WSOP Asia Pacific Schedule Announced
The WSOP Asia Pacific full schedule has been released and the event will take place from October 2nd to October 18th at the Crown Casino in Melbourne and there's 10 WSOP bracelets up for grabs. The increase from 5 bracelets to 10 is down to the change of schedule that means the WSOP APAC and WSOP Europe now run every two years, Ty Stewart the WSOP Executive Director stated that, "Bigger and better is the best way to describe the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific, 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."
Kicking off the poker festival will be the $1,100 accumulator event with 3 starting days and players may buy into 1 or all of them, with the players stacks being accumulated from all of their starting days and taken into day 2. Event number 4 is another event with a difference, and this one, dubbed the terminator, sees each player in the tourney have a $500 bounty placed on their head, and event 6 serves up another event with a difference in that it's a dealers choice tournament with the player dealing the hand being able to choose from 8 different variations before the cards are dealt. There is of course the $10,000 WSOP APAC Main Event and the high roller event is a $25,000 buy in, with both of those events being televised. The only issue with the event is that it coincides with the popular European Poker Tours London stop meaning that many players will have to make a choice between the two, and Daniel Negreanu has spoken out about that saying, "More bad news on poker scheduling, "EPT London just announced they will overlap WSOP APAC in October. What a shame, I'll be Down Under. It saddens me to see the players have to choose between two great events."