$1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Terminator
Day 3 Completed
$1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Terminator
Day 3 Completed
The 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific has crowned the newest bracelet winner with 29-year old Australian Scott Calcagno capturing gold in Event 4: AU$1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Terminator for AU$61,250!
On Monday afternoon, 250 players took a seat to play the unique format of poker very common to Melbourne - The Terminator. It applauded the eliminations of players by rewarding anyone that was able to eliminate a player with a red Terminator chip that was worth $500 each. However the real goal is always to clinch the lion's share of the AU$250,000 prizepool that was on offer.
Day 1 would be a battle on the green felt, and as play reach the expected end-of-day, it was decided that play would continue until the bubble was broke - and unfortunately it would be 2013 World Champion Ryan Riess the one going home empty handed when his aces were cracked by a runner-runner straight. Day 2 was all about the money as the final 27 players were whittled down to a final table of nine as the likes of Dylan Hortin (26th), Josh Barrett (23rd), Ismael Bojang (20th), Peter Aristidou (19th), Daniel Neilson (18th), Richard Lyndaker (17th) and Mike Watson (13th) all found themselves on the rail.
Nelson Maccini would be the overwhelming chip leader coming into the final table, but the story lines of the day would consist of Tony Hachem looking to join his brother Joe as a WSOP bracelet winner and Brandon Shack-Harris searching for his second WSOP bracelet of the year while also simultaneously extending his WSOP Player of the Year lead. Joe Cabret would be the first to go when his aces were cracked by Calcagno's flopped set, as Hachem followed out next when his couldn't outdraw Henry Tran's aces. Tran however fell in 7th when he made a move holding and couldn't outdraw Nick Piskopos' .
Shack-Harris' quest for a second bracelet would end in 6th place when he was all in holding against Calcagno's . The board would see his pair counterfeited to leave just five. As chips circled back-and-forth, it would be Day 1 chip leader Piskopos the next to go when his top two pair ran into Maccini's flopped set. Unlike the entire final table - and we believe everyone that made the money - Duncan McKinnon had not captured a terminator button, and unfortunately it would remain that way when he fell in 4th before Andrew Dales exited in 3rd to leave Calcagno and Maccini almost dead even in chips.
Heads-up play started quite docile, but a big pot saw Calcagno move out to a two-to-one advantage after he got value with his over Maccini's . Maccini would slowly claw back until Calcagno ran a bluff with queen-high against Maccini's two pair to see Maccini now sitting with a two-to-one advantage. Calcagno then managed to flop a set of fives to get a double on the river against Maccini to once again flip the chip stacks back. From there Calcagno continued to apply the pressure until the final hand saw his flopped two pair improve to a full house to see him capture his first WSOP bracelet.
Although the cards fell Calcagno's way throughout Day 2 and 3, he played smart and aggressive poker on his way to capturing the AU$61,250 first prize along with the 12 terminator buttons (worth AU$6,000) which included his since he became the the overall terminator of Event 4. Congratulations to Scott Calcagno who now joins the likes of Jeff Lisandro, Joe Hachem, Gary Benson, Mark Vos and Andrew Hinrichsen as Australian WSOP bracelet winners!
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Hand #270: Scott Calcagno received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #271: Nelson Maccini received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #272: From the button, Maccini raised to 24,000 and Calcagno called from the big blind to see a flop. Calcagno checked over to Maccini and he fired out a continuation-bet of 30,000 with Calcagno making the call.
The turn landed the and again Calcagno called as Maccini bet out 50,000. Calcagno paused for a few moments and then made the call as the completed the board on the river.
Calcagno then reached into his stack and pulled a stack of chocolate 25,000-denomination chips and made a bet of 300,000; effectively putting Maccini all in. Maccini looked down at his stack, then made the call for his tournament life tabling for two-pair.
Unfortunately for Maccini, Calcagno would reveal his for a full house to send Maccini to the rail in 2nd place for an AU$37,845 payday as Calcagno was crowned the Event 4 Champion.
Hand #260: Nelson Maccini limped in and Scott Calcagno raised to 31,000 as the flop fell and Calcagno bet out 25,000. Maccini folded and Calcagno was pushed the pot.
Hand #261: Calcagno raised to 25,000 and Maccini folded.
Hand #262: Calcagno received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #263: Maccini received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #264: Calcagno received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #265: Maccini received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #266: Maccini raised to 24,000 and Calcagno folded.
Hand #267: Calcagno limped in and Maccini checked to see a flop. Calcagno tossed in 12,000 and Maccini check-raised to 27,000 and Calcagno folded.
Hand #268: Maccini raised to 24,000 and Calcagno made the call to see a flop with both players checking. The turn landed the and both players checked again as the landed on the river.
Both players checked, and Maccini's wasn't enough to beat Calcagno's .
Hand #269: Maccini received a walk in the big blind.
The cards are back in the air.
Lets have ourselves 15 minutes off, below are the up-to-date chip counts.
Hand #247: After a limped pot that was checked until the river of a board, Scott Calcagno bet 70,000 and was eventually called by Nelson Maccini. Calcagno showed and the pot was chopped versus since the full house on the board played.
Hand #248: [Maccini raised from the small blind and won the pot.
Hand #249: unknown action.
Hand #250: Maccini took it down with a raise to 20,000.
Hand #251: Maccini received a walk.
Hand #252: A walk for Calcagno. He showed .
Hand #254: Maccini raised to 20,000 and folded after Calcagno three-bet to 52,000.
Hand #255: A walk for Maccini.
Hand #256: A walk for Calcagno.
Hand #257: Maccini got another walk and Calcagno mucked .
Hand #258: Calcagno gets a walk.
Hand #259: Calcagno raised to 20,000 and Maccini called. On the flop and the turn, both players checked. Maccini checked the river and folded to the overbet of Calcagno for 60,000.
Hand #236: Scott Calcagno limped in and Nelson Maccini checked to see a flop with Calcagno betting out 10,000 and Maccini check-raising to 40,000. Calcagno folded.
Hand #237: Maccini raised the button and Calcagno folded.
Hand #238: unknown action
Hand #239: Maccini raised to 20,000 and Calcagno called to see a flop with Maccini continuing for 20,000. Calcagno made the call, and then checked when the landed on the turn.
Maccini bet out 50,000 and Calcagno folded.
Hand #240: Calcagno raised to 20,000 and Maccini made it 60,000 to go. Calcagno folded.
Hand #241: Maccini raised to 20,000 and Calcagno folded.
Hand #242: Maccini received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #243: Maccini raised to 20,000 and Calcagno folded.
Hand #244: Calcagno raised to 20,000 and Maccini called as the dealer spread a and Calcagno's bet of 15,000 was enough to capture the pot.
Hand #245: Maccini opened with a raise on the button and Calcagno folded.
Hand #246: Calcagno made it 20,000 and Maccini called as the flop fell and both players checked. The turn landed the and Maccini led out for 20,000 with Calcagno calling as the completed the board on the river.
Both players checked and Calcagno tabled his to capture the pot.
Hand #228: A walk for Maccini in the big blind and he showed pocket aces.
Hand #229: unknown action.
Hand #230: Calcagno limped in, Maccini checked and they saw the flop of . Maccini check-called a bet of 10,000 and did so again after the turn for 20,000. The appeared on the river and Maccini checked for the third time. Calcagno bet 50,000 and revealed as winning hand after the call of his opponent.
Hand #231: After a limped pot the flop was checked through, Calcagno check-folded the turn after a 13,000 bet of Maccini.
Hand #232: Yet another walk for Maccini in the big blind.
Hand #233: Maccini raised to 20,000 and won the pot.
Hand #234: Calcagno made it 20,000 and Maccini mucked.
Hand #235: Maccini raised to 20,000 and Calcagno called to see the flop. Maccini bet 10,000 and was called before they checked the on the turn. The river completed the board and Calcagno won the pot with a bet of 30,000.