Asia’s richest pokier tournament, the 2016 Asia Championship of Poker ( ACOP) is now in full swing at the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room and the biggest story is the Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin from China who won her historic second Spadie in Deepstack Championship. She defeated Australian pro Edison Nguyen in the heads up play to win the HK$11,000 Deepstack Championship- becoming the first female player to win two Spadies in poker history. Originally from Shanghai in China, Lin took home HK$475,350, while Nguyen from Australia earned HK$310,456 for his runner-up finish.
The two-day event had 202 players and saw 24 players cash out for their share from a whopping HK$1,939,806 prize pool. Celina Lin outlasted all of them to win her first place prize money. Before this, Lin has many victories to her name. A regular at all popular card rooms across Asia, she also won the Red Dragon Main Event at the Macau Poker Cup back in 2012 for $110,077. An avid reader and movie buff, she was the first female winner of the Macau Cup. As a female player today, she is proving a role model for all women aspiring to enter the game of poker across the world.
Event 5: Final Table Payouts:
#1. Celina Lin (China) — HK$475,350
#2. Edison Nguyen (Australia) — HK$310,456
#3. Sam Cheong (Macau) — HK$199,800
#4. Wayne Zhang (China) — HK$155,200
#5. Matthew Wakeman (Australia) — HK$126,100
#6. Bart Luyckx (Hong Kong) — HK$101,800
#7. Ryan Pignatelli (Canada) — HK$82,400
8. Jae Wook Shin (Korea) — HK$63,000
9. Teruhisa Aoyama (Japan) — HK$48,500
Indian origin players Rajkumar Ramkrishhna, Raghav Bansal and Sulabh Choudhary also played the event, unfortunately they all failed to finish in the money. Stay tuned in right here for updates on following events:
HK$500,000 Super High Roller (2 rebuys): November 5-7
HK$100,000 Main Event: November 7-12
HK$250,000 High Roller: November 11-13