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2017 ACOP: Yurasov cruises through High Roller for HK$3.5 million triumph

Dmitry Yurasov: Champion!The 2017 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) is in the books and ended in spectacular style: a shove of close to 6 million chips with flopped trip sixes, snapped at by a defeated pair of nines. It was only the fourth or fifth hand of a heads-up battle between Hong Kong's Devan...more

by Howard Swains on October 29, 2017 5:34 AM

2017 ACOP: A summary of a record-breaking series

The PokerStars Live card-room at the City of Dreams, Macau, has been the centre of the poker for the past two weeks, but now the focus is gradually shifting away. That's because the 2017 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) is winding down.Dozens of tournaments, with buy-ins of all sizes, took place he...more

by Alex Villegas on October 29, 2017 1:56 AM

2017 ACOP: High Roller final table live updates

• CLICK TO REFRESH FOR LATEST UPDATES• PLAYERS LEFT: 1 (of 40 plus 8 re-entries)• CHIP COUNTS | PAYOUTS• ALL ACOP INFO | SCHEDULE & STRUCTURE• DOWNLOAD POKERSTARS | FOLLOW @PokerStarsBlog8:20pm: Dmitry Yurasov is the new ACOP High Roller ChampionLevel 19 - Blinds: 50,000/100,000 (ante 10,000)So we...more

by Live reporting team on October 28, 2017 10:12 PM

ACOP 2017: Lau leaps into spotlight with landmark Main Event title

Alan Lau: POY and ACOP championBefore this week, one of tournament poker's great injustices was that few fans outside of Asia knew of a 30-year-old player from Hong Kong named Alan Lau. But that will change immediately.Lau, who was Asia Player of the Year in 2015, was already well on the way to secu...more

by Howard Swains on October 28, 2017 6:32 AM

ACOP 2017: Main Event final table live updates

The 2017 Asia Championship of Poker Main Event is over. Read a full recap and relive the action with our • PLAYERS LEFT: 1 (of 308) • CHIP COUNTS | PAYOUTS | PLAYER PROFILES• ALL ACOP INFO | SCHEDULE & STRUCTURE | DOWNLOAD POKERSTARS• Follow @PokerStarsBlog on Twitter9:20pm: Lau is the champ!Level...more

by Live reporting team on October 27, 2017 11:24 PM

2017 ACOP: Dmitry Yurasov leads final 7 in High Roller

The last major final table of the 2017 ACOP is set. It's a star-studded high-rolling table led by Dmitry Yurasov.Yurasov already has a stunning resume that includes more than $2 million in live-tournament earnings and World Series of Poker bracelet. But the Russian player is hardly the only one at t...more

by Live reporting team on October 27, 2017 10:52 PM

2017 ACOP: Main Event final table player profiles

Some more information on the final six in Macau:Seat 1: Brian Altman (USA) - 1.495 millionWith more than $2 million in live tournament earnings, 28-year-old Brian Altman already holds a major title after taking down the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open for a $723,008 payday - also his career best result....more

by Howard Swains on October 27, 2017 8:31 PM

2017 ACOP: Superlative Lau tightens grip on Asia POY award

Editor's note: The post below was written on the evening of October 25, at which point the 2017 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Main Event was still nine-handed. Alan Lau was among those still in the 308-player tournament. The following day, Lau won that tournament, capping an exceptional 2017 at ...more

by Howard Swains on October 27, 2017 9:02 AM

2017 ACOP: Aaron Been the big stack among Main Event final six

The 2017 ACOP Main Event official final table is now set after another 13 hours at the felt saw 23 players cut down to just six. They'll be back from 2pm tomorrow to battle it out for the title, the gold Spadie and HK$6,815,000 (~$873,000)!The man with the best chance of scooping all three is Aaron ...more

by Live reporting team on October 27, 2017 5:45 AM

2017 ACOP: Mikita Badziakouski leads after Day 1 of the High Roller

The first day of the HK$250,000 High Roller here at the PokerStars LIVE Macau card room in the City of Dreams was a short and sweet affair. Just six levels of play were scheduled - rather than the usual eight or ten - and by the end of the opening half-a-dozen acts just 24 players had entered, inclu...more

by Live reporting team on October 27, 2017 2:14 AM
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