Piccioli Takes Home $211,575 AUD For Win

Published on April 8th, 2013 2:46 pm EST

The King next to the WSOP APAC logoBryan Piccioli became the first person to ever win a WSOP APAC (World Series of Poker Asia Pacific) bracelet after taking down WSOP APAC Event #1 on Sunday evening for $211,575 AUD.

In order to make history, Piccioli had to successfully navigate through a 1,085 entry field that included some of the biggest names in poker. Thankfully for Piccioli, Event #1 was a $1,100 Accumulator event (the first in the history of the WSOP), which meant that players could enter on multiple starting days and combine all of their Day 1 finishing stacks for Day 2. Piccioli busted on Days 1A and 1B before finally making it through to Day 2.

The final table included a number of tough players, including the likes of Jonathan Duhamel and Jeremy Ausmus. Here is how the final table finished out:

1. Bryan Piccioli, $211,575
2. Jonathan Karamalikis, $130,743
3. Jay Loo, $96,305
4. Jonathan Duhamel, $71,870
5. Jeremy Ausmus, $54,337
6. Graeme Putt, $41,610
7. Iori Yogo, $32,268
8. Peter Kleugden, $25,335
9. Ryan Otto, $20,138


In the final hand of the event, Piccioli and Karamalikis got into a pre-flop raising war that resulted in Karamalikis committing the last of his stack. Piccioli turned over Ac-8d, while Karamalikis flipped over pocket Tens.

The board ran out 9d-4h-3h-5d-2s, giving Piccioli the straight and the victory. Karamalikis, who had looked primed to double up after the cards were initially turned over, was sent to the rail in second place.


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