WSOP APAC: Apr 6; Accumulator field reaches 666, Saout tops day 1B

WSOP APAC daily wrap – April 6

Best known for his third-place finish in the 2009 WSOP Main Event, Antoine Saout has made a solid start to his latest WSOP campaign.

The Frenchman topped the day 1B chip count with 59,875 in the $1100 No Limit Hold’em Accumulator at Crown Melbourne yesterday after a total of 337 players – many reloading after day 1A – took the total number of buy-ins to 666.

Daniel Levy finished close behind Saout on 56,750 while it was a good day for the Aussies with Martin Kozlov, Thang Troung, Hai Bo Chu, Jackie Glazier and Jonathan Karamalikis filling out the top five.

‘Toothpick’ Tony Kambouroglou, Aaron Benton, Bernard Beh, Graeme Putt and Oliver Gill will also be back for day two.
Organisers expect the day 1C to be the largest of the three day one flights, with the tally of buy-ins almost certain to tick over 1000.

Three players are already assured a head start on day two having bagged chips in both day one flights so far – 2011 WSOPE bracelet winner Andrew Hinrichsen, Craig Blight and Ian Aldridge.

Under the format of that event, all chips accumulated each day, will be bagged, tagged and returned to the player on day two of the event, where they will be combined with any other chips the player has accumulated during the other opening flights.

Anyone who busts in one flight still has the ability to play in the other flight(s). Any player with any chips at the end of each starting flight will make it through to day two of the event, to begin on Sunday April 7 at noon.

Players will start with a stack of 3000 with levels of 60 minutes and late registrations for four levels. Day 1C is scheduled to kick-off at noon. The structure for each of the day one flights is:

Level 1: 25-25
Level 2: 25-50
Level 3: 50-100
Level 4: 75-150
Level 5: 100-200
Level 6: 100-200 (ante 25)
Level 7: 150-300 (ante 25)
Level 8: 200-400 (ante 50)

WSOP APAC event 1: $1100 No Limit Hold’em Accumulator day one flight two chip count (337 players, 49 progressed to day 2)

Antoine Saout 59,875
Daniel Levy 56,750
Martin Kozlov 48,500
Thang Troung 47750
Hai Bo Chu 41,800
Jackie Glazier 39,350
Jonathan Karamalikis 36,775
Melanie Weisner 36,600
Nick Van Engalberg 32,350
Samer Fakhoury 28,775
Tony Kambouroglou 28,650
Sean Lannon 28,000
Aaron Benton 25,025
Wilson Yap Sonn 24,850
Peter Longmore 24,025
Ray Walter 23,875
Peter Kleudeen 23,300
Bernard Beh 22,575
Andrew Hinrichsen 22,475
Phillip Siddell 22,125
Leanne Anderson 21,100
Dylan Honeyman 20,150
Daniel Laidlaw 19,525
Ivan Zalac 18,200
Daniel Hook 17,375
Jeff Frerichs 16,350
Andrew Dales 16,200
Paul Mac 15,225
Jeremy Ausmus 14,950
Graeme Putt 14,750
Luke Spano 14,650
Graeme Gillespie 14,100
Craig Blight 14,100
Oliver Gill 12,550
Luke Edwards 12,425
Kasey Robertson 11,300
David Naughton 11,250
Les Burke 10,625
Ash Gupta 10,225
Ian Aldridge 9725
Russell Thomas 9500
Fabian Craib 8800
Dean Blatt 7100
David Leas 6325
Bruce Rossi 5525
Evelyn Caparas 5125
Peter Rubinstein 3775
Luke Medwin 3500
Leon Vecchio 3425

• As we mentioned a couple of days ago, 888 Holdings and Caesars Interactive Entertainment, have entered a sponsorship agreement between 888 Poker and the World Series of Poker.

The new sponsorship means 888Poker is the primary sponsor of the 2013 WSOP Asia Pacific and WSOP Europe TV shows distributed globally. The sponsorship will also include 888 Poker as the live streaming coverage provider for every key event in both tournament series while has been named as the Official Live Coverage Provider.

Aussie WSOP fact

You may have heard of Joe Hachem’s win in the 2005 WSOP Main Event, but few remember that he went agonisingly close to a second gold bracelet just 12 months later. Poised to take a dominant lead in the $2500 No Limit Hold’em Six-handed event, Hachem watched Dutch Boyd snatch victory when his A-5 paired the river against the Aussie’s A-Q.

What’s on today at Crown Melbourne

10.10am $250 Event 1 Satellite (one in five win)
Noon Event 1: $1100 NLH Accumulator day 1 flight 3
2.10pm $300 WSOP APAC Step 2 Satellite
4.10pm $300 WSOP APAC Step 2 Satellite
7.10pm $1350 WSOP APAC Step 3 Satellite (one in eight win)

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