Event 4 - $5,000 6-Max Hold'em - Live Updates

Live updates, chip counts, results and photos from Event 4 - $5,000 6-Max Hold'em at the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific. Get your WSOP APAC 2013 content at PokerListings.com in cooperation with PokerAsiaPacific.com

Day 1 Live Updates

04/09/2013 (1 year ago)

That’s a Wrap on WSOP APAC Six Handed Day 1

Ben Wilinofsky
Chip leader Ben Wilinofsky

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.

Level
8
Blinds
250/500
Ante
50
Average Stack
0
04/09/2013 (1 year ago)

Kelly Eliminated

 

The lovely dealer on Table 17 was able to fill us in on how Dan Kelly was eliminated from the tournament. She advised us that Kelly got all his chips in pre flop holding A-J against a player who had A-K. There would be no help for Kelly, as he would fall just short of making the following day's play.

Level
8
Blinds
250/500
Ante
50
Average Stack
0
04/09/2013 (1 year ago)

Hu Collects Near the Bell

With only a few hands to go before we break for the evening you can generally class two kinds of short stack players. Those who tighten up and want to make it through to Day 2 with what they have and those who want to double up so they can return with confidence tomorrow. Nai Hu was able to pick off one of the latter those two player’s stack in this hand.

Proceedings began when Allan Le opened for 1000 and was called before the button player made it 3500 to go. With A K, Hu four-bet to 8625 and action was folded to the button man who moved all in over the top. Hu called and saw his hand was in good shape against A J.

The board of A Q 5 7 5 contained no surprises and Hu took it down.

Level
8
Blinds
250/500
Ante
50
Average Stack
0
04/09/2013 (1 year ago)

Five More Hands

 

The tournament Director has just advised the remaining players in the tournament, that they will play five more hands before the completion of the day.

Level
8
Blinds
250/500
Ante
50
Average Stack
0
04/09/2013 (1 year ago)

Race for the Chip Lead

Chips
Who will finish the chip leader?

With just 20 minutes remaining on the tournament clock, eyes will be on two players, to see who finishes with the overall chip lead at the end of the first day. Both Ben Wilinofsky and Jonathan Karamalikis both sit on stacks around the 140,000 chip-mark, almost 50 thousand more than their nearest competitor.

Level
8
Blinds
250/500
Ante
50
Average Stack
0
04/09/2013 (1 year ago)

Collopy Doubles

 

Jim Collopy has found himself a double in the final level of the day. On a flop reading 8 3 J, a player under the gun had 7,900 sitting in the pot in front of his stack, and was facing an all in from Collopy for an additional 8,850 in chips. After a minute or so, he made the call, only to assure himself what he already knew. Collopy tabled his A J for top pair, as his opponent showed the 4 4. The T on the turn and A on the river would not help, as Collopy moves up to 40,000 in chips.

Level
8
Blinds
250/500
Ante
50
Average Stack
0
04/09/2013 (1 year ago)

ElkY Eliminates Hachem

Tony Hachem is out of the tournament after grinding a short stack for most of the evening and being forced to put his remaining chips in the middle with A 7 against Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier’s Q J in a blind on blind battle. Grospellier then paired his queen on the resulting board.

“It was just a horrible, horrible day,” said Hachem as he was telling us about the hand. 

Level
8
Blinds
250/500
Ante
50
Average Stack
0
04/09/2013 (1 year ago)

It’s Just Not Brown’s Day

Chad Brown
Brown departs

Chad Brown was seated at the table right in front of our media desk and we noticed him getting up walking off so we grabbed him for his story. He told us raised on the button with Ace-King and was three-bet from the small blind. He four-bet and then called his opponent’s five-bet shove for his tournament life. 

Up against pocket nines and with a 45,000 pot in the middle, Brown failed to improve and the nines held.

“Earlier I lost 18k with pocket eights versus pocket sevens,” said Brown. “It just wasn’t my day.”

Level
7
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
Average Stack
0
04/09/2013 (1 year ago)

WSOP APAC PLO Champ Joins the Fray

Earlier this evening we were watching Jim “Mr_BigQueso” Collopy defeat Edison Nguyen on the big screen to take down the WSOP APAC Event #2 PLO bracelet and $69,662 in prize money.

It has surely been a gruelling couple of days for the online pro from the US so any normal person would think that he has earned a good rest; perhaps some time to recuperate or maybe enjoy some of Melbourne’s sights with a healthy new bankroll? 

Well, clearly Collopy isn’t a normal person as he has made his way down from the upstairs TV table at Crown to enter into the $5000 NLH Six Handed.

One word… baller.

Level
7
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
Average Stack
0
04/09/2013 (1 year ago)

Controversy on Table 17

Jean-Robert Bellande
Bellande unhappy about decision

After 25 minutes, a hand has finally been resolved, after a ruling decision had to be fixed. It all started with Jean-Robert Bellande opening to 1,000 from the cut-off, which was met with a raise to 2,500 from Brendan Rubie on the button. The small blind folded, leaving Jonathan Karamalikis with a decision on the big blind. He threw out a raise to 6,500, which Bellande mistook for a call, as he threw out 2,500 also. The dealer told Bellande the total was 6,500, which brought a fold from Bellande, and the retrieval of the additional 1,500 in chips. That’s when the hand took an extended break. The floor was called over to try and resolve the situation.

“I didn’t know those chips where in play,” said Bellande. “No one ever announced the introduction of those chips into the tournament, and from here the blue ones look the same. ”

The tournament director told Bellande he had to forfeit his 2,500 in chips. But Bellande was definitely not happy with the ruling.

“How is that reasonable? There is no action behind me, so making me commit the other 1,500 is just to f*** me.”

Eventually Bellande committed the 2,500, but not without standing from the table to cool off. The hand continued, as Rubie made the call to see the flop come J 8 6. Karamalikis made a continuation bet of 4,500 and Rubie folded.

Karamalikis is continuing in his good form that earned him a second place in the opening event of the series just last night, as he amasses a stack well over 100,000 in chips.

Level
7
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
Average Stack
0
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Event Information

Event Name
Event 4 - $5,000 6-Max Hold'em
Venue
Crown Casino, Melbourne
Date
2013-04-09
Final Day
2013-04-11
Buy In
A$5,000
Entrants
167
Prize Pool
A$835,000
First Prize
A$233,800

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Aaron Lim A$233,800
2 Andy Lee A$144,530
3 Jan Suchanek A$103,766
4 Brendon Rubie A$74,590
5 Sam Higgs A$53,615

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