Jeffrey Rossiter Wins Asia Championship Of Poker For US$227,821

Jeffrey Rossiter has won the Asia Championship Of Poker (ACOP) Warm-Up, after defeating a field of 358 runners over three days, on his way to lifting the trophy and collecting the HK$$1,777,000 (US$227,821) first place prize. With his latest win in Macau, the Australian pro has now taken his live tournament winnings to an impressive $1,273,994.
Many top pros were attracted to the HK$25,000 (US$3,225) buy-in tournament at the Grand Waldo Entertainment Complex, including Randy Lew, Celina Lin, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov, Tom Marchese and Mike Watson. By the time the final table had been reached the line-up was no less spectacular with Johnny Chan and 2010 WSOP Main Event finalist Joseph Cheong booking themselves a seat in the last nine.
Unfortunately for 10-time WSOP Chan, he exited in 7th (US$22,500) after pushing his remaining stack to the centre of the table holding A-4 to China’s Rong Fan’s A-Q.  Jeffrey Rossiter (10-5) then scored his first elimination against Andrey Shatilov (Ah-Jh), with both players all-in on a 4s-10h-3h flop. A 7c and 6d on the turn and river failed to improve Shatilov’s holding, who subsequently exited in 6th for $48,077.
Jeffrey Rossiter (K-5) followed up by calling Rong Fan’s Ad-8d push with a 5 on the river sending China’s last man standing to the rail in 4th for $74,231. He was promptly followed by Cheong in 3rd ($93,718), who shoved his short-stack holding Qc-4c only to be called by Rossiter. However, hitting trip queens on a 10-2-6-Q-Q board was not good enough as Rossiter (2-2) had made a full-house, thus eliminating Cheong in 3rd ($93,718) and heralding in the heads-up phase of the competiton.
At this stage, Rossiter held a 6.125m to 910k chip advantage over Russia’s Martiryosan. A short while later and it was all over with Martiroysan reraising all-in holding A-2 and called by Rossiter with A-10. The board then rolled out 10-7-2-5-J to relegate Martiroysan to a runner-up finish worth $157,179, while Jeff Rossiter was crowned the champion.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Jeff Rossiter    Australia US$227,821
2 David Martiroysan Russia $157,179
3 Joseph Cheong    USA $93,718
4 Rong Fan China $74,231
5 Daoxing “Bobo” Chen China $58,846
6 Andrey Shatilov Russia $48,077
7 Johnny Chan USA $37,372
8 Adam Latimer    UK $27,628
9 Jan Zeuschner    Germany    $22,500

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