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8:20pm: Dmitry Yurasov is the new ACOP High Roller Champion
Level 19 - Blinds: 50,000/100,000 (ante 10,000)

So we have a new High Roller champion and his name is Dmitry Yurasov. He came to the final table as chip leader and maintained the top spot all the way through to the end.

The final hand began with a button open from Devan Tang and Yurasov made the 250,000 call.

It seemed like a dry 6♥9♦6♣ flop but it soon became clear that neither player had any intention of backing down. After Yurasov checked, Tang continued for 250,000 and Yurasov raised him to 750,000. Then came a three-bet from Tang, to 1.75 million and Yurasov went all in, which was 3.85 million effective against Tang's stack. Tang didn't take long to make the call but he needed the poker gods to send him something special as he was the massive underdog at this point.

Yurasov 6♦4♣
Tang K♣9♠

The turn and river came 8♥ and 2♦ respectively it was unfortunately all over for Tang, with Yurasov taking the trophy and HK$3,560,000 in prize money. -LY

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Dmitry Yurasov: a champion handshake

A full wrap of all today's events can be read by clicking here.

8pm: Tang takes some
Level 19 - Blinds: 50,000/100,000 (ante 10,000)

Devan Tang limped on the button and Dmitry Yurasov checked in the big blind as they went to a flop of J♣7♦4♦. Yurasov check-called 100,000 and the A♦ arrived on the turn.

Again Yurasov check-called, this time for 275,000, and the 4♣ river completed the board.

Both players checked it and Yurasov showed K♦6♠, no good against Tang's J♥7♠ for two pair. That takes Tang to 4.8 million. -- BK

7:55pm: Honours even as level 18 ends
Level 18 - Blinds: 50,000/100,000 (ante 10,000)

The first few hands of the heads up battle played out in the last minutes of Level 18 with neither player getting the better of the other.

Devan Tang won a pot with a raise and a c-bet on a 5♦8♦3♦ flop but soon gave those chips back when his raise to 220,000 was three-bet to 800,000 by Dmitry Yurasov. --MC

7:55pm: Heads up for the title
Level 18 - Blinds: 40,000/80,000 (ante 10,000)

Any talk of a deal was immediately quashed and the two sit down with more than 80 big blinds each to play for first.

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Dmitry Yurasov and Devan Tang: Heads up

5:40pm: Simon Burns finishes in third
Level 18 - Blinds: 40,000/80,000 (ante 10,000)

It's all over for Britain's Simon Burns, who is our third place finisher.

It all began with a min raise to 160,000 from chip leader Dmitry Yurasov. Burns announced his all in, moving 1.23 million over the line. Devan Tang was still to act in the big blind and, after having a quick look at his cards, he paused before making the call.

Yurasov quickly moved out of the way and when the cards were turned over it was Burns who needed to hit to stay in the game.

Burns A♦7♦
Tang A♣K♥

The flop ran 9♥Q♥5♠, making no real difference for Burns' outs but they went down to just two on the J♥ turn, as Tang picked up a flush draw. It was a 2♥ and that gave Tang the flush and Burns is sent to the rail.

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Simon Burns hits the rail

We are now heads up and Yurasov is still in the chip lead with 6.57 million, although there's not a great deal in it with Tang moving up to 5.13 million. -LY

7:35pm: Tang takes some from Yurasov
Level 18 - Blinds: 40,000/80,000 (ante 10,000)

Devan Tang has gained some chips from chip leader Dmitry Yurasov. Tang raised in the small blind to 180,000 and Yurasov called in the big blind to see the 9♥Q♥6♣ flop.

Tang continued for 225,000 and Yurasov called before the 5♦ turn card rolled off. Tang then checked it and Yurasov fired for 450,000. A call from Tang brought the 6♥ river and both players checked it.

Tang showed K♥K♦ for the best of it and Yurasov flashed an inferior queen. That pot takes Tang up to 3.7 million. -- BK

7:25pm: Runout saved Burns
Level 18 - Blinds: 40,000/80,000 (ante 10,000)

"The runout saved me," Simon Burns said after he lost a family pot to drop to 20 big blinds.

He opened to 160,000 off the button and was called by both opponents en route to a K♥5♣A♥ flop.

Burns continued for 250,000 and was only check-called by Devan Tang in the small blind.

The 9♥J♥ turn and river were checked through and Tang opened a slow-played A♠A♣. Burns mucked.--MC

7:20pm: John Juanda eliminated in fourth place (HK$1,240,000)
Level 18 - Blinds: 40,000/80,000 (ante 10,000)

John Juanda is the most recent final-table casualty after he lost a flip to Dmitry Yurasov.

It folded to Yurasov in the small blind and he shoved all in to cover Juanda's short stack in the big blind. Juanda made the call and they were off to the races.

Juanda: A♣7♥
Yurasov: 5♥5♣

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John Juanda: No more JJ

Yurasov's pocket fives held on the Q♠3♣6♦6♣5♣ run out and he moved up to 6.8 million as Juanda exited. -- BK

7:15pm: Juanda busts in fourth
Level 18 - Blinds: 40,000/80,000 (ante 10,000)

Full details coming.

7:10pm: It's all pre-flop
Level 18 - Blinds: 40,000/80,000 (ante 10,000)

The last three hands have been won pre-flop. The first two saw John Juanda go all in and get it through both times.

Then Simon Burns opened the button for 160,000 and was promptly three-bet by Dmitry Yurasov in the big blind, who took it down. -LY

7pm: Top pair costs Juanda
Level 18 - Blinds: 40,000/80,000 (ante 10,000)

John Juanda has dipped to the 10 big blind mark after he lost two streets of value to Simon Burns.

Burns opened to 160,000 and then went on to bet 115,00 and 275,000 on the flop and turn. Juanda was in the big blind and stuck around with the final board reading A♦7♣6♣6♠7♦.

Both players checked the river and Juanda showed an ace but then mucked his two cards after Burns opened A♠K♦. The Brit moved up to 2.85 million. --MC

6:40pm: Dario Sammartino eliminated in fifth place (HK$960,000)
Level 17 - Blinds: 40,000/80,000 (ante 10,000)

Dario Sammartino has fallen in fifth spot after a coinflip with Simon Burns left his chip stack decimated. Sammartino jammed all in on the button and Burns called off from the small blind for 1.065 million.

Sammartino: A♥J♠
Burns: T♥T♦

It was a relatively fair fight but the 3♠Q♥4♣8♦6♦ run out meant the tens of Burns held to leave Sammartino with just one ante.

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Bad run out for Dario Sammartino

He was forced all in next hand with K♥6♠ and couldn't overcome the K♠J♣ that Burns held when the cards fell Q♦K♣7♥4♣A♠. -- BK

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Sammartino takes his leave

6:25pm: Not much, then break
Level 17 - Blinds: 30,000/60,000 (ante 5,000)

The last couple of hands haven't seen a chip go over the line post-flop. Perhaps the players are keen to go on their break, which is coming up now. With the levels going up, we'll have some more action to report. -LY

6:20pm: Sammartino and Yurasov trade
Level 17 - Blinds: 30,000/60,000 (ante 5,000)

Dario Sammartino and Dmitry Yurasov played out two hands on the latter's big blind and won one apiece.

Sammartino raised to 135,000 and then bet 90,000 on a T♥J♥Q♣ flop. Yurasov called the raise but check-raised the c-bet up 300,000 and Sammartino folded.

Sammartino tried a 125,000 raise one orbit later. Yurasov defended again and both players checked the 3♠A♥9♥ flop. The turn was the Q♦ and a delayed 110,000 c-bet from Sammartino promoted a check-fold from his opponent and his stack grew to 1.2 million --MC

6:10pm: Higher flush for Tang
Level 17 - Blinds: 30,000/60,000 (ante 5,000)

Dmitry Yurasov raised to 125,000 under the gun and Devan Tang defended his big blind before the flop landed 2♠5♠4♠. Tang check-called 90,000 and the 8♠ appeared on the turn.

Tang check-called for another 200,000 and the 7♣ completed the board.

Both players checked on the end and Tang showed A♥K♠. Yurasov flashed the Q♠ to show he was pipped by one and the pot was pushed to Tang who climbs to 2.6 million. -- BK

6pm: Sammartino takes from Tang
Level 17 - Blinds: 30,000/60,000 (ante 5,000)

Dario Sammartino has been chipping away and he did it again this hand. Opening 130,000 on the button, he got a call from Devan Tang on the big blind and the dealer put out a 6♣2♥9♦ flop.

Tang check-called the 95,000 continuation bet from Sammartino and they went to the turn. It was J♦ and this time it went check check. The river was a 5♣ and when Tang checked for the last time, Sammartino bet 245,000. Tang had another look at his cards before passing. -LY

5:55pm: The five million man
Level 17 - Blinds: 30,000/60,000 (ante 5,000)

Dimtry Yurasov looks as if his stack has grown to over five million after he won another two pots on the bounce.

First up, he three-bet to 500,000 from the small blind after Devan Tang raised to 140,000 off the button. Fold.

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Dmitry Yurasov: Comfortable chip leader

He raised to 125,000 off the button the next hand and was called by Dario Sammartino in the big blind. The flop came 2♥3♦8♣ and Yurasov's 90,000 c-bet was called. His 250,000 bet on the 8♠ turn prompted Sammartino to use a time back chip but he ultimately folded. --MC

5:45pm: Tang takes a hit
Level 17 - Blinds: 30,000/60,000 (ante 5,000)

Devan Tang raised to 140,000 preflop and Dmitry Yurasov called in the cutoff before the dealer presented the 6♦J♥5♠ flop. Tang continued for 90,000 and Yurasov called to see the T♣ turn card.

Tang checked it over to Yurasov who fired for 275,000. That was called and they went to the 4♠ river. Tang checked a final time and couldn't commit any more chips when Yurasov bet 650,000. Tang let it go and dropped to 2.7 million. -- BK

5:30pm: Sammartino ends level well
Level 16 - Blinds: 20,000/40,000 (ante 5,000)

Dario Sammartino beckoned the pot towards him. He knew he'd won the last hand of Level 16 when his opponent, Dmitry Yurasov, used his full 30 seconds thinking time before checking behind on the river.

Yurasov had opened the pot with a 90,000 button raise. Sammartino peeled from the big blind to see a [jc[T♦3♦ flop where he check-called 120,000. He called another 250,000 on the 9♣ turn before the 2♠ river was checked through. Sammartino opened Q♦J♥ and moved up to 1.6 million after Yurasov, who dropped a little to 3.4 million, mucked. --MC

5:25pm: Yurasov wins another
Level 16 - Blinds: 20,000/40,000 (ante 5,000)

It's been relatively quiet here for the last couple of orbits with pots rarely growing to more than a few big blinds.

The most recent pot went to Dmitry Yurasov after Devan Tang button-raised to 90,000 and Yurasov three-bet to 330,000 from the small blind. Tang called and they went to a flop of 6♣J♣T♠.

Yurasov continued for 225,000 and was awarded the pot when Tang folded. With those chips going to Yurasov, Tang was left with 3.65 million. -- BK

5:10pm: Yurasov active
Level 16 - Blinds: 20,000/40,000 (ante 5,000)

The last couple of pots have been won by Dmitry Yurasov, who continues to add to his stack, pushing himself further in front of the field.

It was a 90,000 button open to start the ball rolling and he was called by Dario Sammartino in the big blind. The flop read 9♣T♦4♠ and after a check from Sammartino, Yurasov's continuation bet of 110,000 took the chips.

The next hand he opened the cutoff, again for 90,000, and Simon Burns defended his big blind. The flop was Q♦5♣A♥ and on getting a check from Burns, Yurasov continued for 75,000.

One bet wasn't enough to take it this time as Burns came along. The turn was the T♠ and once again Burns checked. A bet of 225,000 was enough to earn a fold and Yurasov adds more to his already hefty chip lead. -LY

5pm: Sammartino takes back after a Burns bluff fail
Level 16 - Blinds: 20,000/40,000 (ante 5,000)

Simon Burns just mucked on the river, not wanting to show Dario Sammartino, or any other table mate, his bluff.

Sammartino completed from the small blind and called after Burns raised to 120,000 from the big blind. The flop spread A♠8♥T♥ and Burns continued for 80,000. Sammartino check-called and both checked the 7♣ turn.

The A♥ came on fifth street and Sammartino snapped off Burns' 250,000 bet.

Burns mucked to drop to 1.1 million, whereas Sammartino, moved back up to 1.45 million. --MC

4:50pm: Sammartino ships some to Burns
Level 16 - Blinds: 20,000/40,000 (ante 5,000)

Simon Burns just got it in good and held to double up through Dario Sammartino.

It was Dmitry Yurasov who started the action with a raise to 90,000 and after Sammartino flatted in the small blind, Burns pushed all in from the big blind for 750,000.

Yurasov tossed his hand away but after some thought Sammartino made what looked like a crying call.

Burns: A♥J♣
Sammartino: K♥Q♥

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Simon Burns: Doubling

Sammartino had live cards to potentially send Burns packing but the 9♦6♥2♠8♦6♦ board ran clean. Burns now sits with 1.6 million to Sammartino's 800,000. -- BK

4:47pm: Sammartino takes from Tang
Level 16 - Blinds: 20,000/40,000 (ante 5,000)

Dario Sammartino placed a river call right in front of opponent Devan Tang, apparently thinking the pot would be going elsewhere. But he was proved wrong.

Tang opened to 90,000 from the cutoff and Sammartino defended his big blind. The board ran out 9♣Q♣5♠2♦4♣ and Tang waited until the river before betting 85,000.

Sammartino check-called with 8♦5♦, beating out Tang's T♦7♦. --MC

4:45pm: Tang has eights
Level 16 - Blinds: 20,000/40,000 (ante 5,000)

Devan Tang is on the move and just took another pot, this time from Dmitry Yurasov.

Tang opened his button to 90,000 and Yurasov called from the small blind. Tang at least told a consistent story, betting every street through the 8♥8♦2♣ flop, the K♥ turn and 6♥ river, 40,000 rising to 130,000 and then 275,000.

Yurasov called all the way, although paused at the end and used a time-bank chip before allowing his curiosity to get the better of him.

Tang tabled J♠8♣ and Yurasov couldn't beat it. -- HS

4:40pm: Juanda four-bet jams
Level 16 - Blinds: 20,000/40,000 (ante 5,000)

John Juanda opened to 90,000 before Devan Tang three-bet to 190,000 from the small blind.

Juanda wanted to play for all of it and moved his 1.2 million behind into the pot. That was too much for Tang who threw his hand into the muck.

With that pot Juanda climbs to 1.45 million. -- BK

4:37pm: Loeser races away in sixth
Level 16 - Blinds: 20,000/40,000 (ante 5,000)

Manig Loeser had to make a move and, unfortunately for him, he busted when he did.

Devan Tang opened to 80,000 from the hijack and called after Loeser moved all-in for just under 270,000.

Tang: A♠J♠
Loeser: 5♠5♦

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Manig Loeser reads it and weeps

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Loeser heads home

The board ran Q♠A♥2♠2♦8♠ to send Loeser on his way with HKD$732,600. --MC

4:35pm: Back to it
Level 16 - Blinds: 20,000/40,000 (ante 5,000)

Still six players as they head into Level 16. Here are their chips:

NameCountryChipsBBs
Dmitry YurasovRussia4,950,000124
Devan TangHong Kong3,150,00079
Dario SammartinoItaly1,475,00037
John JuandaUSA1,320,00033
Simon BurnsUK845,00021
Manig LoeserGermany270,0007

4:15pm: Break time

That's the end of Level 15. They're going for a 15-minute break.

4:10pm: Tang takes it
Level 15 - Blinds: 15,000/30,000 (ante 5,000)

It was John Juanda who started the action with an open from under the gun to 70,000. Devan Tang called on the button and Manig Loeser came along from the small blind, making it three-handed to the flop: T♦8♦8♠

There were checks all round.

On the 9♠ turn, it was Loeser who led, making it 90,000. Juanda stepped aside but Tang wasn't going anywhere just yet and peeled in position.

Finally the turn came out J♣ and Loeser opted to check. Tang pondered for a bit and made a relatively small bet of 100,000 but it was enough to elicit a fold from Loeser. -LY

4:05pm: Loeser lifts a little
Level 15 - Blinds: 15,000/30,000 (ante 5,000)

Manig Loeser has added a few chips to his short stack after a clash with Devan Tang.

Tang limped in the small blind and Loeser checked his option in the big blind before the flop was fanned A♣Q♦8♠. Tang took a stab at it for 35,000 and Loeser called to take them to the T♥ turn card.

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Devan Tang: forced to fold

Both players checked and the T♠ river paired the board. Tang checked it but Loeser shipped all in for around 250,000. Tang quickly folded and Loeser got a boost to 350,000. -- BK

3:55pm: Shot in the arm for Sammartino
Level 15 - Blinds: 15,000/30,000 (ante 5,000)

It's always nice to win a pot after getting unlucky, no matter how small. Dario Sammartino won a small one and put Manig Loeser further in trouble with his stack falling too 400,000.

Sammartino raised to 70,000 from the cutoff and Loeser called from the big blind. Both players checked the 8♣2♦Q♠ flop before Loeser led for 74,000 on the 8♥ turn.

Sammartino called and the 7♠ river was checked through. Loeser opened J♥9♠ and lost out to Sammartino's K♦J♠. --MC

3:45pm: It's a double for Juanda
Level 15 - Blinds: 15,000/30,000 (ante 5,000)

John Juanda has secured a double-up, after facing a strong chance of being our sixth placed finisher in a blind vs. blind situation.

After Juanda limped his small blind, Dario Sammartino eyed up his stack before looking at his cards. He then raised to 100,000 and Juanda quickly jammed it all-in. He had 881,000 and Sammartino had no problem making the call with K♠K♦ in the hole and was the massive favourite versus Juanda's 6♦6♣.

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Lucky double for John Juanda

After a 5♠6♥T♦ flop, that all changed with Juanda hitting a set. Now Sammartino was in trouble with only two cards that could save him the pot and two chances of hitting them.

Neither the A♦ turn nor the 4♦ river helped him though and he drops down to 1.360 million, while Juanda rises to 1.8 million. -LY

3:41pm: John Andress eliminated in 7th place (HK$590,000)
Level 15 - Blinds: 15,000/30,000 (ante 5,000)

John Andress was the first to fall from this final table. He was the short stack and after Dario Sammartino opened to 70,000, Andress three-bet jammed for less than 500,000. Sammartino snapped it off with a premium holding and the cards went on their backs.

Andress: A♣J♠
Sammartino: A♠K♠

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John Andress: First out

Andress was dominated and couldn't overcome the odds on the 5♥8♣3♣9♦K♦ run out. He leaves us while Sammartino stacks a new total of 2.1 million. -- BK

3:40pm: Juanda being sucked down
Level 15 - Blinds: 15,000/30,000 (ante 5,000)

John Juanda has lost half his stack so far today. His latest loss came at the hands of Devan Tang, and it dropped him down to 626,000.

Juanda opened to 70,000 from the cutoff and Tang called from the big blind. Both players checked the 8♠4♦T♠ flop to head to the K♣ turn.

Juanda's 90,000 delayed c-bet was check-called before the J♦ river was checked. Tang opened K♠3♠ and moved up to 2.74 million. --MC

3:35pm: Juanda drops some to Yurasov
Level 15 - Blinds: 15,000/30,000 (ante 5,000)

Dmitry Yurasov button-raised to 70,000 before John Juanda three-bet to 240,000 from the small blind. Yurasov made the call and the flop landed 6♠9♦Q♣.

Juanda checked it over to Yurasov who picked up the betting lead by firing for 175,000. Juanda called and checked again on the 5♠ turn. Yurasov checked it back and they went to the K♦ river.

Juanda checked a final time and Yurasov bet 475,000 on the end. That was met with a fold from Juanda who dropped to 1.1 million, while Yurasov now stacks 4.2 million. -- BK

3:30pm: Latest counts
Level 15 - Blinds: 15,000/30,000 (ante 5,000)

As we nose into Level 15, here's how they stack up:

NameCountryChipsBBs
Dmitry YurasovRussia4,400,000147
Devan TangHong Kong2,540,00085
Dario SammartinoItaly1,850,00062
John JuandaUSA1,102,00037
Simon BurnsUK940,00031
Manig LoeserGermany667,00022
John AndressUSA488,00016

3:25pm: Yurasov closing in on four million
Level 14 - Blinds: 12,000/24,000 (ante 4,000)

Dmitry Yurasov bombed the river and got paid with trips to edge to just under the four million mark.

Simon Burns opened to 55,000 from the hijack and Yurasov was the only caller from the big blind. Burns continued for 60,000 on a 4♦3♦Q♦ flop and Yurason check-called. The 3♥ was checked through before Yurasov led for 300,000 on the A♠ river. Burns called and mucked (dropping to 820,000) once Yurasov tabled A♥Q♣. --MC

3:15pm: Yurasov barrels against Burns
Level 14 - Blinds: 12,000/24,000 (ante 4,000)

Dmitry Yurasov made a raise of 55,000 on the cutoff and Simon Burns called from the big blind.

The flop ran out 8♣5♦4♣ and when Burns checked, Yurasov bet another 55,000. This was also called by Burns and off they went to the turn.

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Dmitry Yurasov: Barrelling

It was a K♣ and when Burns checked to him, Yurasov barrelled for 110,000. Burns decided not to continue and folded. -LY

3:10pm: Send some to Sammartino
Level 14 - Blinds: 12,000/24,000 (ante 4,000)

Devan Tang opened to 55,000 and Dario Sammartino defended his big blind before the flop was spread 4♠Q♥3♥. Sammartino check-called for 35,000 and the 6♦ arrived on the turn.

Another check-call from Sammartino brought the 4♦ river which was met with two checks. Sammartino flipped over Q♣7♣ and that was good to see him build to 1.7 million.

Tang, meanwhile, dips to 2.75 million. -- BK

3:05pm: Sammartino loses a small pot at showdown
Level 14 - Blinds: 12,000/24,000 (ante 4,000)

Dmitry Yurasov flopped a set in a three-way pot but a flushy runout stopped him winning a bigger one off Dario Sammartino.

Sammartino opened to 55,000 from under the gun, getting calls from Yurasov and John Juanda in the blinds. The flop came 5♦K♠2♦ and Sammartino's 75,000 c-bet was only check-called by Yurasov.

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Dario Sammartino: Forced to muck

The board ran out 4♦8♦ with both players checking and Yurasov opened 5♠5♥. Sammartino mucked. --MC

3pm: Sammartino wins small pot at showdown
Level 14 - Blinds: 12,000/24,000 (ante 4,000)

Dmitry Yurasov kicked off the betting with an open of 55,000 on his button and Dario Sammartino defended his big blind.

The board ran out 8♣5♦4♣4♦A♦ and it was checked all the way to the river.

Sammartino showed K♠Q♣ and it was good enough with Yurasov showing a K♣ and mucking his second card. -LY

2:55pm: Juanda takes from Yurasov
Level 14 - Blinds: 12,000/24,000 (ante 4,000)

Dmitry Yurasov raised to 72,000 in the small blind and John Juanda called from the big blind to see a flop of 2♣K♠K♣. Yurasov continued for 80,000 and Juanda called again before the T♥ fell on the turn.

Yurasov then slowed down with a check and Juanda picked up the betting lead. He fired for 150,000 and that was enough to take down the pot.

Juanda moved up to 1.5 million while Yurasov dropped slightly to 3.45 million. -- BK

2:45pm: Loeser and a winner
Level 14 - Blinds: 12,000/24,000 (ante 4,000)

Manig Loeser was in the blinds the first two hands, losing the first one and winning the second one. Both were small pots though.

John Juanda raised to 55,000 from middle position and Loeser defended his big blind but check-folded to a 90,000 bet on a Q♥T♥6♥ flop.

Devon Tang raised to 55,000 from the button the next hand and Loeser called from the small blind. Both players checked the 8♣J♣Q♣ flop before Tang released his hand when Loeser led for 85,000 on the K♦ turn. --MC

2:40pm: Action under way
Level 14 - Blinds: 12,000/24,000 (ante 4,000)

Off they go again, with 30 minutes left in Level 14. Levels are one hour long. Here's how they line up at the start of play, in seat order:

SeatNameCountryChipsBBs
1Dario SammartinoItaly1,780,00074
2Simon BurnsUK951,00040
3Devan TangHong Kong3,015,000126
4Manig LoeserGermany761,00032
5John AndressUSA656,00027
6Dmitry YurasovRussia3,654,000152
7John JuandaUSA1,245,00052

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Our last seven

2pm: Buckle up

Buckle up for our final day of coverage from the 2017 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) as we bring you all the action from the High Roller final table. Only seven players are left standing and they'll be back at PokerStars LIVE Macau come 2:30pm in a bid to take down the title, the trophy and the lion's share of the HK$3,560,000 (~$1,446,000) prize pool!

It was a stellar field of 48 entries and while our final table features the likes of John Juanda and Dario Sammartino, it's Russia's Dmitry Yurasov who leads the way with 3.654 million in chips. Yurasov comes back with a comfortable lead ahead of Devan Tang who has 3.015 million.

Yurasov has over $2 million in live earnings and has already guaranteed himself at least HK$590,000 (~$75,600) to add to that today. That's what 7th place is paying out but Yurasov will undoubtedly have his sights on the chunk of change that the champion will collect.

We'll find out who that'll be tonight. Be sure to join us from 2:30pm for the exciting conclusion of this ACOP High Roller!

Name CountryChips
Seat 1Dario SammartinoItaly1,780,000
Seat 2Simon BurnsUK951,000
Seat 3Devan TangHong Kong3,015,000
Seat 4Manig LoeserGermany761,000
Seat 5John AndressUSA656,000
Seat 6Dmitry YurasovRussia3,654,000
Seat 7John JuandaUSA1,245,000

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PokerStars Blog reporting team on the HK$250,000 ACOP High Roller: Marc Convey, Brad Kain, Howard Swains, Alex Villegas and Lisa Yiasemides. Photography by Kenneth Lim Photography.

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