Peter Au wins ACOP Platinum Series V main event
The PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams poker room completed ACOP Platinum Series V over the weekend, with the four-day series drawing a total of 543 players and HK $1,441,038 in prize money.
The HK $5,500 Main Event easily surpassed its HK $500K guarantee with a field of 214 runners and a prize pool weighing in at HK $963,000. The HK $231,300 top prize went to Peter Au who beat a final five of all Hong Kong players, including regulars Calvin Ho and Red Dragon winner Kenny Leong.
Leong placed third in the Main Event, which moves him into the Top Ten on the Asia Player of the Year rankings at No. 6. The poker pro has been one of the most consistent performers over the past 12 months where he's made the Main Event final table in the 2013 APPT Macau (2nd place) and 2014 Macau Millions (3rd place).
FINAL TABLE RESULTS
1. Peter Au (Hong Kong) -- HK $231,300
2. Wai Wa Chan (Hong Kong) -- HK $158,900
3. Kenny Leong (Hong Kong) -- HK $96,300
4. Calvin Ho (Hong Kong) -- HK $72,200
5. Joey Leung (Hong Kong) -- HK $57,800
6. Wei-chuan Hsu (Chinese Taipei) -- HK $48,200
7. Ben Abrahams (UK) -- HK $38,500
8. Zhiqiang Na (China) -- HK $28,900
9. Shi Chieh Lee (Chinese Taipei) -- HK $24,100
The opening two side events went to Ben Wilson and Hou Keong Ip who both reside in Macau. They won the $1,000 PLO and $1,500 NLH deepstack tournaments respectively.
Meanwhile, Sunday's HK $2,500 KO Bounty title went to Japa's Taichiro Okudaira to conclude the weekend.
For the 2014 Asia Player of the Year rankings please click here.
The next special event at PokerStars LIVE Macau is the Macau Poker Cup which takes place from August 1-17. Online satellites are now running to the HK $11,000 Red Dragon Main Event which comes with a HK $5 million prize pool guarantee.
For more information on Macau Poker Cup please visit PokerStarsMacau.com