an under-the-gun raise to 575, Ricky Kroesen three-bet next to act to 1,025. Following some confusion on the raise amount and if it was allowed (it was), the action passed back to the orig...more

by Tim Duckworth on October 23, 2013 1:06 PM

"Baby" Tom Alner claims the Red Dragon

If we thought the early speed of play on Day 3 of the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event was going to be an indication for the day ahead, we were sadly mistaken. It took almost 12 hours of play, and an unprecedented 29 levels in the tournament to crown our champion with "Baby" Tom Alner surviving...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 18, 2013 7:25 PM

Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon: Day 3 Updates

1:20am: Jason Chong eliminated in 2nd place; Tom Alner wins!On the first hand of heads-up play, Jason Chong moved all in and took the blinds and antes. On the second hand, Tom Alner tried the same with 7♦7♣ but Jason Chong made the call with Q♣T♣ and the race was on.The flop was spread 7♥[...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 18, 2013 6:13 AM

Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon: Yip in control after Day 2

Day 2 of the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event saw the 168 survivors of the three opening flights come together in the PokerStars LIVE Macau Poker Room for the first time. At the start of the day, they had two goals. One was to make the money. The other was to survive the day to keep their title...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 17, 2013 4:49 PM

Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon: Day 2 Updates

10:50pm: 21 survive to reach Day 3Eight levels have come to an end with our field now down to just 21 players. As we mentioned, it was a dominant display today by Brian Yip who led pretty much from the first level of play, and never relented until one of the final hands of the day added the exclamat...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 17, 2013 5:41 AM

The House of Dancing Water - one of the highlights of Macau

Described as an epic spectacular that transcends time and space, "The House of Dancing Water" at the City of Dreams in Macau is one of the most unique, innovative and breathtaking stage shows you will ever see. A cast of over 80 international performers thrill for 90 mintues in a medley of jaw-dropp...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 16, 2013 10:11 PM

Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon: Gary Chen thrives on a wild night in Macau

Fred Leung had his lucky green tie on today and that could only mean one thing - we were in for a big day ahead on Day 1c of the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event. The PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams poker room was full to the brim with every table in use, including five overflow tables ou...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 16, 2013 8:35 PM
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