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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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Saturday, April 6, 2013 9:41 PM Local Time

The third and final day of Event 1: $1,100 No Limit Holdem Accumulator has come to an end with approximately 70 players bagging up their chips from the 419 runners that started the day. That means that a total of 1,085 runners participated in the tournament, with around 175 players returning for Day 2.

At the end of today’s play, it would be Nick Morales who would lead the way, filling up his bag with 57,275 in chips. Some of the other notable players who were close behind include Ryan Otto (50,400), Jason Lee (49,625), James Obst (41,250) and Iori Yogo (40,875).

Interestingly, Antoine Saout was able to finish the day with 45,500 in chips, which will be combined to his 1b chip stack of 58,875 to give him the overall chip lead of 104,375 coming into Day 2.

We will be back tomorrow at 12pm local time, to bring you all the live coverage from the Crown Poker Room as we edge closer to crowning the first WSOP APAC bracelet winner.

Obst, Glazier, Hinrichsen Explain What WSOP APAC Means to Aussies

Jackie Glazier, James Obst and Andrew Hinrichsen explain what WSOP APAC means to them and what it will do for the poker community down under.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 9:11 PM Local Time

It may seem that we are giving Katchalov more than his fair share of coverage but that’s only because he has been very active at the table. Unfortunately for the Ukrainian, things haven’t worked out so well in the last couple of hands.

We caught action in the first hand with a board showing      His opponent on the button bet 1700 and Katchalov made the call in the big blind. On the river   Katcholov again check-called, this time a bet of 5000, but mucked his hand on seeing his opponent’s    set.

In the next hand, Katchalov was in the small blind and called a button raise of 800. The two players saw a flop of     and both checked. On the turn   Katchalov took a stab of 1600 and a call from his opponent delivered the river   Katchalov continued with a bet of 4000 only to be put to the test when his bigger-stacked opponent moved all in. After some deliberation, Katchalov folded, opting to keep his 13,000 stack in play for another hand.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 9:01 PM Local Time

Jackie Glazier is the most profitable female poker player in Australian history and she's at the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific looking to extend that lead.

At last year's WSOP in Las Vegas Glazier came painfully close to her first gold bracelet, finishing in second place, but as she tells us she's confident her day will come.

We catch up with Glazier on her home turf in Melbourne to talk Australian poker.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 8:52 PM Local Time


With 10-minutes left on the clock, Tournament Director Jack Effel just notified the remaining 71 players, that there will be six more hands dealt out before the completion of the day.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 8:43 PM Local Time

Aussie Jackie Glazier has hit the rail after nursing a short stack for the last few levels and getting her last remaining 5000 in with    against an opponent’s   

She had a ton of outs when the dealer tabled      but her open-ended straight flush draw bombed out on the   river.

Glazier will be back on Day 2 after ending Day 1B with a 39,350 stack but her exit today means there are just two females left in the Day 1C field in the form of Melanie Weisner and Samantha Cohen.

Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, April 6, 2013 8:31 PM Local Time

PokerStars Team Pros Eugene Katchalov and Angel Guillen just battled over on Table 29, with Katchalov winning the hand. It started with Katchalov opening to 800, before Giullen casually picked up a stack of 500-chips, and placed them into the pot. Katchalov then grabbed a bigger stack of 500-chips, announcing raise, which had Guillen covered. He called as both players tabled their cards.

Guillen was in bad shape, holding the    against Katchalov’s    The board ran out       to see Katchalov pair his ace, sending Guillen to the rail just short of the end of days play.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 8:28 PM Local Time

After a raise to 825 from mid position and call on the button, Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov made it 2600 to go from the big blind. The original raiser got out of the way but the button player was no doubt a fan of the ‘position is power’ poker philosophy and elected to call.

The flop of     saw Katchalov slow down with a check and his opponent also checked behind. Action again stalled with checks on the   turn but on the   river Katchalov sent a probing 3500 into the middle. His opponent called which immediately sent Katchalov’s cards face down into the muck and we unfortunately don’t get to see either player’s hand.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 8:10 PM Local Time

We just noticed Jason Lee sitting behind a stack totalling 50,000 in chips. He recalled to us how he recently eliminated a player from the tournament.

It started with his opponent opening to 675 from middle position holding pocket kings. Lee made the call on the button holding    as both saw the flop fall 9-3-4. Lee’s opponent threw out a continuation bet which was called before the   came on the turn. The player in middle position checked his option, as Lee slid out 1,700. His opponent raised to 5,000 before being met with a raise which covered his stack. He made the call and was looking to find one of two remaining kings fall on the river.

Instead it came the   to give Lee quads.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 8:03 PM Local Time

After tripling up his super short stack a few hands ago, Irishman Pat Dillon has found some more chips courtesy of Bryan Piccioli. It happened when Piccioli opened the button for a min raise and both the small blind and Dillon, who was in the big blind, made the call.

A flop of     looked inconsequential enough and when action was checked to Piccioli he c-bet 1050. The small blind got out of the way but Dillon opted to ship for 4250. With a healthy stack in front of him Piccioli made a quick call but saw his    top pair was behind Dillon’s    set of ducks.

Piccioli said “flush draw” and received one of his runner-runner outs with the   turn but it wasn’t to be when the   came on the river.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:48 PM Local Time

A big hand just occurred over on Table 30. The action started with Pat Dillon moving all in from the cut-off for his remaining 1,700 in chips. Right next to him was Andrew Hinrichsen, who made the call, before Dan Kelly moved all in for approximately 16,000 in chips. Hinrichsen had just less than Kelly, and made the call.

Dilllon tabled J-Q and was behind to Hinrichsen’s    and Kelly’s pocket sevens. The board ran out K-J-8-6-J to see Dillon find a handy triple, and Kelly’s pocket sevens getting the better of Hinrichsen’s ace-high.

Kelly now has 29,000 in chips and Dillon has 5,300 in chips.

Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:32 PM Local Time

The action folded around to the player on the button who opened to 600, before Nam Le in the big blind, opted to move all in for his remaining 9,025 in chips. The decision was back on the raiser, and after a quick count by the dealer of Le’s chips, he made the call.

Le tabled    but was behind to his opponents    The board would not help Le, as it ran out       to see him eliminated with just over an hour left in the days play.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:28 PM Local Time

Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov is one of the few remaining big names left in today’s field and, after clawing a few chips in some preceding hands, has claimed the big double his average stack was looking for.

It happened when the Ukrainian opened for 600 in mid position and was repopped to 1600 from the player to his immediate left. Katchalov still looked interested and made the call before the dealer tabled a scary looking flop of    

Katchalov checked his option and his opponent sent another 2500 into the middle. It didn’t take long for Katchalov to announce all in for 8875 and receive a snap call.

Katchalov showed    for aces up and didn’t seem to show any hint of surprise when his opponent turned over    for the flush draw. The turn and river saw a   and   land to give Katchalov the boat and the healthy pot.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:00 PM Local Time


The remaining 108 players have returned from their breaks. They will play two more levels before the completion of the day.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:47 PM Local Time


The remaining players are on their final 15-minute break of the evening. When they return, they will play two more levels to complete the day.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:46 PM Local Time

Bryan Piccioli is sitting on a stack of 30,000 in chips after recently eliminating an opponent from the tournament.

He started it off by opening to 450 before being met with a raise to 1,450. The table folded back around before he re-raised to 2,950. His opponent thought for a moment before announcing all in for his remaining 10,000 in chips. Piccioli didn’t hesitate, snap-calling, and tabling his    His opponent tabled    and both watched as the       ran out on the table.

That full house places Piccioli as one of the chip leaders in the room, as we approach the final break of the evening.

Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:42 PM Local Time

After claiming the coveted scalp Phil Hellmuth, Nick Morales has been cruising comfortably through this tournament. Now he has just eliminated another player and his stack is sitting on a whopping 53,000, which puts him as the undisputed chip leader.

We caught the action in the hand only after both players had all their chips in the middle with a flop showing     His opponent showed    for top two but they were drawing to the thinnest of margins against the    top set of Morales.

Only running tens could save his opponent and it wasn’t to be on the   turn and   river.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:34 PM Local Time

We arrived at the table just in time to see Nam Lee open with a bet from the cut-off, before Jackie Glazier moved all in for her remaining 2,500 in chips. Lee snap-called and each player tabled their cards.

Lee was in great shape as he tabled    and saw Glazier show her    However, the board ran out       to see Glazier river a straight, keeping her in the tournament.

Glazier now sits on 5,300 in chips.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:34 PM Local Time

Dual APPT / ANZPT champion Grant Levy has just found the rail and having not survived a Day 1 flight yet, will not be among tomorrow’s Day 2 field. Levy’s final hand saw him all-in holding pocket queens against the A-Q of an opponent. The board ran out       and just like that, Levy was sent to the rail. Being that Levy is one Australia’s most decorated tournament players, we will certainly see him trying to win WSOP gold over the next few days. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:24 PM Local Time

In a recent hand, Jim Sachinidis opened to 500 from middle position before being met with a raise to 1,300 from Iori Yogo in the cut-off. Octavian Voegele then opted to re-raise to 2,300 from the big blind, before Sachinidis moved all in for his remaining 2,650 in chips. Both Yogo and Voegele made the call, as all three saw the flop come down    

Voegele checked, before Yogo threw out a continuation bet of 4,000 in chips. Voegele got out of the way as Sachinidis turned over his    Yogo tabled    for the higher pair, much to the disappointment of Sachinidis.

The board ran out the   and   to see Sachinidis eliminated from the tournament. Yogo now moves up to 28,000 in chips. Voegele is not too far behind, with a stack of 26,000 in chips.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:11 PM Local Time

We had been hovering around three tables in the back corner of the Crown poker room for some time watching over Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand Grospellier, Aussie poker hero Jonathan Karamalikis and US pro JC Tran. All three had been living on chip fumes but hadn’t been able to makes moves while we were there.

As luck would have it, as soon as we walked away and came back all three had disappeared and were now just empty chairs. We managed to grab Tran at the rail who told us his pocket eights couldn’t catch up to the pocket nines of an opponent, but we fear the other two tales of Grospellier and Karamalikis woe may remain a mystery.

Gorilla Gaming