2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific News Update

by | Published: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

The poker action is flowing thick and fast at the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific with all of the bracelet events before the Main Event now underway.

Ivey and Negreanu Dominate $2,200 Mixed Event Final Table

Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu head into the final table of the $2,200 Mixed Event at the WSOP Asia Pacific with almost half the chips currently remaining in play.

Ivey and Negreanu completely controlled day two of the event and both will be confident they can add to their collection of World Series of Poker bracelets.

Ivey currently has a slight chip lead with 144,300 while Negreanu (129,000) is well ahead of Brandon Wong who is in third place (86,100).

Yesterday’s event was highlighted by a running verbal battle between Ivey and Phil Hellmuth.

Negreanu couldn’t hide his delight at the banter being shared by the two poker legends.

“TV cameras are missing gold right now,” Negreanu posted on Twitter.

“Ivey needling Hellmuth is some solid material.”

The final table of the tournament will commence today and we keep you up to date with all the action.

Piccioli Wins First Ever WSOP Asia Pacific Bracelet

Bryan Piccioli became the first person to win a World Series of Poker bracelet in Australia when he claimed victory in the $1,100 “Accumulator” event yesterday.

Piccioli overcame a strong final table including 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel and 2012 ‘October Niner’ Jeremy Ausmus to take home the $211,575 first place prize.

The Accumulator was considered a successful format and may makes its debut in the Las Vegas version of the World Series of Poker in the next few years.

Collopy Wins $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Event

Jim Collopy defeated a strong final table including Dan Shak and Marvin Rettenmaier to win the $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Event at the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific.

Shak and Rettenmaier were both aiming to win their first-ever World Series of Poker bracelet but fell short finishing in fifth and ninth respectively.

Collopy claimed his first World Series of Poker bracelet and his first tournament victory since his win in the $2,250 Pot Limit Omaha event at the 2012 Aussie Millions.

Hachem Puts Together Caesars Cup Team

2005 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Joe Hachem selected Jeff Lisandro and Jackie Glazier as the first two members of Team Asia-Pacific for the 2013 Caesars Cup.

Lisandro has won five World Series of Poker bracelets, including an incredible run of three bracelets in 2009, while Jackie Glazier is considered the first lady of Australian Poker.

Hachem will name the final two members of his team over the next few days while captain of Team Europe, Sam Trickett, is waiting to the last possible minute to reveal his plans.

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