Yesterday the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Event #10: AU$25,000 High Roller kicked off with 63 players. After 10 levels of play, just 31 of them remained with bracelet winner Andrew Hinrichsen and his stack of 346,000 leading the way.
Not too far behind him are two accomplished players in Mike Leah (320,500) and David "MissOracle" Yan ($319,800). The former has already had a heck of a year amassing $1,588,069 in tournament winnings, while the latter has already had success here at the Crown Casino when he finished sixth in the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event for $232,254.
Others still in the hunt include recent WSOP APAC bracelet winners Sam Higgs (223,500) and Rory Young (215,100); 2012 WSOP Main Event champ and Player of the Year Greg Merson (174,200); 13-time gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (149,600); 2010 WSOP Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel (137,700); and online pro Richard "nutsinho" Lyndaker (121,000).
Cards will be in the air at 2:30 p.m. local time, which is a little over an hour from now. The plan for the day is to play down to the final table of six, which will be televised on Friday. Levels 11-16 will be 45 minutes long, and then beginning with Level 17 they'll jump to 60 minutes. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels, with a one-hour dinner break scheduled after six levels of play. Finally, late registration is open up until the start of Level 13.
Who will navigate the stacked field to earn a seat at the final table? Join us in a bit as we answer tat question here on Day 2 of the WSOP APAC Event #10: AU$25,000 High Roller.