ACOP Platinum Series X: Tokuho Yoshinaga wins, Celina Lin hits milestone

July 28, 2015

This past week saw the ‘PokerStars LIVE Macau’ poker room complete the tenth edition of the ACOP Platinum Series from July 21-28. The eight-day series had 8 Official Asia Player of the Year (APOY) events which, in total, drew 992 players and awarded HK$3,475,588 million in prize money – both of which are new highs for the Asia Championship of Poker’s spin-off series.

The HK$5,500 Main Event was won by Japan’s Tokuho Yoshinaga who defeated the 252-player field in the two-day event.


Tokuho Yoshinaga

In total, 27 players cashed for a share of the HK$1,136,646 prize pool including Celina Lin who bubbled the Main Event final table – where she finished in 10th place – but the Team PokerStars also came in 5th place in the HK$1,000 Pot Limit Omaha side event. The result gave Lin a personal milestone with 30 career final tables in APOY events and further extends her all-time lead in that category.


Celina Lin
PokerStars sponsored player Pete Chen continued his pursuit of back-to-back APOY titles as he improved two spots to No. 6 on the APOY rankings. Chen is having, by far, the best follow-up season of any APOY winner and well in contention for the 2015 honours.


1. Tokuho Yoshinaga (Japan) — HK$272,946
2. James Goodman (UK) — HK$176,200
3. Gareth Griffths (Hong Kong) — HK$113,700
4. Nan Tu (China) — HK$90,900
5. Zhanfeng Wu (China) — HK$71,600
6. Chuan Hong Li (Hong Kong) — HK$56,800
7. Daniel Ropski (Hong Kong) — HK$45,500
8. Sam Cheong (Macau) — HK$36,900
9. Xiabo Huang (China) — HK$28,400

For complete results from the ACOP Platinum Series please visit:

2015 Asia Player of the Year rankings can be found here:

The next special event at PokerStars LIVE Macau is Macau Poker Cup 23 which takes place from August 28 – September 13 and features the HK$12,000 Red Dragon Main Event which comes with a HK$5 million prize pool guarantee.


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