The 2015 Asia Championship of Poker $500,000 HKD ($64,501 USD) buy-in super high roller no-limit hold’em event drew a total of 51 entries (including rebuys) to build a total prize pool of $24,235,200 HKD ($3,137,987 USD).
As you would expect for an event of this magnitude the final table featured several of the game’s biggest names, including Erik Seidel (6th – $220,506 USD), Steve O’Dwyer (4th – $346,580 USD), Bryn Kenney (3rd – $472,550 USD) and recent Poker Hall of Fame inductee John Juanda (2nd – $724,620 USD).
In the end it was Andjelko “Andy” Andrejevic who emerged victorious, capturing the title and the first place prize of $1,134,250 USD.
The Serbian-American player ended up with quite an impressive ROI in this event after satelliting in for only $40,000 HKD, roughly $5,100 USD. He turned that into over $1.1 million at his fourth final table of 2015.
Andrejevic was also awarded 510 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win, bringing his 2015 total so far to 2,070 points and moving him into 61st place in the overall POY standings. Steve O’Dwyer and Erik Seidel were both already inside the top 20 in the rankings, and the POY points they scored here saw them climb to seventh and 17th place respectively on the leaderboard.