Bang. Bang. Bang.
Just like that we’ve already lost half of the six final tablists in the first two hours here.
It was poker legend Erik Seidel who would hit the rail first this afternoon. Seidel shoved all in three hands in a row, and while the first two got through, the third saw him behind and at risk of elimination when Anton Astapau called from the big blind with a dominant hand.
Seidel was dead by the turn on the K♣8♥4♦10♥10♣ run out and would head to the cashier to collect HK$1,696,000 (~$219,000).
They were flipping for the huge pot and Astapau jumped into the lead spiking top set on the Q♥J♦8♦ flop. Andrejevic needed a ten for Broadway and received immediate service on the 10♣ turn. Astapau was desperate for the board to pair but it wasn’t to be as the 5♥ completed the board to see him eliminated in fifth place.
It was an interesting K♦Q♣J♣ flop with Andrejevic flopping the nuts and O’Dwyer chasing four outs to a full house. The 5♣ turn and the 8♥ river wouldn’t cooperate and O’Dwyer headed to the exit in fourth.
ACOP Super High Roller Final Three Chip Counts
Andy Andrejevic – 13,000,000
Bryn Kenney – 6,385,000
John Juanda – 6,230,000
At the moment the players have just stepped away for a 10-minute respite. Play will recommence momentarily as we play down to an ACOP Super High Roller Champion!