WSOP APAC Accumulator tourney Final Table set

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 07, 2013 Posted in Aussie Poker News, WSOP News | No Comments »

wsopapacWell over 1,000 players have been eliminated in the first event of the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia Pacific (WSOP APAC) tournament series leaving just nine players to battle it out for the series first bracelet and a spot in the poker history books as the first WSOP APAC winner. Even with 1,085 entries, the $1,100 buy-in tournament has produced a very star-studded final table, including the 2010 WSOP Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel, a 2012 October Niner in Jeremy Ausmus, and two well-known and well-respected poker pros in Australian native Jonathan Karamilikis and chip-leader Brian Piccioli.

The tournament used a first-of-its-kind format, allowing players to enter on as many of the three starting days as they wished, with their chip-stacks from all three days being combined heading into Day 2. In all, 15 players managed to “accumulate” chips on more than day of the tournament, but nobody was able to survive all three days with chips in front of them.

It’s unclear whether or not the format will “catch-on” in the poker world, but the interesting spin on a standard reentry tournament definitely pulled in players, and with only one player really able to build a massive stack on multiple days (Antoine Saout, who was the chip-leader heading into Day 2) it doesn’t seem to skew the balance between recreational and professional players as much as a standard reentry tournament.

Here is a look at the final table chip counts and seat assignments heading into the final day of the tournament on Monday:

* 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

Here is a look at the final table payouts for the tournament:

* 1st place: $211,575

* 2nd place: $130,743

* 3rd place: $96,305

* 4th place: $71,870

* 5th place: $54,337

* 6th place: $41,610

* 7th place: $32,268

* 8th place: $25,335

* 9th place: $20,138

Also in action on Sunday was Event #2, a $1,650 PLO tournament that drew a field of 172 players, with just 32 moving on to Monday’s Day 2. Here is a look at the top chip-counts for Event #2:

1. Andrew Gaw — 69,800

2. Tony Kambouroglou — 67,300

3. Phillip Willcocks — 59,600

4. Paul Sharbanee — 48,600

5. Daniel Shak — 43,100

6. Marvin Rettenmaier — 42,900

7. Martin Kozlov — 35,200

8. Bruno Portaro — 34,400

9. Ivan Zalac — 30,600

10. Minh Phuc Nguyen — 27,600

Other notables still in the field include: Joe Hachem, Mike Leah, Sam Trickett, and Jeffrey Lisandro.

Resources: WSOP Live Reporting feed


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