Dan Kelly Tops Day 1a
With the clock ticking just past the 3:00 a.m. mark and the final hand of the eighth level being dealt, Day 1a of the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Event 1: AU$1,100 No Limit Hold’em Accumulator has come to an end.
329 players took to the felt today with hopes of building a stack that could see them in a position to mount a charge at capturing a potential AU$1,000,000 prizepool, and with the chips being bagged as we speak, it appears as though roughly 50 players have survived into Day 2.
Dan Kelly is today’s chip leader with an impressive 66,250 in chips after winning a huge pot in the last few minutes. Alex Givotovsky (65,600), Jonathan Duhamel (41,850), Barry Greenstein (41,050) round out the top few counts while the ‘Poker Brat’ himself Phil Hellmuth battled throughout the day to bag 20,650 in chips. Andrew Hinrichsen, Mike Watson and Mike Leah are a few of those also surviving today's flight.
All of the surviving players can now take two days off before returning on Sunday, however the nature of this event allows them to re-enter both Friday and Saturday to accumulate more chips to add to their stack.
The PokerListings Live Reporting Team will be back in the Crown Poker Room tomorrow covering all of the Day 1b action live from 12:00 p.m. local time.
In the meantime check out our first daily video from WSOP APAC:
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