The USA’s Randy Lew (pictured left, with thanks to Kenneth Lim Photography) captured his first major live title after claiming the 2011 APPT Macau Main Event crown and HKD $3,772,000 in prize money at the Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino. Jimmy Pan from Macau finished runner-up, pocketing HKD $2,367,000.
APPT media co-ordinator Garry Gates reported that Lew entered the final table as the short stack and with a little luck, a lot of patience and a sound strategy, he was able to grind out a victory.
"I got queens in against aces, which was kind of a cooler, but after that I was just able to grind my stack really well. My heads-up opponent was a very competent player. I felt very confident though, in heads-up, because I play a lot of heads-up online against good players,” Lew said.
Aussie Jeff Rossiter continued his breakout year, adding third place in this event to his third in the Aussie Millions Main Event and last week’s victory in the Joe Hachem Deep Stack Series while Hong Kong-based Australian David Steicke added another deep run to his decorated CV, placing ninth.
APPT Macau final table payouts ($HKD)
1 Randy Lew (USA) $3,772,000
2 Jimmy Pan (Macau) $2,367,000
3 Jeffrey Rossiter (Australia) $1,306,000
4 Fabian Spielmann (Germany) $1,019,000
5 Zuo Wang (China) $809,000
6 Kai Yat Fam (Singapore) $653,000
7 Daniel Nordstrom (Sweden) $498,000
8 Tan Tai Zheng (Singapore) $373,000
9 David Steicke (Hong Kong)$263,300
Payouts for Australian players ($HKD)
14 Josh Barrett $124,400
25 Grant Levy $77,800
40 Scott Calcagno $70,000
55 Clifford Bruce $51,300
61 Andrew Scott $46,700
68 Joey Masangcay $46,700
69 Julian Powell $46,700