The Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) has been brought to a close with the UK's Senh Ung emerging victorious to claim the Spadie and HK$4,086,700 in prize money.
Ung had a big chip lead three-handed and the short stacks were unable to survive against the unforgiving blinds and antes.
Aidan Tam would be next to go. He opened with a raise and then called the three-bet from Ung to see a flop of [4s][3c][7h]. Ung followed up with a continuation-bet but Tam tried to take it down there and then by moving all in. Only problem was that Ung called with [qd][qs] for a relative monster against Tam's [ad][4h].
The turn was the [7s] and river the [2h] to leave him on the rail in 3rd place for HK$1,634,700 in prize money.
With a 7-to-1 chip lead, Ung was a warm favour to claim the win but Predrag Lekovic was able to double through on the second hand of heads-up play when his ace-four hit an ace on the turn against Ung's king-five.
However the comeback was short-lived. Lekovic was ground down and before Ung moved all in from the button with Lekovic calling off his last 11 big blinds with [ah][2c]. Ung only held the [7s][4h] but that was good enough when the board ran out [ks][3c][9s][7h][6c] to pair Ung's seven for the victory!
Leckovic takes home HK$2,452,000 for his runner-up result, but it's Ung who will take home the Spadie. Ung's tournament record shows a string of results in England and Europe, including a WSOPE final table last year. He also finished 10th in the recent EPT London Main Event where he was bundled out short of the final table by none other than Jeff Rossiter. Ung was able to extract the ultimate revenge this time around, not only eliminating the Aussie in this event, but by going on to win the trophy!
ACOP High Roller Event Results
1st Senh Ung - HK$4,086,700
2nd Predrag Lekovic - HK$2,452,000
3rd Aidan Tam - HK$1,634,700
4th Jeff Rossiter - HK$1,226,000
5th Jonathan Karamalikis (Full Tilt Poker Ambassador) - HK$817,400
That brings an end to our time here in Macau at the Asia Championship of Poker. What an incredible series it's been with record numbers, huge prize pools and a string of new champions for poker in Asia.
Congratulations to our Spadie winners, and well done to Danny McDonagh, Fred Leung and all of the PokerStars LIVE Macau team for their hard work on delivering another world-class series.
The next major poker event on the local calendar is the APPT Auckland which runs from November 20-24, while the next series in Macau is the 20th running of the Macau Poker Cup from January 10-21, 2014. Qualify now through online satellites running on PokerStars.
Thanks for following along at home. We hope you enjoyed our coverage and we look forward to meeting you at the next PokerStars event. Until then, it's so long from Macau!
Heath "TassieDevil" Chick is a Freelance Contributor for the PokerStars Blog.