2015 ACOP Super High Roller: Six to play on final day

Now that the Main Event has wrapped up it's time for the final table of the HK$500,000 Super High Roller! As predicted the tournament attracted a stellar field and six of those players return this afternoon to chase a HK$8,725,000 (~$1,125,000) first place prize.

Those back among the action have all locked up a payday as the bubble was burst on the final hand of last night. It was Phanlert Sukonthachartnant with that unfortunate seventh place spot. While he was able to ship the HK$250,000 High Roller earlier this week he would come up one shy of the money in this Super High Roller.

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The man who knocked Sukonthachartnant out of the running was none other than reigning Super High Roller champion Steve O'Dwyer. The hand saw O'Dwyer limp the button before Sukonthachartnant raised it up to 240,000 from the small blind. O'Dwyer called and the flop landed J♣2♦8♠.

Sukonthachartnant checked the action to O'Dwyer who made a bet of 160,000. Then came a check-raise from Sukonthachartnant who popped it up to 450,000, only to be met with a shove from O'Dwyer. Sukonthachartnant went in to the tank but eventually called it off for his remaining 780,000.

Sukonthachartnant: K♦8♥
O'Dwyer: J♦8♦

O'Dwyer was in good shape to burst the bubble and he did exactly that when the A♥ turn and 5♥ river rolled off. That marked the end of the day and a table redraw for today's action where six are still in contention.

Among them is reigning EPT Barcelona champion John Juanda. He considers himself lucky to be at this final table after a miracle runner-runner yesterday. He outlined the hand for his followers on Twitter.

"All-in 66 vs @mustacchione's (Mustapha Kanit) 22. Flop 22x so I was ready to walk out the door then turn 6, river 6. Now FT w/5.1M (3/6) #ACOP2015 SHR #Luckbox" read the tweet.

While Juanda starts the day third in chips, our current chip leader is Andy Andrejevic. He won his seat via a PokerStars LIVE Macau satellite and bagged up 6,255,000 last night. Andrejevic has been in fine form lately - taking home three six-figure scores in September alone.

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Chip leader Andy Andrejevic

ACOP Super High Roller Final Table Draw
Seat 1: John Juanda (Indonesia) - 5,110,000
Seat 2: Bryn Kenney (USA) - 2,390,000
Seat 3: Anton Astapau (Belarus) - 3,950,000
Seat 4: Erik Seidel (USA) - 1,800,000
Seat 5: Andy Andrejevic (USA) - 6,255,000
Seat 6: Steve O'Dwyer (USA) - 6,010,000

Today's proceedings have just kicked off and play will resume on Level 15 with blinds at 50,000/100,000 (10,000). We'll be following all the action so stay with us here at the PokerStars Blog!


Brad Kain
@PokerStars in PokerStars Macau