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2017 Asia Championship of Poker’s Main Event Reaches Final Table Stage

The Main Event of this year’s edition of Asia Championship of Poker is in its final stages and Day 4 brought riveting poker game for all gaming enthusiasts interested in reaching the throne. On the final table, there are nine players left and they are all eager to get their hands on the coveted first place prize. At the moment the chip leader is Aaron Been from the United States and he has a total of 2,930,000 in chips.

The chip leader at this Main Event’s final table has total live earnings estimating to $686,807 and his live poker career began back in 2006 when he participated in the $200+30 No-Limit Hold’em Empire State Poker Series in Verona, the US where he finished 34th and received $419. This did not discourage him and he continued his participation in poker tournaments. The biggest cash he has ever received was at $49,000+1,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller event in Las Vegas in 2014.

At the Super High Roller event, he finished 3rd and was granted with a sweet payday amounting to $242,550. Since the beginning of this year, he has managed to score three big wins, the latest one from July. Then he took part in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event Championship in this year’s edition of the World Series of Poker. The event took place in Las Vegas and Been received $46,096 for his great performance.

German Power on the Felt

Following him close in the chip count chart is Dominik Nitsche from Germany whose chip stack amounts to a total of 2,882,000 at the moment. He is one of the most active poker players at the final table and his total live earnings are estimating to $6,942,494. His poker career began with a blast after he finished first at $5,000+200 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event in the Latin American Poker Tour. The event he played at was located in Argentina and he claimed $381,030 for his deep run.

The highest ever payout Nitsche has won was at the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Event #59 at the 2012 edition of WSOP. The poker player from Minden, Germany climbed all the way to the throne and outplayed a field of 4,620 players. His most recent earning came last month when he played at the $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Event #1 in the schedule of the Poker Masters Festival. He landed the fifth place on the leader board and for this performance received $178,500.

Hong Kong’s Alan Lau is the third player in the chip count and his stack is currently at 2,666,000. He too is a highly promising poker player with four years of live tournament experience and Macau is his second home when it comes to a location for tournament participation. The final table is going to take place on 28th October and it guarantees a dynamic turn of events.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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