World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP-APAC) has announced its 2014 schedule set to take place Oct 2-18 at the Crown Melbourne in Australia.
It seems to be the week of the poker schedule.
First we brought you news of the Spring Championships of Online Poker (SCOOP) schedule, then we brought you news of the preliminary European Poker Tour (EPT) Season 11 schedule, then we brought you news of the WSOP Warm-Up schedule from Caesars Palace, and we finish the week off with the unveiling of the WSOP-APAC schedule for Oct 2014.
It’s the second time that the WSOP-APAC has returned to the Crown and the first-time since the WSOP announced that it would only host one international event per year, on a rotational basis between WSOPE and WSOP-APAC.
The event will run Oct 2-18 and there will be 10 gold bracelets up for grabs, including for the first-time ever, a bracelet for the AUD$25,000 High Roller event.
The buy-ins range from AUD$1,100 – $25,000 and WSOP Player of the Year (POY) points will still be accrued ahead of the final reveal at the WSOP $10,000 WSOP Main Event final table scheduled to be held in November.
“Bigger and better is the best way to describe the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “New events at modest price points like the Dealers Choice and Terminator No-Limit Hold’em, plus an expansion of overall events and a move to springtime in Melbourne is designed to encourage the North American and European contingent to make this a can’t miss event. Plus, we have secured the most comprehensive live television coverage in both the U.S. and Australia for both the Main Event and High Roller.”
The 70-plus table Crown Poker Room will witness highlights such as…
- Event #4: AUD$1,650 Terminator 3-day NLHE event. This tournament acts as a normal tournament with the exception that everybody has a bounty worth AUD$500 to whomever knocks you out. It’s the first event of its kind to be held by the WSOP.
- Event #6: AUD$1,650 8-Game Dealers Choice 3-day event.
- Event #9: AUD$10,000 Championship NLHE 7-day event.
- Event #10: AUD$25,000 3-day No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) High Roller.
ESPN in Australia and the USA will cover the Main Event and High Roller and it will be the first time in Australian history that a poker tournament will air the same day it occurred on Australian television.
“We are really excited that the WSOP Asia-Pacific is returning to Melbourne,” said Gus Seebeck, ESPN’s General Manager Australia/NZ. “It’s a fantastic event and ESPN’s expanded coverage will bring poker fans around the world even closer to the action.”
The inaugural WSOP-APAC was a great success with Daniel Negreanu taking home AUD$1,038,825 as the winner of the Main Event; a victory that propelled him on to eventually become the first-ever two-time winner of the WSOP POY award, and Phil Ivey also picked up his ninth bracelet.
Crown Melbourne Director of Poker, Jim Preston said “Crown Melbourne is excited to be hosting the WSOP Asia Pacific for a second time and we are truly honored to have 10 WSOP bracelets on offer. We look forward to welcoming players from all over Australia, along with the rest of the world, as we continually work very tirelessly to exceed customers’ expectations.”
The full schedule can be found right here.