Australia’s Scott Calcagno Wins 2014 WSOP APAC Event#4

Australia’s Scott Calcagno Wins 2014 WSOP APAC Event#4At the 2014 WSOP APAC in Melbourne, Australia, a total of 250 players turned out for Event#4: The A$1,650 NLHE Terminator event, to create a prize pool worth A$375,000 and after three days of action it was 29-year-old Australian Scott Calcagno who emerged victorious to claim the gold winners bracelet, and walk away richer by A$61,250.
Following an impressive win which takes his country’s bracelet tally to three out of four events so far this year, Scott Calcagno, said:
“I’ve just played every event as it comes. Winning a bracelet has never been a goal, but I’ll take it, it’s pretty cool.. I don’t usually play tournaments, mostly cash games. I don’t think I will start playing any more tournaments. I just like to play both cash and tournaments. I get bored playing the same games all the time.”
The A$1,650 No Limit Hold’em Terminator was held at the Crown Casino, with a third of the competition’s prize pool set aside for the $500 bounties placed on each players heads. Amongst the notable names then cashing in at one of the 32 money spots was Vanessa Rousso in 32nd (A$2,000), Bruno Politano in 30th (A$2,000), Ismael Bojang in 20th (A$2,67), and Michael Watson in 13th (A$3,755).
By the time the final table of nine had been set, USA’s Brandon Shack-Harris was the only non-Australians player still left in contention,
Scott Calcagno (5-5) then eliminated Joe Cabret (A-A) from the tournament in 9th for A$5,605, before later being dealt K-K and doing likewise to Duncan McKinnon (K-Q) in 4th (A$20,123). Ten hands later, Calcagno (A-K) took care of Andrew Dales (A-6) in 3rd for A$27,343 to go heads-up against Nelson Maccini for the title.
As the final battle commenced, both players were fairly even in chips and it would then take more than an hour before the deciding hand was played with Calcagno (8-6) and Maccini (A-10) all-in on a 10-8-6-8-4 board. Calcagno’s full house was subsequently enough to seal the win, after which he commented:
“Nelson played pretty solid heads-up. I thought it was going to take a long longer. It helped that I ran a big bluff at the start to set up the dynamic.”
Final Table Results:
1 Scott Calcagno – AU$61,250
2 Nelson Maccini – AU$37,845
3 Andrew Dales – AU$27,343
4 Duncan McKinnon- AU$20,123
5 Nick Piskopos – AU$15,075
6 Brandon Shack-Harris – AU$11,488
7 Henry Tran – AU$8,900
8 Tony Hachem – AU$7,008
9 Joe Cabret – AU$5,605

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