The 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific continued Tuesday with Day 2 action from the AU$10,000 Main Event, a tournament that attracted 329 players and created a prize pool of AU$3.125 million. The money will be distributed to the top 36 players with the winner taking home AU$850,136.
Day 2 began with 182 returning players from the two starting flights, as well as five players that opted to take advantage of late registration. After six 90-minute levels of play, just 70 players remained with Kyle Montgomery and his chip stack of 595,000 leading.
Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts
Montgomery vaulted into the chip lead in the last level of the night when he and Timo Pfutzenreuter created an all-in, seven-bet, 500,000-chip pot. Not surprisingly, it was a brutal aces-versus-kings cooler, but fortunately for Montgomery he was on the good end and took down the pot after the board ran out .
Others who thrived on Day 2 were Victor Teng (511,800), Jackie Glazier (444,700), Ivan Zhou (430,000), and Henry Wang (307,100), to round out the top five.
Of course, not everyone was as fortunate. Among the throngs of players to hit the rail were Billy “The Croc” Argyros, Russell Thomas, Joe Hachem, Jeff Lisandro, Phil Hellmuth, Greg Merson, Ismael Bojang, Bruno Kawauti, and George Danzer, who currently leads the WSOP Player of the Year race. Interestingly, the man behind Danzer, Brandon Shack-Harris, is still alive in the Main Event with 221,100, which is good enough for 10th place on the leader board.
Others who will be returning for Day 3 are 2010 WSOP Player of the Year Frank Kassela (267,500); 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific bracelet winners Alex Antonios (228,000) and Sam Higgs (117,800); European Poker Tour Grand Final runner-up Jack Salter (171,500); Australian sports legend Shane Warne (162,300); former $50,000 Poker Players' Championship winner Brian Rast (136,600); Day 1a chip leader Tobias Reinkemeier (93,900); and 2010 WSOP champ Jonathan Duhamel, though he is on life support with just 3,000 in chips.
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Day 3 will kick off at 12:30 p.m. local time, and the field will play six more 90-minute levels. During that time, they’ll reach the money and play their way toward the final table. The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action and eliminations from the floor of Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, so stay tuned for much more excitement from this event.