2012 PokerStars.net APPT Macau: Asia Championship of Poker

HKD$100,000 ACOP Main Event
Days: 5

Kanaan's Shot Backfires

The final table chip leader Michael Kanaan just took a shot at eliminating Xing Zhou, and that backfired horribly. Kanaan lost his chip lead and doubled up his Chinese opponent.

The action started with a raise to 25,000 which Zhou decided to call. Kanaan was in position and he three-bet to 74,000. The initial raiser folded and Zhou made the call.

The flop brought out {9-Spades}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and Zhou checked to Kanaan who bet 80,000. Zhou check-raised to 185,000 and Kanaan moved all in. Zhou snap-called creating a pot of just under one million chips.

Xing Zhou: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Michael Kanaan: {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

Zhou had flopped a set and was well out in front. The board ran out {A-Spades}, {J-Diamonds} and Kanaan lost this massive pot knocking him down to third place. It's anyones game here at the ACOP final table with still nine players remaining!

Player Chips Progress
Xing Zhou cn
Xing Zhou
925,000 432,000
Michael Kanaan au
Michael Kanaan
825,000 -568,000

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