Monday November 12, 2012 :  XING ZHOU TAKES POKERSTARS APPT MACAU
 
Interesting gamble on determining the Champion
 
PokerStars inaugural 2012 APPT Macau: Asia Championship of Poker main event was won by Xing Zhou who bested a 184-strong player field over five days.
 
Going into heads-up with Ying Kit Chan, Zhou held a substantial lead of 4 860 000 to Chan's 664 000 but still it took over six hours of play for the champion to emerge.
 
As time passed, Chan managed to bring his stack up to be relatively even with Zhou, who again surged ahead with 3.3 million chips to Chan's 2.2 million.
 
This is when the action got interesting with Chan and Zhou deciding more than six hours after beginning battle to chop the remaining prize pool despite having uneven stacks and to top it off, they would go blind to determine who would be awarded the trophy.
 
Final table results (*reflecting the two-way deal) ended up:
 
1          Xing Zhou (China) – HKD 3 547 500 (US$ 454 807)*
2          Ying Kit Chan (Hong Kong) – HKD 3 547 500 (US$ 457 807)*
3          Michael Kanaan (Australia) – HKD 1 731 000 (US$ 221 923)
4          Jacques Zaicik (France) – HKD 1 384 000 (US$ 177 436)
5          Alan Sass (United States) – HKD 1 125 000 (US$ 144 23)
6          Tsugunari Toma (Japan) – HKD 952 000 (US$ 122 051)
7          Andrew Hinrichsen (Australia) – HKD 779 000 (US$ 99 872)
8          Tom Alner (U.K.) – HKD 606 000 (US$77 792)
9          Henry Wang (Chinese Taipei) – HKD 432 700 (US$55 474)