Alex Xiang Wei Lee wins the ACOP Platinum Series Main Event
The ACOP Platinum series has been progressing throughout this week, with big prizes being awarded across numerous events. The HK$5,500 Main Event always generates special interest, and this year saw 209 players pulling up chairs. The prize pool grew to HK$942,694 ($121,417) with HK$199,364 ($25,677) set aside for the winner.
Sparrow Cheung was one of the biggest name making waves towards the end of the tournament, but sadly, his challenge ran out of steam, and he fell away in 12th place. The tournament would eventually be won by Singapore’s Alex Xiang Wei Lee, who took home the near HK$200,000 top prize.
Main Event (Top 10)
1 – Yu Chung Chang: HK$58,339
2 – Jack En-Ching Wu: HK$41,470
3 – Ip Seng Long: HK$27,150
4 – Jonathen Dermon: HK$20,900
5 – Chee Sheng Leow: HK$16,550
6 – Ming Hong Teoh: HK$12,940
7 – Xingbiao Zhu: HK$10,180
8 – Soon Ann Gan: HK$7,960
9 – Ngoc Khanh Le HK$6,050
10 – Urs Hauser HK$5,300
March 17th – 20th will see the MBP Spring Challenge kick-off. The festival will feature an event named “China vs World”. This challenge will pit five of the best players in China against five of the best players from the rest of the world. The event is by invitation only, and Tom Dwan has now been announced as one of the competitors, as has Johnny Chan.
Having missed the Triton Super High Roller last month, the presence of Dwan at this event will draw extra publicity for MBP. These days, it seems that Super High Roller events in Asia are the only place that fans of live poker may be able to catch sight of Dwan, as much of his cash game action is conducted out of sight. Despite being out of the spotlight in terms of poker playing, Dwan has been in the spotlight in other ways this week, as Doug Polk has released a video exploring the possibility that Dwan could be involved in a seven-figure scam.
Macau set to host its first Pokerstars Championship
The APPT may have been dissolved, and PokerStars Live entirely rebranded, but exciting live poker will still be a regular fixture in Macau during the rest of 2017. March 30th to April 9th are the dates you should circle on your calendar, as the PokerStars Championship will be landing in Macau. The championship will include the PokerStars Cup, a National Championship event, a HK$103,000 High Roller, a HK$400,000 Super High Roller and the HK$42,400 Main Event. There will also be a HK$82,400 PLO High Roller tournament. The City of Dreams poker room will be hosting the event.
Article by Craig Bradshaw