It took just over four levels of play to wrap up the final table of 2015 Asia Championship of Poker HK$500,000 Super High Roller, and when the dust had settled, it was Serbian-American player Andy Andrejevic standing victorious. Andrejevic beat John Juanda heads up to win the coveted title and HK$8,725,000 (approx. $1,125,000).
Final Table Results
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The final six players returned at 2:30 p.m local time and all were already in the money as play finished on Day 2 after the bubble had burst. Two hours later, three players had already hit the rail.
Erik Seidel came in as the shortest stack and was the first out. He moved all in with ace-seven, but Anton Astapau had ace-ten, called, and took him out.
Astapau himself was out 15 minutes later after when he ran into Andrejevic and couldn't survive despite flopping a set.
The last player out before the break was reigning champion Steve O'Dwyer. Despite beginning the day second in chips behind Andrejevic, he lost a big chunk of his stack when he ran kings into Bryn Kenney's aces. The rest went to Andrejevic, with O'Dwyer's king-queen fairing worse than ace-ten after five cards, and the back-to-back run was over.
Andrejevic, Juanda, and Kenney battled hard for more than two hours without an elimination, then two quick hands at the end of the fourth level saw Kenney depart.
Kenney first doubled with ace-eight to Andrejevic's queen-jack and went to head off for the break, but the dealer quickly gathered the cards and riffled with seconds to spare on the level, so there would be one more to play. That one more hand turned out to be Kenney's last, as he sat back down, picked up king-jack, three-bet all in, and busted to Andrejevic's dominating ace-king.
Heads-up play only lasted four hands before Andrejevic sealed the deal. After he had invested just HK$40,000 into a live satellite for this event, Andrejevic's dreams were made true. As it turned out, Andrejevic was ready to leave Macau, but stayed an extra couple days after his friends begged him, entered the satellite, and won a seat. The rest, as we say, is history.
That's wraps up PokerNews' coverage of Season 9 of the APPT. Season 10 of the tour kicks off in January back at the City of Dreams for the Macau Millions, quickly followed by the spectacular Aussie Millions down in Melbourne. Click here for more details.