Seat 6: Jack Salter -- 3,255,000
Here is your chip leader, Jack Salter.
The 27-year-old poker player from England entered 2014 looking to make a name for himself. "Even over a few years time, with the size of these fields, all you can do is keep trying to get deep," Salter told PokerNews' Chad Holloway during an April interview. "Maybe the huge score will never come, but hopefully even if that happens I’ll still be able to do well enough to stay in the game."
Not only did the huge score come shortly after that interview, but this performance here in the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Main Event surely helps prove that Salter has what it takes to stay in the game for quite a bit of time. Later in the same month of April, Salter finished runner-up in the European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event for a massive €765,000. Now he's the chip leader of this one with six players left and over AU$850,000 up top.
At the beginning of 2014, Salter attended the Aussie Millions right here at Crown Melbourne. He walked away with one title after winning the AU$5,000 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em for AU$114,000, and that sparked his breakout year.
With the big chip lead on the rest of the table — 3,255,000 in chips and 109 big blinds — plus the skills he earned through cutting his teeth in online poker sit-n-gos, Salter is certainly the favorite.