Sunny Jung Wins 2013 APPT Macau Acop For $561,228

Sunny Jung Wins 2013 APPT Macau Acop For $561,228South Korea’s Sunny Jung has won the 2013 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Macau, after besting a field of 203 players over six days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the HK$4,352,000 (US$561,228) first place prize.
The HK$95k ($1,225) main event took place at the City of Dreams in Macau, and attracted a good-sized field to create a prize pool worth HK$19.8m ($2,553,382). By the time the final table of nine had been reached, the average chip stack was a huge 112 big blinds deep, making for a long and exhausting battle for the remaining finalists.
Counted amongst their ranks was PokerStars Team Online member Randy “nanonoko” Lew, an online multi-tabling prodigy who has also managed to rack-up $978,633 in live tournament winnings. Previously, the US pro had won the 2011 APPT Main Event for HK$3,772,000 ($484,617), but this time around could only manage a 7th place finish for HK$ 792,000 ($102,135).
Eventually, Sunny Jung would progress all the way through to heads-up play where he faced off against China’s Devan Tang, who last year enjoyed an impressive runner-up finish at the 2012 Asian Poker Tour Manila for HK$ 7,750,000 ($998,589).
As heads-up began, Jung held a 134 to 120 big blinds advantage over Tang, and at one stage Tang dropped to a 9-to-1 chip disadvantage before managing to rally and claim the lead. Nevertheless, after six hours of heads-up play, Jung was back ahead when the defining hand was played with Jung’s A-K all-in preflop against the A-Q of his opponent. The board subsequently produced a 4-9-3-2-10 to consign Devan Tang to yet another runner-up finish, albeit it one worth HK$3,667,000 ($472,892), while Sunny Jung was crowned the 2013 APPT Macau ACOP Main Event champion.
Final Table Results:
1st Sunny Jung – HK$4,352,000
2nd Devan Tang – HK$3,667,000
3rd Yifan “Alvan” Zheng – HK$1,980,000
4th Yat Wai Cheng – HK$1,485,000
5th Yoshitaka Okawa – HK$1,188,000
6th Jonathan Depa – HK$990,000
7th Randy Lew – HK$792,000
8th Chenxiang Miao – HK$594,000
9th Chane Kampanatsanyakorn – HK$495,000

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