WSOP APAC daily wrap – April 10
The cream has risen to the top as two of the most respected and recognised players in the game enter the WSOP APAC $2200 Mixed Event final table at Crown Melbourne today holding the two biggest stacks.
Chip leader Phil Ivey will be aiming for WSOP gold bracelet number nine while Daniel Negreanu, lying second in chips, is hoping to add a fifth WSOP gold bracelet to his name.
Day two started with 32 players eyeing one of nine spots in the money with the list of those who fell short including Phil Hellmuth jnr, Jonathan Duhamel, Eugene Katchalov, Dan Kelly, Barry Greenstein and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier.
Aussies Sam Khouiss, Billy ‘The Croc’ Argyros and Dale Townsend filled the first three spots in the money while Brandon Wong, Kevin Song, Rob Campbell and Graeme Putt (marking his second WSOP APAC final table) will join Ivey and Negreanu in the battle for the bracelet today.
The disciplines for this Mixed Event are No Limit Hold’em, Seven-Card Stud, Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 Or Better, Seven-Card Razz, Pot-Limit Omaha, Limit Hold’em, Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8 Or Better and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball.
WSOP APAC event 3: $2200 Mixed Event end of day two chip count (81 players; nine players paid; six players remaining; total prizepool $162,000)
Phil Ivey 144,300
Daniel Negreanu 129,000
Brandon Wong 86,100
Kevin Song 49,600
Rob Campbell 42,600
Graeme Putt 36,400
Payouts (Australian except where indicated)
7 Sam Khouiss $7200
8 Billy Argyros $6002
9 Dale Townsend $5158
• Event four on the WSOP APAC schedule, the $5000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Six-Max event kicked-off yesterday with approximately 170 players taking their seats.
Registration remains open ahead of day two so no official figures have been provided as yet. However, wsop.com reported that six players held stacks of more than 100,000 – Ben Wilinofsky (160,400), Sam Higgs (151,525), Jonathan Karamalikis (149,350), Daniel Neilson (105,175), Ashley Mason (104,000) and Patrick Healy (100,050).
Others returning for day two included Brendon Rubie, JC Tran, Grant Levy, Bertrand ElkY Grospellier and Jean-Robert Bellande while players KOed featured Dan Shak, Eugene Katchalov, James Obst, Sam Trickett, Jackie Glazier, Andrew Hinrichsen, Nam Le, Jeff Lisandro, Tyron Krost, Dan Kelly, Joe Hachem, Barry Greenstein, Hai Bo Chu and Tony Hachem.
Aussie WSOP fact
It’s amazing to think almost seven years have passed since Mark Vos joined the list of Aussie WSOP bracelet winners after taking out the $2000 No Limit Hold’em title in 2006. Making only his second trip to Las Vegas and his first to the World Series of Poker, Vos turned up for the opening day a little worse for wear but went on to pocket a massive USD $803,274, defeating Nam Le heads-up.
What’s on today at Crown Melbourne
10.10am $80 WSOP APAC Step 1
Noon Event 4: $5000 WSOP APAC No Limit Hold’em Six-Max day 2
12.10pm $300 WSOP APAC Step 2 Satellite
12.30pm Event 3: $2200 WSOP APAC Mixed Event final table
2.10pm $300 WSOP APAC Step 2 Satellite