ACOP: Kanaan leads Aussie trio into Main Event money

Former ANZPT Sydney champion Michael Kanaan will lead the field into the money after day three of the Asia Championship of Poker Main Event at the Grand Waldo convention hall in Macau.

A total of 56 players returned for day three and leading into the final hand of the night, 23 remained with the money bubble set to burst.

However, Aussie Aaron Lim KOed Canada’s Linh Tran as players on the other tables started to bag their chips, ensuring each of the 22 players who’ll return today a piece of the HKD $17,305,200 prizepool.

Kanaan (627,500) holds the narrowest of leads over day two pacesetter Andrew Gaw of the Philippines (626,500) followed by Canadian Mike Watson (515,000) and Raiden Kan (441,500) – a popular player on the Asian circuit who won the 2011 Macau Poker Cup Championship.

The surviving field’s attention will clearly turn towards making the final table on Saturday for a larger share of the AUD $2.15 million in prizemoney. The champion will be crowned on Sunday as the first ever ACOP Main Event winner, taking home a grand prize of HKD $4,240,000 (AUD $525,260).

In addition to Kanaan and Lim, 2011 WSOPE bracelet Andrew Hinrichsen will join the Aussie charge towards the first ACOP Main Event final table. Xue Wu, Andrew Scott and Mike Marvanek were eliminated on day three.

HKD $100,000 ACOP Main Event end of day two chip count

Michael Kanaan (Australia) 627,500
Andrew Gaw (Philippines) 626,500
Michael Watson (Canada) 515,000
Raiden Kan (Malaysia) 441,500
Ying Kit Chan (Hong Kong) 385,500
Xing Zhou (China) 299,000
Gary Yue Hin Lam (Macau) 296,000
Seungsoo Jeon (Korea) 265,500
Paolo Compagno (Switzerland) 256,000
Zhongwei Wang (China) 241,500
Aaron Lim (Australia) 237,000
Raymond Wu (Taiwan) 227,000
Jacques Zaicik (UK) 159,000
Tom Alner (UK) 158,000
Henry Hung Tu Wang (Taiwan) 145,000
Tsugunari Toma (Japan) 108,500
James McCarty (Japan) 104,000
Alan Sass (USA) 100,500
Yuri Ishida (Japan) 99,000
Tri Ba Huynh (Canada) 84,500
Andrew Hinrichsen (Australia) 82,000
Ping Lin (China) 62,000

Payouts ($ HKD)

1 $4,240,000
2 $2,855,000
3 $1,731,000
4 $1,384,000
5 $1,125,000
6 $952,000
7 $779,000
8 $606,000
9 $432,000
10 $346,000
11 $303,000
12 $303,000
13 $303,000
14 $259,500
15 $259,500
16 $259,500
17 $216,000
18 $216,000
19 $216,000
20 $173,000
21 $173,000
22 $173,000

• Information kindly provided by Fred Leung

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