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WSOP-APAC Event #1: Dan “djk123” Kelly Leads After Day 1A

Posted at 09:00 2013-04-05 by Matthew Pitt

The first event of the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia Pacific (WSOP-APAC), the $1,100 No Limit Hold’em Accumulator, has played through the first of its three starting flights at the Crown Casino, Melbourne and it is Dan “djk123” Kelly who bagged up the most chips.

Day 1A attracted an impressive crowd of 329 players, putting it on course to surpass 1,000 entrants. Of those 329 players just 47 survived, Kelly’s 66,250 chips putting his name at the top of the chip counts. Kelly already has a WSOP bracelet, his reward – along with $1,315,518 – for winning the 2010 $25,000 buy-in No Limit Holdem Six-Handed event. Although it is early days in this tournament, Kelly has given himself the best chance of scooping bracelet number two.

Some of the more notable names to navigate their way through to Day 2 include former WSOP champion and Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel (41,850), Barry Greenstein (41,050), Nurlan “Nur1ck” Boobakov (20,650), “The Poker Brat” Phil Hellmuth (20,650), Michael “SirWatts” Watson (18,450), Michael Leah (13,850) and Andrew Hinrichsen (7,675).

Day 2 kicks off on Sunday but some of the aforementioned names may be back in action tomorrow despite earning their Day 2 seat. That is because this event allows players to buy into all three starting flights and take through their chips stacks from each day. Should they progress from all three starting days, players can add their chips together so they have more precious ceramic discs to battle with on Day 2.

Day 1B opens its door at 12:00 local time and will continue until eight levels have been completed. Return to PokerNetwork tomorrow to discover which have put their 3,000 starting chips to the best use and top the leader board at the end of Day 1B.

WSOP-APAC Event #1 End of Day 1A Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerChips
1Daniel Kelly66,250
2Alex Givotovsky65,600
3Minh Phuc Nguyen43,950
4Frank Mccolgan43,500
5Jonathan Duhamel41,850
6Barry Greenstein41,050
7Tristan Bain39,025
8Mufit Brahim33,225
9Nicholas Roth33,150
10Andrew Scarf33,025

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