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World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Main Event Begins

by | Published: Friday, April 12th, 2013

The stellar World Series of Poker Asia Pacific form of poker superstars Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey has continued in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event with the pair among the chip leaders after the opening day of the tournament.

Negreanu is currently the unofficial chip leader with 136,050 in chips while Ivey is sitting in sixth place with 123,300.

This comes just days after the two did battle at the final table of the $2,200 Mixed Event that saw Ivey win his ninth World Series of Poker bracelet.

Other leading players sitting comfortably in the top 100 are Brandon Wong (11th), Sam Trickett (24th), Brandon Cantu (34th), Greg Merson (38th), Nam Le (48th), Barry Greenstein (63rd), Jake Balsiger (77th), Jeremy Ausmus (80th) and Jackie Glazier (97th).

Bertrand Grospellier was the most high profile player to be sent to the rail and was joined by 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia.

The World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Main Event action continues today.

Hachem Finalizes Caesars Cup Team

2005 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Joe Hachem selected Shane Warne, Andrew Hinrichsen and Richard Yong to fill out Team Asia Pacific that will compete in the Caesars Cup.

Shane Warne may not be the most recognizable name in the poker world but is one of Australia’s most well-known athletes.

Warne finished his test cricket career as the leading wicket-taker of all-time and is considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game.

Although he hasn’t quiet been able to repeat these heroics on the felt he did finish third in the 2010 Victorian Poker Championships $10,000 High Stakes Event.

Richard Yong is a high-stakes tournament specialist who finished eighth in the 2012 Big One For One Drop tournament and is reported to play in the ultra-high stakes poker games in Macau.

After competing at that level there is no doubt Yong can handle the pressure of the Caesars Cup.

Andrew Hinrichesen has been a consistent tournament performer for a number of years and took home a World Series of Poker bracelet for his victory in the 2011 WSOP Europe €1,000 No Limit Hold’em event.

Team Europe Captain Sam Trickett is yet to announce his team.

The Caesars Cup will take place this Sunday and we will keep you up to date with all the action at


Xing Zhou Wins 2012 APPT Macau: Asia Championship of Poker

by | Published: Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Xing Zhou has outlasted a star studded final table to win the APPT Macau: Asia Champion Of Poker Main Event.

The relative newcomer to poker took home the first prize of $454,808 after a long and at times tedious five day tournament.

“I’m not a regular in big tournaments like this. This is only my second major tournament. There were a lot of skillful players and I’m really tired,” Chou said through a translator.

“Being able to win this event and come first, I think I’m really lucky.”

Chou went into the final table as the chip leader but knew he was going to have a tough time against experienced players like Michael Kanaan, Alan Sass and Andrew Hinrichsen.

“At the beginning I was chip leader and my strategy was to take advantage of that chip lead and be aggressive,” Chou said.

“I wasn’t running really well, there was a couple of bad beats and the chip lead shifted a few times.”

Kanaan had the chip lead when the tournament went three-handed but lost a couple of major hands and was knocked out by Chou in third place.

Chou took an eight to one chip lead into the heads up-battle but wasn’t able to finish off Ying Kit Chan.

Chan fought back and eventually took the chip lead before it was regained by Zhou after five hours of heads-up play.

At this point both players were exhausted and after six hours decided to split the first and second place prizemoney and play the hand out blind for the title.

Zhou’s Ten-Six beat Chan’s Seven-Five to win the tournament in truly unique circumstances.

“After six hours of heads up, my body couldn’t take it anymore. I feel the skill level was almost the same, so if we continued it was going to be very tiring and wouldn’t make a lot of difference,” Zhou said.

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