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 2 Live Updates

04/07/2013 (1 year ago)

WSOP APAC Event 1 Final Table is Set

Bryan Piccioli
Bryan Piccioli leads the way

Extending our day a little longer than planned to reach our final nine seemed like a good idea at the time, but it was hard work to break a tight, tense final ten. On the stroke of 2am local time, after 14 hours in the trenches, we finally have an official WSOP APAC final table of nine. They’ll enjoy some rest before returning tomorrow to battle it out for the first ever WSOP bracelet on Australian soil.

There’s one last hope for the Aussies with young gun Jonathan Karamalikis enjoying another strong day on the felt to survive to the final stage.  It’s a diverse mix for the final table with a couple of Kiwis, a taste of Asia, a German, a couple of Americans and a French-Canadian who has amassed over $11 million in live tournament earnings.

Jonathan Duhamel is undoubtedly the headline act of this final table, as he looks to add to the WSOP Main Event bracelet he won back in 2010.  But he won’t have it easy against a stacked final table line up with online sensation Bryan Piccioli leading the way:

Seat 1: Peter Kleudgen – 137,000
Seat 2: Iori Yogo – 138,000
Seat 3: Junzhong Loo – 525,000
Seat 4: Jonathan Duhamel  - 537,000
Seat 5: Jeremy Ausmus – 447,000
Seat 6: Ryan Otto – 181,000
Seat 7: Bryan Piccioli – 790,000
Seat 8: Graeme Putt – 216,000
Seat 9: Jonathan Karamalikis – 296,000

Join us from 2pm Australian Eastern Time as we bring you all the live updates, including a live video webcast, from the first ever WSOP APAC final table.

Footy and Life Beyond the Felt with Esfandiari, Merson, Holden

In today's daily WSOP APAC highlight show we join a group of poker pros including Antonio Esfandiari, world champ Greg Merson and 888poker's Sam Holden at one of the biggest sporting events in Australia.

At the AFL Aussie Rules footy match between rivals Collingwood and Carlton we find out what the life of a poker pro is like beyond the felt.

All successful pros are passionate about poker but they also understand that life is about a lot more than just the grind. Let three experienced players tell you what goes down on the road away from the casino.


Level
20
Blinds
5000/10000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
$361,667
Players Left
9
04/07/2013 (1 year ago)

Gupta busts on FT bubble

Ash Gupta
Ash Gupta misses the FT

It took a little longer than we thought, but we’ve finally reached our official WSOP APAC final table. The locals are a man down tomorrow after Ash Gupta became our final table bubble boy.

Bryan Piccioli opened to 20,000 from the cutoff before Gupta moved all in for around 160,000.  Piccioli shrugged and called and the cards were on their backs:

Gupta: A K
Piccioli: 6 6

The race went firmly the way of the American as the board was spread 7 7 5 6 8, giving Piccioli an unbeatable full house on the turn.  Gupta departs in 10th place as our final table is now set!

Level
20
Blinds
5000/10000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
$361,667
Players Left
9
04/07/2013 (1 year ago)

No rest for the wicked

So there were some rumblings from the players who were keen to play on to try and reach the final nine rather than call it quits at the end of the level.  Jack Effel put the decision back to the players and despite some recent double ups to the short stacks, and Graeme Putt looking like his latest glass of red wine would put him to sleep, the general consensus was that they were keen to play on (media were not consulted in this decision).

With that, let’s kick up the blinds and get some coffee to media row.

Level
20
Blinds
5000/10000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
325,500
Players Left
10
04/07/2013 (1 year ago)

Gupta Doubles Through Piccioli

Bryan Piccioli opened to 16,000 and Ash Gupta shoved for his last 71,000. Piccioli made the crying call and tabled his 9 8 to be trailing Gupta’s A 8.

The board ran out A T 5 9 3 to see Gupta double through to over 150,000.

Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
325,500
Players Left
10
04/07/2013 (1 year ago)

Otto Survives Sweat

Jeremy Ausmus opened the button to 16,000 and Ryan Otto three-bet shoved for his last 73,000. Ausmus quickly made the call and the cards were placed on their back.

Ausmus: K Q
Otto: A 7

The 9 3 4 flop gave Ausmus additional outs to a flush, but when the 9 and T completed the board on the turn and river it would be Otto doubling up to nearly 160,000 in chips.

Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
325,500
Players Left
10
04/07/2013 (1 year ago)

Late night crawl

EVENTFT
A desk's-eye-view of the unofficial final table

The unofficial final table is a bit tight.

With 10 people crammed into one table, players don't have as much space as they've gotten accustomed to these last few hours.

Play is also tight.

We have yet to see a single showdown and there have only been a few all-ins with no calls. 

Jonathan Duhamel and Bryan Piccioli got the closest to a showdown though, they made it to the turn and bet the whole way.

Piccioli raised to 16,000 from early position and Duhamel called from the big blind. The flop came 9 10 10 and Duhamel checked to Mr. Piccioli. Mr. Piccioli placed four T5,000 chips past the betting line and Duhamel called the 20,000 bet.

A 3 fell on the turn and Duhamel checked again. Mr. Piccioli bet 36,000 and Duhamel grabbed a a pile worth more than 100,000 chips and Mr. Piccioli folded before Duhamel put his bet down.

Mr. Piccioli is at about 620,000 while Duhamel is close to 400,000.

Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
325,500
Players Left
10
04/07/2013 (1 year ago)

Unofficial Final Table

With that last elimination of Alex Givotovsky, we are now down to the unofficial final table of ten. Once we lose one more, play will end for the night and those nine will be set to recommence on Monday afternoon at the live-streamed final table.

Unofficial Final Table
Seat 1: Peter Kleudgen
Seat 2: Iori Yogo
Seat 3: Junzhong Loo
Seat 4: Jonathan Duhamel
Seat 5: Jeremy Ausmus
Seat 6: Ryan Otto
Seat 7: Bryan Piccioli
Seat 8: Graeme Putt
Seat 9: Ash Gupta
Seat 10: Jonathan Karamalikis

Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
$325,500
Players Left
10
04/07/2013 (1 year ago)

Givotovsky Goes in 11th

Alek Givotovsky
Alek Givotovsky eliminated in 11th place

Catching the action on the turn with the board reading 9 7 3 8 we found Bryan Piccioli leading out with a bet only to have Alek Givotovsky shoving all in.

Piccioli instantly made the call tabling his 9 7 to be in the lead against Givotovsky’s K K.

Unfortunately for Givotovsky, the river would fall the 7 to see him eliminated in 11th place as the final ten players re-drew for the unofficial final table.

Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
$325,500
Players Left
10
04/07/2013 (1 year ago)

888poker VIP Player Party (Video)

PokerListings.com is partnering with 888poker to bring you all the action from the first ever WSOP Asia Pacific in Melbourne and it wouldn't be a true poker event without a sick VIP player party.

888poker pulled out all the stops for their players in the brand-new "West End" section of the Crown Casino.

Check out the video to see what went down.


Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
0
Players Left
11
04/07/2013 (1 year ago)

Kill Gill

Oliver Gill
The chatty, friendly Oliver Gill

Oliver Gill came back from the final break and played two hands.  

Not much happened the first hand, he was eliminated the second one.  

"I bet 100,000," said Gill, pushing his stack forward when action was folded to him.

"Is that all-in?" Duhamel asked.

Gill confirmed that it was and Duhamel called. The dealer counted out Gill's stack and it actually turned out to be 99,000.

"I forgot about the ante," Gill laughed. Gill turned over 7 7 and Duhamel tabled A 3.

"Come on, hold," Gill stood up and hoped for the best.

The flop came J A 6 and the best didn't come. Well, not for Gill. The turn was a 2 and river was a 5.

Gill was eliminated in 12th place and earned $16,199.

This hand pushed the former world champ past 300,000 and one step closer to another WSOP final table, something he hasn't done since his Main Event win back in 2010. 

Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
295,910
Players Left
11
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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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