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World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC)

Sunday, October 12, 2014 to Saturday, October 18, 2014

Event #9: Main Event Championship - No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: A$10,000
  • Prizepool: A$3,125,500
  • Entries: 329
  • Remaining: 0
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10/18/2014 2:05:52 AM PST (about 13 days and 1 hours ago)
 
Scott Davies Wins the 2014 WSOP APAC Main Event for AU$850,136
 

2014 WSOP APAC Champ Scott Davies

This past summer, Scott Davies notched six cashes at the 2014 World Series of Poker, which included a fourth-place finish in the $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em for $111,942. Davis traveled from his home in Canada and headed to Australia for even more WSOP action, and now he'll head home with a shiny gold bracelet and AU$850,136 in prize money after topping a field of 329 players to win the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event.

Action resumed in Level 24 (15,000/30,000/5,000) and it didn't take long for the first elimination of the day to occur. On Hand #14, 2010 WSOP Player of the Year Frank Kassela raised to 90,000, and Ang Italiano, the last Australian in the field, called from the small blind. Italiano then moved all in on the flop, and Kassela snap-called with the Kassela . Italiano had the .

Kassela was well out in front with top pair, but Italiano picked up a big draw with the turn. Unfortunately for her, and the dozens of railbirds supporting her, the blanked on the river and Italiano was out in sixth place for AU$118,769 — not too shabby considering she qualified for the tournament for AU$65.

Kassela took over the chip lead after that hand, but just six hands later Davies would double through him holding aces. One hand after that, Kassela would fall in fifth when he ran into aces yet again.

Kyle Montgomery was the next to go when his failed to improve against Davies' , and then seven hands later, on Hand #38 in Level 25 (20,000/40,000/5,000), Henry Wang followed him out the door in third place when he shoved all in preflop holding the and ran smack dab into Davies' .

Heads-up play began fairly even between Davies and Jack Salter, who finished runner-up in the European Poker Tour Grand Final earlier this year, and the two wouldn't fluctuate much over the course of the next 47 hands. The stacks were deep, and the players skilled, so it seemed destined to be a long night of poker, barring a big cooler, of course.

That cooler arrived on Hand #85 of the final table, which took place in Level 26 (25,000/50,000). It began when Salter opened for 105,000 and then called when Davies three-bet to 300,000. When the flop came down , Davies bet 175,000, Salter called, and the peeled off on the turn.

Davies bet what appeared to be 330,000, Salter raised to 930,000, and Davies took a moment before three-betting to 1.8 million. Salter thought for nearly two minutes before announcing that he was all in, and Davies snap-called.

Salter showed the for trip tens, and Davies had the for a flopped full house.

"I'll use my one time," Salter said, referencing Davies' use of it earlier at the final table. Both players were on their feet with Davies' arm slung over Salter's shoulder. They watched together as the dealer burned one last time and put out the .

Salter had missed and would officially finish in second place, which came with a nice consolation prize of AU$516,960.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Scott DaviesUSAAU$850,136
2Jack SalterEnglandAU$516,960
3Henry WangTaiwanAU$343,805
4Kyle MontgomeryUSAAU$231,287
5Frank KasselaUSAAU$164,089
6Ang ItalianoAustraliaAU$118,769

Congratulations to Scott Davies on winning his first gold bracelet and on becoming the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event champion.

That does it for PokerNews' coverage from Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. Thanks for tuning in, and we'll see you at the WSOP November Nine coming up in less than a month's time on November 10!

10/18/2014 2:03:08 AM PST (about 13 days and 1 hours ago)
 
Jack Salter Eliminated in 2nd Place (AU$516,960)
 

Jack Salter - 2nd Place

Hand #82: Scott Davies raised to 125,000 from the button and Jack Salter folded.

Hand #83: Salter raised to 105,000 and Davies folded.

Hand #84: It appeared Davies gave Salter a walk.

Hand #85: In what would be the final hand of the tournament, Salter opened for 105,000 and then called when Davies three-bet to 300,000. When the flop came down , Davies bet 175,000, Salter called, and the peeled off on the turn.

Davies bet what appeared to be 330,000, Salter raised to 930,000, and Davies took a moment before three-betting to 1.8 million. Salter thought for nearly two minutes before announcing that he was all in and Davies snap-called. It was a cooler.

Salter:
Davies:

Salter had flopped trip tens, but Davies had flopped sixes full.

"I'll use my one time," Salter said, referencing Davies' use of it earlier at the final table. Both players were on their feet with Davies' arm slung over Salter's shoulder. They watched together as the dealer burned one last time and put out the .

Salter missed and finished as runner-up, which comes with a nice consolation prize of AU$516,960.

Scott Davies9,870,0004,555,000
Jack Salter0-4,560,000
10/18/2014 1:50:47 AM PST (about 13 days and 1 hours ago)
 
Two Check-Raises
 

Hand #75: Jack Salter raised to 105,000 from the button, and Scott Davies folded from the big blind.

Hand #76: Scott Davies called on the button, and Jack Salter raised to 155,000. Davies folded, and Salter won the pot.

Hand #77: Jack Salter gave Scott Davies a walk.

Hand #78: Scott Davies called from the button, and Jack Salter raised to 155,000 from the big blind. Davies folded.

Hand #79: Jack Salter made it 105,000 to go on the button, and Scott Davies called from the big blind to see the flop come down . Davies checked, and Salter bet 75,000. Davies check-raised to 200,000, and Salter folded.

Hand #80: Scott Davies opened on the button to 125,000, and Jack Salter called from the big blind to see the flop come down . Salter checked, and Davies bet 125,000. Salter check-raised to 345,000, and Davies folded.

Hand #81: Jack Salter raised to 105,000 n the button, and Scott Davies called to see the flop come down . Davies led with a bet of 150,000, and Salter folded.

Scott Davies5,315,000-420,000
Jack Salter4,560,000420,000
10/18/2014 1:37:40 AM PST (about 13 days and 1 hours ago)
 
Not Too Much Going On
 

Hand #67: Jack Salter raised the button to 105,000 and Scott Davies called. The flop saw Davies lead out for 150,000 and Salter folded.

Hand #68: Davies raised to 125,000 and Salter folded.

Hand #69: Salter raised to 105,000 and Davies folded.

Hand #70: Davies folded the button and Salter received a walk.

Hand #71: Salter raised to 105,000 and won the pot.

Hand #72: Davies raised to 125,000, Salter called, and the flop came down . Salter check-called a bet of 125,000, both players checked the turn, and the completed the board on the river. Salter fired out 180,000 or so and it did the trick as Davies folded.

Hand #73: Salter folded and Davies received a walk.

Hand #74: Davies limped, Salter checked his option, and both players checked the flop. Salter bet 100,000 on the turn, Davies called, and both players returned to checking on the river. Salter showed the for ace high, and it was good as Davies mucked.

10/18/2014 1:32:50 AM PST (about 13 days and 1 hours ago)
 
Level 26 started
 
Level: 26 Blinds: 25000/50000 Ante: 5000
10/18/2014 1:27:47 AM PST (about 13 days and 1 hours ago)
 
Break
 

The players are on a break.

10/18/2014 1:25:05 AM PST (about 13 days and 1 hours ago)
 
Last Four Hands of the Level
 

Hand #63: Jack Salter raised on the button to 90,000, and Scott Davies reraised to 275,000 from the big blind. Salter called, and the flop came down . Davies checked, Salter bet 245,000, and Davies folded.

Hand #64: Scott Davies raised to 100,000 on the button, and Jack Salter filed from the big blind.

Hand #65: Jack Salter raised to 90,000 on the button, and Scott Davies folded from the big blind.

Hand #66: Scott Davies raised to 100,000 on the button, and Jack Salter called from the big blind to see the flop come down . Both players checked, and the turn was the . Salter bet 75,000, and Davies called.

The river was the , and Salter bet 145,000. Davies called with the for a rivered pair of kings, and Salter showed a losing for a pair of jacks.

Scott Davies5,735,000-135,000
Jack Salter4,140,000140,000
10/18/2014 1:11:11 AM PST (about 13 days and 2 hours ago)
 
11 Hands of Varying Degrees of Interest
 

Hand #52: Scott Davies limped the button, Jack Salter checked his option, and then both players checked the flop as well as the turn. When the completed the board on the river, Salter bet 170,000 or so and Davies folded.

Hand #53: Salter raised to 90,000 from the small blind, Davies called, and both players checked the flop. The turn saw Davies bet 85,000, Salter called, and the completed the board on the river. Davies bet 185,000 and Salter tank-folded.

Hand #54: Davies raised to 100,000 and Salter folded.

Hand #55: Davies received a walk.

Hand #56: Davies raised to 100,000, Salter called, and the flop fell . Salter check-folded to a bet of 100,000.

Hand #57: Salter raised to 90,000 and then folded when Davies three-bet to 275,000.

Hand #58: Davies raised to 100,000, Salter called, and both players checked it down as the board ran out . Davies showed the and Salter mucked.

Hand #59: Salter raised to 90,000, Davies called and then both players checked the flop as well as the turn. Davies checked the river and then folded as Salter lined up a bet.

Hand #60: Davies limped, Salter checked his option and then both players checked the flop. Salter led out for 40,000 on the turn and then called when Davies raised to 140,000. When the completed the board on the river, Salter checked and then folded to a bet of 235,000 from Davies.

Hand #61: Salter raised to 90,000 and Davies folded.

Hand #62: Davies limped and then folded when Salter raised to 120,000.

10/18/2014 12:46:58 AM PST (about 13 days and 2 hours ago)
 
Long Tank for Davies
 

Scott Davies

Hand #52: Jack Salter raised to 80,000 on the button, and Scott Davies made the call from the big blind.

"Can't turn down a discount," said Davies, referencing Salter's preflop raise was 10,000 cheaper on this hand than what he has previously been making it.

The flop came down , and Davies checked. Salter bet 95,000, but he was met with resistance in the form of a check-raise to 285,000. Salter called, and the turn was the to pair the board. On fourth street, Davies led for 240,000. Salter stuck around with a call, and the dealer completed the board with the on the river.

Davies checked on the end, and Salter reached for chips. Salter fired 930,000, and this sent Davies into the tank for several minutes.

Davies talk out loud a bit to himself while he tanked. "You're such a sicko, Jack," he said at one point.

Then, the tournament director leaned in and told Davies that the clock had been called and the countdown began. With just a few seconds left on the clock, Davies folded, and Salter won the pot.

10/18/2014 12:35:43 AM PST (about 13 days and 2 hours ago)
 
"I'll Let You Bluff Me"
 

Hand #47: Jack Salter raised to 90,000 from the small blind and then called when Scott Davies three-bet to 275,000 from the big. The flop saw Salter fold to a bet of 185,000 from Davies.

Hand #48: Davies limped the small blind, Salter checked his option, and the flop came down . Salter check-called a bet of 40,000 and then check-folded to one of 90,000 on the turn.

Hand #49: Salter raised to 90,000 and then folded when Davies three-bet to 275,000.

Hand #50: Davies called from the button, Salter checked his option, and the flop fell . Salter check-called a bet of 40,000 and then led out for 75,000 on the turn. Davies called and then watched Salter bet 365,000 on the river. Davies hit the tank for several minutes before releasing his hand.

"I'll let you bluff me," he explained.

Scott Davies5,870,000470,000
Jack Salter4,000,000-100,000
10/18/2014 12:19:47 AM PST (about 13 days and 2 hours ago)
 
First Eight Hands of Heads-Up Play, Three Flops Seen
 

Hand #39: On the button, Jack Salter raised to 90,000. Scott Davies folded fem the big blind.

Hand #40: Scott Davies raised to 80,000 on the button, and Jack Salter folded from the big blind.

Hand #41: Jack Salter raised to 90,000 on the button, and Scott Davies folded from the big blind.

Hand #42: Scott Davies limped in from the button, and Jack Salter checked his option from the big blind to see the flop. Salter checked, Davies bet 40,000, and Salter folded.

Hand #43: Jack Salter made it 90,000 to go from the button, and Scott Davies called from the big blind to see the flop. Davies and Salter checked, and the turn was the . Davies bet 100,000, and Salter called.

The river completed the board with the , and Davies led with a bet of 370,000. Salter gave it up, and Davies took down the pot.

Hand #44: On the button, Scott Davies limped in. Jack Salter checked, and the flop came down . Salter checked, Davies bet 40,000, and Salter folded.

Hand #45: Jack Salter raised to 90,000 on the button, and Scott Davies folded from the big blind.

Hand #46: Scott Davies called from the button, and Jack Salter exercised his option from the big blind with a raise to 115,000. Davies folded, and Salter won the pot.

10/18/2014 12:11:13 AM PST (about 13 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Henry Wang Eliminated in 3rd Place (AU$343,805)
 

Henry Wang - 3rd Place

Hand #35: Scott Davies raised to 80,000 from the button and Jack Salter defended from the big blind. Both players checked the flop as well as the turn, and then Davies bet 45,000 on the river. Salter called but mucked just as soon as Davies rolled over the .

Hand #36: Henry Wang raised to 100,000 from the button, Davies called from the big blind, and then both players checked the flop. Wang called a bet of 60,000 on the turn, but folded to one of 190,000 on the river.

Hand #37: Salter raised to 85,000 on the button, Davies and Wang called from the small and big blind respectively, and the flop came down . Two checks saw Salter bet 110,000, only Wang called, and then both players checked the turn. When the completed the board on the river, Wang checked for a third time and folded when Salter bet 190,000.

Hand #38: Davies opened for 80,000 from the button and Wang three-bet jammed for roughly 800,000. Salter got out of the way and Davies snap-called.

Davies:
Wang:

"Two spades on the flop please," Wang said as he stood up. Davies was already standing as were the railbirds in Studio 3.

The flop gave Wang a sweat, and a smile crossed his face. The turn meant he needed either a king or nine on the river, and he wasn't shy about asking for it.

"You can do it," he told the dealer. "Deep breath. Deal the nine of diamonds. Nine of diamonds only."

The crowd got a good laugh, and it'd be the last time Wang entertained as the river put an end to his 2014 WSOP APAC Main Event in third place for AU$343,805.

Henry Wang0-1,570,000
10/17/2014 11:52:44 PM PST (about 13 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Davies and Salter Battling
 

Hand #32: Scott Davies had the button and raised to 80,000. Jack Salter called from the big blind, and the flop came down . Both players opted to check the flop and pick up the action on the turn. That's where Salter bet 115,000, and Davies called.

The river was the to complete the board, and Salter bet 290,000. Davies tanked for a bit, but folded in the end, and said that he was really looking forward to seeing what Salter had on TV in a little while.

Hand #33: Henry Wang had the button, and he folded. Jack Salter completed the bet from the small blind, and Scott Davies checked his option in the big blind to see the flop. Salter led for 50,000, and Davies raised to 150,000. Salter gave it up, and Davies won the pot.

"Henry, you must be losing this — us battling it out," said Davies with a laugh. "It's the dream situation for you."

Hand #34: Jack Salter had the button. He raised and took down the blinds and antes.

10/17/2014 11:47:43 PM PST (about 13 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Scott Davies4,200,0000
Jack Salter4,100,000115,000
Henry Wang1,570,000135,000
10/17/2014 11:44:01 PM PST (about 13 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Kyle Montgomery Eliminated in 4th Place (AU$231,287)
 

Kyle Montgomery - 4th Place

Hand #27: Jack Salter raised to 85,000 and claimed the blinds and antes, he showed ace-jack.

Hand #28: Scott Davies raised to 80,000 from the cutoff and Salter called in the big blind. The Brit check-called 110,000 on the    flop and then bet the turn for 195,000 to take down the pot.

Hand #29: Salter limped from the small blind and Davies checked his option one seat over. On the    flop, Salter led out and Davies quickly mucked his cards.

Hand #30: Henry Wang made it 85,000 to go and scooped the blinds and antes.

Hand #31: Salter raised to 85,000, Davies three-bet to 205,000 on the button and Kyle Montgomery moved all in from the small blind. Wang in the big blind as well as Salter folded whereas Davies called.

Montgomery:  
Davies:  

Before the flop was dealt, Davies asked for his one time. "I never asked for it in my life," he said with a grin on the face. The   flop was good for Davies and the on the turn changed nothing either. While Montgomery remained very calm, Davies walked around the table, impatiently waiting for the river to fall. The completed the board and the rail of Davies cheered loudly.

Montgomery was eliminated in 4th place for a payday of AU$231,287 and Davies is now almost even in chips with Salter.

Scott Davies4,200,0001,350,000
Kyle Montgomery0-1,600,000
10/17/2014 11:21:27 PM PST (about 13 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Level 25 started
 
Level: 25 Blinds: 20000/40000 Ante: 5000
10/17/2014 11:14:46 PM PST (about 13 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Break and Updated Chip Counts
 

With the end of the level, the players are now on a 10-minute break. Below are the updated chip counts.

Jack Salter3,985,000-315,000
Scott Davies2,850,000-150,000
Kyle Montgomery1,600,000140,000
Henry Wang1,435,000-265,000
10/17/2014 11:13:49 PM PST (about 13 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Last Hands of the Level
 

Hand #25: Henry Wang had the button, and Kyle Montgomery opened to 60,000 from the cutoff seat. Scott Davies made the call from big blind, and the flop came down . Davies checked, Montgomery bet 80,000, and Davies called.

On the turn, both players checked the to see the land on the river. Davies checked, Montgomery bet 115,000, and Davies folded.

Hand #26: Jack Salter had the button, and Henry Wang raised to 65,000 from under the gun. Everyone folded, and Wang took the last pot before the break.

10/17/2014 11:08:01 PM PST (about 13 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Montgomery Doubles Through Davies
 

Hand #22: Jack Salter raised to 65,000 and got called by Kyle Montgomery in the big blind. Both players checked the    flop and Salter then took down the pot with a bet of 90,000 on the turn.

Hand #23: Scott Davies raised to 60,000 from the button and Montgomery moved all in from one seat over. Henry Wang folded in the big blind and Davies did so as well.

Hand #24: Davies raised to 60,000 from the cutoff and Montgomery shoved on him for the second time in a row. Wang and Salter folded in the blinds and this time, Davies made the call.

Davies:  
Montgomery:  

It was a typical coin flip for the tournament life and Montgomery stayed alive with the board running out     .

Scott Davies3,000,000-800,000
Kyle Montgomery1,460,000510,000
10/17/2014 11:02:30 PM PST (about 13 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Frank Kassela Elimiated in 5th Place (AU$164,089)
 

Frank Kassela - 5th Place

Hand #21: Jack Salter had the button and action folded to him. He raised to 65,000, and then Frank Kassela, who made this final table looking for a third gold bracelet, reraised to 100,000 out of the small blind. Play got back to Salter, and he made it 240,000 to go with a four-bet. Kassela didn't back down and reraised to 525,000 with around 600,000-700,000 behind. Salter just called, and the two were going to a flop with over a million chips in the middle.

On the flop, Kassela moved all in almost immediately. Salter double checked his hand and then quickly called. Kassela showed the , and Salter had the .

The turn was the , the landed on the river, and Kassela was off to the rail.

Jack Salter4,300,0001,045,000
Frank Kassela0-1,225,000
10/17/2014 10:55:09 PM PST (about 13 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Massive Double for Davies
 

Hand #15: Jack Salter limped from the small blind and then folded when Frank Kassela exercised his option from the big with a raise to 70,000 total.

Hand #16: Salter raised to 65,000 from the button, Scott Davies defended from the big blind, and the flop came down . Davies led out for 80,000 and Salter folded.

Hand #17: Kassela raised to 65,000 from the button and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #18: Kyle Montgomery shoved all in from the small blind and Henry Wang folded the big.

Hand #19: Davies raised to 60,000 from the cutoff, Wang called from the small blind, and Salter came along from the big to see a flop , which they all checked. When the appeared on the turn, Wang checked, Salter bet 220,000, and both his opponents folded.

Hand #20: Davies raised to 60,000 under the gun and Wang called from the button. Kassela then three-bet to 180,000 from the big, Davies four-bet to 365,000, and Wang got out of the way. Kassela pushed back with a five-bet to right around 800,000, and Davies thought for well over a minute before six-bet shoving for 1.87 million. Kassela made a quick call and discovered the bad news.

Kasslea:
Davies:

Kassela paid the price with "Big Slick" as the board ran out a clean .

Scott Davies3,800,0001,590,000
Frank Kassela1,225,000-1,825,000
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