The 2014 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) at PokerStars LIVE in Macau proved to be a tremendous success. It began when Steve O’Dwyer took down the 2014 ACOP “Macau Billionaire Poker” Super High Roller for $1,800,000, and then Gabriel Le Jossec emerged victorious in the Main Event for over $800,000. Most recently, German pro Fabian Quoss topped a field of 83 entrants to win the 2014 ACOP “MBP” High Roller for HK$5,271,000 (approx. $670,000).
Final Table Results
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The two-day event saw 36 players return for Day 2 with Liang Yu as chip leader. Among those to fall short of the money at the top 10 were Phil Ivey, Jack Salter, Pratyush Buddiga, Sam Trickett, and Sorel Mizzi.
According to the PokerStars Blog, the bubble burst when Andrey Shilatov shoved all in holding the and was racing against the of Anatoly Filatov. Shilatov got it in good, but a king spiked on the river to send him home in 11th place as the unfortunate bubble boy.
The next elimination came when Team PokerStars Pro Online’s Isaac Haxton moved all in holding the and failed to overcome the of Davidi Kitai. From there, Phanlart Sukonthachartnant and Zhapar Sultanov bowed out in ninth and eighth place, respectively, before Filatov followed them out the door in seventh.
After Ivan Shoshnikov was eliminated in sixth, Kitai was the next to fall when he ran his into the of Rono Lo. Then Aaron Lim fell in fourth when his failed to overcome Lo’s . More than 13 hours had passed by the time three-handed play was reached, and at that point Quoss was sitting on the short stack. However, within an hour he was holding a massive chip lead.
It was then that Lo got his short stack all in preflop holding the and found himself up against the of Yu. The board ran out a clean , and that was all she wrote for Lo, who took home HK$2,342,000 for his third-place finish.
Quoss proceeded to whittle down Yu in heads-up play before the final hand transpired. It happened at the 300,0000/600,000 level when Yu, who was down to around 3,000,000, shoved all in from the button holding the . Quoss called with the , and it was all over after the board ran out to give the German a flush.
Yu earned HK$3,514,000 (approx. $450,000) for his runner-up finish while Quoss capture the title and HK$5,271,000 (approx. $670,000) first-place prize.
*Photo and data courtesy of the PokerStars Blog.