ACOP Main Event Final Table: Settle in for some deep-stacked fun
The stage is set for a thrilling finale here at the Asia Championship of Poker with the final table of nine ready to do battle on what is expected to be a long day. But then again, we've said that before here in Macau, so anything is possible.
The final table is starting with an average stack of over 112 big blinds. Yep, that's not a typo. It's arguably as deep as you'll ever see on a final table and it will only get worse if the short-stacked Chane Kampanatsanyakorn can't find an early double up with his stack of six big blinds. We're expecting to be here a while.
While the deep stacks might make eliminations scarce, it should also produce some interesting dynamics with players, hopefully, able to see plenty of flops and use some aggression. There are some extremely talented and aggressive players on this final table, highlighted by PokerStars Team Online's Randy "nanonoko" Lew.
Lew won the APPT Macau Main Event back in 2011 and will make history today if he can become the first APPT and ACOP champion.
Lew will have to get past experienced professionals in Jonathan Depa, Devan Tang and Sunny Jung, as well as previous Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon champion Yoshitaka Okawa. There's also the unknown quantities of Yai Wei Cheng and Chenziang Miao, while our chip leader is Alvan Zheng.
Zheng appears to be an accomplished player and with over 1.5 million in chips, he'll be looking to use his chips to his advantage this afternoon.
Final Table Line Up
Seat 1: Jonathan Depa (USA) - 979,500
Seat 2: Randy Lew (PokerStars Team Online) (USA) - 202,000
Seat 3: Devan Tang (Hong Kong) - 779,500
Seat 4: Yoshitaka Okawa (Japan) - 859,500
Seat 5: Sunny Jung (Korea) - 270,000
Seat 6: Chenxiang Miao (China) - 368,000
Seat 7: Yat Wai Cheng (Hong Kong) - 1,080,000
Seat 8: Chane Kampanatsanyakorn (Thailand) - 38,500
Seat 9: Yifan "Alvan" Zheng (China) - 1,513,500
Danny McDonagh has given the final introductions and instructions as the ACOP Main Event final table is now under way. Stay locked into the PokerStars Blog throughout the day for all the live action!
Heath "TassieDevil" Chick is a Freelance Contributor for the PokerStars Blog.