2014 WSOP Asia Pacific Now Underway In AustraliaOctober 3, 2014 12:16 pm
The inaugural 2013 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC) was a five event competition which took place at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, with the Main Event eventually won by Daniel Negreanu for A$1,038,825 (US$1,087,160).
This year the 17-day poker series takes place between October 2nd and 18th and will award twice as many bracelets as last year, with the schedule lining up as follows:
2014 WSOP APAC Schedule
Event 1: $1,100 NLHE Accumulator
Event 2: $2,200 NLHE
Event 3: $1,650 Pot Limit Omaha
Event 4: $1,650 NLHE Terminator
Event 5: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha
Event 6: $1,650 Dealer’s Choice 8-Game
Event 7: $2,200 NLHE Six-Max
Event 8: $5,000 8-Game
Event 9: $10,000 Main Event
Event 10: $25,000 High Roller
Ahead of the 2014 WSOP Asia Pacific’s kick-off, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Seth Palansky, highlighted the potential for the competition to grow exponentially in the Asia-Pacific region, stating that it was the biggest ever international event in the WSOP’s 45 year history.
Unlike the WSOP in Las Vegas, however, WSOP APAC will now be held in even years on a rotational basis with the WSOP Europe taking place in odd years, and explaining the new format WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart earlier explained:
“The WSOP standard is bigger, better and different. Moving to a rotational approach, with one international event per year allows for better organization and more marketing in each region. We also want to do right by the players, and provide more value for their travel dollar. There is a glut of poker tournaments around the world, and our vision is to each year put on a single global showcase that can’t be missed.”
Yesterday, the 2014 WSOP APAC was then given the official shuffle up and deal command by one of the country’s top players, Jackie Glazier, who won her first ever WSOP bracelet at the 2013 WSOP Europe, and will be hoping to garner further accolades this year on her own home turf. Australia also boasts a whole slew of other top poker pros who will be hoping to boost their country’s national pride over the next few weeks, with notable players including Joe Hachem, Jeffrey Rossiter, Jeff Lisandro, Jonathan Karamalikis, Tyron Krost, and Billy Argyros, to name but a few.
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