Alvan Zheng wins the Macau Millions Main Event; Updates from APT and Aussie Millions

Alvan Zheng macau millions 2016Macau Millions finished off in style at the PokerStars LIVE Macau on Monday with China’s Alvan Zheng winning the Main Event for HK$911,000. Zheng triumphed the biggest ever poker field in Macau beating fellow countryman Quan Zhou heads-up. Zhou took home HK$700,000 in cash prize for his runner-up finish. 162 players were paid in the Main Event with a minimum cash prize of HK$4,500.

Zheng started the final table battle in the pole position with a stack of over 4.5 million and descended from the chip lead position only once on the final day. In the final hand Zhou limped the button and Zheng checked from the big blind before an innocuous looking s2s5c10 flop saw a betting war escalate into poker Armageddon with both players flopping two pair; Zheng’s h10h5 leading Zhou’s d10d2. The s8 turn and d3 river saw Zheng’s hand hold to award him the title and the illustrious trophy.

Tatiana Barausova, the only female player on the final table placed 6th with HK$185,000 in prize money. Here are the final table payouts:

  1. Alvan Zheng (China) – HK$911,000
  2. Quan Zhou (China) – HK$700,000
  3. Guancheng Wu (China) – HK$530,000
  4. Howard Ka Ho Sun (Hong Kong) – HK$383,000
  5. Chun Liang Pan (Chinese Taipei) – HK$272,000
  6. Tatiana Barausova (Russia) – HK$185,000
  7. Jason Lo (Hong Kong) – HK$132,000
  8. Tony Cheng (Hong Kong) – HK$100,117
  9. Boon Heng Siong (Singapore) – HK$75,000


APT 2016 Kickoff

The PHP 55,000 Main Event of the Asian Poker Tour 2016 Kickoff was played down to the 20 players on Monday, 18th January. Today the game will resume at the APT Poker Room inside the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Casino Filipino and will be played down to the final table of 8 players. Entering Day 3 as the overall chip leader is Korea’s Jeon Seung Soo with 269,500 chip; in second is Germany’s Julius Malzanini with 264,000 chips; and in third is Japan’s Tetsuya Tsuchikawa with 241,000 chips.

Meanwhile, the Vietnamese player Julien Tran won the Deep Stack Turbo event after a 3-way deal. Tran bagged PHP 105,100 in the top prize with the APT side event trophy. The Pot Limit Omaha Hi event drew 57 entries on Monday and has 8 players remaining when the game resumes today.

Aussie Millions

Day 6 of Aussie Millions Championship saw 2 players – Kevin Blackwood and Nam Le claiming the victory in different tournaments. Blackwood triumphed the opening event battle which ran for 6 days earning $275,300 first-place prize and an exclusive LK Boutique Aussie Millions Championship ring. Phachara Wongwichit, another Australian player was up against Blackwood in the heads-up play with 5:1 chip lead but Blackwood made a phenomenal comeback clinching the win. Here are the final table results:

  1. Kevin Blackwood (Australia) – $275,300
  2. Phachara Wongwichit (Australia) – $170,000
  3. Louis Salter (UK) – $102,000
  4. Sean Giesbrecht (Canada) – $74,400
  5. Stephen Koutsouvelis (Australia) – $50,720
  6. Alexandre Thomas (Australia) – $37,200
  7. Jacob Elmore Dahl (USA) – $31,120
  8. Sinan Aydogan (Australia) – $27,060
  9. Patrick Fletcher (Australia) – $23,000

Nam Le took down the $1,150 Shot Clock Shootout tournament after the game resumed with 14 survivors on Monday. A 3-way deal was struck, leaving $3,000, an LK Boutique ring, and the title to play for. Finn Roope Salminen finished in 3rd place and Le beat Geoffrey Mooney to clinch the win and $30,215 in top prize. Here are the final table results:

  1. Nam Le (Australia) – $30,215
  2. Geoffrey Mooney (Australia) – $24,524
  3. Roope Salminen (Finland) – $19,520
  4. Adam Jarvis (Australia) – $11,625
  5. Dietrich Fast (Germany) – $8,400
  6. Simon Thwaites (Australia) – $5,810
  7. Henrik Tollefsen (Norway) – $5,165
  8. Chance Kornuth (USA) – $4,520

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