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$10,000 Main Event



$10,000 Main Event
Day 3 completed

Victor Teng Leads Final 18; Shack-Harris Eyeing WSOP POY

[user80015] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Chip leader Victor Teng
Chip leader Victor Teng

Day 3 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific AU$10,000 Main Event has come to a conclusion with just 18 players remaining.

Beginning the day with 70 players, everyone was hopeful of first reaching the money-paying top 36 before making a run at building a stack as play headed towards the final table. Jonathan Duhamel, Jeff Gross, Kyle Cheong, Jonathan Karamalikis, Harry Demetriou, Dennis Huntly, Eddy Sabat, Heinz Kamutzki, Dylan Hortin, Kahle Burns, Brian Rast, and Byron Kaverman all found themselves on the rail short of the money, though, and the money bubble was soon realized.

Unfortunately, it would be Kasra Bakhshaee who would earn the moniker of "bubble boy" after three-betting all in with the {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} and being called by Ang Italiano's {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}. The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{A-Spades}{10-Diamonds} to see Italiano make a straight and send Bakhshaee home empty handed.

With players in the money, eliminations mounted quickly as Yu Kurita (36th), Sam Higgs (32nd), Xuan Liu (31st), Jamie Pickering (30th), Sam Cohen (26th), Aaron Lim (24th), Mikel Habb (23rd), Shane Warne (22nd), and Tobias Reinkemeier (20th) all took home a piece of the prize pool before play concluded for the night.

Victor Teng bagged the chip lead with an impressive 1,854,000 in chips after steamrolling the field throughout the day. Local player Jason Giuliano was down to just a few big blinds once in the money, but he made a huge run and sits in second with 1,203,000, while Day 2 chip leader Kyle Montgomery is the only other player sitting with seven figures as he finished with 1,196,000.

WSOP bracelet winners Frank Kassela (783,000), Gary Benson (458,000), and Alexander Antonios (127,000) still remain in the hunt, while three ladies are still alive with JJ Liu (431,000), Jackie Glazier (300,000), and the aforementioned Italiano (256,000) still in contention.

However, the major story is Brandon Shack-Harris as he continues to keep the WSOP Player of the Year race alive after finishing sixth place on the chip counts page with 648,000. If he can keep the momentum going and finish first or second in this event, he will again take the lead back from George Danzer and capture the honors.

Play is set to begin on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. local time with the PokerNews Live Reporting team providing all the live updates as the field plays down to the final table of six.

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Day 4 Table and Seat Draw

donpeters • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
251JJ Liu431,000
253Jack Salter280,000
255Baden Logan278,000
256Jackie Glazier300,000
257Kyle Montgomery1,196,000
258Henry Wang378,000
281Victor Teng1,854,000
283Gary Benson458,000
284Sean Winter185,000
285Joachim Chia266,000
286Henry Szmelcer663,000
287Eiji Matsumura253,000
311Alexander "AJ" Antonios127,000
312Brandon Shack-Harris648,000
314Angie Italiano256,000
315Scott Davies322,000
316Jason Giuliano1,203,000
318Frank Kassela783,000

End-of-Day 3 Chip Counts (full)

[user80015] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Victor Teng au
Victor Teng
au 1,854,000 -96,000
Jason Giuliano AU
Jason Giuliano
AU 1,203,000 3,000
Kyle Montgomery us
Kyle Montgomery
us 1,196,000 36,000
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 783,000 -12,000
Henry Szmelcer AU
Henry Szmelcer
AU 663,000 -17,000
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 648,000 -37,000
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
au 458,000 158,000
JJ Liu tw
JJ Liu
tw 431,000 -9,000
Henry Wang au
Henry Wang
au 378,000 43,000
Scott Davies us
Scott Davies
us 322,000 122,000
Jackie Glazier au
Jackie Glazier
au 300,000 125,000
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 280,000 -110,000
Baden Logan AU
Baden Logan
AU 278,000 168,000
Joachim Chia SG
Joachim Chia
SG 266,000 -34,000
Ang Italiano AU
Ang Italiano
AU 256,000 106,000
Eiji Matsumura jp
Eiji Matsumura
jp 253,000 1,000
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
us 185,000 -40,000
Alexander Antonios au
Alexander Antonios
au 127,000 -33,000

Tobias Reinkemeier Eliminated in 20th Place (AU$23,441)

[user80015] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Tobias Reinkemeier - 20th place
Tobias Reinkemeier - 20th place

Tobias Reinkemeier opened to 18,000 from under the gun and Henry Szmelcer three-bet the hijack to 44,000. Reinkemeier four-bet to 90,000 and Szmelcer moved all in for 360,000 with Reinkemeier calling all in for 305,000.

Reinkemeier: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Szmelcer: {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

With Reinkemeier in disastrous shape, the {9-Spades}{4-Clubs}{A-Spades}{6-Clubs}{K-Spades} board would ensure Reinkemeier's elimination in 20th place - just in time for the German to enter the High Roller event on the other side of the room.

Henry Szmelcer AU
Henry Szmelcer
AU 680,000 390,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
de Busted

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Kehoe Crippled

[user80015] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

From early position, Dylan Kehoe opened to 16,000 and was called by Jason Giuliano and Alexander Antonios as the flop fell {4-Clubs}{10-Spades}{K-Diamonds}.

Giuliano bet out 45,000 and only Kehoe called as the turn of the {3-Diamonds} was checked through. The river landed the {J-Diamonds} and following a Kehoe check, Giuliano bet out 126,000 with Kehoe calling.

Giuliano tabled his {A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for the nut flush and Kehoe mucked his hand while being crippled to just 25,000.

Jason Giuliano AU
Jason Giuliano
AU 1,200,000 196,000
Dylan Kehoe ie
Dylan Kehoe
ie 25,000 -215,000

Tags: Dylan KehoeAlexander AntoniosJason Giuliano

Five More Hands

[user80015] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

The tournament director has just announced that there will be five more hands tonight before play concludes.

Shao Liu Eliminated in 21st Place (AU$23,441)

[user80015] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Shao Liu - 21st place
Shao Liu - 21st place

Shao Liu opened the hijack to 17,000 and Tobias Reinkemeier called in the big blind to see a {Q-Clubs}{A-Spades}{K-Clubs} flop. Reinkemeier checked to Liu who moved all in for 115,000 with Reinkemeier instantly calling.

Liu: {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Reinkemeier: {J-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

With Reinkemeier having flopped a straight, Liu would need some help to stay alive, and when the {6-Hearts} landed on the turn, he was drawing to just a chop with one of the three remaining tens.

Unfortunately for the ex-Crown Poker Room dealer, the river landed the {Q-Hearts} to end his tournament in 21st place for an AU$23,441 payday.

Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
de 320,000 100,000
Shao Liu cn
Shao Liu
cn Busted

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Shane Warne Eliminated in 22nd Place (AU$23,441)

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Shane Warne
Shane Warne

The action folded to Victor Teng and he raised to 20,000 from the button. One seat over, Shane Warne three-bet to 46,000 and Gary Benson folded in the big blind. Teng pushed his stack of T-25,000 chips forward to put Warne all in and the latter called it off for what looked around 320,000.

Warne: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}
Teng: {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

The 888poker pro was in great shape to double up and put another dent into the massive stack of Teng, but lady luck had other plans. On the {J-Spades}{8-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} board, Teng improved on the flop and sent Warne to the rail in 22nd place for a payday of AU$23,441.

Victor Teng au
Victor Teng
au 1,950,000 325,000
Shane Warne au
Shane Warne
au Busted

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