The 2014 Asian Championship of Poker is halfway down the mark with 7 events completed at the ‘PokerStars LIVE Macau’ poker room. Orjan Skommo of Norway won the Event 5: KO Big Bounty with HK$ 273,300 and Chris Yeow Chung Chong of Singapore clinched the 2m GTD Spadie in the 6th event bagging a whopping prize of HK$732,400. Kamonchanok Tammchaiyangkoon took down the 2014 Ladies Asia Championship title in the 7th event with HK$83,400 as the first place prize.
Event 5: KO Big Bounty
Orjan Skommo beated a field of 142 players bringing home the first spadie for Norway. This became the first poker title on the record for this 26-year old player which earned him HK$273,300 top prize in addition to another HK$24,000 in bounties. A total of 16 players finished in money in this event drawing nearly HK$1.4 million in prize money. The Indian pro Kunal Patni who won the inaugural event of 2014 ACOP finished in the 4th spot bagging himself HK$98,400. Akira Jaeik Cho after battling it for 2 days to the final table, lost the heads up match and brought home HK$185,900 in cash.
Event 6: 2m GTD Spadie ($2,000,000 Guarantee)
The 3-day event drew the largest field of players in this tournament to contest for the prize pool shooting up to HK$3.3 million from the guaranteed HK$2 million. Chris Yeow Chung Chong emerged victorious taking home the spadie and HK$732,400 in cash. The Korean player, Steve Joonhee Yea lost the final hands in the heads up settling down with HK$ 506,000 in cash for his 2nd place finish. Although Indian poker players couldn’t reach the final table but cashed in at two spots in the Top 50 money finishers in form of Shilpa Bhagat bagging HK$ 38,300 in the 15th position and Apoorva Goel clinching HK$ 15,000 in the 46th position.
Event 7: Ladies Asia Championship
Kamonchanok Tammchaiyangkoon won the 2014 Ladies Asia Championship on 1st November taking home HK$ 83,400. The event saw a low turnout of poker divas as only 25 joined the tables at ‘PokerStars LIVE Macau’ poker room for this event. Anju Abrol, the Indian player who won the 2nd event of the tournament finished in the 4th position in this event winning HK$ 25,200. With HK$ 52,400 in her pocket, Yaxi Zhu from China fell short of the spadie by losing the head up on the final table.
Event 8: MBP Super High Roller
As we go to press, the final table of the MBP Super High Roller has started and guess who is in business again? Daniel Colman who has raked in quite a controversy as well we some High Roller events in the past few months is in contention for his first title in Macau. Joseph Cheong leads the FT with 12,665,000 chips and others include Steve O’Dwyer(8,135,000 chips), Davidi Kitai(3,190,000 chips) and Pratyush Buddiga(8,075,000 chips).
Event 9: ACOP Warm-up
This two day HKD 25,000 buy-in event saw 277 runners vying for some good warm up before the Main Event kick off. When play resumes on Day 2, 31 will return to stake their claim at the 9th Spadie of the 2014 ACOP. Also amongst those 9 will be Indian poker players Aditya Agarwal, Aditya Sushant and Kunal Patni. While the former two are big Top 10 stacks with 105,900 chips and 90,000 chips, Patni is short stacked with around 20,000 chips. Kazuhiko Yotsushika leads the action with 175,200 chips and poker pros still in the field include Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov, Liv Boeree, Randy Lew, Raymond Wu, Vivian Im, Naoya Kihara, and Celina Lin.
Poker action will reach a new level of excitement as the cards will hit the air on 4th November for the Main Event which guarantees a prize pool of HK$ 15 million. Stay tuned to OPN for the latest news and performance updates of Indian players in 2014 ACOP.