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Jay Tan Earns First Live Title at 2013 APPT Macau ACOP

Jay Tan

Over in Macau, the 2013 Asia-Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) is running strong with the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP). On Sunday, it was Jian Yang who won the HK$25,000 Warm-Up Event for a big payday of HK$1,700,000, but he wasn't the only notable winner.

The HK$8,800 Ladies Asia Championship concluded after attracting a 21-player field. Emerging victorious in that event was well-known female professional Jay Tan from Hong Kong. She earned HK$65,200 for her win. The top five players earned a cash, with the USA's Lacey Jones taking third place for HK$26,100.

2013 APPT Macau ACOP Ladies Asia Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (HK$)
1Jay TanHong Kong$65,200
2Xiao PengCanada$39,100
3Lacey JonesUSA$26,100
4Mariko KinoshitaJapan$19,600
5Asako MatsunagaJapan$12,960

According to the report from PokerStars LIVE Macau, Tan found herself heads up with Canadian Xiao Peng. The two saw a flop of {7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} before getting all of the money into the middle. Peng was the shorter stack of the two holding the {8-Clubs}{5-Hearts} for bottom pair and an open-ended straight draw. Tan had the {8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for a flopped straight. The turn was the {J-Diamonds} and the river was the {K-Diamonds}, allowing Tan to finish with a diamond flush and eliminating Peng in second place.

Tan, who is currently pregnant and awaiting the birth of her first girl, told PokerStars that it was her goal to win a trophy before the child was born so that she could "give it to her as a first birthday present."

This win marks the first live title of Tan's career.

Starting Monday, the HK$100,000 Main Event with a big HK20,000,000 guarantee will kick off. PokerNews will be on hand for live reporting, so be sure to stay tuned right here to these pages for all the upcoming action.

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