Articles by: Heath Chick

Scott Davies Crowned WSOP APAC Champion

Heath Chick | October 18, 2014

The 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific reached thrilling conclusion on Saturday evening with American Scott Davies emerging triumphant over the WSOP APAC Main Event field of 329 players to capture a top prize of $850,136 and his first WSOP gold bracelet. “Oh my god, this is amazing!” said Davies amid the euphoria of victory. […]

Mike Leah Wins First Bracelet in WSOP APAC High Rollers

Heath Chick | October 17, 2014

“A bracelet is my number one goal in life right now. It would mean everything to me.” Those were the words of Mike Leah late on Thursday evening when he reached the final table of the $25,000 High Rollers Event at the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific. Less than 24 hours later and […]

Salter and Leah Lead WSOP APAC Final Tables

Heath Chick | October 16, 2014

The 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific has rounded the corner and is into the home straight. The finish line is in sight as the last two bracelet events of the schedule both reached final tables on Thursday. The day started off with 18 players returning to the Crown Poker Room for Day 4 […]

Teng Dominates ME Day 3, Hinrichsen Tops HR

Heath Chick | October 15, 2014

It’s fair to say that Australia has had a pretty good run at the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific. Six bracelet winners and domination of several final tables was more than anyone would’ve dreamed coming into the series. However on Thursday evening, Australian poker copped a bad beat. Day 3 of the WSOP […]

Montgomery Leads Day 2, Glazier and Kassela In Contention

Heath Chick | October 14, 2014

Day 2 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Main Event saw 182 survivors return to the Crown Poker Room to continue the WSOP APAC journey. They were joined by a handful of late registrations on day two, including Scott Clements, JJ Liu and David Steicke, to boost the total number of entrants […]

Burns on Track for Back-to-Back, Truong Snatches Day 1B Lead

Heath Chick | October 13, 2014

Day 1b of the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Main Event has come to a close with local pro Tam Truong emerging as the end-of-day chip leader with a stack of 155,875 chips. It’s a little short of Tobias Reinkemeier’s mark on Day 1a, but still enough to top the 112 players who […]

Danzer Wins Mixed Event, Reinkemeier Tops ME Day 1A

Heath Chick | October 12, 2014

The first ten days of the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific are in the books. New champions have been crowned and Australia has been a dominant force on their home felt, winning six of the seven WSOP APAC gold bracelet awarded. Now it was time for the big one. The WSOP APAC Main Event […]

Hellmuth Denied, Clements on Top, Danzer Reclaims POY Lead

Heath Chick | October 11, 2014

There have been some exciting sweats and big stories emerge from the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific but arguably none were bigger than Phil Hellmuth’s quest on Saturday for WSOP bracelet number 14. A man with an aura that few men can rival in the poker world, Phil Hellmuth is big news in […]

Young Chooses Gold, Hellmuth Chases Bracelet #14

Heath Chick | October 10, 2014

It was a battle of the generations. On one side of the WSOP APAC final table sat wily Australian veteran Sam Khouiss. A man with a tongue as sharp as his poker game, he’s been around the traps for decades and seen many young whippersnappers come and go. An undeniable thirst for the game and […]

Rast Playing to Win, Hellmuth Through to Day 2

Heath Chick | October 9, 2014

The feature event of Day 8 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific was the final table of the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Event where six players headed to the studio final table area to crown the fifth bracelet winner of the series. It has been a series dominated by the locals and […]

Scott Calcagno Terminates, Sam Higgs Decimates

Heath Chick | October 8, 2014

The fourth bracelet of the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific was awarded on Day 7 of the series with Australia notching up win number three in the $1,650 Terminator Event. A tough final table featuring Joe Cabret (9th), Tony Hachem (8th) and Brandon Shack-Harris (6th) would leave three players from the city of […]

Lisandro Wins Number Six, Negreanu Reaches Day 2 of PLO

Heath Chick | October 7, 2014

History was again made at the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific on Tuesday with Australian poker legend Jeff Lisandro adding another chapter to one of the world’s finest poker records. Lisandro defeated a field of 123 players, and a final table that included two other fellow Australian Poker Hall of Famers, to take […]

Loo Wins Malaysia’s First Bracelet; Lisandro Hunting Number Six

Heath Chick | October 6, 2014

If the first event of the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific belonged to the Australians then Event #2 most definitely was one for Malaysia as Junzhong “Jay” Loo became the first player from Malaysia to win a WSOP gold bracelet. It had been a tough week for Malaysian poker players. One of the lowest […]

Brabin Wins First APAC Gold, Benson Leads Stacked PLO Field

Heath Chick | October 5, 2014

The first bracelet of the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific was awarded on Sunday afternoon with Australian Luke Brabin carrying his overnight chip lead all the way to the gold. Australia had already locked up its first bracelet of the series when the final table recommenced, with all ten remaining players representing the […]