2013 WSOP Asia-Pacific Series Winners
The reigning WSOP APAC Main Event Champion is also the reigning WSOP Player of the Year, six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu.
The first-ever WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event was one to remember, as none other than Daniel Negreanu bested a field of 405 players in the AUD$10,000 buy-in event. Negreanu dominated the final table both with his play and his table talk, making for some memorable television coverage in addition to a seven-figure payday. The win also marked the start of a banner year for Negreanu, who went on to win a sixth bracelet, earn over $2 million, and become the first player to ever earn WSOP Player of the Year honors twice.
Negreanu wasn't the only big name with a big win down under last year though. The entire series was a star-studded affair as Phil Ivey won his ninth bracelet, Philipp Gruissem won the stacked High Roller tournament, and Team Europe prevailed in the return of the Caesars Cup event.
2013 World Series Of Poker Asia Pacific - Melbourne, Australia
World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC) will take place April 4-15, 2013, at Crown Melbourne and feature five WSOP gold bracelet events.
Crown Melbourne is Australia's leading integrated entertainment resort attracting approximately 18 million local, interstate and international visitors each year. It is one of the largest entertainment complexes in the world showcasing world-class gaming facilities and is the home of the renowned and most prestigious 'Aussie Millions Poker Championship' along with the largest poker room outside North America. The world-class complex also boasts Australia's best restaurant precinct, international designer brand shopping and award winning hotels - Crown Towers, Crown Promenade and Crown Metropol.
There will be non-stop cash games, satellites and several other options for poker players during this action-packed poker festival.
Getting to Australia
There are direct flights to Melbourne from Los Angeles through several airlines for American travelers, while Europeans can connect through many major cities to reach Down Under. Making the trip to Australia will be well worth it. Check with any poker players who have made the trip, and you will learn it may be the most widely favored destinations for poker in the world. The venue is incredible and the city is one of the most vibrant, eclectic and world-class. From dining to shopping to beaches and sight-seeing, you will find no shortage of poker offerings during WSOP APAC, or other distractions when you are away from the tables.
The host venue offers three different hotel options which all connect directly to the poker room without stepping outside. Crown Metropol is offering a special deal for WSOP APAC players, a full 50% off normal rate at just $190 a night which will include wireless internet in your room, plus fitness center access. Staying on-site will require no rental car and there are plenty of restaurants and shopping on property or within walking distance from the venue. For those looking for the 5-star treatment, Crown Towers, is the premier hotel in Melbourne and is also part of this amazing complex.
About Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex
About 30 minutes from the Melbourne Airport, the Crown Entertainment Complex sits on the Yarro River in central Melbourne. We encourage you to peruse the Crown website to see how visually stunning this complex is and how many different entertainment options await you including movie theaters, bowling, arcade, laser tag, entertainment showroom, full casino, 75-table poker room, world-class shopping and dining. Poker players insist this is the best stop on the poker tour and with some special events planned for poker players, you will want to stay and play at the Crown Entertainment Complex. We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne April 4-15!
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Congratulations to Mervin Chan on winning the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event.
The new king of poker was crowned tonight, when 29-year-old, Mervin 'The Cat' Chan of Malaysia, emerged as the victorious winner of the 2013 Aussie Millions Poker Championship 'Main Event' collecting a whopping AUD$1.6 million in prize money.