Jiajun Liu Crowned 2014 APPT Macau Champion

Jiajun Liu Crowned 2014 APPT Macau ChampionJiajun Liu has been crowned the 2014 Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Macau Main Event champion, after besting a field of 494 players over five days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the HK$2,776,000 (US$360,000) first place prize.
Commenting immediately after his victory, Jiajun Liu said it was “very tiring to get to this stage” and that he hadn’t yet “had time to think about what he would do with the money.”
The tournament took place at PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room in the City of Dreams, and by the time the final table of nine had been set China’s Jiajun Liu was the chip leader on a 2.8m stack, with France’s Cyril Andre (1.7m) and Australia’s Billy “The Croc” Argyros (940k) a distant second and third. Also competing at the final table were players from Hong Kong, UK, and Chinese Taipe.
Cyril Andre (A-8) then proceeded to eliminate Yat Wai Cheng (K-7) in 8th (US$35,000), while Billy Argyros (10-10) did likewise to Jean Marie Peyron (A-10) in 7th for $46,000.
Cyril Andre (Q-Q) subsequently took out Carlos Kuo Chang (9-9) in 6th ($60,000), followed by Yen Han Chen in 5th ($74,000), before Billy Argyros (A-A) entered the fray once more and sent Thomas Mcgarrity (A-K) to the rail in 4th for $95,000. Two and a half hours later, however, Cyril Andre eliminated Argyros in 3rd ($121,000) to go heads-up against Jiajun Liu for the title.
As the final battle got underway, Andre and Liu were relatively even in chips and it would take a further few hours of play before the defining hand was dealt with Andre (Q-8) all-in and at risk against the pocket sevens of Liu. The dealer subsequently put out a Q-Q-10-7-9 board to consign Cyril Andre to a runner-up finish worth $218,000, while Jiajun Liu was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results:
1st: Jiajun Liu (China) HK$2,776,000 (US$360k)
2nd: Cyril André (France) HK$1,693,000 (US$218k)
3rd: Billy “The Croc” Argyros (Australia) HK$940,000 (US$121k)
4th: Thomas Mcgarrity (UK) HK$737,000 (US$95k)
5th: Yen Han Chen (Chinese Taipei) HK$575,000 (US$74k)
6th: Carlos Kuo Chang (Chinese Taipei) HK$464,000 (US$60k)
7th: Jean Marie Peyron (France) HK$355,000 (US$46k)
8th: Yat Wai Cheng (Hong Kong) HK$273,000 (US$35k)
9th: Sailesh Verma (Hong Kong) HK$198,140 (US$25k)

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