WSOP APAC Event 1 Final Table is Set
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.
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