The 8TH edition of the PokerStars.net sponsored Asia Championship of Poker series (ACOP) took place in Macau from October 24-November 9, 2014. There were a total of 17 events leading up to the Championship Event. The buy in was HK$100,000 (equivalent to about CAD$15,000) and there were a total of 291 entrants to create a prize pool of HK$27,092,100 (~CAD$4 million).
Two Canadian made it to the final table, trailing the incumbent 2013 Champion Korean Sunny Jung who started the final table with the largest stack. But Canadian Gabriel Le Jossec was able to block Jung and emerged victorious after more than a 14-hour final day to claim the HK$6,300,000 (~CAD$920,000) top prize and the 2014 ACOP title.
“It was really hard,” the tired Le Jossec said. “I had to get lucky. It feels amazing, I just tried to not make mistakes. I’m very happy.”
Also from Canada, placing in 4th was Ami Barer who cashed for HK$$2,025,000 (~CAD$296,000).
2014 ACOP Main Event – Final Table Results
Prize Pool: HK$27,092,100
1st: Gabriel Le Jossec (Canada) – HK$6,300,000 (~CAD$920,000)
2nd: Sunny Jung (Korea) – HK$4,250,000 (~CAD$620,000)
3rd: Zuo ‘ST’ Wang (China) – HK$2,565,000(~CAD$375,000)
4th: Ami Barer (Canada) – HK$$2,025,000 (~CAD$296,000)
5th: Vladimir Troyanovskiy (Russia) – HK$1,620,000 (~CAD$237,000)
6th: Konstantin Pogodin (Russia) – HK$1,350,000 (CAD$197,000)
7th: Joseph Cheong (USA) – HK$1,080,000 (~CAD$158,000)
8th: Raiden Kan (Hong Kong) – HK$813,100 (~CAD$119,000)
9th: Tore Lukashaugen (Norway) – HK$675,000 (~CAD$99,000)
Congratulations to the winners!