The Asian Poker Tour (APT) Macau Main Event final table is set after an action-packed day three at Starworld in Macau. In the chip lead is DafaPoker ambassador Richard Zhu who will take a 754,000 stack with him when play resumes today. Aussie Aaron Lim lies fifth in chips and still firmly in contention for the title.
Zhu is one of six players left in the tournament from China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. The second biggest stack is Team Poker King Club player Winfred Yu who is also a well-known high stakes player and will be looking to win his first major tournament title.
China’s Ai Min Zhang holds onto the third biggest stack after an exciting double elimination on the final table bubble. Zhang had both players covered with his pocket 10s were up against pocket sevens and a dominating pocket aces. Zhang needed help and found it courtesy of a 10 on the turn to win a massive pot and stop play for the night.
England’s Sam Razavi and Sweden’s Martin Nilsson are no strangers to APT Main Event final tables. Earlier in the year, Razavi finished runner-up in the APT Asian Series Cebu Main Event and, just two months ago, Nilsson claimed the APT Asian Series Goa title. Both Razavi and Nilsson will carry short stacks into the final table.
Day three started with China’s Zhou Yue Qing in the lead on 301,700 in chips and two Taiwanese players – Yi Po Lee (254,600) and Carlos Chang (235,100) – close behind.
Notable players who busted on day two included Nam Le, Celina Lin, Gordon Huntly and Marc Rivera while Kenny Wong (104,500), Oliver Speidel (99,900), Tetsuya Tsuchikawa (87,300), Kai Paulsen (72,900), Joe Hachem (60,900) survived, albeit bowing out on day three.
APT Macau final table chip count
1 Richard Zhu (China) 754,000
2 Winfred Yu (Hong Kong) 645,000
3 Ai Min Zhang (China) 610,000
4 Yue Qing Zhou (China) 561,000
5 Aaron Lim (Australia) 409,000
6 Tom Alner (England) 276,000
7 Carlos Chang (Taiwan) 231,000
8 Sam Razavi (England) 203,000
9 Yi Po Lee (Taiwan) 169,000
10 Martin Nilsson (Sweden) 162,000