2015 ACOP Day 4: Super High Rolling

The tournament floor here is absolutely bustling now with three events running simultaneously.

The Main Event is fast-approaching the final table bubble, the HK$15,000 NLH has just reached the money and the HK$500,000 Super High Roller is now underway!

The latter already has 29 official entrants with 21 taking their seats so far. Late registration will run an hour into Day 2 and with two rebuys allowed at any time up until the end of Level 8 the prize pool is expected to be more than impressive.

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The plan for the Super High Roller is to play seven one-hour levels tonight and finish up at around 1:30am. As expected the big buy-in has attracted a star-studded line up.

Some of those already in their seats include Fedor Holz, Pratyush Buddiga, Jason Mo, Stephen Chidwick, John Juanda, Martin Kozlov, Mustapha Kanit and tonight's live satellite winner Andy Andrejevic.

Joining them are Team PokerStars members Mikhail Shalamov and Isaac Haxton. Shalamov busted the Main Event is 18th place today and took to Twitter to poll his followers on whether he should take a shot at the Super High Roller. He is now among the action so it's apparent Shalamov was convinced to play it one way or another.

Also hit with elimination from the Main Event today were Steve O'Dwyer and Christoph Vogelsang, but while they plan on playing the Super High Roller, they are taking some time off before pulling up seats. O'Dwyer is the reigning champion of this very event and will be looking for a repeat performance here in Macau this week.

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Steve O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer was painfully close to a Main Event final table finish, knocked out in 15th place for HK$350,000. Peddling a short stack for most of the day he did well to survive as long as he did, but ultimately found the exit after a preflop jam for his last six big blinds. O'Dwyer held Q♥6♥ but was called by Nan Tu in the big blind who was in front with K♦T♦. Tu would hold that lead as the board bricked out and O'Dwyer was eliminated.

O'Dwyer finished six shy of the final table and as of right now only 11 still remain in contention. Word is that players will have a dinner break once we reach nine players, and then push on until our final six who will return tomorrow.

Stay tuned to the PokerStars Blog as we edge closer to the final table here for this ACOP Main Event!

Brad Kain
@PokerStars in PokerStars Macau