Main Event Results
The HK$5,500 (USD$709) buy in Main Event of the ACOP Platinum Series XIII began on April 22nd, and attracted 239 runners. With this excellent showing, the HK$500,000 (USD$64,455) guarantee was smashed, as the prize pool grew to HK$1,078,010 (USD$138,966). Chinese national, Zhi Lin eventually triumphed over the field, taking home HK$258,810 (USD$33,363) in prize money. Runner up spot went to Venezuela's Jose Alberto Rivas, who took home HK$167,200 (USD$21,553).
Zhi Lin (Photo PokerStars)
April 23rd saw the start of the HK$10,000 (USD$1,289) event, awith 66 hopefuls taking to the felt to dispute this particular title. The total prize pool eventually exceeded HK$576,000 (USD$74,252) once everyone had taken their seats, and after two days of play, just two players remained. Both Alvan Yifan Zheng, and Qi Yuan were from China, with the former having USD$582,000 (USD$75,025) in live earnings before today. Qi Yuan was a relative unknown by comparison, but that did not stop him from besting the more experienced player. Yuan took home HK$190,140 (USD$24,511) for his victory, while Zheng had to make do with HK$121,000 (USD$15,598).
Qi Yuan (Photo PokerStars)
Asia Player of the Year Latest
The Asia Player of the Year Race is beginning to take shape, as players pick up points throughout the Platinum Series festival. Currently, Quan Zhou remains out in front with 4,050 points. The chasing pack includes Wayne Wei Yi Zhang on 3,638 and Alvan Yifan Zheng on 3,420. The latter of those two has gained ground after his second place finish in the 10k event, and the same can be said of Benny Tsz Leung Lai, who occupies 4th place on the leaderboard. Benny Tsz Leung Lai managed to take 1st place in Event 4, the HK$3,000 NLH.
APPT Macau is the next event on the calendar, getting underway on May 18th.
|Rank||Player||Location||Points||Winnings (HKD)||Final Tables||Titles|
|2||Wayne Wei Yi Zhang||China||3,638||$1,444,139||4||1|
|3||Alvan Yifan Zheng||China||3,420||$1,166,400||3||1|
|4||Benny Tsz Leung Lai||Hong Kong||3,011||$313,758||5||2|
|6||Jack En-ching Wu||Chinese Taipei||2,563||$395,620||4||2|
|7||Ying Lin Chua||Malaysia||2,400||$1,904,000||1||1|
|10||Yuan-kai Hsu||Chinese Taipei||2,287||$241,000||1||1|
As of day ending April 24, 2015