Briton Iqbal Ahmed second at ACOP Deepstack

Briton Iqbal Ahmed second at ACOP Deepstack

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

While the attention of most of the poker world has been centred on Las Vegas for the final table of the 2012 World Series of Poker there's been plenty of tournament action elsewhere.

The Asian Championship of Poker (ACOP) is a case in point with the winner of the HKD$10,000 buy-in Deepstack event decided yesterday. The man who took the honours was Raymond Wu who worked his way through a 192-runner field before beating Britain's Iqbal Ahmed to the title.

The Team PokerStars pro overturned a three to one heads up chip deficit against this year's PokerStars UKIPT Nottingham runner-up and sealed the title when his pocket aces held against the Briton's AQ.

"I was really confident when it was heads up as that's probably the best part of my game. I changed gears and that seemed to frustrate him (Ahmed)." said Wu, "I'm really happy with the win and the Silver Spade trophy but I want the big one (Main Event). I want the Gold Spade!"

1. Raymond Wu (Chinese Taipei) -- $419,800 (£33,776)
2. Iqbal Ahmed (UK) -- $282,700 (£22,742)
3. Vivian Im (Korea) -- $171,300
4. Vladimir Geshkenbein (Switzerland) -- $137,100
5. Bernard Vu (France) -- $111,400
6. Mansour Khorramshahi (Thailand) -- $94,200
7. Saehoon Lee (Korea) -- $77,100
8. Iqannis Kontonatsios (Greece) -- $60,000
9. Roman Babela (Czech Republic) -- $42,800
10. Amir Hatefi (Iran) -- $34,408

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Tags: Raymond Wu, Iqbal Ahmed, Asian Championship of Poker