World Series of Poker, Asia Pacific Roundup

Australia has just hosted the first ever World Series of Poker in the Asia Pacific series. The tournament did not disappoint and continually gripped the poker community for the 11 days it ran. The location of the WSOP 2013 was the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex which is the familiar host for the renowned Aussie Millions Series. Poker enthusiasts across the globe have been treated to a dynamic, no holds barred tournament.


The initial event was a no limit hold'em accumulator; for anyone that doesn't speak poker this means that the participants were able to enter each of the three starting days and add their collected chips to their stack for later stages. Any players that were eliminated didn't remain disappointed for long due to a new format that allowed them to re-enter the next day. While this type of tournament wasn't unknown before the WSOP 2013 it has made poker history by being the first to combine this variation with a bracelet event.


The pace continued to raise as a High Roller and Caesars Cup competition made an appearance. Although the Caesars Cup was a familiar favourite it mixed up the recognised format by having three teams compete, one of which was an Asia Pacific team, instead of two. Each team captain was joined by four more players to compete in this non bracelet, invite only event which had the viewers hooked and wanting more. Luckily the AUD $50,000 High Roller game was there to keep the action coming; it delivered an abundance of skill and excitement that kept everyone fixed on the Crown Melbourne and craving further exhilarating displays.


The coverage provided by ESPN networks and online streaming ensured viewers saw all the action and received the latest news; with all the attention the WSOP 2013 has received it is sure to be remembered for years to come. If you missed out don't be too disappointed because the huge success of the hottest poker event of 2013 so far is sure to generate more tournaments in the Asia Pacific series.