SUNNY DAY! Jung wins Asia

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SUNNY DAY! Jung wins Asia

Postby DM101 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:16 am

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Championship of Poker, HK $4.3 million
2013 ACOP attracts 2,235 players and awards over HK $49 million in prize money

MACAU, CHINA – November 3, 2013 – Season 7 of the PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) has officially concluded another successful year of tournaments with the completion of the 2nd annual Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) which ran from October 18 to November 3.

Held at the 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker room, the 17-day poker series had impressive totals of 2,235 players and HK $49,149,514 (USD $6.3m) in prize money -- setting prize pool records for both the ACOP and APPT.

"We're extremely pleased with the growth of the ACOP." said APPT President Danny McDonagh. "There's no doubt that the ACOP will develop into becoming one of the most important poker series on a global scale. The winners of today will surely be the legends of tomorrow."

Headlining the ACOP was Korean Sunny Jung who won the HK $100,000 Main Event after beating the 203-player field.

Jung was awarded the Main Event's Gold Spadie trophy along with HK $4,352,000 (USD $560,000) in prize money.

The tournament paid the Top 25 players a share of the HK $19,800,000 prize pool.

"It's not about the money" said the 40-year old Jung. "I want to improve and become a player that good players respect."

MAIN EVENT FINAL TABLE RESULTS

Sunny Jung (Korea) -- HK $4,352,000*
Devan Tang (Hong Kong) -- HK $3,667,000*
Alvan Yifan Zheng (China) -- HK $1,980,000
Yat Wai Cheng (Hong Kong) -- HK $1,485,000
Yoshitaka Okawa (Japan) -- HK $1,188,000
Jonathan Depa (USA) -- HK $990,000
Randy Lew (USA) -- HK $792,000
Chenxiang Miao (China) -- HK $594,000
Chane Kampanatsanyakorn (Thailand) -- HK $495,000

The Main Event was supposed to be a 5-day affair that would crown its champion on Saturday's Final Table. However, after twelve hours of play and no end in sight, play was suspended for the night.

Jung and 2009 Macau Poker Cup Championship winner Devan Tang resumed an epic heads up battle on Sunday afternoon.

After five hours of seemingly endless lead changes, the Main Event would come to a close.

Here's the final hand as described by Heath Chick on PokerStarsBlog.com

With the blinds at 25,000/50,000, Devan Tang raised the button to 100,000 before Sunny Jung three-bet to 300,000. Tang deliberated before responding with a four-bet to 500,000, but Jung didn't waste any time in giving the triangle sign for the all-in button to put Tang to a decision for his tournament life.

Tang rocked back in his chair before finally committing to the call with A♠Q♣ only to find Jung had him dominated with A♥K♥.

The board would roll off 4♣9♠3♥2♥T♥ to give Jung the flush for the exclamation point on a stunning victory.

For more on the ACOP Main Event please CLICK HERE

The next special event at PokerStars LIVE Macau is MPC20 and features the HK $11,000 Red Dragon event which comes with an HK $8 million guarantee. Satellites begin November 4 at PokerStars.net
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Sunday also awarded Spadies to three other 'ACOP Title Event' winners.

United Kingdom's Senh Man Ung won Event 11: 250k High Roller after beating a tough 34-player field that included Team PokerStars Pros Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier and Eugene Katchalov; Jeff Rossiter, and Full Tilt Poker Ambassador Jonathan Karamalikis. After nine rebuys, the tournament prize pool weighed in at HK $10,216,800 where the Top 5 players cashed. Ung received HK $4,086,700 for his victory.

For more on the ACOP High Roller event please CLICK HERE

Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin earned the distinction as the first female winner of an open 'ACOP Title Event' after she won Event 12: $8,800 NLH. The tournament had 107 runners and a HK $830,320 prize pool. Lin was awarded the HK $215,900 top prize.

Event 10: $15,000 NLH was won by Germany's Jan Schwippert. Schwippert beat a 154-player field where the Top 19 players shared a piece of the HK $2,031,568 prize pool. Schwippert's win in the 3-day event earned him HK $497,700.
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