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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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Friday, April 5, 2013 9:23 PM Local Time

And just like that, the second day of the first-ever WSOP APAC has entered the record books. Exactly 337 players partook in Day 1b of Event 1: $1,100 No Limit Holdem Accumulator, which added with the 329 from yesterday, means that a spooky 666 players have entered this tournament so far. That sets us on target to easily surpass 1,000 entrants, which means we are staring down the barrel of at least a $1 million prize pool.

By the time Day 1b was over, approximately 54 players were bagging up some chips and presumably getting ready to accumulate more come tomorrow’s Day 1c. The player to end up with the fullest chip bag on Day 1b was former November Niner, Antoine Saout. His 58,875-chip stack is just a small amount in front of Daniel Levy’s 56,750.

Some of the others who will be joining Saout and Levy at the felt on Day 2 include Martin Kozlov (48,000), Thang Truong (47,750), Haibo Chu (41,800), Jackie Glazier (39,350), Jonathan Karamalikis (36,675) and Melanie Weisner (36,600).

The only players to make use of the unique ‘accumulator’ aspect of this tournament so far are Andrew Hinrichsen, Craig Blight and Ian Aldridge. Hinrichsen, one of Australia's WSOP Gold Bracelet holders, finished Day 1b with 22,475 in chips, which will be added to his 7,675 come Day 2, while Blight finished Day 1b with 14,100 and Aldridge with 9,725.

Tomorrow is the third and final chance for players to make Day 2, while it will be an opportunity for the current surviving players to accumulate more chips to add to their stacks. Once again the PokerListings Live Reporting Team will be in the Crown Poker Room providing all the action, so be sure to check in from 12.00 p.m. local time.

Negreanu, Hachem and Kelly Explain the Accumulator

The Accumulator format is new to everyone so we spoke to three WSOP bracelet winners to find out what it's all about.

Check out the video below to hear Daniel Negreanu, Joe Hachem and Dan Kelly give their two cents on this innovative new structure.

Friday, April 5, 2013 9:03 PM Local Time

Being sent home after the clock has been paused has to hurt, but that happening when you get aces cracked has to be one of the worst beats you can take in a tournament.

Unfortunately this is what has just happened to Jason Koon as an opponent held    against Koon’s pocket aces.

The     flop was just about as bad news as Koon could receive and when the turn and river bricked out, it was all over for the prominent poker pro. It will be back tomorrow to try again for Koon!

Friday, April 5, 2013 8:52 PM Local Time

The clock has been paused and the call for six more hands at each table has been made.


Friday, April 5, 2013 8:33 PM Local Time

On a flop of     we found Jackie Glazier checking over to the preflop raiser who bet out 1,600. It forced one fold before Glazier made the call  as the   landed on the turn and Glazier again checked before being faced with a 3,350-chip bet.

Glazier deliberated for several moments before moving all in for her last 14,625. Her opponent dived into the tank before eventually making the call to put Glazier at risk.


With Glazier needing to fade a repeater, the   on the river would ensure her the double to roughly 32,000 in chips.

Friday, April 5, 2013 8:22 PM Local Time

There was an all-in and a call and all of Jeremy Ausmus's chips were in the middle of the pot. 

In front of the October inner was    and the other hand on the table,    belonged to Nick Van Engelenburg.

The board was kind to Ausmus as the     flop gave him a set. The turn was a   and the river was a   doubling Ausmus up to about 8,000.

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Friday, April 5, 2013 8:19 PM Local Time

During this last level of play there are quite a few players who have watched their stacks increase to the point that they tower above the rest. Unlike last night when international pro Dan Kelly was soaring into the chip lead, tonight it is a couple of local players with the largest stacks as Bernard Beh and Haibo Chu are currently the only two players with stacks in excess of 40,000 in chips. Check out the top few notable stacks below.

Haibo Chu – 44,500
Bernard Beh – 43,000
Jonathan Karamalikis – 34,000
Antoine Saout – 33,000
Martin Kozlov – 31,500

There are currently 59 players remaining and a little over half a level before the survivors bag up their chips.

Friday, April 5, 2013 8:19 PM Local Time

Daniel Negreanu is the proud owner of four World Series of Poker bracelets and according to the Canadian poker superstar the prospect of winning WSOP gold will entice big-name pros from all over the world to make the trip down under.

We caught Kid Poker on video and he explains why he supports the WSOP coming to the Asia-Pacific region but why he thinks this should be the final addition to the worldwide WSOP schedule.

Friday, April 5, 2013 7:48 PM Local Time

James “andy McLEOD” Obst is one of Australia’s finest poker talents, having a hugely impressive online poker resume, along with plenty of live tournament results. Unfortunately that resume will remain unchanged for now as Obst was recently seen exiting the tournament area. We didn’t catch the action of Obst’s last hand, but we do know his short stack was all-in preflop and he was holding A-8 against A-J. No help came for Obst and it was all over.

Friday, April 5, 2013 7:43 PM Local Time

Sam Holden is a recently casualty from Day 1b but he didn't seem too upset. Judging from his most recent Tweet, it looks like Holden is going to head straight upstairs to the WSOP Player's Welcome Party to let a few beverages heal the wounds.

Friday, April 5, 2013 7:34 PM Local Time

There’s a new chip leader in town with Bernard Beh landing a huge double up through Australian Poker Hall of Famer Gary Benson.

We didn’t catch the action but the groans told the story as Beh’s    made a full house on the board of       to leave Benson’s    in tatters.

Beh doubled to 47,000 for the biggest stack in the room as Benson was left with just a few thousand in change.

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Friday, April 5, 2013 7:29 PM Local Time

Luke Edwards has just snagged a river double up after finding himself all in holding    against an opponent’s   

The board ran out       to see Edwards and his 5,350-chip stack double through to over 11,000 in chips.

Friday, April 5, 2013 7:18 PM Local Time

From early position Andrew Dales opened the action with a raise to 625 only to have Sam Holden three-bet shove all in for 6,700. Dominik Nitsche contemplated from the button before moving all in for roughly 14,000. The action folded back to Dales and he snap-called.


With Dales in commanding shape, the     flop saw him take a near unbeatable lead. The dealer however dropped the   on the turn for a little bit of a sweat, but when the   landed on the river Holden was sent packing as Dales stack was broken down.

Amounting to 11,825, Dales would move to 31,000 while leaving Nitsche with just 2,000 in chips as Holden made his way to the rail.

Friday, April 5, 2013 6:58 PM Local Time

The players are back from their break and ready to play the final two levels of the night.

Friday, April 5, 2013 6:47 PM Local Time

Approximately 95 players have been sent on their final break of the night.

It will be back for two more levels in 15-minutes. See you soon!

Friday, April 5, 2013 6:47 PM Local Time

Brandon Cantu has been eliminated from Day 1b.

Cantu moved all-in and after some thought, Melanie Weisner called. Wesiner showed    and Cantu showed   

The board came       and Cantu failed to accumulate any chips for Event #1. 

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Friday, April 5, 2013 6:26 PM Local Time

Both Sam Holden and Russell Thomas are in Melbourne representing Team888 this week and both of these players are in today’s field. We were recently told that Thomas had managed a double up, and on our way to investigate, noticed that Holden was also busy doubling up. Holden was all in holding    and was up against the    of an all-in opponent. The board ran out       and with that, Holden had moved his stack to just shy of 10,000. We didn’t find out what happened with Thomas, but we do know he is doing just as well as Holden. Both Holden and Thomas know what it takes to make it deep in a WSOP event and will be looking to do just that this weekend.

Friday, April 5, 2013 6:09 PM Local Time

Graeme “Kiwi G” Putt opened the action to 450 and was met with three callers; one of which was Antoine Saout.

Putt continued for 1,200 on the     flop before Saout made it 2,500 to force the other two players out. With the action back on Putt, he moved all in for 4,025 and Saout made the call.


The   on the turn reduced Saout’s outs, and when the   landed on the river, Putt was pushed the pot to send him to roughly 10,000 in chips.

Friday, April 5, 2013 6:02 PM Local Time

Oliver Gill has just landed a fatal blow to Brian McCallister as our Day 1b field continues to reduce at a rapid rate. The short-stacked McCallister shoved preflop with king-queen as Gill made the call with pocket tens. McCallister looked set for a double up when the first four community cards were spread      but a devastating   appeared on the river to give Gill the two-outer full boat to send McCallister packing. Gill is up to 12,725.

Another to catch a favourable board is Team888 Pro Russell Thomas. He just tweeted a double up with his ace-jack successful against an opponent’s ace-king when an ace and a jack appeared on board. Thomas is in good shape with a stack of around 19,000.

Friday, April 5, 2013 6:00 PM Local Time

Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick knows about the WSOP and accumulation.

Back when the WSOP was contained to two continents and Chidwick was under 21, the British pro won more than 100 seats to the WSOP Main Event.

While he wasn't able to use a single one, he accumulated a lot of profit.

Now that he's old enough to play in any continent, Chidwick is looking to start accumulating bracelets.

To do that, Chidwick must accumulate chips, something he failed to do today.

After a raise, a re-raise and a 4-bet, Ray Walter moved all-in and Chidwick -- with about 3,500 left-- called, putting his tournament life at risk.

Walter turned over    and Chidwick showed   

The board came       and Chidwick was out of Day 1b.

Friday, April 5, 2013 5:32 PM Local Time

Aussie Bernard Beh is no stranger to the tables of the Crown Poker Room, having several final table appearances in smaller events at tournaments series’ such as the Aussie Millions and the Melbourne Poker Championships. Over the last few years Beh has amassed well over $200,000 in live tournament results, but hasn’t managed that one big breakthrough score. That could change this weekend.

We recently watched Beh eliminate Mile Krstanoski – a player who knows what it’s like to win big at Crown Melbourne after finishing 3rd in the 2012 Aussie Millions Main Event. The hand in question began with Beh opening the cutoff to 600. Krstanoski was on the button and three-bet to 2,100. The big blind made the call and so too did Beh and the dealer would turn over a     flop. The action was checked to Krstanoski and he would move all in for 2,775. The big blind got out of the way and Beh made the call.


It was Krstanoski’s two over cards versus Beh’s up and down straight draw. The   on the turn changed nothing, but a   on the river would give Beh the goods to Krstanoski to the rail. Following that hand, Beh has a stack of over 20,000 in chips.