$1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha

Benson Leads; Four Australian Poker Hall of Fame Members Alive

Gary Benson

Day 2 of the third event of the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific will begin at 12:30 p.m. local time. The AU$1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha attracted 123 entries, which was 49 less than last year's contest, but it was still chalk full of notable faces.

Leading the 22 competitors that survived the Day 1 carnage is Gary Benson. Benson is a WSOP gold bracelet winner and a member of the Australian Poker Hall of Fame. He has a total of $1,820,700 in live tournament earnings, but today's it's all about the AU$51,660 top prize in this one and notching his second piece of WSOP hardware.

While Benson bagged up 71,200 in chips to lead the way, another member of the Australian Poker Hall of Fame sits in second place on the leader board with 60,400. That man is five-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro.

Behind those two are the likes of Jason Gray (34,500), Ismael Bojang (27,000), Ami Barer (25,600), Van Marcus (21,900), and Mel Judah (15,900). Both Gray and Judah are also members of the Australian Poker Hall of Fame member, while Barer is the reigning Aussie Millions Main Event champion.

The goal for today is to reach the final table, but first the players must maneuver their way into the money. Set to pay the top 16 places, a min-cash will award AU$2,524. Six players will leave empty handed, and those in the most danger are Edison Nguyen (9,400), Michael Wang (8,100), Mike Watson (6,900), and Daniel Chevalier (3,200).

The blinds to start the day will be 400/800, and the four-card action will be hot and heavy from the start. Be sure to stay tuned right here to PokerNews.com as the remaining field works towards a cash and the WSOP final table.

Player Chips Progress
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
au 71,200
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 60,400
Paul Mac AU
Paul Mac
AU 38,600
Zane Ly AU
Zane Ly
AU 37,200
Jason Gray gb
Jason Gray
gb 34,500
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 27,000
Stephen Woodhead gb
Stephen Woodhead
gb 26,800
Oliver Gill au
Oliver Gill
au 26,300
Vadim Pinsky AU
Vadim Pinsky
AU 25,900
Ami Barer ca
Ami Barer
ca 25,600
David Lim au
David Lim
au 25,300
Paul Sharbanee au
Paul Sharbanee
au 24,000
Van Marcus au
Van Marcus
au 21,900
Paul Elliott au
Paul Elliott
au 20,600
Scott Davies us
Scott Davies
us 19,700
Darian Tan MY
Darian Tan
MY 17,300
Mel Judah au
Mel Judah
au 15,900
Tam Truong au
Tam Truong
au 12,700
Edison Nguyen au
Edison Nguyen
au 9,400
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
us 8,100
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 6,900
Daniel Chevalier AU
Daniel Chevalier
AU 3,200