2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific

$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Dias: 1
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
127,843 AUD
Event Info
5,000 AUD
Prize Pool
376,000 AUD
Informações sobre o nível
4,000 / 8,000

$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Dia 1 Iniciado

The Second PLO Event of the 2014 WSOP APAC is Set to Begin

The 2014 WSOP APAC
The 2014 WSOP APAC

While one pot-limit Omaha tournament — Event #3 $1,650 PLO — will crown a winner today, another will be kicking off with Event #5 AUD$5,000 PLO, which is a new event on the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific schedule.

The tournament is expected to draw a field of top pros included 13-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, who will be seeking his first PLO bracelet; 2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess, who bubbledEvent $4 $1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Terminator late last night; WSOP Player of the Year contender George Danzer; 2010 WSOP Main Event winner Jonathan Duhamel; and reigning WSOP APAC Main Event champ Daniel Negreanu.

We'll also likely see some players who fared well in the aforementioned PLO event such as Mike Watson (14th - AUD$3,002), Scott Davies (12th - AUD$3,633), Ismael Bojang (11th - AUD$3,633), and Mel Judah (10th - AUD$4,472). Finally, there's a good chance Australian Hall of Famers Gary Benson, Jeff Lisandro and Jason Gray will make an appearance once they're done with the Event #3 final table.

Players will start the tournament with 15,000 in chips, and the plan for the day is to play 10 one-hour levels with a 15-minute break every two levels. There will also be a one-hour dinner break after Level 6. Late registration will remain open through Level 8. Cards will be in the air in a little over an hour, so stay tuned as the PokerNews Live Reporting brings you all the PLO action you can handle from the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia.

Nível: 1

Blinds: 25/50

Ante: 0

More Than the First Two WSOPs

Nível 1 : 25/50, 0 ante

Daniel Negreanu commented on the number of players listed on the clock, which currently reads 26. That's a low number no doubt, but as Tournament Director Jack Effel pointed out: "This is more players than the first two World Series combined."

Indeed, those two events drew six players apiece, so we're already more than double that. Effel was clearly joking knowing full well that the number in this high buy-in event is sure to grow as players continue to filter in and late registration remains open through Level 8.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJack Effel

First Big Pot of the Day

Nível 1 : 25/50, 0 ante

We happened upon a big pot over at Table 25 between Paul Elliott and Frank Kassela. The former had checked the turn on a board reading {2-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{3-Spades}, and the latter moved all in for 6,900. There was already 18,150 in the pot, so it was a big decision to Elliott.

We would learn after the hand that Elliott had limped preflop and Kassela raised to 300 from the button. Jeff Madsen called, and then Elliott three-bet to 1,500. Kassela called and then bet the size of the pot when Elliott checked the flop. Elliott check-called and that brought the hand up to speed.

Elliott contemplated Kassela's shove for several minutes, but eventually he decided to release his hand.

"It was close," he said after the hand.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
25,000 10,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Paul Elliott au
Paul Elliott
8,000 -7,000

Tags: Paul ElliottFrank Kassela

Nível: 2

Blinds: 50/100

Ante: 0

Little Isn't Ready to Go Yet

Nível 2 : 50/100, 0 ante

With 3,150 in the pot, action exploded on a {10-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop between Jonathan Little and Mike Goodman that resulted in the former getting his stack of 8,850 all in.

Little: {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Goodman: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

Little had flopped two pair, but Goodman was drawing strong with aces and an open-ended straight draw. Fortunately for Little, the turn and river came the {5-Hearts} and {3-Hearts} respectively allowing his two pair to hold for the double.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little
20,000 10,000
WPT 2X Winner
Mike Goodman
Mike Goodman
5,600 -9,400

Tags: Jonathan LittleMike Goodman