England's Senh Ung Wins ACOP High Roller for HK$4 million

Posted at 23:06 2013-11-03 by Tim Duckworth

The Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) from PokerStars Live at the City of Dreams in Macau is nearly at its conclusion with Senh Ung winning the HK$250,000 High Roller Event for HK$4,086,700.

With the HK$100,000 Main Event down to the final table, the High Roller event would kick off seeing 34 players account for nine rebuys to create a prizepool of HK$10,216,800 (approximately $1,383,630). ACOP Warm-Up winner Jian Yang would be the first to before the likes of Tom Alner, Michael Tureniec, Andrew Pantling, Aaron Lim, Praz Bansi, David Vamplew, Joel Feldman and Bertrand Grospellier all found themselves on the rail. Leading the 15 survivors into Day 2 would be Brandon Meyers, but snapping right on his heels would be Jeff Rossiter who took 2nd in this last year as well as reigning champion Jonathan Karamlikis.

Day 2 would be faced paced just like it was on Day 1 as Mikael Thuritz and Chunlei Zhou fell in back-to-back hands to Aidan Tam. High-stakes player Winfred Yu, WSOP bracelet winner Eugene Katchalov, Kyle Cheong and Meyers would all fall before the money while Vladimir Troyanovskiy became the tournament’s bubble boy.

We would quickly be at three-handed play once Karamalikis and Rossiter took 5th and 4th respectively before Tam would fall in 3rd when he ran into Ung’s overpair. With Ung taking a huge advantage into heads-up play against Montenegro’s Pedrag Lekovic, Lekovic would chip up substantially before falling back to the short stack. The final hand then came when Ung moved all in from the button with {7-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Lekovic called his final 11 big blinds with {A-Hearts}{2-Clubs}. Ung’s bold shove would pay off as the dealer spread a {K-Spades}{3-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Clubs} board to ensure him the victory, the spadie and the HK$4,086,700 (approximately $553,688) first prize.

2013 ACOP HK$250,000 High Roller (HK$10,216,800 prizepool, 34 players)

1stSeth UngEnglandHK$4,086,700
2ndPedrag LekovicMontenegroHK$2,452,000
3rdAidan TamCanadaHK$1,634,700
4thJeff RossiterAustraliaHK$1,226,000
5thJonathan KaramalikisAustraliaHK$817,400
ACOP High Roller Champion Senh Ung
ACOP High Roller Champion Senh Ung

Congratulations to Senh Ung for capturing the ACOP HK$250,000 High Roller crown for his biggest score to date as well as his first major victory. Not bad for two days of poker in Macau!

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