Scott Davies Wins WSOP APAC Main Event

Melbourne AUS

The World Series of Poker Asia Pacific has now come to an end after the Main Event delivered Scott Davies as its latest winner.

Day 5 of the event saw the final table of six come back to the felt for one more time in an attempt to secure one of the most prestigious titles on the annual poker calendar. It began with Jack Salter leading the event and finished with him coming up just short to finish in second place behind Scott Davies.

Davies himself came into the day with the second largest stack but put in a master class performance that led to his first ever WSOP gold bracelet and am extremely  handsome payout of AU$850,136.

This comes after an impressive 2014 with regards to the World Series of Poker, with six cashes in Las Vegas a few months ago.

The day began with a quick elimination with Frank Kassela seeing off Ang Italiano, giving him the overall chip lead in the event at the time. This was not last too long though as Davies managed to double up through Kassela when holding pocket aces. Kassela was crippled and he went out soon after when he cruelly came up against aces once more.

This was followed up with the eliminations of both Kyle Montgomery and Henry Wang. The latter came when Wang pushed all-in with the Ks-9s but found himself up against the pocket aces of Davies and eventually came out second best.

The heads up session lasted 47 hands after both players initially had pretty equal chip counts but it was a massive hand that decided the outcome. It was definitely a cooler for Salter after the chips went into the middle with him holding Qc-10C on a board of 6h-10h-10s and Davies holding pocket sixes for a full house.

That gave the title to Davies but Salter can be extremely proud of how he performed too. After finishing as runner up in the EPT Grand Final earlier in the year, he has now fallen just short once again though that major title surely has to be on the horizon for a very talented player.

The Final Standings

1st) Scott Davies – AU$850,136

2nd) Jack Salter – AU$516,960

3rd) Henry Wang – AU$343,805

4th) Kyle Montgomery – AU$231,287

5th) Frank Kassela – AU$164,089

6th) Ang Italiano  – AU$118,769

That’s that for the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific for 2014, its been another great show with many excellent achievements, non less than PokerStars Team Pro George Danzer securing the WSOP Player of the Year.