The 13th day of the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific (WSOP APAC) would play host to Day 2 of the $10,000 buy-in Main Event. There were a combined 324 entrants from the two starting day flights and with registration open until the start of Day 2, that number was expected to grow.
Once registration was locked out and the money was counted, five late entries meant the total field weighed in at 329 players. That field created a $3,125,500 prize pool, which will be distributed amongst the top 36 players. The eventual champion is set to pocket a very hefty $850,136. The top six players are guaranteed a six-figure score.
WSOP APAC Main Event – Final Table Payouts
1st - $850,136
2nd - $516,960
3rd - $343,805
4th - $231,287
5th - $164,089
6th - $118,769
7th - $87,514
8th - $67,198
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There were 182 returning players from the Day 1 flights to begin Day 2 and it was German high roller specialist Tobias Reinkemeier who had the chip lead with 171,925.
The days started with dozens of quick eliminations before the pace slowed down. Some of those eliminated during the early stages of the day included 2012 November Niner Russel Thomas, Reinkemeier’s fellow German high roller Fabian Quoss, 2005 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Hachem, 2012 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Merson and 13-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth.
Heading into the late stages of Day 2 there was one player who started to build a stack and stand above all others and that player goes by the name Jackie Glazier.
The WSOP bracelet winner and Australia’s most prominent female player couldn’t seem to put a foot wrong. One of the largest hands of Glazier’s night saw an opponent get aggressive with preflop only to run into Glazier’s . Following this hand Glazier was up to a little under 300,000 in chips and from there would be the first player to move above 400,000.
For a long time it was looking like Glazier would be the end-of-day chip leader, but then Australian Kyle Montgomery scooped a massive pot and was up to 600,000. The big pot that went to Montgomery saw Germany’s Timo Pfutzenreuter run his into Montgomery’s . Montgomery seven-bet shoved preflop and Pfutzenreuter called off his 250,000 in total. Safe board for Montgomery and the rest is history.
Montgomery would go on to bag up 595,000. That’s ahead of Australian Victor Teng with 511,800 and Glazier with 444,700. Also in the top ten counts include former WSOP Player of the Year Frank Kasella, recent bracelet winner Alexander Antonios and Brandon-Shack Harris.
Just a few days ago, George Danzer claimed the lead in the 2014 WSOP Player of the Year race when he won his third bracelet of the year. Danzer was eliminated from the Main Event on Day 1 and now Shack-Harris is building a stack and once again looking at overtaking Danzer.
WSOP APAC Main Event – Day 2 Top Ten
Kyle Montgomery – 595,000
Victor Teng – 511,800
Jackie Glazier – 444,700
Ivan Zhou – 430,000
Henry Wang – 307,100
Sean Winter – 269,400
Frank Kassela – 267,500
Shao Liu – 250,100
Alexander Antonios – 228,000
Brandon Shack-Harris – 221,100
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There were 70 total survivors to end Day 2 and they will return for Day 3 from 12:30pm on Wednesday. The plan is to burst into the money and play down to the final 16.