The WSOP APAC is soon to kick off at the Crown Casino in Melbourne. From October 2nd-18th 10 gold bracelets will be awarded, doubling last year’s five bracelets.
Included in the schedule is a AUD$25,000 NL Hold’em High Roller’s Event, awarding a WSOP bracelet for the first time. New is also the AUD$1,650 Terminator NL Hold’em event, where all players have a bounty on their head worth AUD$500. Even if a player don’t cash in the event, she will be able to receive some money from the prize pool depending on how many players she has knocked out.
Another new event is the AUD$1,650 8-game Dealer’s Choice event, where players will choose from eight variants of poker. The player on the button gets to choose the game and it will be played for an orbit and then rotates to the next player on the button.
Last year Daniel Negraneu won the WSOP APAC Main Event, and this year it takes place from October 12th-18th. Both the Main Event and the High Roller will be televised by ESPN in Australia and ESPN in the United States.
You can find the entire schedule for the WSOP-APAC here:
Australia’s winningest female player Jackie Glazier, who won her first gold bracelet last year at WSOP Europe, took to Twitter to share her excitement of the WSOP coming to her home town:
— Jackie Glazier (@JackieGlazier) September 21, 2014
Glazier has done well on home turf. In 2012 she won the Melbourne Poker Championship Main Event for AUD$95,000 and she finished runner-up in the Joe Hachem Deepstack event for AUD$35,000. Her best performance in the 2013 edition of WSOP APAC was a 36th place finish in the AUD$1,100 NL Hold’em Accumulator worth AUD$ 4,307.
With Annette Obrestad winning the WSOP Europe Main Event in 2007 it would certainly be very cool to see Glazier take down the Asia-Pacific counterpart.