The numbers are in. Event #2 of the 2014 WSOP APAC has attracted 215 players and created a prize pool of $430,000. That will be distributed to the top 24 players, with AU$107,500 going to the eventual winner. Here's how the payouts look:
After finishing in 22nd place in Event #1 and surpassing Brandon Shack-Harris atop the 2014 WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard, George Danzer jumped into Event #2 just as registration came to a close. Danzer managed to work hi 6,000 starting stack up to 15,000 or so, but that's as high as he'd get.
Danzer explained that he lost a good deal of his chips when he raised from the button and then called a shove from the player in the small blind. Danzer was ahead with against his opponent's , but a king on the river saw the German fall to six big blinds.
He got it in a short time later after two players had limped, one of which called him with . Danzer held , but he failed to improve. Danzer, who was enjoying a glass of wine on the rail, informed us that he'd be back tomorrow for Event #3 $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha.
Daniel Negreanu had been nursing a short stack for most of Level 8, but his time finally ran out shortly after coming back from break.
As former Octo-Niner Russell Thomas told it, Negreanu open-shoved his last eight big blinds from under the gun holding only to run into a player holding . The board ran out a clean , and that was all she wrote for Negreanu.
"The was the only hand he played in 30 minutes," Thomas said.
Daniel Hough limped preflop and then called a three-bet from Tobias Reinkemeier. Hough then check-called a bet on the flop before leading out for 2,500 on the turn. Reinkemeier then shoved all in for 7,500, Hough called, and the German discovered that he was drawing dead.
Hough flopped the nut flush, which meant the river that gave Reinkemeier two pair was meaningless. Reinkemeier took his leave from the tournament here in Level 8 while Hough chipped up to 33,000.
"She's going to need a shovel," someone over at Table 10 bellowed.
We made our way over to discover they were talking about Kitty Kuo, who after crippling Gary Benson essentially doubled again by eliminating Corey Kempson. We missed the hand, but we do known The two got it in on a two-heart flop with Kempson holding and Kuo .
Kempson was in great shape, and he actually improved to trips when the appeared on the turn. However, it gave Kuo a flush draw, which she hit when a heart spike on the river.
Meanwhile, Mohsin Charania and Bruno Politano have also been eliminated from Event #2.
Ami Barer opened with a raise only to have Surag Dutt three-bet to 2,300. When action reached Winston Yip in the big blind, he moved all in for 7,825 and Barer called off for 6,725. Dutt opted to get out of the way and Barer discovered the bad news.
Barer had run his big pocket pair into an even bigger one, and he paid the price for it after the board ran out a dry .
We happened upon the action with 2,000 out in front of Kitty Kuo in the small blind and Gary Benson all in from the big. Kuo was debating what to do with her stack, and eventually she opted to call off for right around 14,000 total.
It was a flip, but Kuo needed to improve to stay alive. That's just what she did when the flop gave her a pair of queens. Neither the turn nor river helped Benson, and he was left with just 3,000 after the hand.