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2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific (APAC)

Thursday, April 04, 2013 to Monday, April 08, 2013

Event #1 A/B/C: A$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator

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  • Buy-in: A$1,100
  • Prizepool: A$1,085,000
  • Entries: 1,085
  • Remaining: 0
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Monday, April 8, 2013 5:30 PM Local Time

Hand #71

As Jay Loo was still stacking his chips, Bryan Piccioli took down the next pot with a preflop raise.

Hand #72

Jay Loo raised to 32,000 and took it down uncontested.

Hand #73

Bryan Piccioli raised to 35,000 from the button and Jonathan Karamalikis three-bet to 82,000 from the small blind. Jay Loo folded his big blind but Piccioli made the call in position.

The flop arrived     and Karamalikis led out with a small bet of 65,000, leaving himself a touch over 200,000 more behind. Piccioli flat called and the turn brought the  

Karamalikis checked and Piccioli tapped the table behind to see the   appear on the river. Karamalikis checked once again and Piccioli thought briefly before splashing the pot with enough chocolate chips to put his opponent all in. Karamalikis was having none of it as he folded to save his last chips for a better spot.

Hand #74

Jay Loo limped the small blind and Bryan Piccioli checked his option in the big blind to see a cheap flop of     Loo checked and Piccioli bet 25,000. Loo responded with a check-raise to 52,000, but Piccioli made the call to see the   on the turn.

Loo continued his aggression with a bet of 65,000 on the turn, but Bryan Piccioli quickly called as the   completed the board on the river. Loo didn’t slow down, sliding 110,000 into the middle but Piccioli instantly called and opened    for two pair which was too good for Loo’s    one pair.

Monday, April 8, 2013 5:20 PM Local Time

Hand #70

Jonathan Duhamel was first to act and opened to 35,000. The action was folded to Jay Loo in the big blind and he three-bet to 86,000. Back on Duhamel and he opted to make the call.

On the     flop, Loo led for 66,000 and Duhamel made the call. The   would hit the turn and Loo would again lead, this time for 120,000. Back on Duhamel and he made the call as the dealer turned over a   on the river. Loo moved all in and Duhamel quickly called all in.

At showdown, Loo tabled    and Duhamel sort of sighed flicking his A-8 into the muck and exiting the tournament area in 4th place for a $71,870 collect.  

Monday, April 8, 2013 5:13 PM Local Time

Hand #67

Bryan Piccioli raised it up to an unknown amount. It didn’t matter as the blinds quickly folded.

Hand #68

Play folded to Jonathan Duhamel in the small blind and he announced a raise to 41,000. Bryan Piccioli isn’t one who likes to give up his big blind and he made the call to see a flop of     Duhamel led out with a bet of 41,000 but Piccioli popped it up to 111,000. It was too much for Duhamel who tossed his cards into the muck.

Hand #69

Jay Loo raised to 32,000 and Jonathan Karamalikis made the call in the big blind to take a     flop. Karamalikis checked to Loo who bet 35,000. Karamalikis matched that amount and the   appeared on the turn.

Karamalikis tapped the table and Loo released a second barrel, this time for 86,000. Karamalikis reached for the chocolate 25,000-denomination chips, cut them down and appeared set for a raise but decided against it, instead opting to just flat call.

The river was the   and Karamalikis checked for a third time. Loo pondered for a good minute before firing barrel number three. It was worth 180,000 and Karamalikis instantly called. Loo showed    for the nut flush, which was too strong for the Aussie who flashed some paint before tossing his cards into the muck.  The local crowd was dead silent as Karamalikis is now on the short stack.

Monday, April 8, 2013 5:04 PM Local Time

Hand #62

The first hand of four-handed play would see the action folded to Bryan Piccioli on the button and he would raise it up to 35,000. Jonathan Karamalikis called out of the small blind and the big blind would fold.

Both players checked the     flop and a   would hit the turn. This time Karamalikis would lead out with bet, which was enough to scare Piccioli out of the hand.

Hand #63

All the players folded around to Bryan Piccioli in the big blind and he scooped up the walk.

Hand #64

Jonathan Karamalikis opened it up and the rest of the table got out of the way as Karamalikis added some blinds and antes to his stack.

Hand #65

Jonathan Duhamel opened the button to 32,000 and yet again we would see no action as Duhamel picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #66

Folded to Bryan Piccioli on the button, he raised it up to 32,000. Jay Loo called out of the big blind and the dealer turned over a     flop. Loo checked and Piccioli bet 45,000. Loo let his hand go and the pot went to Piccioli.

Monday, April 8, 2013 4:58 PM Local Time

Hand #58

Jeremy Ausmus was first to speak and he declared himself all in for 311,000. The table folded around and he padded his stack with the blinds and antes.

Hand #59

Jay Loo had the button and he opened with a standard raise which was enough to take it down uncontested.

Hand #60

It was Jonathan Duhamel’s turn on the button and he raised to 32,000. The blinds gave it up and Duhamel raked in the pot.

Hand #61

Jay Loo opened the action with a raise to 32,000, but this time Jeremy Ausmus responded with a shove for a little over 300,000. Play passed back to Loo who quickly called!

Loo:   
Ausmus:   

Ausmus was in bad shape with a dominated ace, and despite pairing his seven, the board ultimately ran out       Loo’s jacks took it down as Ausmus finishes in 5th place for AU$54,337 in prize money.

Monday, April 8, 2013 4:52 PM Local Time

Hand #53

Jonathan Karamalikis had the button when the players at the table gave Jonathan Duhamel a walk.

Hand #54

Folded around to Jay Loo on the button and he would raise to 32,000. The blinds folded and Loo scooped up the pot.

Hand #55

Jonathan Karamalikis opened to 32,000 from under the gun and Bryan Piccioli called out of the big blind. On the     flop, Piccioli checked and Karamalikis threw out a bet. Piccioli folded and the pot went to Karamalikis.

Hand #56

Jonathan Duhamel opened to 32,000 from the cutoff. Only Jonathan Karamalikis called out of the big blind. The dealer turned over a     flop. Both players checked and a   was dealt on the turn. Karamalikis paused before betting 30,000. Duhamel folded and “MONSTER DONG” picked up another pot.

Hand #57

Jonathan Duhamel opened the pot to 32,000 again and Bryan Piccioli called from the button. The blinds got out of the way and a     flop was spread on the felt. Duhamel checked and Piccioli bet 45,000. Duhamel opted to let his hand go, sending the pot to Piccioli. 

Monday, April 8, 2013 4:45 PM Local Time

Hand #49

The action folded to Jonathan Duhamel who limped from the small blind but Jeremy Ausmus was having none of that as he moved all in from the big blind to take it down.

Hand #50

Jonathan Duhamel had the button and he raised it to 32,000. Bryan Piccioli made the call in the big blind to see a flop of     Piccioli checked and Duhamel tossed out a bet of 37,000. Piccioli wasn’t interested and Duhamel collected the pot.

Hand #51

Jay Loo started with a raise to 32,000 from under the gun. Bryan Piccioli put in a three-bet from the small blind to 85,000 and action folded back to Loo.  He thought for a moment and then made the call to see the flop of    

Piccioli led out for 60,000 and again Loo took a moment to size up his options. He decided calling was the best plan as the   appeared on the turn. Piccioli checked it over to Loo who asked for a count of his opponent’s stack before also tapping the table.

The river produced the   and Piccioli checked it over to Loo. He reached for big chips and decided to bet a hefty 200,000. Now it was Piccioli’s turn in the tank. He’d acted very quickly so far on this final table, but this decision had him clearly perplexed as he took a minute or two before making the call. Loo could only show ace high as Piccioli’s    for a pair of tens was enough to take down one of the biggest pots of this final table.

Hand #52

Jonathan Duhamel opened with a raise and Jay Loo called in the big blind to see a flop of      Loo checked and Duhamel’s bet of 27,000 was good to take it down.

Monday, April 8, 2013 4:32 PM Local Time

The players are back from their quick break. Below is how the remaining five players currently stack up.

Seat 3: Jay Loo – 818,000
Seat 4: Jonathan Duhamel – 715,000
Seat 5: Jeremy Ausmus – 337,000
Seat 7: Bryan Piccioli – 784,000
Seat 9: Jonathan Karamalikis – 635,000

Monday, April 8, 2013 4:18 PM Local Time

Hand #47

Jeremy Ausmus opened with a raise to 25,000 and action folded to Jay Loo who made the call in the big blind. The flop landed     and both players checked.  The   appeared on the turn and again it was check, check.

The river was the   and Loo checked for a third time. Ausmus decided to check behind with ace-high but it wasn’t enough as the pot was pushed to Loo.  We didn’t get to see his cards, but we assume it was a small pair.

Hand #48

The action folded around to Jay Loo in the small blind and he decided to call. It was the first passive play of the final table and Jonathan Duhamel was having none of it as he popped it up another 31,000 in the big blind. Loo made the call and they took a flop of    

Loo checked and Duhamel bet 32,000. Loo made the call and the turn brought the   Loo took his time before reaching for chips and splashing 61,000 into the middle. It was an interesting line from Loo and Duhamel gave it some thought before making the call.

The river was the   and Loo came out firing again, sliding a stack of yellow worth 86,000 into the pot. Duhamel deliberated for a moment before giving it up.

Break

The five remaining players are now taking their first fifteen minute break of the day.

Monday, April 8, 2013 4:07 PM Local Time

Hand #42

Folded to Bryan Piccioli in the cutoff, he opened it to 25,000. Jonathan Karamalikis was in the small blind and he three-bet to 66,000. Piccioli folded and Karamalikis added more chips to his stack.

Hand #43

Jeremy Ausmus was under the gun when he opened to 26,000. Jonathan Karamalikis called from the button, along with Jay Loo from the small blind. Jonathan Duhamel folded out of the big blind.

On the     flop, Loo led with a bet and his two opponents folded.

Hand #44

Folded around to Jonathan Duhamel in the small blind, he raised to 31,000. Jeremy Ausmus folded the big blind and Duhamel added some more chips to his stack.

Hand #45

Jonathan Karamalikis opened it up to 26,000 and all the players folded as he scooped up the blinds and antes.

Hand #46

Jay Loo opened it up to 24,000 from under the gun, at which point Jonathan Duhamel three-bet to 53,000 from the cutoff. On Jonathan Karamalikis in the big blind, he would take his time before cold four-betting to 135,000. Loo folded and it was back on Duhamel, who let his hand go to see Karamalikis add more chips to his growing stack. 

Monday, April 8, 2013 4:00 PM Local Time

Hand #38

Jay Loo had the button and he made it 24,000 to go. Both blinds folded and Loo collected the pot.

Hand #39

Jay Loo decided to try and keep the momentum going as he raised again to 24,000. It didn’t get through as Bryan Piccioli defended in the big blind. The flop landed     and Piccioli checked it over to Loo who bet 35,000. Piccioli made the call.

The   appeared on the turn and Piccioli checked again. We’ve noticed that Loo doesn’t do anything quickly, which is nice for us bloggers! After a minute or two of deliberation, Loo bet 50,000 and Piccioli instantly folded.

Hand #40

It was three in a row for Jay Loo as he made it 24,000 to go. Play folded around the table and Loo collected the blinds and antes.

Hand #41

Action folded to Jeremy Ausmus in the cutoff and he raised it to 25,000. Bryan Piccioli called from the button and Graeme Putt came along in the small blind, but Jonathan Karamalikis wasn’t going to keep it friendly as he raised to 87,000 from the big blind. Ausmus and Piccioli quickly folded but Putt then sprung to live as he declared himself all in.  It was roughly 150,000 or so in total, so Karamalikis was happy enough with the price to call.

Putt:   
Karamalikis:   

The flop was a bare     but Putt paired up the   turn and looked set for a double up, but incredibly the   landed on the river to give Karamalikis the straight to land the knockout blow! Putt takes home AU$41,610 for 6th place.

Monday, April 8, 2013 3:50 PM Local Time

Hand #34

Jeremy Ausmus had the button when Jay Loo opened the action to 24,000. Folded to Ausmus, he asked Loo how much he had. Ausmus called and it was on Piccioli in the small blind, who three-bet to 78,000. Back on Loo and he would make the call. Ausmus folded and the dealer turned over a     flop. Piccioli led for 85,000 here and Loo thought for a few moments before counting out a call. Eventually he opted to add those chip back to his stack, folding his hand and sending the pot to Piccioli.

Hand #35

With the button on Piccioli, Jonathan Duhamel opened it up from the hijack. The rest of the table folded and Duhamel took down the pot.

Hand #36

Folded to Graeme Putt on the button, he raised it up to 25,000. Loo was in the big blind and moved all in, putting Putt to a decision. Putt opted to folded and Loo scooped up the pot.

Hand #37

Jeremy Ausmus opened to 26,000 from under the gun. Folded around to Jonathan Karamalikis on the button and he would three-bet to 54,000. Back on Ausmus and he stared Karamalikis down as he contemplated the next move. Eventually he made the call and the dealer flipped over a     flop. Ausmus checked and Karamalikis bet 45,000. That was enough to scare off Ausmus and for the first time the crown erupted with applause as Karamalikis raked in the pot. 

Monday, April 8, 2013 3:38 PM Local Time

Hand #29

Bryan Piccioli had the button, but action folded around to Graeme Putt in the small blind who popped it up to 31,000.  Jonathan Karamalikis gave him a glance before releasing his big blind.

Hand #30

Jonathan Duhamel raised to 24,000 and again he met no resistance as the table folded quickly. Mark down another pot for Duhamel.

Hand #31

Jeremy Ausmus started things off with a raise to 26,000 from under the gun.  Jonathan Karamalikis cut down his chips on the button before folding, as did Jay Loo in the small blind, but Jonathan Duhamel defended his big blind with a call.

The flop was spread     and Duhamel checked it over to Ausmus who continuation bet for 31,000.  Duhamel let it go and Ausmus raked in the pot.

Hand #32

Jay Loo had the button and opened with a raise.  The blinds let it go and Loo took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #33

Jonathan Karamalikis opened to 25,000 from early position and Bryan Piccioli made the call in the big blind to see a flop of      Piccioli check-called for 25,000 and the   appeared on the turn.  Both players tapped the table to see the   land on the river.

Piccioli led out with a bet of 48,000 and the lone Aussie hope let it go.

Monday, April 8, 2013 3:30 PM Local Time

Hand #24

Jonathan Karamalikis had the button and raised it up to 25,000 when the action was folded around to him. The blinds also folded and Karamalikis raked in the pot. 

Hand #25

Jay Loo had the button when Bryan Piccioli opened the pot to 26,000 from middle position. Jonathan Duhamel was the lone caller from the small blind.

On the     flop, Duhamel checked and Piccioli bet 32,000. The turn was a   and Duhamel again checked before Piccioli also tapped the table. A   completed the board on the river and both players checked.

Duhamel turned over    for a pair of jacks, while Piccioli’s pair of fives went into the muck. Duhamel is still well and truly the chip leader.

Hand #26

Folded to Graeme Putt he would move all in and receive no action from the table as he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #27

Jonathan Duhamel had the button when Graeme Putt opened the action to 40,000 from under the gun. The table once again got out of the way of “KiwiG” and he added to his short stack.

Hand #28

Jay Loo was under the gun plus one when he opened to up 24,000. Action folded to Graeme Putt in the big blind and he made the call.

Flop:    

Putt checked here and Loo bet 26,000. Putt folded and Loo scooped up the pot. 

Monday, April 8, 2013 3:22 PM Local Time

Hand #21

Jonathan Duhamel raised it up to 24,000 and again was able to successfully take down the blinds and antes.

Hand #22

Once again it was Jonathan Duhamel pushing the action with a raise to 24,000 from the hijack position.  It seems that no one wants to play against the World Champ as again they all let it go as Duhamel keeps chipping up with little opposition.

Hand #23

Jay Loo opened 24,000 from under the gun before Iori Yogo moved all in from the big blind.  Loo made a quick call and the cards were on their backs:

Yogo:   
Loo:   

The board was spread       to see Yogo’s defiant run brought to an end in 7th place.

Monday, April 8, 2013 3:18 PM Local Time

Hand #19

The first hand of the new level (21 -6,000/12,000/2,000) would see Jay Loo have the button. All the players folded around to Jonathan Duhamel in the small blind and he raised it up to 31,000. Jeremy Ausmus was in the big blind and made the call.

Flop:    

Duhamel was first to act and put in a continuation bet of 38,000. Ausmus called and a   hit the turn. Duhamel led again here, this time for 77,000. Ausmus decided to fold and Duhamel scooped up the pot.

Hand #20

With the button on Jonathan Duhamel, the action would fold around to Jay Loo in the cutoff and he would open it up to 24,000. Action folded to Bryan Piccioli in the big blind and he made the call.

On the     flop, Piccioli checked and Loo paused before betting 22,000. Back on Piccioli and he made the call. The dealer turned over a   and Piccioli once again checked. Loo also checked and a   was dealt on the river. Piccioli checked and so too did Loo.

At showdown, Loo showed    and Piccioli scooped up the pot with his    

Monday, April 8, 2013 3:10 PM Local Time

Hand #14

The button was with Jeremy Ausmus but it was Jay Loo who made the first raise to 20,000.  It was enough to take it down.

Hand #15

Jonathan Duhamel opened from the hijack position to 20,000. Once again, that was enough to take down the blinds and antes uncontested.

Hand #16

Jonathan Duhamel opened for the second hand in a row to 20,000. It was an instant replay as again his opponents all stepped out of the way.

Hand #17

For the third hand in a row, Jonathan Duhamel opened with a raise to 20,000.  This time Iori Yogo put up some resistance with a three-bet for all of his chips from the small blind.  Duhamel quickly gave it up to give Yogo the pot.

Hand #18

Jeremy Ausmus was under the gun and he came in with a raise to 20,000.  The action passed around the table and Ausmus took it down.

Monday, April 8, 2013 3:06 PM Local Time

Hand #9

Graeme Putt started the hand with the button and when the action was folded to him, he moved all in. Jonathan Karamalikis and Iori Yogo folded from the blinds and Putt scooped up the pot.

Hand #10

With the button on Jonathan Karamalikis, it was Bryan Piccioli who opened the pot with a min-raise from the hijack. The rest of the table folded and Piccioli raked in the blinds and antes.

Hand #11

Folded around to Jay Loo in the small blind, he raised it up to 25,000. Jonathan Duhamel was in the big blind and flicked out the call.

On the     flop, Loo checked and Duhamel studied his opponent’s stack before betting 24,000. That was enough to scare Loo off as Duhamel scooped up the pot.

Hand #12

The table folded around to Jeremy Ausmus in the big blind and took the walk.

Hand #13

Jonathan Karamalikis opened the pot to 20,000 and Jonathan Duhamel called from the button. Jeremy Ausmus thought hard from the small blind before three-betting to 73,000. Back on Karamalikis and he would fold. Next to act was Duhamel and he opted to also let his cards go as Ausmus added more chips to his stack. 

Monday, April 8, 2013 2:58 PM Local Time

Hand #5

Jonathan Duhamel made a raise from the small blind and won the pot without resistance.

Hand #6

Jay Loo opened with a raise from the cutoff position to 20,000 before Jeremy Ausmus three-bet to 53,000 from the small blind.  Action folded back to Loo who gave the decision some thought before putting in a four-bet to what appeared to be 90,000.  Ausmus wasn’t done with quite yet as he five-bet to 133,000!  It seems that these players came to play!

Loo again took his time but eventually opted to give it up as Ausmus collected a nice pot preflop.

Hand #7

Jonathan Karamalikis min-raised to 20,000 from under the gun before Iori Yogo moved all in.  Yogo was all in for 128,000, but Karamalikis decided to let it go.

Hand #8

Jeremy Ausmus opened the action with a raise to 20,000 and action folded to Graeme Putt who made the call to see a flop of    

Putt was first to act and he checked it over to Ausmus who bet 25,000.  Putt reached for chips but decided to pass as Ausmus raked in another pot.

Monday, April 8, 2013 2:51 PM Local Time

Hand #4

Iori Yogo started the hand with the button. Jonathan Karamalikis opened it up to 20,000 from the hijack and Peter Kleudgen moved all in for his short stack from the cutoff. Karamalikis made the call and we had another player quickly at risk.

Kleudgen:   
Karamalikis:   

Board:      

Karamalikis flopped his pair to take the lead and by the time the turn had been dealt, Kleudgen was drawing dead. Just like that, we are down to seven players.