A record field has pitched up at this year’s Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) event in Seoul looking to get a part of the US$173,555 first prize. 268 players started out the two day 1 flights with 139 arriving on day 1b. It smashed the previous count of 186 back in season one and is testament to the growth in the Asia gambling industry. Leading the field after 1a was an American, of Korean descent, Christopher Park and he’ll be hoping to hang onto top spot when those playing on day 1b retire later today.
Both of the remaining “shooting stars” were knocked out of the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star before the final table. Neither Jonathan Duhamel nor JC Tran made it to the final six to sit at the televised table as Erik Cajelais (3,640,000) takes a modest lead onto the felt. The final table line up is as follows:
Seat 1: Joe Elpayaa – 908,000
Seat 2: Joe Serock – 952,000
Seat 3: Moon Kim – 2,098,000
Seat 4: Ubaid Habib – 2,274,000
Seat 5: Erik Cajelais – 3,640,000
Seat 6: Andrew Badecker – 1,040,000
Caesars are recruiting dealers for this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP). Dave Ferrara, writer for Pokerati, reports there are still a couple of the three-week training courses that will give you the skills to pitch cards and cut chips at Rio All Suites Hotel from May 27 to July 16. To attend the “Dealer Academy” you “Must be a team player with friendly outgoing personality and good customer service skills,” as well as “a neat professional appearance and good personal hygiene are essential.” In addition to all this “good math skills are required to calculate pots and required rakes.” Good luck!