Poker history was made Monday evening as the first ever World Series of Poker bracelet was awarded in the continent of Australia. Event #1 of the 2013 WSOP Asia Pacific, a brand new $1,100 "Accumulator" event, was won by American poker pro Bryan Piccioli, who bested a tough final table that included Jonathan Duhamel, Jeremy Ausmus, Iori Yogo, and Jonathan Karamalikis, the lone Aussie at the table. Piccioli defeated Karamalikis heads-up for the title with several raucous Aussies railbirds in attendance.
Graeme Putt was sent packing in sixth place after a wacky preflop sequence that result in Karamilikis calling a shove with five-high. Ausmus opened with a raise to 25,000 from the cutoff and Piccioli (button) and Graeme Putt (small blind) called. Karamalikis then squeezed with a three-bet to 87,000 from the big blind, prompting folds from Ausmus and Piccioli. Putt decided to make a stand and moved all in for around 150,000 total, and Karamalikis felt priced in to call.
Following their exits from the final table, both Ausmus and Duhamel hopped into Event #3, a $2,200 Mixed Games event that kicked off at 4 p.m. local time.
Edited by Peter7878 (Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 13:31 GMT)