Day 1b completed
Day 1b completed
Day 1b of the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific AU$10,000 Main Event has come to a close with 117 players still alive.
The day started with 195 hopefuls taking a seat throughout the day to bring the combined field size to 324 with registration open until the start of play on Day 2. It is important to note that the structure sheet for this event has a misprint on it stating registration will be open through eight levels, but that is not correct, so please be aware that it will close at the start of Day 2.
With those advancing joining the 70 survivors from Day 1a, there will be a combined 187 players moving forward in this prestigious event. Throughout the day, local satellite winners, online grinders, seasoned veterans, and international stars all took a chance, but unfortunately for the likes of Rory Young, Vanessa Rousso, Antonio Esfandiari, Mike Watson, Bruno Politano, Dan Heimiller, and Daniel Negreanu, they all found themselves on the rail.
Sydney's Tam Truong would claim the Day 1b chip lead with an impressive 155,875 in chips, but the overall chip lead would still belong to Day 1a's Tobias Reinkemeier and his 171,925-chip stack. Sitting behind Truong from the second starting flight are Kahle Burns (152,050), Michael O'Grady (148,475), and Victor Teng (140,325).
Brian Rast, Frank Kassela, Jonathan Duhamel, Ismael Bojang, Greg Merson, Ami Barer, Byron Kaverman, and Eddy Sabat still wave the flag for the international stars, while WSOP Player of the Year leader George Danzer and his direct competition Brandon Shack-Harris also still remain.
Day 2 is set to begin at 12:30 p.m. local time with all the live updates being provided by the PokerNews Live Reporting team. Make sure to join us here on PokerNews tomorrow as we continue writing the path of the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event champion.
The tournament director has announced that there will be four more hands before play concludes for the night.
Jackson Zheng found himself all in for his last 9,400 against Christopher Karas.
The board ran out and Karas eliminated Zheng while moving to over 40,000 in chips.
Vincent Rubianes got his stack all in preflop holding and was in dire straits against the of Minh Nguyen. The flop gave Rubianes a little sweat as a five would give him a straight, but he watched helplessly as the blanked on the river.
Sam Perkins saw the last of his chips enter the pot holding against Michael Tran's .
The board ran out and Perkins hit the rail as Tran climbed to 75,000 in chips.
On the flop, Brian Rast and Bruno Portaro got all the money in the middle. Rast flopped bottom set with the , and Portaro had the for top pair, top kicker.
The turn was the to leave Portaro drawing dead before the completed the board on the river.
Brandon Shack-Harris opened to 1,200 from the hijack and the player in the big blind three-bet to 3,000. Shack-Harris made the call before calling a bet of 4,000 on the flop.
Both players checked the on the turn as the completed the board on the river and the big blind bet out 11,500.
Shack-Harris went into the tank for several minutes before eventually releasing his hand and slipping to 34,500.
The specifics of the hand escaped us, but we do know that Dan Heimiller shoved his stack all in on the river with a board reading . The 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel called him with the for two pair, and it was good as Heimiller held a single pair with the .