Welcome to Day 4 of the ACOP Main Event here at the PokerStars LIVE poker room at the City of Dreams here in Macau where this the record field enters its penultimate day.
Yaxi Zhu from China begins the day as chip leader and the only player over 1 million chips with 24 players remaining. Zhu grabbed the lead late yesterday when she eliminated Mike McDonald and eventually bagged up 1,019,000.
Russia’s Konstantin Pogodin lies second with 901,000 and another Chinese player, Meng Dian Peng, is third with 834,000.
Last year’s champion Sunny Jung still has a great chance of defending his title sitting in fourth place on the leader board with 822,000. Some of the other big names in this talented field we will be reporting on include Joseph Cheong (527,000), Day 3 chip leader Sorel Mizzi (362,000) and Vladimir Troyanovskiy (351,000).
Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin nursed a short stack for most of yesterday to make it into the money and returns with 91,000 and hopes to spin it up.
Play resumes at level 19 with blinds at 4000 / 8000 / 1000 and the plan is to play down to an official final table of nine before they return for the final day of play for a shot at the title and a chance to win HK$6,300,000.
Cards are in the air at 3 p.m. so stay tuned as the PokerNews Live reporting team will keep you up to date all the way through to the end of play and keep you entertained with some exclusive videos from Remko Rinkema.