It's a busy day here at the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific. Event #2 $2,200 No-Limit Hold'em will crown a winner, while Event #3 $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha looks to play down to a final table. Meanwhile, Event #4 $1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Terminator will kick off here in the Crown Poker Room.
So what does "Terminator" mean? It means that every player in the tournament will have a $500 bounty on their head. Knock someone out, win $500 — it's that easy. So, a third of each buy-in will be devoted to the bounties while the other $1,000 will go into the prize pool.
The Terminator tournament is one of the five new events on this year's WSOP APAC schedule, but it's not new to Australia. For years the Crown Casino has been offering the format including at their popular Aussie Millions series. Now, for the first time, the WSOP will award a Terminator bracelet.
The field is expected to be a mix of local Australian hopefuls and established poker pros. Among the latter we expect to see 13-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth; 2014 WSOP Player of the Year contenders George Danzer and Brandon Shack-Harris; reigning WSOP APAC Main Event champ Daniel Negreanu; and 2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess.
Players will begin with 4,500 in tournament chips, and the plan for the day is to play 10 one-hour levels with a 15-minute break after every two levels. There will also be a one-hour dinner break at the end of Level 6. Late registration will remain open through the dinner break.
Cards will be in the air in a little over an hour, so stay tuned ... we'll be back!