APPT6 Coverage - Macau Main Event

APPT Macau: Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Main Event, November 7-11, 2012 - Event Coverage

On this page you will find Player Lists, Gallery Photos, Payout, Side Events and Final Table from the event.

For more information, please see the APPT Macau event page.

Full reports from Macau Main Event are on the Poker Blog and Macau facebook page.

Player Lists





Place Name Prize (HKD) Status
1 Xing Zhou 3,547,500  
2 Ying Kit Chan 3,547,500  
3 Michael Kanaan 1,731,000  
4 Jacques Zaicik 1,384,000  
5 Alan Sass 1,125,000  
6 Tsugunari Toma 952,000  
7 Andrew Hinrichsen 779,000  
8 Tom Alner 606,000  
9 Henry Wang 432,000  
10 Andrew Gaw 346,000  
11 Tri Huynh 303,000  
12 Mike Watson 303,000  
13 Raymond Wu 303,000 PokerStars Team Pro
14 Ping Lin 259,500  
15 Gary Lam 259,500  
16 Paolo Compagno 259,500  
17 Aaron Lim 216,000  
18 Zhongwei Wang 216,000  
19 Raiden Kan 216,000  
20 Yuri Ishida 173,000  
21 Seungsoo Jeon 173,000  
22 James McCarty 173,000  

Final Table

Final Table

Name Seat Country Status  Chips 
Zaicik Jacques 1 France PokerStars Player 191,000
Kanaan Michael 2 Australia   1,393,000
Toma Tsugunari 3 Japan   818,500
Chan Andy Ying Kit 4 Hong Kong   348,000
Wang Henry Hung Tu 5 Chinese Taipei   429,000
Hinrichsen Andrew 6 Australia  PokerStars Player 798,500
Alner Tom 7 UK PokerStars Player 826,500
Sass Alan 8 USA   252,000
Zhou Xing 9 China   493,000

Seat 1: Jacques Zaicik (191,000) of Paris, France is a CEO of a privately-owned company who has numerous cashes from the WSOP, EPT, and other tours to his credit. At 60 Zaicik is the oldest of the final nine players, and lists his 12th-place finish at the 2008 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (won by Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier) as a career highlight. Zaicik says it was Patrick Bruel's television show in France that first got him hooked on poker.

Seat 2: Michael Kanaan (1,393,000) of Sydney, Australia has a handful of cashes over the past year-and-a-half, including a victory in the 2011 ANZPT Sydney Main Event for which he earned a handsome A$195,714 (worth a little over $200K USD). When the 28-year-old was asked about the defining moment of the event thus far, Kanaan points to today's aces-versus-kings hand in which he crippled Mike "SirWatts" Watson and took the chip lead.

Seat 3: Tsugunari Toma (818,500) of Osaka, Japan adds another nice finish to an impressive list of results here he has compiled here in Macau over the last year. The 30-year-old company manager has numerous cashes and final tables in Red Dragon and MPCC events, and has already improved on a 13th-place finish at last year's APPT Macau Main Event.

Seat 4: Ying Kit Chan (348,000) is a 34-year-old player from Hong Kong who has been playing for three years. This marks his first major career tourney cash.

Seat 5: Henry Wang (429,000) of Taiwan, Taipei is no stranger to success in Macau, having won a $1,500 (HKD) deepstack Macau Poker Cup event in 2011 and making a couple more final tables in Macau this year as well. The 47-year-old businessman has been playing poker seriously for four years.

Seat 6: Andrew Hinrichsen (798,500) of Melbourne, Australia brings the longest resume of results to the ACOP Main Event final table, highlighted by a WSOP Europe bracelet win in Cannes last month in the €1,000 NLHE event in which he topped a field of 771 for a €148,030 score. That victory added to a three-year run of cashes in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, helping bring the 24-year-old's overall tourney career earnings up over $770,000.

Seat 7: Tom Alner (826,500) of Bristol, England has several cashes since 2010 on various European and Asian tours, including a ninth-place finish at the 2012 Partouche Poker Tour Grand Final in Cannes two months ago as well as final-table finishes at smaller Macau events. This past summer the 26-year-old nearly earned himself a WSOP bracelet, finishing fourth in a $1,500 no-limit hold'em event for which he earned $207,019, and he did successfully claim more than $370,000 for a big WCOOP title back in September.

Seat 8: Alan Sass (252,000) of Las Vegas, Nevada has 15 WSOP cashes, a few WPT results, and made a huge $700,000-plus score (USD) for finishing ninth in that Macau High Stakes Challenge Super High Roller last August that sported a $2 million (HKD) buy-in. The 29-year-old is recently married and a new father, and credits his poker friends' advice for having helped him reach this stage in his poker career.

Seat 9: Xing Zhou (493,000) of Heilongjiang, China is making his second deep Main Event run in just a few months here in Macau, having finished 10th in the $18,400 (HKD) Macau Poker Cup Championship Main Event back in September. The 29-year-old businessman has been playing for four years and enjoys singing and travel.