Victorino Torres Wins PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event

Posted at 15:40 2010-05-24

The 2010 PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event wrapped up at the Grand Lisboa Casino overnight with 33-year old Victorino Torres overcoming a field of 342 players to collect the trophy and HK$3,246,200 in prize money.

Torres emerged victorious after coming into the final table as the second smallest stack for the biggest win of his career.

It was Kiwi Cole Swannack who entered the final table with the chip advantage but eventually fell in third place after a great tournament. Many Aussies made their way to Macau for the series with some impressive results in the preliminary events, however none were able to make the Main Event final table with Brendan Rubie the best placed Aussie in 16th place. Other Aussies to cash included Jessica Ngu (20th) and Barbara Rose (34th).

Torres claimed this chip lead when four-handed and never looked back. The final hand came when Chong Cheong raised the button to 125,000 with Torres calling in the big blind. The flop came down {Js}{Th}{9s} and Torres checked over to Cheong who moved all in for a massive overbet of the pot. Torres didn’t have much of a decision as he double-fist-pump-snap-called with {8c}{7c} for a flopped straight. Cheong had outs with the {Qs}{6c} but the {Ad} turn and {7d} river left Torres with the victory.

Torres qualified for this event via a $22 rebuy satellite on PokerStars and was understandably thrilled with his achievement.

“My whole experience here in Macau has been exceptional to say the least,” Torres said. “PokerStars ran this tournament beyond belief. To every player, if you have the opportunity, come out here and play.”

Final Table Results:

1st - Victorino Torres (3,246,200 HKD)
2nd - Chong Cheong (2,088,000 HKD)
3rd - Cole Swannack (1,177,600 HKD)
4th - Jeppe Drivsholm (891,000 HKD)
5th - Kenny Nielsen (700,000 HKD)
6th - Brian Green (572,900 HKD)
7th - Kai Paulsen (445,600 HKD)
8th - Albert Kim (350,100 HKD)
9th - Keith Hawkins (254,608 HKD)>

Following the win PokerNetwork’s own Lynn Gilmartin caught up with the newly crowned champion!



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