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Online Registration for WSOP Asia-Pacific Events Now Open!

by | Published: Thursday, September 4th, 2014

In just one month, the World Series of Poker will host the second edition of its WSOP Asia-Pacific. Taking place at Australia’s Crown Casino Melbourne from October 2-18, the series will feature 10 gold bracelet events. Last year’s event saw five awarded, so with five more added to this year’s schedule it is likely to be an even bigger event.

2014 WSOP Asia PacificWith buy-ins ranging from as low as AU$1,100 up to AU$25,000, all poker players have the chance to attend this exciting event. The series kicks off with the AU$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator on October 2 but the highlight of the series will undoubtedly be the AU$10,000 Main Event, which will have two starting days beginning on October 12. Players are able to register for the series online via Crown Poker’s website, which means you won’t have to wait in line or risk being put on an alternative list.

Daniel Negreanu won last year’s Main Event for AU$1,038,825, and his fifth gold bracelet win helped him become the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year. Will he return to the series? What other big names in the professional poker community will make the trek down under? Since this year’s WSOP Asia-Pacific will be the culmination of the 2014 Player of the Year race, many big-name players are expected to make the trip, including Negreanu (who currently sits fourth on the POY leaderboard), Brandon Shack-Harris (first), and George Danzer (second) in a bid to earn final points. Imagine who you could be rubbing shoulders with.

“Bigger and better is the best way to describe the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “New events at modest price points like the Dealer’s Choice and Terminator No-Limit Hold’em, plus an expansion of overall events and a move to springtime in Melbourne is designed to encourage the North American and European contingent to make this a can’t-miss event. Plus, we have secured the most comprehensive live television coverage in both the U.S. and Australia for both the Main Event and High Roller.”

Both the WSOP and Crown Melbourne are prepared to help book your trip to Australia and the handy online registration means you’re guaranteed a seat with ease. This is a stop not to be missed, even if you just go to watch the pros in action.

Take a look at the entire 2014 WSOP APAC schedule below and see if anything piques your interest:

Date Time Event Buy-in (AUD)
Oct. 2 6:10 PM No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 1a $1,100
Oct. 3 12:10 PM No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 1b $1,100
  6:10 PM No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 1c $1,100
Oct. 4 12:30 PM No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 2  
  2:10 PM No-Limit Hold’em Day 1 $2,200
Oct. 5 12:10 PM No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 3  
  12:30 PM No-Limit Hold’em Day 2  
  4:10 PM Pot-Limit Omaha Day 1 $1,650
Oct. 6 12:10 PM No-Limit Hold’em Day 3  
  12:30 PM Pot-Limit Omaha Day 2  
  2:10 PM Terminator No-Limit Hold’em Day 1 $1,650
Oct. 7 12:10 PM Pot-Limit Omaha Day 3  
  12:30 PM Terminator No-Limit Hold’em Day 2  
  2:10 PM Pot-Limit Omaha Day 1 $5,000
Oct. 8 12:10 PM Terminator No-Limit Hold’em Day 3  
  12:30 PM Pot-Limit Omaha Day 2  
  2:10 PM Dealer’s Choice – 8-Game Day 1 $1,650
Oct. 9 12:10 PM Pot-Limit Omaha Day 3  
  12:30 PM Dealer’s Choice – 8-Game Day 2  
  2:10 PM Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Day 1 $2,200
Oct. 10 12:10 PM Dealer’s Choice – 8-Game Day  
  12:30 PM Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Day 2  
  2:10 PM Mixed Event Day 1 $5,000
Oct. 11 12:10 PM Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Day 3  
  12:30 PM Mixed Event Day 2  
Oct. 12 12:10 PM Mixed Event Day 3  
  12:30 PM WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 1a $10,000
Oct. 13 12:30 PM WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 1b $10,000
Oct. 14 12:30 PM WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 2  
Oct. 15 12:30 PM WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 3  
  6:10 PM High Roller Day 1 $25,000
Oct. 16 12:30 PM WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 4  
  2:30 PM High Roller Day 2  
Oct. 17 2:00 PM High Roller Day 3  
Oct. 18 2:00 PM WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 5  

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2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Schedule Announced

by | Published: Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The eye of the poker world will be squarely focused on Melbourne, Australia later this year when the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific comes to town. The schedule for the event was released last week, announcing the festival will take place over two weeks from October 2-18, and will offer 10 gold bracelet events.

Crown Casino Melbourne will once again play host to the event, which will also see the culmination of the 2014 WSOP Player of the Year race.

“Bigger and better is the best way to describe the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart in the press release. “New events at modest price points like the Dealer’s Choice and Terminator No-Limit Hold’em, plus an expansion of overall events and a move to springtime in Melbourne is designed to encourage the North American and European contingent to make this a can’t-miss event. Plus, we have secured the most comprehensive live television coverage in both the U.S. and Australia for both the Main Event and High Roller.”

The “live” television coverage Stewart discusses will be for the AU$10,000 Main Event, which starts on October 12, and the AU$25,000 High Roller, which starts on October 15. Though toted as being live, the two events will be viewed with a one-hour delay on ESPN television both in Australia and the U.S. on October 176 and 18. According to the WSOP, “The live television window includes 6-8 hours of coverage a day, meaning nearly every hand of the final table of each the Main Event and High Roller will be seen by viewers around the globe.”

“We are really excited that the WSOP Asia-Pacific is returning to Melbourne,” said Gus Seebeck, ESPN’s General Manager of Australia and New Zealand. “It’s a fantastic event and ESPN’s expanded coverage will bring poker fans around the world even closer to the action.”

The series, which kicks off on October 2 with the AU$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator, will offer buy-ins ranging from as low as AU$1,100 up to AU$25,000. The Accumulator event plans to generate a large field of entrants, since each player will be allowed to play in any or all of the starting flights. The catch being though that all chips a player advances through the numerous flights with will be accumulated into one stack on Day 2.

The AU$10,000 Main Event will have two starting days and begin on October 12. Last year, the Main Event was won by poker superstar Daniel Negreanu who took home AU$1,038,825 and his fifth gold bracelet.

Below is a complete list of the 2014 WSOP APAC schedule:

Date Time Event Buy-In (AU$)
Oct. 2 6:10 PM No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 1a $1,100
Oct. 3 12:10 PM No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 1b $1,100
  6:10 PM No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 1c $1,100
Oct. 4 12:30 PM No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 2  
  2:10 PM No-Limit Hold’em Day 1 $2,200
Oct. 5 12:10 PM No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 3  
  12:30 PM No-Limit Hold’em Day 2  
  4:10 PM Pot-Limit Omaha Day 1 $1,650
Oct. 6 12:10 PM No-Limit Hold’em Day 3  
  12:30 PM Pot-Limit Omaha Day 2  
  2:10 PM Terminator No-Limit Hold’em Day 1 $1,650
Oct. 7 12:10 PM Pot-Limit Omaha Day 3  
  12:30 PM Terminator No-Limit Hold’em Day 2  
  2:10 PM Pot-Limit Omaha Day 1 $5,000
Oct. 8 12:10 PM Terminator No-Limit Hold’em Day 3  
  12:30 PM Pot-Limit Omaha Day 2  
  2:10 PM Dealer’s Choice — 8-Game Day 1 $1,650
Oct. 9 12:10 PM Pot-Limit Omaha Day 3  
  12:30 PM Dealer’s Choice — 8-Game Day 2  
  2:10 PM Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Day 1 $2,200
Oct. 10 12:10 PM Dealer’s Choice — 8-Game Day 3  
  12:30 PM Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Day 2  
  2:10 PM Mixed Event Day 1 $5,000
Oct. 11 12:10 PM Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Day 3  
  12:30 PM Mixed Event Day 2  
Oct. 12 12:10 PM Mixed Event Day 3  
  12:30 PM WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 1a $10,000
Oct. 13 12:30 PM WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 1b $10,000
Oct. 14 12:30 PM WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 2  
Oct. 15 12:30 PM WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 3  
  6:10 PM High Roller Day 1 $25,000
Oct. 16 12:30 PM WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 4  
  2:30 PM High Roller Day 2  
Oct. 17 2:00 PM High Roller Day 3  
Oct. 18 2:00 PM WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 5  

 

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Negreanu Wins World Series of Poker APAC Main Event

by | Published: Monday, April 15th, 2013

Poker superstar Daniel Negreanu has produced an incredible performance to win the first ever World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Main Event and claim his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet.

Negreanu was in complete control of the final table and rarely looked in trouble as he accumulated a monster chip lead.

His final table performance capped off a remarkable tournament in which he was always one of the chip leaders.

“From two tables, I went from 1.3 million to 2.6 million without winning a big pot, really small ball poker to the extreme,” Negreanu said in a post-tournament interview.

“I won all the pots I was supposed to win, I minimized in the spots where I was beat, and overall I played on feel, which is something that has always made me successful.

“I didn’t overthink things and I just went with my gut.”

Negreanu’s last World Series of Poker bracelet came in 2008 but he has had a number of close calls in recent years – something which crossed his mind repeatedly in the concluding stages of the tournament.

I’ve had a lot of deep runs in the past couple of years and put up a lot of seconds and thirds, and I’ve had a lot of heartbreak when I got close,” Negreanu said in a post-tournament interview.

“In the World Series of Poker Europe, I was in a very similar situation and, yeah, I had a lot of flashback moments and my emotions were running high.”

Negreanu is well known for his laidback and humorous attitude at the poker table, which was evident throughout the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific, and the Canadian credits his success to his fun-loving demeanor.

“One of the things I realized about poker is that I’ve always been the most successful when I am enjoying what I’m doing, not taking myself too seriously, not overthinking things,” he said.

“In this tournament I didn’t worry about what the fundamentals are or what people would say, I just did what I do, I played my way and in the end it paid off.”

The $1,038,825 first place prize takes Negreanu’s tournament winnings to $17,476,836 and he is currently sitting fifth on the all-time poker tournament money list.

The inaugural World Series of Poker Asia Pacific and thanks to the victories of Negreanu and Phil Ivey the event has really made its mark on the poker landscape.

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Team Europe Wins Caesars Cup

by | Published: Monday, April 15th, 2013

Team Europe, led by Sam Trickett, has defeated Team Asia-Pacific and Team Americas to win the Caesars Cup at the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific at the Crown Casino in Melbourne.

Team Europe defeated Team Asia-Pacific two legs to one to qualify for the final before defeating the reigning champions Team Americas to win their second Caesars Cup title.

Team Americas were heavy favorites heading into the final but went down a leg early when the star studded team of Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari lost to Trickett and World Series of Poker bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche.

The equally impressive team of Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth were able to tie the series up when they defeated Phillip Gruissem and Marvin Rettenmaier to take it to a decider.

The heads-up battle between Sam Holden and 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Greg Merson was extremely tight but Holden won a coin-flip hand that put him in the position to win the leg and the Caesars Cup for Team Europe.

Team Europe has now won two of the three editions of the popular team event, adding to the inaugural title that they won during the 2009 World Series of Poker Europe.

Gruissem had a stellar day on Sunday adding a victory in the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific $50,000 Re-Entry High Roller to the Caesars Cup crown.

Although the event wasn’t for a World Series of Poker bracelet Gruissem was still happy to score the first place prize of $825,000.

There is only one event left to be decided in the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific – the $10,000 Main Event.

Poker superstar Daniel Negreanu is the chip leader heading into the final table but he faces stiff competition from a host of local talent and Russell Thomas who has incredibly made his second World Series of Poker Main Event final table in less than a year.

You can stay up to date with all the action from the final table here at Poker.com.

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World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Main Event Begins

by | Published: Friday, April 12th, 2013

The stellar World Series of Poker Asia Pacific form of poker superstars Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey has continued in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event with the pair among the chip leaders after the opening day of the tournament.

Negreanu is currently the unofficial chip leader with 136,050 in chips while Ivey is sitting in sixth place with 123,300.

This comes just days after the two did battle at the final table of the $2,200 Mixed Event that saw Ivey win his ninth World Series of Poker bracelet.

Other leading players sitting comfortably in the top 100 are Brandon Wong (11th), Sam Trickett (24th), Brandon Cantu (34th), Greg Merson (38th), Nam Le (48th), Barry Greenstein (63rd), Jake Balsiger (77th), Jeremy Ausmus (80th) and Jackie Glazier (97th).

Bertrand Grospellier was the most high profile player to be sent to the rail and was joined by 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia.

The World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Main Event action continues today.

Hachem Finalizes Caesars Cup Team

2005 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Joe Hachem selected Shane Warne, Andrew Hinrichsen and Richard Yong to fill out Team Asia Pacific that will compete in the Caesars Cup.

Shane Warne may not be the most recognizable name in the poker world but is one of Australia’s most well-known athletes.

Warne finished his test cricket career as the leading wicket-taker of all-time and is considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game.

Although he hasn’t quiet been able to repeat these heroics on the felt he did finish third in the 2010 Victorian Poker Championships $10,000 High Stakes Event.

Richard Yong is a high-stakes tournament specialist who finished eighth in the 2012 Big One For One Drop tournament and is reported to play in the ultra-high stakes poker games in Macau.

After competing at that level there is no doubt Yong can handle the pressure of the Caesars Cup.

Andrew Hinrichesen has been a consistent tournament performer for a number of years and took home a World Series of Poker bracelet for his victory in the 2011 WSOP Europe €1,000 No Limit Hold’em event.

Team Europe Captain Sam Trickett is yet to announce his team.

The Caesars Cup will take place this Sunday and we will keep you up to date with all the action at Poker.com.

 


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