"S.rainy" Wins Second PokerStars APCOOP Title!

Posted at 15:18 2010-11-28

The seventh and penultimate day of the PokerStars.net APCOOP brought us two winners; one of which was collecting his second crown!

Although there was some initial confusion over the exact events to take place on a predominately wet day in Australia, there was no doubting that the Asia Pacific Championships of Online Poker has been a hit for the casual players in the Asia Pacific region.

Originally structured as a $22 H.O.R.S.E tournament to please the many mix-game enthusiasts that grace the PokerNetwork forums, such as TurnRiva, thret and yours truly, it appeared that an alternative mixed game would be the replacement. Some view it as a dying game, Hof however barracked hard for the opposing side, stating in the forums that, “DRAW [is played] by 250,000 Aussies anywhere there is a blanket, card table and a deck of Queen Slippers!”

Unfortunately 249,908 of those players opted for the brick-and-mortar variety of the game as only ninety-two players fronted up for one of the last real poker games in existence.

APCOOP Event 8: $22 Pot Limit 5-Card Draw
Buy-in: $22
Entrants: 92
Prizepool: $1,840

1st – S.rainy ($501.40)
2nd – eittak ($335.80)
3rd – TSUCHI ($257.60)
4th – terryfan ($174.80)
5th – vipulmehta ($128.80)
6th – F33_nisei ($96.60)

Joe Hachem was just one of the notables taking part, but the story of the tournament would be the run of S.rainy who captured his second title of the week after proving victorious in the Event 2: $22 Omaha Hi / Lo on the opening day of the APCOOP.

Holding onto the chip lead for the majority of the final table, entering heads up play over eittak, S.rainy pushed his chip lead out further and further before on the final hand he drew two to eittak’s three. S.rainy led out after the draw, eittak bumped it up by committing more than half his stack, and when S.rainy three-bet shoved, eittak was forced to call off his tournament life with {Ac}{Ad}{8d}{2d}{2s} only to sit second best behind S.rainy’s {As}{Td}{Tc}{Th}{3h}.

APCOOP Event 9: $22 No Limit Holdem [1 rebuy, 1 add-on]
 Buy-in: $22
Entrants: 387
Prizepool: $17,420

1st – Inwook ‘inwooke’ Choi ($3,342.90)
2nd – SteveNA$H13 ($2,482.35)
3rd – Pattaya_Sins ($1,829.10)
4th – kbp00 ($1,393.60)
5th – birds5154 ($975.52)
6th – BJT1 ($740.35)
7th – JGRMason ($566.15)
8th – ZeGrimReaper ($391.95)
9th – croat82 ($289.17)

Notable Finishes: FinnValentin (13th - $191.62), S.rainy (30th - $104.52)

A strong 387-player field took to the felt in the second event of the day as 270 rebuys and 214 add-ons created a $17,420 prizepool for APCOOP Event #9 – nearly two-and-a-half times greater than the guarantee.

PokerStars Team Asia Pros Raymond Wu and Bryan Huang were early casualties alongside Mishel Anunu, Andrew Jeffreys, Brett Chalhoub, Ricky Kroesen and PokerStars Team Australia Pros Joe Hachem and Tony Hachem. With only fifty-four players guaranteed a $87.10 payday, Celina Lin would fall just five players short as Singaporean Hapy Donk earned the unwanted honour of bubble boy.

Once in the money, APCOOP Event #1 Champion FinnValentin was making a charge up the leaderboard to try and replicate S.rainy’s double-title feat from early in the night, while S.rainy himself fell short in 30th before FinnValentin followed soon after. However in the end, it would be Korean Inwook ‘inwooke’ Choi that would prove victorious and collect a handy $3,342.90 for his efforts.

With nine events in the bag, only two remain with Event 10: $33 Pot Limit Omaha [1 rebuy, 1 add-on] and the marquee Event 11: $215 No Limit Holdem Main Event set to kick off tomorrow at 4:00pm AEST and 6:00pm AEST respectively.

There is still a chance to satellite into the $50k GTD Main Event for as little as $1.09, so download PokerStars and use the PokerNetwork Bonus Code STARS600 to receive a 100% deposit bonus up to $600. Who knows . . . you may be the next APCOOP Champion!

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S.rainy has become the first player to win multiple APCOOP titles S.rainy has become the first player to win multiple APCOOP titles

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