Alexandre Chieng wins ACOP Platinum Series VI

This past weekend, the 'PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams' poker room completed ACOP Platinum Series VI and the 4-day series drew totals of 664 players and nearly HK$1.8 million in prize money.

China's Alexandre Chieng won the HK $5,500 Main Event after beating a 270-player field. The 2013 APPT Macau champion stormed to a massive chip lead early into Day 1 and never looked back as he continued his dominance throughout the Day 2 final.

In the final hand, Japan's Masashi Sato moved all-in pre-flop for his last 157k tournament chips and was called by Chieng who was sitting with nearly 2.4m.

Sato: T♠6♥
Chieng: J♠3♣

The board ran A♥A♣9♠K♥8♠ and Chieng's Jack kicker proved to be enough to seal the win.

Alexandre Chieng, ACOP Platinum Series VI winner.JPG

1. Alexandre Chieng (China) -- HK$279,300
2. Masashi Sato (Japan) -- HK$191,400
3. Yubin Zheng (China) -- HK$115,400
4. Yuri Ishida (Japan) -- HK$91,100
5. Khoo Fong Ko (Singapore) -- HK$72,900
6. Kwangjin Lee (Korea) -- HK$60,800
7. Andrian Chin (Australia) -- HK$48,600
8. Mansour Zadeh (Iran) -- HK$36,500
9. Wai Wa Chan (Hong Kong) -- HK$30,400

Chieng's victory moves him into No. 8 on the Asia Player of the Year rankings - exactly the same rank he finished with last season. The Chinese businessman has always been forthcoming about his pursuit of the top rank.

"I want to do what last year's winner did." said Chieng referring to Jian Yang who won two tournaments in the last two months to win the 2013 APOY title. It was an out-of-nowhere finish to the year and stunned Terry Fan who had held the top rank for most of the season.

For complete results of the ACOP Platinum Series VI please click here.

For the 2014 Asia Player of the Year rankings please click here.

The next special event at PokerStars LIVE Macau is the 2014 Asia Championship of Poker which takes place from October 24 to November 9. Online satellites are now running to the HK$100,000 Main Event which comes with a HK$15 million prize pool guarantee.

For more information on the 2014 ACOP please visit

Fred Leung
@PokerStars in Asia Pacific Poker Tour