That’s a Wrap on WSOP APAC Six Handed Day 1
After around 170 players made their way to the Crown Poker Room for the Event #4 bracelet chase in six-handed battle format, we were left with 10 tables of players surviving till bag up time.
The healthy $5,000 buy-in ensured a crème de la crème field of big names. Rising to top of the froth was one of our notables, previous 2011 EPT Berlin champion Benjamin Wilinofsky who finished on a mega 160,400 stack. Hot on his heels were Aussie local lads Sam Higgs on 151,525 and Jonathan Karamilikis on 149,350, who has picked a perfect time to run good after already placing runner-up in the WSOP APAC Event #1 $1,100 Accumulator for $130,743 in prize money.
Other big names to finish well this evening were Daniel Neilson (105,175), Brendon Rubie (66,200), JC Tran (61,075), Bertrand Grospellier (40,425) and Jean-Robert Bellande (38,725).
That’s it for tonight so we will catch you again tomorrow at 12pm for all the action from Day 2.
Bryan Piccioli Wins First Bracelet Awarded in Australia
Last night the first-ever WSOP bracelet was awarded in Australia but it wasn't won by an Australian. American poker pro Bryan Piccioli defeated home-town hero Jonathan Karamalikis to win his first gold bracelet and $211,575.
In today's Daily WSOP Asia Pacific video show we find out how Piccioli got into poker and how much this victory means to him.
Keep watching for all the highlights from the 2013 WSOP Asia Pacific.