Up and Down: ACOP Results, Isildur1 on a heater, EPT rolls in France

Norberto Korn Claims First ACOP Main Event Title of 2015

The ACOP Platinum Series VII main event attracted 277 runners, easily surpassing it’s HK$500,000 guarantee. The familiar name of Daniel Laidlaw sat on top of the chip counts when the final table began, but the field remained close, with the shortest stack starting playing 106,000 and the largest with 430,000. Laidlaw never quite managed to gain momentum at the final table, and busted in 4th , leaving Norberto Korn, Minggeng Bo, and Quiren Qin to continue 3 handed. Qin fell in 3rd soon after, and after a lengthy heads up battle, Korn bested Bo, taking home HK$296,908 for the win.


Norberto Korn won the HK$5,500 Main Event (Photo Pokerstars)

Winfred Yu, President of the Poker King Club and one of the man behind the big game in Macau, won the HK$3,000 NLH event at the ACOP Platinum. Poker King Club moved from StarWorld Hotel to Venetian Macao last September which will allow them to expand what they can offer to customers, both at the highest stakes, and lower.

Celina Lin made Final Tables Event 5. It wasn’t only the main event that generated interest at the ACOP Platinum Series this week, with six events in total, there were some familiar faces making deep runs. One of those was Celina Lin, who tweeted to her many fans to let them know how she was progressing in the tournament “Playing the final table of the 10K NLH event with Winfred. 8 players left.” After a spirited performance, she eventually fell in 4th.

Isildur Hits Heater For the past 7 days

Isildur1 has been a regular feature of the online cash games, and has been moving in the right direction too. At the time of writing, he is USD+$727,255 in just under 10,000 hands for the week. This profit has mostly been gathered in 2-7 Draw and 8 game mix, which shows what an accomplished all rounder the online legend is becoming. The mixed game tables have seen plenty of action recently, from Patrick Antonius, Isildur, Ben Tollrene, Ilari Sahamies, and Ike Haxton, among others.

The EPT Rolls Into France

This week has seen the EPT Deauville taking place, with 592 players taking part. There was a strong showing from a couple of regulars, with Elky finishing 31st and Kevin MacPhee taking 11th spot. Ruben Visser was another former EPT champ who went deep, finishing 28th, but the final table didn’t have many familiar faces. It was Bulgarian, Ognyan Dimov who went on to win the event for 543,700 Euros. The High Roller attracted 128 entries this year, with a buy in of 10,300 Euros. The eventual winner, Josip Simunic had an interesting journey, being down to 4 big blinds at one point before clawing his way back into contention. He defeated French businessman Jean Noel-Thorel to pick up 309,170 Euros for victory.

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Louis Hartwell

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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