The last major tournament at the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific was the main event and this year it brought together a total of 329 players. The number is impressive given the fact that each of them had to pay $10,000 to sit down at the tables, but the first prize of $850,000 was a strong incentive. Organizers saw their expectations exceeded when the prize pool surged above AU$3 million and it took three days for the field to be reduced to a final table of six players.
Scott Davies was one of those who traveled the distance to participate in the Australian tournament, as there are no prominent events this time of the year in the United States. The 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event was once again dominated by Australian players, who were anxiously waiting for this event and the Aussie Millions scheduled for early February. Every year, hundreds of them buy-in and it comes as no surprise that the final table is populated by local players.
2014 was slightly different, because even though there were many Australians at the tables in the first two days, only one of them made it to the final table. His adventure here was rather brief, with Ang Italiano being sent to the rail in the sixth place, but for his performance he won a prize of AU$118,000. There were three Americans left and at this point it was very likely that one of them would win the competition, but the calculations changed radically after two of them were eliminated in a quick succession.
On the bright side, Scott Davies was the main beneficiary of the two Americans being sent to the rail as he consolidated his stack with their chips and had a competitive advantage over Henry Wang and Jack Salter. The Taiwanese player couldn’t hold on to his stack and was eliminated during three handed play, leaving Salter to fight an uphill battle. He couldn’t beat the crushing odds and was sent to the rail shortly after, but he received a nice paycheck of AU$516,000.
If you want to hear more about what happened in the stages preceding the final table check out the article at http://www.poker.co.uk/scott-davies-wins-wsop-apac-main-event/. Meanwhile, this is how the top six players finished the tournament and the prizes they collected at the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event: