Event 1 - $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator - Live Updates

Live updates, chip counts, results and photos from Event 1, $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator, at the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific. Get your WSOP APAC 2013 content at PokerListings.com in cooperation with PokerAsiaPacific.com

Day 1A Live Updates

04/04/2013 (2 years ago)

Dan Kelly Tops Day 1a

Dan Kelly
Chip leader Dan Kelly

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:

Level
8
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
Average Stack
$19,740
Players Left
50
Tables Left
8
04/04/2013 (2 years ago)

Pause the Clock

The clock has been paused and the call for six more hands has been made. Stay tuned to find out who survives the night and who has the most chips!
Level
8
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
Average Stack
$17,625
Players Left
56
Tables Left
8
04/04/2013 (2 years ago)

Massive Late Hand for Kelly

It is looking likely that Dan “djk123” Kelly will be the chip leader at the end of the night, courtesy of a massive late hand which Kelly recently scooped up.

It all started when a short-stacked player moved all in. Kelly was on the button and opted to flat the all in, at which point Didier Guerin three-bet out of the big blind. Back on Kelly and he shoved for 33,350. Guerin made the call, having Kelly covered by a small amount.

Kelly: K K
Guerin: A Q
Other: T T

It wasn’t great news for Guerin and the all-in player and the news only got worse as a K Q 2 flop hit the felt. The 6 turn and the 9 river changed nothing and with that one player was eliminated, Guerin was left crippled and Kelly had a stack of around well over 70,000.

Interestingly, following the above hand, Guerin was eliminated a short while after, sending the remainder of his chips to none other than Kelly. Guerin’s last hand was an unlucky one, with his 9 9 falling to Kelly’s 8 7 when a J 8 2 T 4 board was spread on the felt. 

Level
8
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
Average Stack
$17,625
Players Left
56
Tables Left
8
04/04/2013 (2 years ago)

Balsiger Will Have to Try Again

Jake Balsiger
Jake Balsiger
The beauty of an event such as today's accumulator is that if you bust out, you can try again tomorrow and/or the next day. That's the silver lining for Team888 Pro Jake Balsiger anyway, as he was recently eliminated from the tournament. We didn't catch all the action, but we do know that Balsiger ran his A-J into the pocket aces of an opponent. That was all she wrote for Balsiger as he will surely be back in just a few hours for tomorrow's second Day 1 flight.
Level
8
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
Average Stack
$17,625
Players Left
56
Tables Left
8
04/04/2013 (2 years ago)

Flopped Quads for Leah

Mike Leah found himself all in for his last 6,800 holding a dominated 7 7 against an opponent’s 8 8.

Fortunately for Leah the flop would fall 7 10 7 to give him a virtual lock on the hand, and when the turn and river didn’t fall running eights, Leah returned to his seat with a healthy 14,000 in chips.

Level
7
Blinds
150/300
Ante
25
Average Stack
$18,981
Players Left
52
Tables Left
7
04/04/2013 (2 years ago)

Grigg Clipped

Tom Grigg opened the action under the gun with a raise to 800 only to have an opponent move all in for 4,625. Once the big blind reluctantly mucked his hand, Grigg decided to make the call holding K Q to be in a race against his opponent’s J J.

Both players would see the Q in the window, but when the flopped filled out with the 5 J, Grigg would slip into a huge disadvantage. The A on the turn gave Grigg four additional outs to a straight, but when the K landed on the river, Grigg was left with just 2,500 in chips.

Just a few hands later, Grigg would be sent home just a few orbits shy of closing out the day.

Level
7
Blinds
150/300
Ante
25
Average Stack
$17,625
Players Left
56
Tables Left
8
04/04/2013 (2 years ago)

Brown Falling Late

Team PokerStars Pro Chad Brown has just played out a big pot that has seen him left with less than 20 big blinds. We arrived at the hand in question with a J 8 5 Q board already out on the felt and with Brown and one opponent having already built the pot to well over 4,000. Brown was in the hi-jack position and checked to his opponent on the button, who bet 2,150. Back on Brown and he quickly check-raised to 5,500. The player on the button thought long and hard, eventually opting to make the call.

On the A river, Brown once again checked and this time his opponent took his time before moving all in. Brown decided to let his hand go, leaving himself with just 7,000 in chips during this late stage of the night. 

Level
8
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
Average Stack
$16,450
Players Left
60
Tables Left
8
04/04/2013 (2 years ago)

Drake Dusted

With a raise of 700 in front of him, ANZPT Darwin Champion Jack Drake moved all in from the big blind for his last 9,300.

Drake’s opponent deliberated for close to a minute before making the call with T T to be well ahead of Drake’s 6 4.

The board ran out Q 9 5 J 8 to see Drake make a quick exit to the rail.

Level
7
Blinds
150/300
Ante
25
Average Stack
$16,450
Players Left
60
Tables Left
8
04/04/2013 (2 years ago)

Some of the Big Stacks

There are 68 players remaining. A few of those players have prospered enough to see their stacks rise above the rest. Below is a little look at the current chip leaders in the room and their approximate chip stacks. 

Alek Givotovsky - 50,000
Barry Greenstein - 45,000
Jonathan Duhamel - 44,000
Didier Guerin - 41,000
Dan Kelly - 38,000 

As you can see, some of the most prominent players currently in Australia such as Barry Greenstein and Jonathan Duhamel are doing very well and are looking likely to finish among the chip leaders this evening. 

Level
7
Blinds
150/300
Ante
25
Average Stack
$13,521
Players Left
73
Tables Left
9
04/04/2013 (2 years ago)

Higgs Halted, Birman and Sachinidis Double

Facing a raise to 700 from early position, Sam Higgs moved all in for 6,775 and was met with the lone call from the original raiser.

Higgs: A K
Opponent: T T

With Higgs racing for his tournament life, the 4 4 5 T 6 board would seal his fate and see him sent to the rail.

Simultaneously two players were on the receiving end of a double up. Firstly Paul Birman tossed in his last 1,325 holding A K and was called by the big blind’s 8 5. The T J 4 A Q board would see Birman spike Broadway and double through to roughly 10 big blinds.

Jim Sachinidis also found himself all in holding a dominating J J against an opponent’s A J. The board blanked out and Sachinidis raked in the pot to move to over 7,000 in chips.

Level
7
Blinds
150/300
Ante
25
Average Stack
$14,515
Players Left
68
Tables Left
8
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Event Information

Event Name
Event 1 - $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Acc.
Venue
Crown Casino, Melbourne
Date
2013-04-04
Final Day
2013-04-08
Buy In
A$1,100
Entrants
1085
Prize Pool
A$1,085,000
First Prize
A$211,575

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Bryan Piccioli A$211,575
2 Jonathan Karamalikis A$130,743
3 Junzhong Loo A$96,305
4 Jonathan Duhamel A$71,870
5 Jeremy Ausmus A$54,337

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