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Coast-to-Coast Collopy Captures First Bracelet

The second champion of the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific has been crowned with Jim Collopy topping the field here in Event 2: AU$1,650 Pot Limit Omaha.

172 entrants took to the felt three days ago with aims of capturing the first Omaha bracelet crowned here in Australia. Although the first two days of play saw chips fly at a furious rate, the final table would be a much calmer affair.

The big name pros such as Marvin Rettenmaier, Mike Leah and Dan Shak wouldn’t be able to capture their first bracelet as Australian’s Martin Kozlov, Paul Sharbanee, Scott Reid and Tino Lechich all put up a fight before falling to the rail.

When it came down to crunch time however just one Australian would hold the hopes of the country looking at claiming the first bracelet on home soil. Although possessing experiencing beyond his years on the nose bleed cash game felt online, Edison Nguyen’s run would end in 2nd place as Jim Collopy lead from coast-to-coast to capture his first gold bracelet.

After winning the AU$2,250 PLO at the Aussie Millions in 2012 for AU$59,760 and taking 2nd to Gus Hansen at the WSOP Europe £10,000 High Roller Heads-Up for £178,211, this is Collopy’s greatest poker accomplishment to date.

Congratulations to Jim “Mr_BigQueso” Collopy for winning the Event 2 gold bracelet and AU$69,662 in prize money.

Final Table Payouts
1st: Jim Collopy - AU$69,662
2nd: Edison Nguyen - AU$43,050
3rd: Tino Lechich - AU$30,988
4th: Scott Reid - AU$22,712
5th: Dan Shak - AU$16,940
6th: Paul Sharbanee - AU$12,856
7th: Mike Leah - AU$9,923
8th: Martin Kozlov - AU$7,784
9th: Marvin Rettenmaier - AU$6,207

 

Level
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Nguyen Exits in 2nd; Collopy Wins Event 2!

Edison Nguyen
Edison Nguyen eliminated in 2nd place

Hand #150

Jim Collopy announced pot and raised to 36,000. Edison Nguyen announced re-pot and found himself all in for exactly his last 108,000.

Collopy: A T 9 4
Nguyen: A K T 5

With Nguyen in the lead, the 2 T 8 flop kept him there, but it would be the 9 on the turn that would send the Australian tumbling to a disadvantage.

Needing only a king to keep his hopes alive here in Event 2, Nguyen’s – and many Australian’s dreams of seeing a local champion – would end with the dealer delivering the J on the river.

For his efforts, Nguyen collected AU$43,050 for his 2nd place finish while Collopy will collect a WSOP gold bracelet and AU$69,662 for his superb run in this tournament.

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6000/12000
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Collopy Takes Massive Lead

Hand #148

Jim Collopy opened the button and Edison Nguyen called. An unknown flop was spread on the felt and Nguyen check-folded.

Hand #149

Edison Nguyen raised the button to 24,000 and Jim Collopy then slowly three-bet the pot. Nguyen then re-potted and Collopy called all in. Below is how their cards looked.

Collopy: A A 9 8
Nguyen: K K Q T

By the time the board had ran out Q 4 3 6 7, Collopy had a sweat on the turn, but managed to double up to around 666,000. Following that hand, Nguyen is left with just 110,000. 

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Back to It

The two players are back from their break. It is likely we will crown a champion before the next break! Below is how they stack up. 

Edison Nguyen - 454,000
Jim Collopy - 320,000

Level
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Two to Break

The two remaining players have made their way on a quick break. 

We will have updated exact chip counts posted at the end of the break. 

Level
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Rounding Out the Level

Hand #143

Jim Collopy opened to 20,000 and Edison Nguyen made the call to see a 4 2 8 flop fall and Nguyen check to Collopy. The American bet out 20,000 and Nguyen swiftly mucked.

Hand #144

Edison Nguyen made it 20,000 to go and Jim Collopy called from the big to see a 2 K 9 flop spread by the dealer.

Nguyen bet out 20,000 and Collopy check-called as the T landed on the turn. Both players checked as the 4 completed the board on the river and Collopy led out for 50,000.

Although contemplating for a few moments, Nguyen would eventually release his hand.

Hand #145

Edison Nguyen received a walk.

Hand #146

Edison Nguyen made it 20,000 from the button and Jim Collopy made the call as the dealer dropped a K K 8 flop.

Nguyen fired out a 20,000-chip continuation bet only to have Collopy check raise to 50,000. Nguyen paused and then called as the 6 landed on the turn and Collopy pushed out 60,000.

After nearly a minute in the tank, Nguyen made the call before the dealer delivered the 8 on the river. Collopy checked and Nguyen tapped the table behind him.

Collopy sighed and showed his A T, but it would be Nguyen’s J J 8 3 for trips to win the pot.

Hand #147

Jim Collopy made it 20,000 and Edison Nguyen made the call to see a 6 J 8 flop land. Both players checked and the A fell on the turn with both players checking again.

The river landed the 7 and both players once again checked and it would be Nguyen’s Q Q T 7 that would see him ship the pot.

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Trading Chips

Hand #136

Edison Nguyen opened the button to 20,000 and Jim Collopy folded.

Hand #137

Jim Collopy had the button and raised to 20,000. Edison Nguyen folded.

Hand #138

Edison Nguyen folded the button.

Hand #139

Jim Collopy folded the button.

Hand #140

Edison Nguyen opened the button to 20,000. Jim Collopy three-bet to 60,000 and Nguyen folded.

Hand #141

Jim Collopy opened the button to 20,000. Edison called and a Q 4 7 flop hit the felt. Nguyen check-called a bet of 20,000 here and a 3 was dealt on the turn. Nguyen checked again and this time Collopy bet 40,000 – enough to see Nguyen fold.

Hand #142

Edison Nguyen opened the button to 20,000. Jim Collopy called and a 8 2 7 flop was spread on the felt. Both players checked and a 7 was dealt on the turn. This time Collopy reached for chips and made it 24,000 to go. Nguyen called and a 3 completed the board on the river. Collopy led for 40,000 and Nguyen called. Collopy showed A Q T 6, while Edison had J-J-8-4 to scoop the pot with a pair of jacks. 

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Same Old Same Old

Hand #131

Jim Collopy made it 20,000 from the button and Edison Nguyen folded.

Hand #132

Jim Collopy found a walk in the big blind.

Hand #133

Jim Collopy made it 20,000 and Edison Nguyen made the call to see a 2 Q 4 flop fall.

Nguyen check-called a 20,000-chip Collopy bet as the 7 on the turn, and 4 on the river went check check.

Nguyen tabled his J T 6 4 and collected the pot.

Hand #134

Edison Nguyen made it 20,000 from the button and the pot.

Hand #135

Jim Collopy raised to 20,000 and Edison Nguyen made the call to see a 7 9 3 flop land.

Nguyen checked and Collopy bet out 20,000 which prompted a fold from Nguyen.

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Action Slows Down Again

Hand #125

Jim Collopy folded the button.

Hand #126

Edison Nguyen raised the button and Jim Collopy folded.

Hand #127

Jim Collopy folded the button.

Hand #128

Edison Nguyen folded the button.

Hand #129

Jim Collopy opened the button to 20,000 and Edison Nguyen called. On the Q 9 9 flop, both players checked just as they did on the 3 turn. On the K river, both players once again checked. Collopy showed Q T 5 4, but Nguyen raked in the pot having J-T in his hand for a straight.

Hand #130

Edison Nguyen opened the button to 20,000 and Jim Collopy folded. 

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Some Small Action

Hand #121

Jim Collopy made it 20,000 from the button and Edison Nguyen made the call to see a K 6 3 flop fall.

Nguyen checked and Collopy bet 20,000 which Nguyen called as the T landed on the turn and he checked once again. Collopy pushed out 45,000 and that was enough to prompt a fold from Nguyen.

Hand #122

Edison Nguyen made it 20,000 on the button and Jim Collopy announced a raise from the big blind which was enough to force a fold from Nguyen.

Hand #123

Jim Collopy made it 20,000 and Edison Nguyen made the call to see a 8 K 4 flop fall. Both players checked as the 5 landed on the turn and again both players checked.

The river landed the 7 and both players checked which saw Collopy table his A Q Q 7 to take the pot.

Hand #124

From the button Edison Nguyen made it 20,000 to go and Jim Collopy made the call to see the dealer drop a 2 K Q flop.

Collopy checked and Nguyen bet 20,000 which Collopy called before the J landed on the turn. Both players checked as the Q filled the board out on the river and both players again checked.

Nguyen tabled his J 9 7 2, but it would be Collopy’s K 5 6 6 that would see him pushed the pot.

Level
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A Whole Lot of Not Much

Hand #115

Jim Collopy had the button and raised to 20,000. Edison Nguyen called out of the big blind and a 5 2 3 flop was spread on the felt. Nguyen checked to Collopy here and Collopy bet 20,000. Nguyen opted to fold and Collopy took down the pot.

Hand #116

Edison Nguyen opened the button to 20,000 and Jim Collopy called. The dealer tabled a 5#kdJ flop and Collopy check-folded to a bet from Nguyen.

Hand #117

Jim Collopy raised the button and Edison Nguyen surrendered his big blind.

Hand #118

Edison Nguyen opened the button and Jim Collopy folded.

Hand #119

Jim Collopy opened the button and Edison Nguyen folded.

Hand #120

Edison Nguyen opened the button (again) to 20,000 and this time Collopy called. On the 6 3 8 flop, both players checked and a 6 hit the turn. Collopy decided to bet 24,000 here and Nguyen called as a T was dealt on the river. Collopy checked here and Nguyen bet 46,000. Back on Collopy, who let his cards go.  

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Nguyen Finds Double with Aces

Hand #110

Edison Nguyen opened the button to 16,000 and Jim Collopy made the call before check-folding to Nguyen’s bet on the J 6 3 flop.

Hand #111

Jim Collopy opened to 16,000 from the button and Edison Nguyen made the call.

The Tx-6x-2xJ Q board was checked down to the river where Collopy bet out 15,000 and took the pot.

Hand #112

The blinds are now up to 5,000-10,000.

Edison Nguyen made it 20,000 from the button and Jim Collopy defended the big blind to see a J 4 4 flop fall. Collopy checked and Nguyen bet 20,000 which Collopy called as the K landed on the turn.

Both players checked and the river landed the J. Both players tapped the table again and Nguyen’s A 3 7 5 wasn’t enough to better Collopy’s T 4 5 5 for trip fours.

Hand #113

Jim Collopy made it 20,000 on the button and Edison Nguyen made the call to see the Q 5 T flop fall.

Nguyen checked and Collopy bet out 20,000 which was enough to get Nguyen to fold.

Hand #114

Edison Nguyen made it 20,000 to go and Jim Collopy potted from the big blind to 60,000. Nguyen counted down his stack, rechecked his cards and then moved all in with Collopy making the call.

Nguyen: A A 8 3
Collopy: 8 7 6 5

The Q 8 Q flop saw Nguyen remain in the lead, and when the J landed on the turn Collopy would be drawing dead. The river was the meaningless 2 and Nguyen doubled through to 352,000 leaving Collopy with 422,000.

Level
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Collopy Increases Lead

Hand #107

Jim Collopy opened the button and Edison Nguyen called. The dealer spread out a 8 4 5 flop and Nguyen checked. On Collopy and he bet 16,000, which Nguyen called. The turn was a 2 and Nguyen again checked. This time Collopy bet 36,000 and Nguyen decided to lay his hand down.

Hand #108

Edison Nguyen opened the button and Jim Collopy called. On the A J 3 flop, Nguyen bet 16,000 and Collopy folded.

Hand #109

Jim Collopy opened the button and Edison Nguyen called. The dealer spread out a 2 8 6 flop and Nguyen check-called a bet of 18,000 from Collopy. The turn was a 4 and Nguyen took his time before leading for 52,000. Collopy decided to make the call. A T completed the board on the river and this time Nguyen bet 56,000.  Collopy took his time before calling, at which point Nguyen tabled #KcTc9 6 for two pair (tens and sixes). Collopy tabled his J T 8 6, winning with his stronger two-piar (tens and eights.)

Following the above hand, Collopy has a dominating chip lead In excess of 2-1. 

Level
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A Few of the First Hands

Hand #103

From the button Jim Collopy opened with a raise and Edison Nguyen folded.

Hand #104

Edison Nguyen opened to 16,000 and Jim Collopy made the call to see a Q 6 2 flop fall.

Collopy checked and Nguyen bet out to prompt a swift fold from Collopy.

Hand #105

Jim Collopy made it 16,000 to go and Edison Nguyen made the call before both players checked the A J K flop before the K landed on the turn and Nguyen bet out to prompt a fold from Collopy.

Hand #106

Edison Nguyen raised to 16,000 from the button and Jim Collopy folded.

Level
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4000/8000
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Heads-Up Begins

The heads-up battle has just begun! It is the USA's Jim Collopy versus Australia's Edison Nguyen. Just like yesterday's WSOP APAC bracelet battle, it is is an Aussie versus the USA! Below is how they stack up. 

Edison Nguyen - 360,000 
Jim Collopy - 414,000 

Level
18
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4000/8000
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Lechich Falls in 3rd; Nguyen and Collopy Heads-Up

Tino Lechich
Tino Lechich eliminated in 3rd place

Hand #101

From the button Jim Collopy made it 16,000 to go and Tino Lechich defended the big blind.

The flop fell 9 7 7 and Lechich checked to Collopy who bet out 12,000. Lechich folded and Collopy flashed his A A 9 7 for a flopped full house.

Hand #102

From the small blind Tino Lechich announced pot and Jim Collopy announced re-pot. Lechich committed his final 74,000 and the cards were placed on their backs.

Lechich: K J 7 5
Collopy: Q J T 8

The flop of 8 5 2 gave Collopy the slight lead, but when the T landed on the turn it gave Collopy a straight draw too.

Unfortunately for the Australian poker stalwart, the river landed the 9 giving Lechich a jack-high straight but Collopy a queen-high straight. For his efforts, Lechich will collect AU$30,988 while Edison Nguyen and Jim Collopy will be now be heads-up for the Event 2 bracelet!

Level
18
Blinds
4000/8000
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Reid Runs to the Rail in 4th

Scott Reid
Scott Reid - 4th Place

Hand #100

Scott Reid was under the gun when he opened to 16,000. Only Edison Nguyen called out of the big blind and the dealer turned over a J 9 5 flop. Nguyen checked here and Reid bet 20,000. Back on Nguyen and he raised pot, Reid announced all in here and Nguyen called and just like that Reid was at risk.

Reid: K K J 9
Nguyen: J 5 4 3

The turn was a 6 giving Nguyen a straight draw and with a 2 on the river, Nguyen had hit his straight to send Reid home in 4th place. For that effort the Aussie took home $22,712 - his largest score to date. 

Then there were three!
Level
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4000/8000
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Not Much Action

Hand #96

The action folded around to Edison Nguyen and he yet again added plenty of chips to his stack.

Hand #97

Scott Reid opened the pot to 16,000 and Tino Lechich called. The dealer turned over a 5 4 A flop and Redi checked. Lechich bet 20,000 here and Reid moved all in for a little over 60,000. Lechich decided to fold here and Reid raked in the pot to move his stack back over 100,000.

Hand #98

Edison Nguyen raised the button and the blinds folded.

Hand #99

Edison Nguyen received a walk.

 

 

Level
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4000/8000
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Nguyen Pushing

Edison Nguyen
Edison Nguyen climbing the leaderboard

Hand #91

Scott Reid opened to 16,000 from the button and Jim Collopy made the call from the big blind.

The flop fell K 6 4 and both players checked to see the 9 on the turn which prompted Collopy to bet out at least 17,000 to force a fold from Reid.

Hand #92

Tino Lechich opened with a raise to 16,000 from the button and Edison Nguyen made the call from the big blind to see a 9 4 Q flop fall.

Nguyen checked, as did Lechich before the 3 landed on the turn and Nguyen checked again. Lechich bet out 20,000 and Nguyen quickly folded.

Hand #93

Tino Lechich raised to 16,000 and Jim Collopy announced a raise of pot from the button.

Lechich paused for a few moments before folding his hand.

Hand #94

From under the gun Jim Collopy raised to 16,000 only to have Edison Nguyen make it 60,000 from the button.

With the action back on Collopy, he made the call to see a 7 2 J flop fall. Collopy checked and Nguyen moved all in for roughly 55,000 to force a quick fold from Collopy.

Hand #95

Edison Nguyen opened to 16,000 from under the gun and both Tino Lechich and Jim Collopy made the call from the blinds.

The flop landed 7 K 4 and both Lechich and Collopy checked to Nguyen who bet out 20,000. Lechich mucked and Collopy made the call as the 9 landed on the turn.

Collopy tapped the table and Nguyen slid out a bet of 88,000 and Collopy folded his hand to see Nguyen pick up another pot to move to 250,000.

Level
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4000/8000
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Collopy Wins Some More

Hand #87

The first hand following the break saw action begin with a raise from Edison Nguyen on the button. Tino Lechich called in the small blind and Jim Collopy raised pot from the big blind. Nguyen folded and the decision was on Lechich. Leaning back in his chair, Lechich took a sip of his water, had a bit of a whistle and the finally decided to let his hand go

Hand #88

The action folded around to Jim Collopy in the small blind and he completed, at which point Edison Nguyen checked in the big blind. On an unknown flop, Collopy led with a bet and Nguyen let his hand go.

Hand #89

Tino Lechich opened the pot to 16,000 from the cutoff. Jim Collopy was on the button and made the call from the button. The dealer spread out an unknown flop. Lechich checked and Collopy bet out 16,000.

Hand #90

Jim Collopy opened to 16,000 from under the gun and the action folded around to Tino Lechich called out of the big blind. The dealer spread out a T K 3 flop and Lechich checked. Collopy then bet 16,000 and Lechich let his hand go. 

Level
18
Blinds
4000/8000
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Play Underway

The cards are now back in the air with the remaining four players playing level 18 and blinds of 4,000/8,000.

Here are the updated chip counts:

Jim Collopy - 288,000
Tino Lechich - 199,000
Edison Nguyen - 174,000
Scott Reid - 123,000

Level
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Blinds
4000/8000
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Break Time

The remaining players are heading on a 15-minute break.

We will have a full set of updated chip counts at the conclusion of break.

Level
17
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3000/6000
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Lechich Straightens Out Collopy

Hand #85

Tino Lechich limped in under the gun and Edison Nguyen called from the small blind as Scott Reid checked his option. The flop fell J 2 T and all three players checked through to see the 3 on the turn.

Nguyen checked and Reid bet out 12,000 to prompt a fold from Lechich before Nguyen raised pot to 54,000.

Reid looked up Nguyen’s stack a few times before folding his hand.

Hand #86

Jim Collopy made it 12,000 from under the gun and Tino Lechich made the call to see a 3 J 4 flop fall.

Lechich checked and Collopy bet out 16,000 to prompt a call from Lechich as the 4 landed on the turn. Both players checked as the 5 on the river completed the board.

Lechich checked for the third time and Collopy bet 29,000 with Lechich snap-calling.

Collopy tabled his A J 8 5, but it would be Lechich’s A J 7 2 that would see him made the wheel to collect the pot.

Level
17
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3000/6000
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Couple of Flops

Hand #80

Folded to Jim Collopy in the small blind, he put in a raise and Edison Nguyen folded his big blind

Hand #81

Folded to Jim Collopy on the button, he raised to 12,000. Edison Nguyen folded the small blind, while Scott Reid called out of the big blind.

Flop: 6 J 2

Scott Reid led for 12,000 here and Collopy slowly made the call. The dealer flipped over a 5 on the turn and Reid this time checked. Collopy also checked, ushering in an 8 on the river. Both players checked and Reid tabled his J Q 8 5 , with his two-pair strong enough to send Collopy’s cards into the muck.

Hand #82

Scott Reid was in the small blind and raised it to 12,000. Tino Lechich called out of the big blind. The dealer spread out a 9 5 2 flop and Reid checked. Lechich bet 16,000 and Reid checked his cards before letting them fly into the muck.

Hand #83

Edison Nguyen opened it up to 12,000 from under the gun and the rest of the table got out of the way as Nguyen picked up the blinds.

Hand #84

Folded to Tino Lechich on the button, he raised it up to 12,000. Jim Collopy then made it a pot-sized rais from the small blind. Lechich got out of the way and Collopy took down some chips. 

Level
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3000/6000
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All Quiet with the Final Four

Hand #75

From the button Scott Reid pushed out a bet of 12,000 and picked up the 9,000 in blinds.

Hand #76

From the small blind Jim Collopy raised to 15,000 and Edison Nguyen made the call from the big.

The flop fell 6 5 6 and Collopy checked to Nguyen who bet out 17,000 and Collopy folded.

Hand #77

Jim Collopy made it 12,000 from the button and picked up the blinds.

Hand #78

Edison Nguyen opened to 12,000 from the button and Tino Lechich made the call to see a 8 6 2 flop fall with both players checking as the 8 landed on the turn and both players checked again.

The river landed the 7 and both players checked to see Lechich tabled his Q Q Q J to take the pot.

Hand #79

Tino Lechich limped the small blind and Jim Collopy checked his option to see a 9 A 5 flop fall. Lechich bet out 10,000 and Collopy quickly mucked.

Level
17
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3000/6000
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The Collopy Gets Richer

Hand #72

The first hand of four-handed play saw the action folded to Jim Collopy on the button. He raised it up to 12,000 and Edison Nguyen called out of the big blind.

On the 2 J K flop, Nguyen checked and Collopy bet 12,000. Back on Nguyen and he raised it up to 32,000. Collopy made the call and the dealer flipped over a K on the turn. Nguyen once again checked and Collopy opted to the J completed the board on the river and Nguyen took his time before betting 35,000. Collopy checked his cards, stared at the felt, looked towards his opponent and eventually made the call.

Nguyen’s cards went into the muck, while Collopy’s J 8 7 6 was strong enough to win the very handy pot.

Hand #73

Edison Nguyen limped in the small blind and Scott Reid checked the big blind. The dealer turned over a 5 J T flop and Edison bet 7,000. Reid then quickly raised to 17,000, which Nguyen called. On the 8 turn, Nguyen checked and it was on Reid, who checked his cards before betting 21,000. Nguyen let his cards go and Reid won the hand.

Hand #74

Jim Collopy opened it to 12,000 from under the gun and only Tino Lechich in the big blind made the call. The dealer spread out a 8 9 T flop, which saw Lechich check. Collopy also checked and a T hit the turn. Lechich again checked and Collopy did the same. The final card on the board was a K and Lechich once again tapped the table, while Collopy decided to bet 12,000. Lechich folded and Collopy won the pot. 

Level
17
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3000/6000
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Shak Stacked

Dan Shak
Dan Shak eliminated in 5th place

Hand #71

Edison Nguyen popped it up to 12,000 from under the gun and the action folded round to Dan Shak in the big blind he announced he was all in for 36,000. Nguyen quickly called.

Nguyen: Q J 9 8
Shak: A K 6 5

The T 7 2 flop gave Nguyen a complete wrap and left Shak drawing slim unless the board blanked completely out.

Although Nguyen would turn the nuts with the J on the turn, Shak still had three queens left in the deck for him to improve to a better straight. Unfortunately for the American, the T on the river would his run here in 5th place, but that still earned him a AU $16,940 payday.

Level
17
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3000/6000
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Shak Doubles

Hand #68

Folded to Edison Nguyen in the small blind, he raised it up and stole the big blind.

Hand #69

Folded to Edison Nguyen on the button, he raised it up to 12,000. Scott Reid folded the small blind and Tino Lechich called out of the big blind.

The dealer spread out a 4 3 J flop and Lechich checked, just as Nguyen did. A Q hit the turn and both players again checked, as a 4 completed the board on the river. Lechich led for 9,000 and Nguyen called. At showdown, Lechich tabled A K Q 2 for a pair of aces with a king kicker, while Nguyen had A K Q 5 for the same hand. They chopped it.

Hand #70

Dan Shak got all his chips in preflop (16,000 of them) and was up against Jim Collopy. Below is how their cards looked.

Shak: A K K J
Collopy: T T 9 4

By the time the board ran out 8 6 5 K 3, Shak had the goods and doubled up to around 40,000. Collopy has 270,000. 

Level
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3000/6000
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Nguyen Finds Double with Trips

Hand #63

Edison Nguyen opened the button to 8,000 and Tino Lechich made the call to see a 5 Q 2.

Lechich checked and Nguyen slid out 10,000 in which Lechich called as the dealer dropped the 7 on the turn. Lechich announced a bet of pot which forced a fold from Nguyen as Lechich moved to roughly 150,000 in chips.

Hand #64

Dan Shak opened the pot to 9,000 and Jim Collopy made the call from the big blind to see a 5 A 2 flop which was checked through to see the K on the turn.

Both players checked again as the 4 landed on the river and Collopy pushed out a bet of 12,000. Shak checked his cards once more and then folded to see Collopy pushed the pot.

Hand #65

The blinds are now going up to level 17 with blinds at 2,500/5,000.

Edison Nguyen kicked it off with a raise to 12,000 and Dan Shak made the call from the big blind. The dealer spread a K J 5 flop and Shak checked to Nguyen who bet out 12,000 before he folded.

Hand #67

Dan Shak limped in from the small blind and Edison Nguyen made it a further 12,000 to Shak. Shak paused momentarily before he announced a raise of pot to 54,000.

Nguyen deliberated for nearly a minute before calling the additional 36,000 as the dealer spread a 5 J 5. Shak pushed all in and Nguyen made the call for his last 46,000.

Shak: Q Q 7 2
Nguyen: A T 5 4

With Nguyen flopping trips, he would need to dodge a queen to stay alive, and when the turn landed the 9 he was nearly assured the double. The river landed the 3 and Nguyen doubled through to just over 200,000 as Shak was left with just under 20,000.

Level
17
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3000/6000
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Edison Staying Active

Hand #59

The first six-handed action would see Edison Nguyen open the pot to 8,000 from middle position. Tino Lechich called from the button and the blinds got out of the way. On the 5 8 A flop, Nguyen and Lechich both checked and a A hit the turn. Both players again checked and a 6 was dealt on the river. Nguyen checked and Lechich bet 20,000. Back on Nguyen and he let his cards go into the muck.

Hand #60

Scott Reid opened to 9,000 and Dan Shak called from the big blind as the dealer turned over a 9 9 4 flop. Shak checked here and Reid bet 15,000. Shak let his hand go and Reid scooped up the pot.

Hand #61

The action folded around to Jim Collopy on the button and he opened to 8,000. Edison Nguyen raised pot from the big blind and Collopy folded.

Hand #62

Tino Lechich limped from under the gun and Dan Shak was on the button which he opted to fold when the play was on him. Edison Nguyen, from the small blind, raised to 16,000 and Lechich got out of the way. 

Level
16
Blinds
2000/4000
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Sharbanee Silenced by Runner-Runner

Paul Sharbanee
Paul Sharbanee eliminated in 6th place

Hand #58

Jim Collopy opened to 8,000 from under the gun and Paul Sharbanee made the call from the big blind.

The flop landed 5 7 J and Sharbanee got what remained of his stack in against Collopy.

Sharbanee: J 8 8 7
Collopy: A K T 4

The turn of the Q gave Collopy a plethora of outs as he now needed any ace, king or nine that wasn’t spade.

Unfortunately for the Australian, the A landed on the river to see Collopy spike his backdoor straight to end Sharbanee’s tournament in 6th place for a AU$12,856 payday. Collopy is now sitting with close to 300,000 in chips.

Level
16
Blinds
2000/4000
Players Left
5
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Not Much Happening

Hand #53

Tino Lechich had the button when the action folded all the way around the table to give Jim Collopy a walk.

Hand #54

Scott Reid opened to 9,000 from middle position and picked up the blinds.

Hand #55

Scott Reid opened the pot to 9,000 for the second hand in a row. Jim Collopy then raised to 24,000 from the button. The action was back on Reid and he let his cards go.

Hand #56

The action was folded around to Dan Shak on the button and he raised it to 8,000. The blinds folded and Shak picked up the pot.

Hand #57

Jim Collopy opened it up to 9,000 and picked up the blinds. 

Level
16
Blinds
2000/4000
Players Left
6
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Reid Gets Busy Against Collopy

Hand #48

From the button Paul Sharbanee opened to 9,000 and Dan Shak made the call from the big blind.

The flop of 5 7 A saw Shak lead out for 20,000 and Sharbanee quickly folded.

Hand #49

From the button Jim Collopy opened to 8,000 and Dan Shak announced a raise to 28,000. Collopy stood up to see what Shak had behind – roughly 110,000 – and eventually opted to fold.

Hand #50

Paul Sharbanee made it 10,000 to go from middle position and picked up the blinds.

Hand #51

Jim Collopy opened the pot to 8,000 and Scott Reid opted to three-bet to 18,000 from the small blind. Collopy eyed off Reid’s stack before making the call as the dealer spread a 6 J 8 flop.

Reid pushed out a bet of 23,000 and Collopy eventually decided to fold to give Reid the pot to move him to 125,000.

Hand #52

Play folded to Tino Lechich in the small blind and he tossed his cards to the muck to give Paul Sharbanee a walk.

Level
16
Blinds
2000/4000
Players Left
6
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Leah Leaves in 7th

Mike Leah
Mike Leah - 7th Place

Hand #47

Mike Leah opened the action to 9,000 from middle position and the action folded all the way around to Jim Collopy, in the big blind, who made the call. The dealer spread out a 2 9 3 flop and Collopy checked. Leah bet 20,000 here and Collopy raised the pot – enough to put Leah all in. Leah made the call and the two players turned their hands over.

Leah: Q Q 5 5
Collopy: A T 6 5

Leah was out in front with his queens, but Collopy had plenty of outs. One of those outs was the A turn and when the board was completed with a K, Leah was sent home in 7th place to collect $9,923. Collopy started the day as the chip leader and is now still holding a solid lead over his opponents.

Level
16
Blinds
2000/4000
Players Left
6
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Couple More Hands

Hand #45

Jim Colllopy was under the gun plus one when he opened it up to 8,000. The table folded around to Scott Reid in the small blind and he made the call. Tino Lechich folded the big blind and the dealer turned over a 2 A A flop. Reid took his time here before checking and Collopy opted to do the same. A J hit the turn and Reid once again checked, just as Collopy did. The river was a 5 and Reid again checked, while Collopy bet 16,000. Back on Reid and he leaned back in his chair, checked his cards, and opted to fold.

Hand #46

The action folded around to Edison Nguyen in the cutoff and he opened it up with a raise to 8,000. The rest of the table got out of the way and Nguyen took down the blinds.

Level
16
Blinds
2000/4000
Players Left
7
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Reid Gets Frisky Against Nguyen

Edison Nguyen
Edison Nguyen's three-bet goes wrong

Hand #40

Edison Nguyen raised to 8,000 from the hi-jack and picked up the 6,000 in blinds.

Hand #41

From under the gun, Mike Leah kicked it up to 9,000 and he picked up the blinds.

Hand #42

The action folded round to Dan Shak in the small blind and he made it 10,000 to go. Mike Leah quickly folded and Shak picked up the pot.

Hand #43

Scott Reid opened for a min-raise of 8,000 from under the gun and the table swiftly folded round to see him awarded the pot.

Hand #44

The action folded to Edison Nguyen in the small blind and he made it 9,000 to go. Scott Reid made the call from the big blind.

The T 8 4 flop was checked through to see the 8 land on the turn and Nguyen fire a delayed continuation-bet of 10,000. Reid checked his cards once more before making it 20,000 to straight.

As Nguyen contemplated his decision he looked up Reid’s stack a few times before sliding out a stack of chips amounting to a three-bet of 31,000. Reid announced he was all in for roughly 65,000 and Nguyen folded his hand as Reid moved to roughly 115,000.

Level
16
Blinds
2000/4000
Players Left
7
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Back From Break

The players are back from their break and ready to keep playing towards crowning the next WSOP APAC champion. Below is how they are stacking up.

Seat 1: Dan Shak – 128,000
Seat 2: Mike Leah – 64,500
Seat 5: Edison Nguyen – 147,500
Seat 6: Scott Reid – 67,500
Seat 7: Tino Lechich – 125,500
Seat 8: Paul Sharbanee – 46,500
Seat 9: Jim Collopy – 197,500

Level
16
Blinds
2000/4000
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7
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One Hand and Break

Hand #39

Jim Collopy opened to 6,000 from under the gun and only Paul Sharbanee called from the big blind.

The players checked the 6 9 T flop and a 3 hit the turn. Sharbanee checked here and Collopy bet 7,000. Sharbanee folded and Collopy scooped the pot.

Break

The seven remaining players have been sent on a 15-minute break. 

Level
15
Blinds
1500/3000
Players Left
7
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Lechich Takes One from Collopy

Tino Lechich
Tino Lechich during Day 2

Hand #35

Paul Sharbanee opened to 6,000 from the cutoff and Mike Leah made the call from the big blind.

The 3 T Q flop was checked through to see the T on the turn checked once again. The river landed the 5 and both players once again tapped the table to see Leah table his A Q 5 3 to collect the small pot.

Hand #36

The action folded round and Edison Nguyen received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #37

Edison Nguyen made it 7,000 from the small blind and Scott Reid folded his big to see Nguyen pushed his second consecutive pot.

Hand #38

Jim Collopy opened to 6,000 from early position and Tino Lechich made the call from the big to see a 9 T 4 flop fall.

Lechich led out for 10,000 and Collopy made the call to see the K on the turn and Lechich opt to check on this occasion. Collopy pushed out a stack of blue 1,000-denomination chips amouting to a bet of 16,000.

Taking a few moments to deliberate, Lechich eventually made the call to see the dealer drop the A on the river. Lechich checked for the second time and Collopy went deep into the tank for nearly two minutes before checking.

Lechich flipped over his J T 9 7 and Collopy mucked as Lechich to over 120,000 and Collopy slipped to just on 200,000.

Level
15
Blinds
1500/3000
Players Left
7
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Slows Down After the Busto

Hand #31

Tino Lechich was given a walk!

Hand #32

Jim Collopy was under the gun when he opened it up with a raise to 6,000. Scott Reid called from the button and Paul Sharbanee called out of the big blind.

The flop was 5 9 Q and Sharbanee quickly checked. On Collopy and he would slide out a bet of 10,000. Sharbanee and Reid both folded and the pot went to Collopy.

Hand #33

Dan Shak opened with a raise to 7,000 from early position and only Paul Sharbanee called from the small blind. The dealer spread out a 6 7 2 flop and Shak bet 8,000 when it was checked to him, which Sharbanee called. The turn was a 5 and both players checked. The board was completed with a T. Another couple of checks and Sharbanee would announce he had kings, before Shak’s tabled his A A 9 6 – enough to win the pot.

Hand #34

Folded around to Paul Sharbanee on the button and he would put in a raise to 7,000. Only Dan Shak called from the big blind and the dealer would spread out a A 4 Q flop. Shak was first to act and checked to Sharbanee, who bet 10,000. Shak opted to let his hand go and Sharbanee took down the small pot. 

Level
15
Blinds
1500/3000
Players Left
7
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Kozlov KO'd in 8th; Reid Triples

Martin Kozlov
Martin Kozlov eliminated in 8th place

Hand #30

Paul Sharbanee raised to 7,000 from early position and Mike Leah made the call from the cutoff.

After a few moments of deliberation, Martin Kozlov announced a raise of pot and pushed out 32,500 from the button. From the big blind Scott Reid announced he was all in for 23,600 to force Sharbanee out before Leah asked Kozlov for a count of what remained in his stack; roughly 6,000.

Leah sat there for close to three minutes crunching numbers in his head before announcing all in with Kozlov instantly calling.

Kozlov: A K 6 6
Reid: A A 7 6
Leah: K K 5 4

The dealer dropped a T 9 3 flop to keep Reid strongly in the lead, and when the 9 landed on the turn, Reid would need to dodge a king or a six to stay alive while Kozlov would need a six to remain alive (since Leah had both players covered).

Fortuantely for Reid the river landed the J to see him triple to 80,000 as Kozlov was eliminated in 8th place for a AU$7,784 payday. Leah on the other hand did lose out, but managed to win a small side pot courtesy of Kozlov to sit with 56,000 in chips.

Level
15
Blinds
1500/3000
Players Left
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Handy Cards for Lechich

Hand #27

Jim Collopy started the hand with the button. Edison Nguyen opened it up to 6,000 and the action folded around to Collopy who made the call. Dan Shak folded his small blind and Mike Leah folded his big blind.

On the A J 8 flop, Nguyen led for 9,000 and Collopy thought for a just a few moments before letting his hand go.

Hand #28

The action folded around to Tino Lechich in middle position and he opened it up to 6,000. Only Martin Kozlov called out of the big blind and the dealer turned over a T Q Q flop. Kozlov and Lechich both checked and a 3 hit the turn. It was again checked and an A completed the board on the river.

This time Lechich bet 5,700 and Kozlov made the call. At showdown, Lechich tabled K K J T, which his straight enough to send Kozlov’s cards into the muck.

Hand #29

The action folded around to Martin Kozlov in the small blind and he limped in. Edison Nguyen was in the big blind and looked at Kozlov’s stack before checking. The dealer tabled a Q 3 3. Kozlov checked and Nguyen bet 3,000. Kozlov folded and Nguyen scooped up the small pot. 

Level
15
Blinds
1500/3000
Players Left
8
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Collopy Gets Active, Edison and Kozlov Win

Edison Nguyen
Edison Nguyen in action on Day 2

Hand #22

Jim Collopy opened to 6,000 from middle position and the table folded round to see him pick up the 4,500 in blinds.

Hand #23

Back at it again, Jim Collopy opened the pot with a  raise to 6,000, but this time it would be Tino Lechich defending from the big blind.

The dealer dropped a K Q 5 flop which saw both players check as the A landed on the turn. Both players tapped the table once again as the 7 completed the board on the river.

Lechich checked, as did Collopy before he tabled his A Q 9 8 for aces up. Lechich mucked and Collopy furthered his stack upwards of 235,000 in chips.

Hand #24

For the third consecutive hand, Jim Collopy opened to 6,000 from under the gun and Martin Kozlov three-bet the maximum to 22,500.

“Too easy!” stated Collopy as he folded and Kozlov was pushed the pot.

Hand #25

The action folded to Edison Nguyen and he made it 6,000 to go from the hi-jack. Paul Sharbanee made the call from the small blind and Jim Collopy came along from the big.

The dealer dropped a 7 Q 7 flop and the action was checked to Nguyen who slid out a bet of 8,000 to prompt two swift folds from Sharbanee and Collopy.

Hand #26

Martin Kozlov entered the pot with a raise to 6,000 and the table quickly folded round to Jim Collopy in the small blind who made the call.

The T 7 7 flop saw both players check as the 6 landed on the turn and again both players checked. The J on the river went check check as Kozlov’s A J Q Q for queens up saw him pushed the pot.

Level
15
Blinds
1500/3000
Players Left
8
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Mad Marvin the First One Out

Marvin Rettenmaier
Marvin Rettenmaier - 9th Place

Hand #21

Tino Lechich opened it up to 6,000 from early position and Dan Shak made the call from the hijack. Marvin Rettenmaier then raised pot from the button, which was enough to put him all in for 21,800. Lechich got out of the way and Shak made the call. This is what the cards looks like.

Shak: K 7 5 4
Rettenmaier: K Q Q J

The board ran out A 4 6 7 3, with Shak taking the lead on the flop and it stayed that way until the river when Rettenmaier exited the tournament in 9th place. A great effort for Rettenmaier as he picks up $6,207 for his WSOP APAC final table finish. 

 

Level
15
Blinds
1500/3000
Players Left
8
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Three Slow Hands

Hand #18

The first hand of the next level (15: 1,500/3,000) would see Martin Kozlov open it up and only Mike Leah would call from the big blind. Leah then check-folded to a bet of 11,000 from Kozlov on a  3 J 5 flop.

Hand #19

Scott Reid opened the action to 6,000 from middle position. The action then folded around, with Reid picking up the blinds.

Hand #20

Mike Leah started the hand with the button. The action was opened by Paul Sharbanee to 8,000 from middle position. Sharbanee got no action, picking up the blinds.

Level
15
Blinds
1500/3000
Players Left
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Collopy Extends Lead

Jim Collopy
Jim Collopy is extending his chip lead

Hand #15

The action folded round to Tino Lechich in the small blind and he completed with Paul Sharbanee checking his option in the big blind

The K 5 2 flop saw Lechich bet 3,000 and Sharbanee call as the T landed on the turn and both players checked as the Q completed the board on the river.

Lechich checked and Sharbanee tossed in 4,000 to prompt a fold from Lechich.

Hand #16

Tino Lechich limped the button and Paul Sharbanee completed from the small blind before Jim Collopy checked his option.

The dealer dropped a 6 9 K flop and all three players checked as the J landed on the turn and Collopy bet out 5,000 following a Sharbanee check. Lechich kicked his cards to the muck but Sharbanee made the call as the river landed the 5.

Sharbanee checked for a third time and Collopy bet out 13,000. Sharbanee folded and Collopy took the pot to move to 218,500.

Hand #17

The action folded to Jim Collopy in the small blind and he made it 6,000 to go with Dan Shak making the call to see a Q 8 T flop fall.

Collopy bet out 8,000 and Shak mucked his hand.

Level
14
Blinds
1200/2400
Players Left
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No Turns in Sight

Hand #10

Dan Shak started the hand with the button and the action was folded around to Jim Collopy in the hijack. Collopy raised to 4,800 and the blinds folded.

Hand #11

Edison Nguyen was under the gun when he opened it up to 4,800. A flurry of cards went into the muck from all directions until the action was on Mike Leah on the button. Leah made the call, while Marvin Rettenmaier folded his small blind. Martin Kozlov, from the big blind, called and a 5 5 6 was spread on the felt. Kozlov checked and Nguyen then took his time before betting 8,200. Leah checked his cards before opting to fold and the action was back on Kozlov. Eventually Kozlov decided to fold and Nguyen picked up the pot.

Hand #12

Tino Lechich, from early position, put in a raise. No player at the table wanted any part in the action, as the players folded around to send the blinds to Lechich.

Hand #13

Folded around to Dan Shak in the hijack, he raised it up to 5,000. The rest of the table got out of the way and Shak picked up the blinds.

Hand #14

Paul Sharbanee called from under the gun and the action folded around to Edison Nguyen on the button, and he made the call. Scott Reid called out of the small blind and Tino Lechich checked out of the big blind before the dealer turned over a 6 T J flop. Reid checked and Lechich quickly led for 6,500. That was enough to scare the rest of the players out of the hand as Lechich scooped up the pot.  

Level
14
Blinds
1200/2400
Players Left
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Chips Starting to Move

Martin Kozlov
Martin Kozlov took a few hits

Hand #6

With the button on Scott Reid, the action folded round to Martin Kozlov and he raised it up to 4,800 from the hi-jack. Tino Lechich from the small blind made the call, as did Paul Sharbanee.

The flop fell 3 7 8 saw Lechich push out a stack of 10,000 to prompt a fold from Sharbanee and Kozlov. Lechich now has over 83,000 in chips.

Hand #7

Martin Kozlov tried a 4,800-chip raise for the second consecutive hand, and from the small blind Paul Sharbanee announced a raise to 15,000.

Kozlov deliberated for a few moments before eventually folding his hand to slip to roughly 35,000 in chips.

Hand #8

The action passed round to Edison Nguyen in the lo-jack and he tossed in a raise to 4,800. From the small blind Jim Collopy made the call, as did Dan Shak.

The dealer spread a 3 9 T flop and each player checked to see the K land on the turn with Collopy taking the lead by firing out a bet of 10,000.

Shak mucked, as did Nguyen, and chip leader Collopy raked in his first pot of the day.

Hand #9

Jim Collopy opened for a min-raise to 4,800 from the button and Mike Leah defended from the big blind to see a T Q K flop fall.

Leah checked and Collopy continued for 6,000 which Leah called after a few moments in the tank. The dealer dropped the 4 on the turn and it would be Leah leading out for 11,000 into Collopy.

Collopy deliberated for a few moments before releasing his hand as Leah flashed the A to move to roughly 85,000 in chips.

Level
14
Blinds
1200/2400
Players Left
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First Five Sees Only One Flop

Hand #1

Dan Shak started the first hand of the day with the button. Martin Kozlov opened to 4,800 from under the gun and the players folded around as Kozlov scooped up the blinds.

Hand #2

Scott Reid opened the action from early position to 5,000 and nobody wanted any part of the hand as yet again we saw no action.

Hand #3

The action folded around to Martin Kozlov in the small blind and he made the call. On Edison Nguyen in the big blind and he raised pot. That was enough to force Kozlov out of the hand as Nguyen picked up some extra chips.

Hand #4

Folded around to Mike Leah in the hijack, he would raise to 5,200. The rest of the table got out of the way and yet again we would see no flop.

Hand #5

Paul Sharbanee was under the gun when he made the call. The action then folded around to Tino Lechich in the big blind and he checked.

The dealer turned over a A Q J flop. Lechich tapped the table and Sharbanee bet 3,500. Lechich called and the dealer flipped over a K turn. Both players checked and the board was completed with a 3 on the river. This time Lechich reached for chips, betting 3,500. Sharbanee called and tabled 9 8 9 6 – his flush enough to send Lechich’s cards into the muck. 

Level
14
Blinds
1200/2400
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Play Underway

After a slight delay, the players are now in their seats and ready for the final table to begin following the player introductions by Tournament Director Christian Vaughan.

There is 41:16 remaining on the clock in level 14, and we will be playing blinds of 1,200/2,400.

The next World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Champion will be crowned in a matter of hours. Good luck to the final nine!

Level
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1200/2400
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Time to Crown the WSOP APAC King of Four Cards

Dan Shak
Dan Shak is on a WSOP APAC Final Table

The excitement of the first-ever WSOP APAC Gold Bracelet being awarded last night hasn’t yet died down, but the action must march on as today we will crown the champion of Event 2: $1,650 Pot Limit Omaha. It’s an extremely stacked final table, with plenty of the biggest names in poker set to fight it out for WSOP glory.

Here’s how they will line up:

Seat 1 - Dan Shak - 102,700                  
Seat 2 - Mike Leah - 71,200
Seat 3 - Marvin Rettenmaier - 33,500
Seat 4 - Martin Kozlov - 47,400
Seat 5 - Edison Nguyen - 122,200
Seat 6 - Scott Reid - 28,400
Seat 7 - Tino Lechich - 85,000
Seat 8 - Paul Sharbanee - 77,200
Seat 9 - Jim Collopy - 209,200

What can we say about Dan Shak that hasn’t already been said over the last couple of months? Shak’s massive year started at the PCA in January where he would finish in 8th in the Super High Roller Event, he then finished 4th in the Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge, followed by another 4th place, this time in the Aussie Millions Main Event. Cut to March and Shak would be winning the PartyPoker Premier League for a cool $528,000. All in all, Shak already has almost $1.5 million in tournament winnings in 2013 alone.

The USA’s Mike Leah could be considered as simply the consummate grinder, but he is much more than that. Over the last ten years, Leah has amassed more than $1.5 million in tournament earnings, which includes 14 WSOP cashes. If Leah manages to win today, it will be his first WSOP Gold Bracelet.

The man of the poker world during the last twelve months has definitely been Germany’s Marvin Rettenmaier. The current leader of the GPI Top 300 poker players, Rettenmaier is a two-time WPT champion with almost $4 million in tournament winnings on his resume.

While Australia’s Martin Kozlov does have plenty of live tournament results on his resume, including a 2010 ANZPT Melbourne Main Event title, Kozlov is in fact considered a PLO cash game specialist. Kozlov will certainly be comfortable at today’s final table and is a good chance to keep the WSOP APAC Gold Bracelet on home soil.

Edison Nguyen, from Brisbane, Australia, isn’t too well known for his live tournament results, but has quite the reputation in Australia as an online cash game specialist. The word around town, is that he once mixed it online with Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius and the like.

Also hailing from sunny Brisbane in Australia, Scott Reid has been a regular on the local tournament scene for quite some time. Reid has already posted his largest result here at the WSOP APAC and like his fellow Aussies at the final table, will be looking to keep the WSOP APAC Gold Bracelet down under.

One of the veteran poker players of the Australian poker scene, Tino Lechich has been posting tournament results since before most of the players at this final table were born. Some of the highlights on Lechich’s poker resume include a WPT final table appearance in 2003 and a 2nd place in the Victorian Poker Championship Main Even in 2008.

Paul Sharbanee, from faraway Western Australia, has been cashing in almost every local tournament series imaginable over the last few years, but also has some experience in WSOP events where he has four cashes. Today is number five and Sharbanee will be hoping it’s fifth time lucky.

Despite hailing from the USA, Jim Collopy is no stranger to the shores of Australia, having spent much time here since the events of ‘Black Friday’. Known online as “Mr_BigQueso” where he has posted in excess of $2 million in tracked results, Collopy also has 10 WSOP cashes. Clearly no slouch at PLO, Collopy also won the $2,250 Pot Limit Omaha event at the 2012 Aussie Millions. 

It’s going to be an action packed day full of four-card fun as we award the second World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Gold Bracelet.

The final table is set to commence at 12.30pm local time and once again we will have all the live updates here in the blog, but you can also check out the live video stream with thanks to 888poker. 

Level
14
Blinds
1200/2400
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Event Name Event 2 - $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha
Venue Crown Casino, Melbourne
Date 7 April 2013
Final Day 9 April 2013
Buy In AU$1,650
Entrants 172
Prize Pool AU$258,000
First Prize AU$69,662
Level Ante Blinds
Level 1 0 25/25
Level 2 0 25/50
Level 3 0 50/100
Level 4 0 75/150
Level 5 0 100/200
Level 6 0 150/300
Level 7 0 200/400
Level 8 0 300/600
Level 9 0 400/800
Level 10 0 500/1000
Level 11 0 600/1200
Level 12 0 800/1600
Level 13 0 1000/2000
Level 14 0 1200/2400
Level 15 0 1500/3000
Level 16 0 2000/4000
Level 17 0 3000/6000
Level 18 0 4000/8000
Level 19 0 5000/10000
Level 20 0 6000/12000
Level 21 0 8000/16000
Level 22 0 10000/20000
Level 23 0 12000/24000
Level 24 0 15000/30000
Level 25 0 20000/40000
Level 26 0 25000/50000
Level 27 0 30000/60000
Level 28 0 40000/80000
Level 29 0 50000/100000
Level 30 0 60000/120000
Jim Collopy

Jim Collopy
wins
AU$69,662

Event 2 - $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha

Top Money Finishers Prize
1. Jim Collopy AU$69,662
2. Ming Nguyen AU$43,050
3. Tino Lechich AU$30,988
4. Scott Reid AU$22,712
5. Dan Shak AU$16,940
6. Paul Sharbanee AU$12,856
7. Mike Leah AU$9,923
8. Martin Kozlov AU$7,784
9. Marvin Rettenmaier AU$6,207
10. Tony Kambouroglou AU$5,028