Sunday October 5,2014 : BRABIN WINS FIRST WSOP BRACELET
All-Aussie final table
Australia ruled at the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Event 1: $1,100 No Limit Hold’em Accumulator final table with all nine final contenders hailing from Down Under but it was 34-year-old Luke Brabin who took the title, his first WSOP bracelet and a $131 365 pay check.
“Winning a bracelet was absolutely an ultimate goal of mine in poker,” Brabin said after his victory. “The World Series of Poker is just the pinnacle of events, so obviously it means something more than winning other random tournaments here in Australia.”
Other non-Aussie notables who made deep runs in the event included WSOP bracelet winners Brandon Shack-Harris, Antonio Esfandiari, George Danzer and Jeff Madsen.
“I will definitely be sticking the bracelet up for everyone to see somewhere in my new home,” Brabin said. “This is the start of a new time in my life. I’ve been through some dark times in the past and I’m just looking for more success and to just keep going.”
Final table results from the $1,100 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator finished up:
1. Luke Brabin- $131,365
2. Didier Guerin – $81,220
3. Daniel Murphy – $59,334
4. Steve Lindeblad – $43,986
5. Ryan Hong – $33,080
6. Zane Ly – $25,234
7. Brian McAllister – $19,521
8. Piyush Gupta – $15,318
9. David Profaca – $12,189