2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific

$10,000 Main Event
Day: 1b
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific

Final Results
Winning Hand
850,136 AUD
Event Info
10,000 AUD
Prize Pool
3,125,000 AUD
Level Info
25,000 / 50,000

$10,000 Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Tam Truong Leads 117 Survivors Into Day 2

Level 6 : 250/500, 50 ante
Tam Truong
Tam Truong

Day 1b of the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific AU$10,000 Main Event has come to a close with 117 players still alive.

The day started with 195 hopefuls taking a seat throughout the day to bring the combined field size to 324 with registration open until the start of play on Day 2. It is important to note that the structure sheet for this event has a misprint on it stating registration will be open through eight levels, but that is not correct, so please be aware that it will close at the start of Day 2.

With those advancing joining the 70 survivors from Day 1a, there will be a combined 187 players moving forward in this prestigious event. Throughout the day, local satellite winners, online grinders, seasoned veterans, and international stars all took a chance, but unfortunately for the likes of Rory Young, Vanessa Rousso, Antonio Esfandiari, Mike Watson, Bruno Politano, Dan Heimiller, and Daniel Negreanu, they all found themselves on the rail.

Sydney's Tam Truong would claim the Day 1b chip lead with an impressive 155,875 in chips, but the overall chip lead would still belong to Day 1a's Tobias Reinkemeier and his 171,925-chip stack. Sitting behind Truong from the second starting flight are Kahle Burns (152,050), Michael O'Grady (148,475), and Victor Teng (140,325).

Brian Rast, Frank Kassela, Jonathan Duhamel, Ismael Bojang, Greg Merson, Ami Barer, Byron Kaverman, and Eddy Sabat still wave the flag for the international stars, while WSOP Player of the Year leader George Danzer and his direct competition Brandon Shack-Harris also still remain.

Day 2 is set to begin at 12:30 p.m. local time with all the live updates being provided by the PokerNews Live Reporting team. Make sure to join us here on PokerNews tomorrow as we continue writing the path of the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event champion.

Tags: Tam Truong

End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 6 : 250/500, 50 ante
Player Chips Progress
Tam Truong au
Tam Truong
155,875 55,875
Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
152,050 2,050
WSOP 2X Winner
Michael O'Grady au
Michael O'Grady
148,475 10,625
Victor Teng au
Victor Teng
140,325 4,325
Suraj Dutt
Suraj Dutt
135,400 46,400
Vincent Chua au
Vincent Chua
119,150 24,150
Timo Pfutzenreuter de
Timo Pfutzenreuter
113,000 8,000
Kyle Montgomery us
Kyle Montgomery
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
107,925 2,925
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Baden Logan au
Baden Logan
107,275 12,275
Joachim Chia sg
Joachim Chia
Yu Kurita jp
Yu Kurita
93,000 -7,500
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
92,425 12,425
WSOP 1X Winner
Dejan Boskovic au
Dejan Boskovic
92,275 -7,725
Wai Tung Lo hk
Wai Tung Lo
Ronald Cooper
Ronald Cooper
Alexander Antonios au
Alexander Antonios
87,425 50,025
WSOP 1X Winner
Slade Fisher nz
Slade Fisher
Patty Lai tw
Patty Lai
83,250 45,250
Junzhong Loo my
Junzhong Loo
79,100 -2,900
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Tran au
Michael Tran
78,050 3,050
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
77,850 1,850
WSOP 3X Winner
Heinz Kamutzki de
Heinz Kamutzki
76,825 1,825
Jason Giuliano au
Jason Giuliano
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
73,500 7,700
WSOP 3X Winner

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Four More Hands

Level 6 : 250/500, 50 ante

The tournament director has announced that there will be four more hands before play concludes for the night.

Shack-Harris Releases

Level 6 : 250/500, 50 ante

Brandon Shack-Harris opened to 1,200 from the hijack and the player in the big blind three-bet to 3,000. Shack-Harris made the call before calling a bet of 4,000 on the {Q-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop.

Both players checked the {Q-Hearts} on the turn as the {10-Clubs} completed the board on the river and the big blind bet out 11,500.

Shack-Harris went into the tank for several minutes before eventually releasing his hand and slipping to 34,500.

Player Chips Progress
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
34,500 2,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Brandon Shack-Harris

Heimiller Done and Dusted

Level 6 : 250/500, 50 ante

The specifics of the hand escaped us, but we do know that Dan Heimiller shoved his stack all in on the river with a board reading {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{10-Spades}. The 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel called him with the {4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} for two pair, and it was good as Heimiller held a single pair with the {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}.

Player Chips Progress
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
76,000 36,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Dan HeimillerJonathan Duhamel