WSOP APAC Is On Its Way Back To Melbourne’s Crown Casino

WSOP APACIn October, Melbourne will host the second World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC.) The series will take place between October 2nd and October 18th at Crown Casino, which also hosted the debut of WSOP APAC last year.

In total there will be 10 gold bracelet events with buy-ins ranging from AUD$1,110 to AUD$25,000 including six bracelets in No Limit Hold’em, two bracelets in Pot Limit Omaha, and two bracelets in Mixed Game events.

Here is the breakdown of the 2014 WSOP APAC tournament schedule:

Event #1 – No Limit Hold’em Accumulator – AUD$1,100 – Thursday, October 2

Event #2 – No Limit Hold’em – AUD$2,200 – Saturday, October 4

Event #3 – Pot Limit Omaha – AUD$1,650 – Sunday, October 5

Event #4 – No Limit Hold’em Terminator – AUD$1,650 – Monday October 6

Event #5 – Pot Limit Omaha – AUD$5,000 – Tuesday, October 7

Event #6 – 8 Game Dealer’s Choice – AUD$1,650 – Wednesday, October 8

Event #7 – Six-Max No Limit Hold’em – AUD$2,200 – Thursday, October 9

Event #8 – Mixed Game – AUD$5,000 – Friday, October 10

Event #9 – Main Event – AUD$10,000 – Sunday, October 12

Event #10 – No Limit Hold’em High Roller – AUD$25,000 – Wednesday, October 15

As WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart alluded to when asked about what to expect with the 2014 WSOP APAC: “Bigger and better is the best way to describe the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific.” The first WSOP APAC had five bracelet events. This has been effectively doubled this year and there is a good mix of old and new events in the 2014 WSOP APAC schedule.

New additions to the series include the AUD$1,650 Dealer’s Choice tournament and AUD$1,650 No Limit Hold’em Terminator event where each player has a bounty on their head worth $500. The WSOP APAC AUD$10,000 Main Event is the headline of the 2014 WSOP APAC. Last year’s Main Event champion Daniel Negreanu will be in attendance looking to defend his title. That series saw Phil Ivey win a gold bracelet in the AUD$2200 Mixed Event and Philipp Gruissem who is a regular in the High Roller events took down the High Roller event.

Although there will be a fair few international players represented in all the events, for local players the rescheduleing of this year’s WSOP APAC so that it falls between the completion of the NRL and AFL seasons and the start of the Spring Racing Carnival is a good move.

It should also encourage more American and European players to make the trek to Australia for what will again be star studded events. Due to the better schedule we expect better attendances in most of the events this year especially in the Main Event which of course means bigger payouts. Like the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific, there will be televised coverage for both the Main Event and the AUD$25,000 High Roller event for United States and Australian ESPN viewers.

There will also be around the clock cash games during the course of event as well as satellites which offer every player at any level a chance they wouldn’t normally get to play in one of the events. Following the 2014 WSOP APAC, the next one will be in 2016, so make plans to attend this must-attend event, as there will be a long wait between drinks to play at another WSOP APAC event.