APT Macau 2012: Richard Zhu top bills final table

richard zhu leads final table 2012 apt macauThe Asian Poker Tour Macau 2012 Main Event is down to the final table. It took thousands of hands and hours upon hours of high-stakes poker action, but now, the tournament is down to its last 10 players.

Here we go, folks.

Leading the way after an action-packed Day 3 is DafaPoker’s Richard Zhu who must be liking his chances now, thanks to having 754,000 in chips in front of him when the final table ensues. Zhu, incidentally, also leads a strong contingent of Chinese players still in contention. Joining Zhu in the final table are countrymen Ai Min Zhang at third place with 610,000 in chips and Yue Qing Zhou at fourth place with 561,000 in chips.

Sitting just behind the final table leader is Team Poker King Club player Winfred Yu, a noted high-stakes player in the industry with a history of some huge cashes to his name. This time, though, Yu is looking for his first APT Main Event title and with 645,000 in chips, you gotta like the man’s chances.

Sitting in fifth place is Australian Aaron Lim with 409,000 in chips while England’s Tom Alner sits at sixth place with 276,000 in chips. The rest of the final table includes Carlos Chang of Taiwan at 231,000 in chips, Sam Ravazi of England with 203,000 in chops, Taiwan’s Yi Po Lee with 169,000 in chips, and Martin Nilsson sitting as the short-stack with 162,000 in chips.

Despite being on the short end of the chip stacks, Ravazi and Nilsson have a decided “experience” advantage over the rest of the final table. The former finished as the runner-up in the 2012 APT Asian Series Cebu Main Event earlier this year while the latter actually claimed the 2012 APT Asian Series Goa title.

So don’t sleep on these two because they’ve shown time and again that they know what it takes to run the distance at an APT Main Event final table.