ACOP Platinum Series XIII in Macau: Main Event, $10K, and Asia Player of the Year

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 MAin Event

Zhi Lin (Photo PokerStars) 

HK$10,000 Event

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).

10k Macau

 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
等級 姓名 地區 積分 決賽 冠軍
1 Quan Zhou China 4,050 $1,747,940 4 0
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
5 Xixiang Luo China 2,730 $1,919,530 3 1
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
8 Takashi Ogura Japan 2,400 $1,382,000 1 0
9 Wenhai Xu Macau 2,319 $287,200 2 0
10 Yuan-kai Hsu Chinese Taipei 2,287 $241,000 1 1

As of day ending April 24, 2015







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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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