$10,000 Main Event

Event Info

Prijavnina 10,000 AUD
Nagradni sklad 3,125,000 AUD
Players 329

Informacije o trenutnem nivoju

Nivo 26
Slepe stave 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000

Seat 3: Kyle Montgomery -- 950,000

Kyle Montgomery
Kyle Montgomery

Kyle Montgomery is a 27-year-old professional poker player who transplanted himself from Indiana in the US to right here in Melbourne, Australia. He lists his greatest poker accomplishment as becoming a Supernova Elite on PokerStars "many times," although this final table could certainly change that.

Looking into the record books, no live tournament cashes were found for Montgomery, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have game. It takes a lot of tough grinding to become a Superova Elite, and even former World Series of Poker Main Event champion Greg Merson gave a shoutout to Montgomery on Twitter, calling him "one of the sickest grinders I know."

Montgomery's favorite sports teams are the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. The Colts quarterback, Andrew Luck, is know for his young, athletic ability with great intelligence and a knack for pulling off late comebacks. A comeback is what Montgomery will be hoping to do here as he enters the final day fifth in chips with 950,000.

Oznake: Greg MersonKyle Montgomery

Seat 4: Henry Wang -- 1,700,000

Henry Wang
Henry Wang

Taiwan's Henry Wang is a 50-year-old retired teacher, and he lists his greatest accomplishment as being able to retire at 45 years old. Wang is now locked and loaded for Day 5 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Main Event hoping to pad that retirement fund a bit more.

According to HendonMob.com, Wang boasts $82,940 in live tournament earnings, and that's all come from events in Macau dating back to 2011. His best cash was for just under $20,000, but that will pale in comparison to the result he'll end up with here, as he's already locked up at least AU$118,769.

With 1,700,000 in chips, Wang is third overall entering the final day. He lists his favorite sports team as the Atlanta Hawks and will be looking to become this final table's "Human Highlight Film," just like Dominique Wilkins was for the Hawks.

Oznake: Dominique WilkinsHenry Wang

Seat 5: Ang Italiano -- 510,000

Ang Italiano
Ang Italiano

Ang Italiano enters the final day of the tournament as the short stack, with 510,000 in chips and just 17 big blinds, but she's already won much more than she ever hoped for in this event.

Italiano having won her seat into this event for just AU$130. She played two "Phase One" AU$65 satellites and won her second to earn entry into an AU$250 "Phase Two." She won that before winning a AU$1,100 "Phase Three" to win her seat in this Main Event. That means she's seen a 91,260% increase on her original investment being guaranteed at least AU$118,769.

Although nearly all of Italiano's cashes come from Australia, her previous largest cash came from all the way over in Las Vegas. In 2007, Italiano placed in the money in the WSOP Main Event for $20,320, and she has career earnings of $87,656.

Married with two children, the 60-year-old Italiano lists her profession as a ceramic teacher and also a restaurateur. She's a local to Melbourne and will no doubt have plenty of supporters in her section rooting her on. Late on Day 4, the rail was comprised of a good handful of people cheering for Italiano as her run from a small AU$65 satellite to the final table has been nothing short of amazing.

Oznake: Ang ItalianoAngela Italiano

Seat 6: Jack Salter -- 3,255,000

Jack Salter
Jack Salter

Here is your chip leader, Jack Salter.

The 27-year-old poker player from England entered 2014 looking to make a name for himself. "Even over a few years time, with the size of these fields, all you can do is keep trying to get deep," Salter told PokerNews' Chad Holloway during an April interview. "Maybe the huge score will never come, but hopefully even if that happens I’ll still be able to do well enough to stay in the game."

Not only did the huge score come shortly after that interview, but this performance here in the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Main Event surely helps prove that Salter has what it takes to stay in the game for quite a bit of time. Later in the same month of April, Salter finished runner-up in the European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event for a massive €765,000. Now he's the chip leader of this one with six players left and over AU$850,000 up top.

At the beginning of 2014, Salter attended the Aussie Millions right here at Crown Melbourne. He walked away with one title after winning the AU$5,000 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em for AU$114,000, and that sparked his breakout year.

With the big chip lead on the rest of the table — 3,255,000 in chips and 109 big blinds — plus the skills he earned through cutting his teeth in online poker sit-n-gos, Salter is certainly the favorite.

Oznake: Jack SalterChad Holloway

Who Will Emerge as the 2014 WSOP APAC Main Event Champion?

WSOP Bracelet
WSOP Bracelet

Welcome to the final day of the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific. Today, the AU$10,000 Main Event, a tournament that attracted 329 players and created a prize pool of $3,125,000, will see the final six players return for the televised final table, which will air with a 30-minute delay on ESPN2 beginning at 4 p.m. local time (1 a.m. ET).

The man best positioned to make a run at the AU$850,136 first prize is a familiar face on the poker circuit in Jack Salter. Earlier this year Salter won an Aussie Millions side event and then followed that up with an European Poker Tour Grand Final runner-up finish. Now, Salter is in prime position to capture his first bracelet. His 3.225 million in chips is 35 big blinds ahead of Scott Davies, who sits in second with 2,210,000. This marks Davies' eighth WSOP cash and second final table of 2014.

Macau and Melbourne regular Henry Wang played an exciting brand of poker and sits in third place, whereas 2010 WSOP Player of the Year and two-time bracelet winner Kassela sits in fourth overall. Kyle Montgomery, who finished as the Day 2 chip leader, and local player Ang Italiano round up the rear. Italiano having won her seat into this event for just AU$130 after played two "Phase One" $65 satellites. She lost the first, but won the second to earn entry into an AU$250 "Phase Two." She then won that before winning a AU$1,100 "Phase Three" to win her seat in this Main Event. Can she possibly turn it into a championship bracelet?

Here's how the final table stacks up:

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Frank KasselaUSA1,250,00042
2Scott DaviesUSA2,210,00074
3Kyle MontgomeryUSA950,00032
4Henry WangTaiwan1,700,00057
5Ang ItalianoAustralia510,00017
6Jack SalterEngland3,255,000109

Cards will be in the air at 3:30 p.m. local time in Crown Melbourne's Studio 3. The PokerNews Live Reporting team will provide extensive hand-for-hand coverage on our way to crowning a winner, so stay tuned. Don't forget to tune into ESPN2 at 4:00 p.m. local time (1 a.m. ET) if you want to watch the final six player duke it out.

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