$1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Terminator
$1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Terminator
Dia 2 Concluído

Nelson Maccini Leads Terminator Final Table; Brandon Shack-Harris Still Remains

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Nelson Maccini
Nelson Maccini

The AU$1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Terminator event reached the final table here at the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific with Nelson Maccini leading the final nine, but all eyes will be on Brandon Shack-Harris on Day 3 as he has retaken the WSOP Player of the Year lead and looks to really put some distance between him and the rest of the pack, namely George Danzer.

Starting the day in the money with the remaining 27 players guaranteed a AU$2,020 payday, the plan was to play down to the final table, with the potential to continue on to the final six if time permitted. Fady Alam (27th), Dylan Hortin (26th), and Josh Barrett (23rd) were swiftly out the door before another rapid fire of eliminations saw Ismael Bojang (20th), Peter Aristidou (19th), and Daniel Neilson (18th) all hit the rail.

Play then slowed up as Richard Lyndaker (17th), Mikel Habb (16th), Mike Watson (13th), and Darian Tan (11th) all found themselves on the rail before Alan Schubert became the final-table bubble boy when his {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} was outdrawn by the {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}, leaving the final table.

As mentioned, leading the final nine is Maccini, who won a monster pot early in the day when he flopped top set against an overpair and then used that momentum to rocket to a stack of 266,800. Andrew Dales (196,000) and Scott Calcagno (189,700) are the only other two big stacks, but plenty of notables still remain, including the aforementioned Shack-Harris.

Australian poker stalwarts Joe Cabret and Tony Hachem still remain, but it is Shack-Harris stealing the headlines as he has now taken back the lead from Danzer in the WSOP Player of the Year race; and if things go his way, he may be joining Danzer in capturing two bracelets in 2014. Danzer had leapfrogged Shack-Harris in the first event of the series here in Melbourne, Australia, but his time at the top only lasted a couple of days and he'll have some work cut out for him to get back there.

Below is a look at how the final table for this event will stack up tomorrow, in seating order, and note that outside of Shack-Harris, everyone remaining is an Australian player:

SeatNameCountryChip Count
1Scott CalcagnoAustralia189,700
2Brandon Shack-HarrisUSA111,100
3Nelson MacciniAustralia266,800
4Henry TranAustralia52,000
5Tony HachemAustralia57,500
6Joe CabretAustralia85,900
7Andrew DalesAustralia196,000
8Nick PiskoposAustralia107,100
9Duncan McKinnonAustralia63,000

The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be back at Crown Melbourne at 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon to provide hand-for-hand updates until the champion is crowned, and we'll see you then.

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Change of Plans

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WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel approached the remaining nine players to see if they wanted to continue with the plan to play down to six, or end for the day and return tomorrow with the official final table.

Players decided that it would be better to return tomorrow and now are bagging and tagging their chips.

Alan Schubert Eliminated in 10th Place (AU$4,553)

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Alan Schubert - 10th place
Alan Schubert - 10th place

From early position, Alan Schubert moved all in for 13,800, and once the action folded to Scott Calcagno in the hijack, he three-bet to 26,000 to force everyone else out.

Schubert: {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}
Calcagno: {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}

With Schubert racing to stay alive, the {J-Spades}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop gave Calcagno the lead, and when the {10-Spades} and {3-Diamonds} completed the board, Schubert exited in 10th place for an AU$4,553 payday.

Alan Schubert AU
Alan Schubert
AU Eliminado

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Unofficial Final Table

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The word has been given that Event 4 will be playing down to six tonight instead of stopping at the final table of nine.

Here is how the unofficial final table sits:

1Scott Calcagno
2Brandon Shack-Harris
3Nelson Maccini
4Henry Tran
5Tony Hachem
6Joe Cabret
7Alan Schubert
8Andrew Dales
9Nick Piskopos
10Duncan McKinnon
Nelson Maccini AU
Nelson Maccini
AU 271,000 16,000
Andrew Dales AU
Andrew Dales
AU 196,500 33,500
Scott Calcagno au
Scott Calcagno
au 170,000 49,200
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 112,500 -2,500
Nick Piskopos AU
Nick Piskopos
AU 110,000 -24,000
Joe Cabret au
Joe Cabret
au 86,200 20,200
Duncan McKinnon AU
Duncan McKinnon
AU 68,000 1,000
Tony Hachem au
Tony Hachem
au 57,000 5,000
Henry Tran ca
Henry Tran
ca 53,600 -6,200
Alan Schubert AU
Alan Schubert
AU 13,200 -30,000

Quick Break

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The remaining ten players are on a short five minute break.

Darian Tan Eliminated in 11th Place (AU$4,553)

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Darian Tan - 11th place
Darian Tan - 11th place

Joe Cabret opened to 5,000 and Darian Tan shoved from the button for just under 40,000. Scott Calcagno then moved all in from the big blind and Cabret quickly folded.

Tan: {A-Spades}{8-Spades}
Calcagno: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

With Tan trailing, the {K-Spades}{5-Spades}{10-Hearts} flop gave him additional outs to a flush, but when the {5-Clubs} and {2-Hearts} landed on the turn and river, Tan was sent to the rail in 11th place.

Darian Tan MY
Darian Tan
MY Eliminado

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Xue Wu Eliminated in 12th Place (AU$4,553)

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Xue Wu - 12th place
Xue Wu - 12th place

From the cutoff, Brandon Shack-Harris opened to 5,000 and Xue Wu shoved all in for 22,000 from the small blind. Shack-Harris called and the cards were tabled.

Shack-Harris: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Wu: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}

The board ran out {6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Wu exited in 12th place for a AU$4,553 payday.

Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 115,000 10,500
Xue Wu cn
Xue Wu
cn Eliminado

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