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ACOP Platinum Series IV Recap

The 2014 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Platinum Series IV is now over with a total of four events having been played at the City of Dreams in Macau over the Easter weekend.

Kenny Wong took out the Platinum Series IV Main Event after he outlasted the 273 other entrants. Wong beat Ziyang Zhao in heads-up play to win the event and the US$36,638 cash prize that came along with it.

That is not a considerably large prize in the context of tournament poker, especially in comparison to Wong’s million dollar win for his runner-up performance at the 2012 Aussie Millions Main Event. However, it’s a sign that Wong – who marked his first tournament cash in 2014 with this win – is back on the poker tables with a vengeance.

Min Yi took out the fourth and final event of the ACOP IV; a HK$2,500 (US$320) KO Bounty event. Yi came out on top of the 127 player field after a full day of play and took home a US$5,868 prize for his stellar performance. The cash was Yi’s second in the ACOP Platinum Series IV – Yi also came in 22nd in the Main Event which was good enough for a $1,586 cash prize.

The ACOP IV kicked off with a HK$1,000 (US$130) Pot Limit Omaha Deep Stack event. That event attracted a total of 123 players and was won by Daren Yoon, who took home US$3,598 for the win. Yoon beat Scott Foster in heads-up play to emerge as the champion while Bengt Stefan Svandang finished in third place.

Shingo Cho won the second event of the Series; a HK$1,500 (US$195) Deepstack No Limit Hold’em tournament. The 2013 Cebu Cup winner topped a field of 219 to take out the event and collect its US$8,872 cash prize. Sam Wu claimed the runner-up spot in the event while Jia Miao settled for third place.

The event has helped set the stage for the much-anticipated Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Macau, which is set to take place next month. A total of 12 events are on the schedule at the upcoming festival, with the HK$25,000 (US$3,225) Main Event set to attract participants from all over Asia and the globe.  

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