2015 ACOP final table: The magnificent seven
After four days of play here at PokerStars LIVE Macau the ACOP Main Event final table is now set!
The remaining seven will be chasing the HK$5,885,000 (~$759,000) first place prize and the prestigious ACOP title.
When it all began we saw 260 entrants pull up seats to generate the HK$24,206,000 (~$3,123,000) prize pool. It proved to be a stellar field but after playing late into the night on Day 4 on seven return with a chance for glory.
Ahead of the pack is notable American pro Connor Drinan. He's had an interesting week here in Macau and seems to have enjoyed himself as he navigated his way to this final table. Drinan amassed his stack by scooping a few smaller pots and two huge ones where he made full houses against unfortunate opponents.
Drinan has already earned himself over $4 million in live cashes this year and has found himself in a great position to add another big score to his impressive poker resume. He returns today with the chip lead on a stack of 1,755,000.
Joining Drinan at this ACOP final table is another frontrunner, New Zealand's Thomas Ward. The 2014 APPT Auckland Main Event runner-up has already posted some notable scores here in Macau and is hunting his first ACOP title.
Ward was the first player to eclipse two million in chips yesterday after sending Sergey Lebedev to the rail in eighth place. Since then, however, he took a big hit from Nan Tu and finished the day with 1,335,000 in chips.
ACOP Main Event Final Table Draw
Seat 1: Thomas Ward (New Zealand) - 1,335,000
Seat 2: Nan Tu (China) - 1,370,000
Seat 3: Connor Drinan (Mexico) - 1,755,000
Seat 4: Hsien Yuan Yang (Chinese Taipei) - 370,000
Seat 5: Zhou Zhou (China) - 1,210,000
Seat 6: Qi Luo (China) - 980,000
Seat 7: Xixiang Luo (China) - 780,000
Play has now begun with the blinds recommencing at 15,000/30,000 and a 5,000 ante. The average stack is a comfortable 1,114,286 and with no set play-time today, we will play it out until an ACOP Main Event champion.
Be sure to stay with us for this exciting conclusion as seven become one. Who will walk away with the ACOP Main Event title?