ACOP Main Event

APPT Macau: Cards fall Xing Zhou's way for ACOP Main Event title

It's been an incredible two weeks of poker here in Macau, the final days of which have been highlighted by the $100,000 (HKD) buy-in Asia Championship of Poker Main Event. And the ending -- with Xing Zhou of China defeating Hong Kong's Ying Kit Chan heads-up in final hand in which both players lite...more

by Martin Harris on November 11, 2012 11:56 AM

APPT Macau: Zhou defeats Chan in (literal) blind-vs.-blind hand!

It was past 2:30 a.m. here in Macau, about 12-and-a-half hours after the final table had begun, and more than six hours since Xing Zhou and Ying Kit Chan had started their heads-up battle.Here's what they looked like way back when the duel had started. Bright-eyed, determined, ready...It had been a...more

by Martin Harris on November 11, 2012 11:06 AM

APPT Macau: Advantage Ying Kit Chan

A half-hour into Level 26 (15,000/30,000/4,000), China's Xing Zhou continued to enjoy the chip lead he'd had over Hong Kong's Ying Kit Chan since the start of heads-up play way back in Level 24. Minus the dinner break, that was three hours' worth of poker. Chan had closed the gap. The relentless ...more

by Martin Harris on November 11, 2012 9:32 AM

APPT Macau: Zhou-Chan heads-up battle continues

Most of Level 25 (12,000/24,000/3,000) was taken up with leader Xing Zhou and Ying Kit Chan battling back-and-forth over small pots, with Zhou whittling his opponent down under 900,000 as the level neared its end.That's when a reraise-and-call swiftly erupted at the Asia Championship of Poker Main E...more

by Martin Harris on November 11, 2012 7:43 AM

APPT Macau: Zhou still leads heads-up in ME; Sekiya clinches Asia POY

Heads-up play continues at the ACOP Main Event between Xing Zhou of China and Ying Kit Chan of Hong Kong, with Zhou continuing to maintain a healthy lead over his opponent.Zhou chipped away at Chan during the first half-hour of Level 25 (12,000/24,000/3,000), moving his stack back up over 4 million ...more

by Martin Harris on November 11, 2012 6:42 AM

APPT Macau: Ying Kit Chan closes gap with leader Zhou in ACOP Main Event hea

The drama having died down a touch following the sequence of eliminations that brought us to heads-up play, Xing Zhou (China) and Ying Kit Chan (Hong Kong) settled in for a period of relative calm, trading small pots and avoiding any major skirmishes for the first several minutes of their duel.Zhou ...more

by Martin Harris on November 11, 2012 5:13 AM

APPT Macau: Zhou claims two more, Zaicik (4th) and Kanaan (3rd)

Xing Zhou keeps getting hands. And they keep holding up. And his opponents keep falling. And his chip stack keeps growing.Two more eliminations have swiftly come here in Level 24, and both again featured Zhou picking up hands at opportune moments, and winning.Jacques stacked in fourth Jacques Zai...more

by Martin Harris on November 11, 2012 4:32 AM

APPT Macau: Queens fail Sass, four remain

Even though Alan Sass had but a fourth of the number of chips the leader Xing Zhou had to begin Level 24 (10,000/20,000/3,000), the American was nonetheless Zhou's nearest competitor. And he still had more than 35 big blinds and a lot of savvy, which made it appear he might well be the one among th...more

by Martin Harris on November 11, 2012 3:52 AM

APPT Macau: Toma tumbles in sixth

A couple of big hands over the last half-hour completed the swift fall of Tsugunari Toma from a second-place stack to elimination in sixth place.The 30-year-old from Osaka, Japan had earlier been up around 1.4 million chips, then good for second place and within shouting distance of leader Xing Zhou...more

by Martin Harris on November 11, 2012 3:05 AM

APPT Macau: Zhou mows down Alner, Hinrichsen; 6 remain

Level 23 (9,000/18,000/2,000) is underway, and Xing Zhou continues to roll at today's final table. He's scored two knockouts during the first half-hour of the level, and with six players left has more than 60% of the chips in play.Zhou picked up another big hand -- A♠K♠ -- to start the level, b...more

by Martin Harris on November 11, 2012 2:25 AM
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