Australia's Michael Kanaan and Andrew Hinrichsen have narrowly missed out on glory in the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP), finishing third and seventh respectively as China's Xing Zhou claimed the title in the final of the Main Event.
Kanaan had arrived at the final table in a dominant position, holding the chip lead while his compatriot Hinrichsen sat behind the third-highest stack.
But Kanaan failed to take full advantage of his chips, eventually finishing third and settling for a HK$1,731,000 (US$221,923) prize while Hinrichsen walks away with HS$779,000 (US$99,872) for his efforts in Macau.
Zhou picks up a smooth HK$3,547,500 (US$454,808) for taking the ACOP crown, which made up the last event on the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Season 6 calendar.
It was Ying Kit Chan of Hong Kong who pipped Kanaan to second, but the Aussie is unlikely to be too disappointed with his six-figure win as he stamps his name on Australian poker.