The World Series of Asia-Pacific 2014 is just around the corner. The poker action this season will be straight 17 days of exciting gameplay. A total of ten gold bracelet events are lined up this time. The event will be visited by a host of big names as well as many new faces who might steal the spotlight and if you plan on participating in this event some day, 온라인 슬롯 사이트 is the best platform online that will help you with your skills and get a good grasp of the event. While the series itself will be an exciting affair, here are the top three things to watch out for this season.
POY Race Hot and Heavy
Brandon Shack-Harris is currently sitting at the top of the WSOP standing with 752 points. Trailing closely behind is George Danzer with 745.2 points. The other two to follow are Hennigan and Negreanu with a drop of 200 points each. Negreanu had claimed the title last year with a total of 890.22 points. 2012 saw Greg Merson as the winner with 981.13 points whereas in 2011 Ben Lamb won the championship with a total of 909.05 points.
While Danzer, Harris, and Negreanu are sure to attend the event, a lot of top 10 players have not yet confirmed their attendance. For example, Hennigan’s participation has still been left to guessing. Last year’s fifth-place ranker Daniel Colman has confirmed that he will not be playing any WSOP events this year. Justin Bonomo and Brock Parker are the other two players who will not be attending the event this year.
It might sound quite dejecting to the fans that a lot of top 10 players will not be participating in the event this time. However, with Harris, Danzer, and Negreanu in the race event, the fight for the POY is surely hot and heavy. Harris and Danzer are almost necks to neck with their points not too far apart. However, with the kind of performance that Negreanu has been putting up of late, one may assume that the fight for the POY title is surely between the top three players.
Non-participation from a lot of top ten players does mean some loss of exciting play, but this in no way means that the thrill or action will be any less than in previous years. Dropping out of the known players means that a lot of new names will come up and the poker world will get to see some new and promising talent.
Double the bracelet events, plus a high roller
This year’s event will see ten double bracelet championships, five of which are brand new, two are somewhat new and three are the returning events from last year. The new events are underlined by the $25000 High Roller that will be attracting competitors of the top field.
There are four brand new additions to the schedule namely the AU$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em, AU$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, AU$1,650 Terminator No-Limit Hold’em, and AU$1,650 8-Game Dealer’s Choice.
The AU$10,000 Main Event will surely be the highlight of the event, however, fans will get to feast on more pieces of gold as the event is led into the November Nine.
Negreanu returning for back-to-back chances
In 2013 Daniel Negreanu kindled his run into a second WSOP Player of the Year title and went on to win the main event with AU$1,038,825 along with his fifth gold bracelet. There are two possible back-to-back stories about Negreanu that we as fans need to keep an eye on because of the success he has already had during the summer’s WSOP in Las Vegas.
First, if Negreanu is able to defend his title then he will have the chance to remain as the only player to win the WSOP APAC Main Event. His success in recent years has shown that he is one player to watch out for during this year’s event.
Second, as pointed above, Negreanu this year has a chance of winning his second back-to-back WSOP Player of the Year title. Although Negreanu is around 200 points well behind the first and the second place players, he can really pull it off if he is able to deliver. Harris and Danzer, the respective number one and two players are the ones that Negreanu might be targeting this season.
With six no-limit hold’em events scheduled for the event, and one of them being a massive buy-in of which Negreanu regularly wins in, this is where the six-time gold bracelet winner could do really outstanding.
All in all, the 2014 Asia-Pacific world series of poker will feature a lot of fun and tight games for poker fans. With many old players being out and new ones joining in, it would be an interesting event to keep your eyes on.