$10,000 Main Event - Live Updates

Live updates, chip counts, results and photos from $10,000 Main Event 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

04/13/2013 (1 year ago)

Day 4 Table Draw

Table 29
Seat 1: Mikel Habb – 439,000
Seat 2: Daniel Marton – 1,325,000
Seat 3: Russell Thomas – 1,677,000
Seat 4: Tino Lechich – 654,000
Seat 5: Daniel Negreanu – 827,000
Seat 6: Kahle Burns – 1,469,000
Seat 7 : Raj Ramakrishnan – 644,000
Seat 8: Antonio Esfandiari – 1,050,000

Table 31
Seat 1: Yasar Gueden – 385,000
Seat 2: Winfred Yu – 354,000
Seat 3: - - Empty - - 
Seat 4: George Tsatsis – 1,161,000
Seat 5: Jordan Westmorland – 321,000
Seat 6: Michael Pedley – 310,000
Seat 7 : Benny Spindler – 1,505,000
Seat 8: Joel Feldman – 187,000
Average Stack
$810,000
Players Left
15
04/13/2013 (1 year ago)

Big Double Elimination

A huge double elimination has just occurred over on Table 29. It was three players all in preflop, with George Tsatsis having Todd Terry and Khylon Hanegraf covered. Below is how the cards looked.

Tsatsis: T T
Terry: A K
Hanegraf: Q Q

Hanegraf had the best hand and was looking good to double up, but the T A J 5 8 board would give the big stack, Tsatsis, the goods to send both players to the rail.

As Terry was the shortest stack, he will go down in the record book as having finished in 24th place, while Hanegraf is the 23rd place finisher. 

Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
552,273
Players Left
22
04/13/2013 (1 year ago)

Sat, Apr 13rd, 6:04 am

Average Stack
0
Players Left
30
04/11/2013 (1 year ago)

Day 1 ends with Negreanu unofficial chip leader

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu likely chip leader

The final cards have been dealt and Day 1 of the first ever WSOP APAC Main Event has drawn to a close.  Approximately 390 players started today and with no information made available to us, we’re only guessing at this point as to how many survived.  A dozen or so tables broke so that would indicate that we lost maybe 100 players.  Official numbers and counts will be made available overnight, but the final numbers won’t be confirmed until registration closes at 8pm tomorrow night.

Unofficially, we’re going to give the end-of-day chip lead to Daniel Negreanu. He had more problems with the air conditioning than he did with his opponents today, with most of his chips coming courtesy of a rivered full house against Jim Collopy's turned straight.  Negreanu amassed 136,050 with Joel Feldman (132,875) and Phil Ivey (123,300) close behind.

Others to survive the day include Sam Trickett, Greg Merson, Erik Seidel, Oliver Speidel, Antonio Esfandiari, Jonathan Karamalikis, Chad Brown, Barry Greenstein, Phil Hellmuth and Tony Hachem.

Play resumes at 2pm local time, so join us again for live and exclusive updates from the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific.

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Level
5
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
04/11/2013 (1 year ago)

Six Hands Left

Chips
Last chance for Day 1 chips.

 

The remaining players in today's field are playing six more hands before they bag up for the night.

Level
5
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
04/11/2013 (1 year ago)

Gill Doubles Late

Oliver Gill
Gill doubles

The hand started with a player opening to 850 from middle position and finding a call from the player on the button.  Oliver Gill was on the big blind, and also called, to see the flop come 4 K Q. Gill checked, as the original better continued for 1,500. The player on the button then re-raised to 4,150 before he was quickly met with another raise to 11,100 from Gill. The first player got out of the way and the other called to see the J on the turn.

Gill threw in another 15,000 in chips, and waited for a minute for his opponent to call. When the 3 fell on the river, Gill didn’t hesitate, throwing in his last 15,000 in chips. His opponent reluctantly called for less and mucked his cards when Gill tabled 4 4 for a set of fours.

Gill now sits on 80,000 in chips.

Level
5
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
04/11/2013 (1 year ago)

Obst out

James Obst
James Obst

We noticed that the seat belonging to online phenom James Obst was now vacant, but fortunately tablemate Kristian Lunardi filled in the details.

Obst three-bet jammed for 9,500 with pocket tens, but the original raiser made the call with queen-jack.  A queen on the flop was enough to better Obst’s pair to send him to an early exit.

Level
5
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
04/11/2013 (1 year ago)

Freezing balls

“We’re freezing balls over here! 18 freezing balls!” exclaimed Daniel Negreanu as he leapt from his table to take a walk.

It appears that the air conditioner problems are not improving, even with the addition of the radiant Phil Hellmuth to the table.

In between hands Negreanu is walking around looking for some warmth, while making sure that the floor staff know all about it.

“At least you’re not on Table 23 or 14,” came the reply from one friendly floor staff. “They are even colder!”

This table is obviously attracting a fair rail as they squeeze up against the nearby wall to get as close to the larger than life characters of Negreanu and Hellmuth here at the WSOP APAC.  Hopefully the body warmth helps.

Level
5
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
04/11/2013 (1 year ago)

Fashionably late

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

We've got a late entry to the tournament.

Can you guess who it is?

Here are three hints: he's always late, he's tall and his name's Phil Hellmuth.

The man with 13 bracelets showed up with just one hour left in Day 1. Hellmuth also happened to get seated at the same table as Daniel Negreanu and an Aussie contingent including Will Jones, Emanuel Seal, Raj Ramakrisnan and David Steicke.

Negreanu was complaining to the floor about the air conditioning when Hellmuth showed up. The flow had apparently gotten much stronger and the tournament staff said there was nothing they could do, it was needed to cool down the massive nine-screened television directly behind Negreanu.

But Hellmuth's arrival distracted Kid Poker from the temperature.

"You just jumping in now?" Negreanu asked Hellmuth when he took a seat. 

Hellmuth nodded. 

Negreanu then stood up, walked over to Phil Ivey's table and started rapping.

"Remember that," Negreanu asked Ivey after he was done. "From back in the day."

Hellmuth went to Ivey's table as well and greeted the 9-time bracelet winner.

Negreanu sat back down and redirected his attention to a woman on the rail.

"Pretzel girl," Negreanu said pointing at her.  "You're not Jamie…"

"Samantha," Samantha said.

The two then got to know each other a bit better, talking over a tournament table and a few railbirds. Samantha was not married, but had been before, just like Negreanu.

"Who needs one?" Samantha asked referring to husbands.

"I don't," Negreanu said. "I certainly don't need a husband."

Samantha giggled, they chatted a bit more and Hellmuth put on some headphones. 

Play continues. 

Level
5
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
04/11/2013 (1 year ago)

Warne Dismissed

Shane Warne
Warne Out

We caught the action with the flop reading 7 T 8 and Shane Warne committing his remaining 7,800 in chips into the middle, and finding a caller.

Warne: 8 3
Opponent: 9 9

Warne was in trouble, as he needed to find an eight or three to double-up. However, the 4 on the turn and Q on river were no help, as Warne exited the tournament floor midway through the last level of play.

Level
5
Blinds
200/400
Ante
50
1 2 3 4 5 7

Event Information

Event Name
$10,000 Main Event
Venue
Crown Casino, Melbourne
Date
2013-04-11
Final Day
2013-04-15
Buy In
A$10,000
Entrants
405
Prize Pool
A$3,847,500
First Prize
A$1,038,825

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Daniel Negreanu A$1,038,825
2 Daniel Marton A$637,911
3 Winfred Yu A$423,225
4 George Tsatsis A$284,715
5 Kahle Burns A$201,994

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