WSOP APAC – P.O.Y Race to go to Wire

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The World Series of Poker Asia Pacific is now right down to the business end of proceedings with just 178 players left in the Main Event and the final event of the series in the High Roller kicking off.

Whilst we are all looking forward to discovering who the bracelet winners will be, probably the biggest story at the moment is the WSOP Player of the Year race which is going to go right down to the final couple of days.

Check it all out below:

WSOP APAC Day 3 – Teng Leading

There are now just 18 players left in the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Main Event after Day 3 saw that number reached from the 70 players that had begun the day.

The day finished with Victor Teng leading the way with a chip count of 1,854,000, giving him quite a margin over Jason Giuliano in second place with 1,203,000. Also making it through were the likes of Frank Kassela, Gary Benson and Brandon Shack-Harris who could re-take the Player of the Year race with a finish in the top two in this event.

There were many big names left in the event at the start of the day but a good number of them fell with Jeff Gross, Brian Rast, Eddy Sabat and PokerStars Team Pro Jonathan Duhamel being among them.

Tomorrow will see those 17 return once more in an effort to make the final table on Friday and lay a claim for the WSOP APAC Main Event title.

The Current Standings

1st) Victor Teng – 1,854,000

2nd) Jason Giuliano – 1,203,000

3rd) Kyle Montgomery – 1,196,000

4th) Frank Kassela – 783,000

5th) Henry Szmelcer – 663,000

6th) Brandon Shack-Harris – 648,000

7th) Gary Benson – 458,000

8th) JJ Liu – 431,000

9th) Henry Wang – 378,000

10th) Scott Davies – 322,000

WSOP APAC AU$25,000 High Roller Day 1

The final event of this year’s World Series of Poker Asia Pacific was also started up today with the $AU25,000 High Roller event.

Day 1 brought in 63 players and lost more than half of them as just 31 progressed into Day 2. The player leading the chip counts going into Day 2 will be Andrew Hinrichsen after his count of 346,000 was enough to put him above everybody else.

He is leading probably the biggest name in the top ten in Mike Leah who is just behind him on 320,500 in second. For those that finished outside of the top ten but managed to get through include Greg Merson, Phil Hellmuth, Mike Watson and PokerStars Team Pro Jonathan Duhamel.

Of those that went out, we lost PokerStars Team Pros Vanessa Rousso, Daniel Negreanu and most interestingly George Danzer. With Danzer now eliminated in this event, it means he cannot earn any more WSOP Player of the Year points. This means that if Brandon Shack-Harris manages to come either 1st or 2nd in the Main Event, he will win the award.

In fact, even if he busts out before those places in the Main Event, he still has the option of firing one last bullet in this event. It has to be the closest WSOP P.O.Y race in years and it really could go down to the wire.

The Current Standings

1st) Andrew Hinrichsen – 346,000

2nd) Mike Leah – 320,500

3rd) David Yan – 319,800

4th) Andy Lee – 279,000

5th) Sam Higgs – 223,500

6th) Danny Hunyh – 218,900

7th) Rory Young – 215,100

8th) David Steicke – 199,200

9th) Geoffrey Mooney – 189,900

10th) Joe Reina – 187,000