Day 2 of the third event of the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific will begin at 12:30 p.m. local time. The AU$1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha attracted 123 entries, which was 49 less than last year's contest, but it was still chalk full of notable faces.
Leading the 22 competitors that survived the Day 1 carnage is Gary Benson. Benson is a WSOP gold bracelet winner and a member of the Australian Poker Hall of Fame. He has a total of $1,820,700 in live tournament earnings, but today's it's all about the AU$51,660 top prize in this one and notching his second piece of WSOP hardware.
While Benson bagged up 71,200 in chips to lead the way, another member of the Australian Poker Hall of Fame sits in second place on the leader board with 60,400. That man is five-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro.
Behind those two are the likes of Jason Gray (34,500), Ismael Bojang (27,000), Ami Barer (25,600), Van Marcus (21,900), and Mel Judah (15,900). Both Gray and Judah are also members of the Australian Poker Hall of Fame member, while Barer is the reigning Aussie Millions Main Event champion.
The goal for today is to reach the final table, but first the players must maneuver their way into the money. Set to pay the top 16 places, a min-cash will award AU$2,524. Six players will leave empty handed, and those in the most danger are Edison Nguyen (9,400), Michael Wang (8,100), Mike Watson (6,900), and Daniel Chevalier (3,200).
The blinds to start the day will be 400/800, and the four-card action will be hot and heavy from the start. Be sure to stay tuned right here to PokerNews.com as the remaining field works towards a cash and the WSOP final table.