The APCOOP has officially wound up with ‘littlevu’ from Sydney being crowned champion and taking home $9,046 for the win after doing a four-handed deal. At the time of the deal ‘littlevu’ was one of the shorter stacks and in a quirk, second place finisher ‘julliano13’ from Melbourne would take home around $2,000 more ($11,184) than the winner as per the terms of their four-handed agreement.
The other only non-Australian in the top four was ‘PKRMN456’ from Nepal who earned $8,760 for his third-place finish. Overnight chip leader Mishel ‘MISHELA’ Anunu had to settle for fourth which still paid out a handy $7,965 courtesy of the chop.
Earlier in the night 15 players had returned to the table, after an exhausting day one which took over 12 hours of play to complete. The second day was never going to take as long with Brisbane’s ‘shuggen’ the first to depart in 15th for $870, before the floodgates opened with a stream of International players hitting the exit.
‘Polz51’ from Singapore and ‘KingPaulie’ both earned $870 for their respective 14th and 13th placed finishes, while ‘Yakukami999’ from Taipei, ‘bismillahno’ from Wellington and ‘IMJEWISH_LOL’ hit the rail with $1,044 for their efforts.
That left a final nine composed of six Australian players and one each from China, Hong Kong and Nepal. After some early jostling ‘chrisxichen’ became the first player eliminated of the final nine and took home $1,218. ‘violetflame’ who had been in the frame for the title after day one saw his hopes crumble when he was eliminated in eighth place for $1,670. ‘kev_unlimit’ joined him next with $2,366 to show for his grinding, while the Central Coast based PokerNetworker Brett ‘brett_threat’ Chalhoub went out in sixth for $3,062.
The fifth place exit of China’s ‘zt74’ set the scene for deal talks and after some swift negotiations all of the players seemed reasonably happy to chop up the prize pool leaving $1,000 in play for the eventual champion. ‘littlevu’ then instantly sprung to the front of the pack and at a break a short time later he expressed some light-hearted buyer’s remorse!
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Congratulations to ‘littlevu’ and we look forward to seeing you at the next Asia Pacific Championships of Online Poker!