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2014 ACOP: The Race to Two

In the two years of running the Asia Championship of Poker there have been 23 Spadies trophies awarded to 23 different players.The legends of tomorrow are built today and the jury is still out on who will be recorded in the ACOP history books as the first two-time winner.There have been a few close ...more

by Fred Leung on September 12, 2014 2:18 AM

2014 ACOP: The Countdown Begins!

Seven. There's something special about the number. Seven Elevens, Seven Dwarfs, seven minute abs, and for the purposes of this blog......seven weeks.That's the time-span between now and the beginning of the 2014 Asia Championship of Poker which takes place at the 'PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dr...more

by Fred Leung on September 4, 2014 2:07 AM

Henrik Tollefsen wins MPC 21 high roller

After a grueling 16-hours of play Norway's Henrik Tollefsen has emerged victorious in the 21st Macau Poker Cup High Roller Event. Tollefsen defeated the 59-strong field, winning the lions share of the HK$4,439,160 prize pool to take home an impressive HK$1,465,000 for first place."Obviously I am ver...more

by Ben Wilson on August 15, 2014 11:04 AM

MPC21: High roller event Day 2 updates

Rono Lo Finishes In 2nd Place For HK$932,000Just as we write about Tollefsen's small ball game the Norwegian changes gears abruptly and moves all-in from the button on hand eleven of heads-up and is quickly called by Lo. The cards go on their backs and it is Lo who is in front.Rono Lo: K♦T♥Henr...more

by Ben Wilson on August 14, 2014 3:45 AM

MPC21: High roller event Day 1 updates

High Rollers Day 1 SummaryAs mentioned earlier the Red Dragon main event may have concluded but that by no means finishes the action for the weekend. The 2-day High Roller attracted 59 big spending hopefuls, all stumping up the HK$80,000 entry to swell the prize pool to an impressive HK$4,439,160.Ho...more

by Ben Wilson on August 14, 2014 1:50 AM

MPC21: Zhenru Xie brings the Red Dragon back to China

China have dominated poker in Macau over the last few years. Not surprising considering its proximity to the 'Vegas of the East'. In many ways it's just a pure numbers game with China often making up 50% or more of the tournament field. It's for this reason that it's somewhat surprising that we have...more

by Joshua Bell on August 13, 2014 7:42 AM

MPC21: Final table live updates

8:30pm: Mathew Ryan eliminated in 2nd place (HK$1,100,000), Zhenru Xie wins!It's all over! Mathew Ryan has been eliminated in 2nd place and Zhenru Xie has been crowned the champion of the MPC21 Red Dragon Main Event. The final hand of the tournament saw Ryan shove the button for around 750,000 and X...more

by Joshua Bell on August 12, 2014 10:13 PM

MPC21: Final table player profiles

Seat 1: Takuya Yamashita, 26 - Tokyo, Japan - 1,220,000 in chipsThe lone Japanese player in the final nine, Takuya Yamashita will start the final table with the fifth largest chip stack. Yamashita was all in and at risk on the second last hand of Day 3, but managed to double and is now in contention...more

by Joshua Bell on August 12, 2014 10:50 AM

MPC21: Hu Liu leads eclectic final nine

Five days ago 808 players sat at the felt of PokerStars LIVE Macau with the same dream. Only nine of those still have a chance of that dream coming true and in the end there can be only one champion of the MPC21 Red Dragon Main Event. Will it be the lone Japanese player at the final table? The onlin...more

by Joshua Bell on August 12, 2014 10:15 AM

MPC21: Day 3 live updates

MPC21 Red Dragon final table setThen there were nine! What started as 808 players is now down to nine as we have reached the final table of the MPC21 Red Dragon Main Event. Leading the way with 3,155,000 in chips is China's Hu Liu. That stack is more than double that of his nearest competitor in Aus...more

by Joshua Bell on August 12, 2014 12:37 AM
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