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Scott Davies Wins 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Main Event

Poker Pro Wins His First Gold Bracelet and $850,136 AUD


A total of 329 players posted the $10,000 AUD buy-in in the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific no-limit hold’em main event, but only one could walk away the champion. Six days after the first hand was dealt in this event Scott Davies emerged victorious, defeating a tough final table to capture $850,136 AUD ($744,781 USD) and, perhaps more importantly to him, his first WSOP gold bracelet.

“This is the Super Bowl to me. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. When I decided I was going to play poker for a living I just remember Chris Moneymaker winning the Main Event and thought one day I might get a chance to do that.”

Davies’ desire to capture his first bracelet is demonstrated by the fact that Davies’ blog on a poker forum is titled “My Quest For A WSOP Bracelet”.

“Now I’ll have to change the name to ‘My Quest For Two WSOP bracelets!” Davies laughed.

This tournament played nine-handed, but came back with only six at the final table. Davies came into the final day in second chip position behind 2014 European Poker Tour Grand Final main event runner-up Jack Salter. Davies and Salter took advantage of their leads, making it down to heads-up play with Davies in the lead.

It was still relatively close between the two when a cooler of a final hand arose. Salter raised the button to 105,000 and Davies three-bet to 300,000. Salter made the call and the flop brought the 10Spade Suit10Heart Suit6Heart Suit. Davies bet 175,000 and Salter called.

The 8Spade Suit hit the turn and Davies bet 330,000. Salter then raised to 930,000 only to have Davies three-bet to 1,800,000. Salter went into the tank for a few minutes before moving all-in. Davies snap-called with the 6Spade Suit6Diamond Suit for a flopped full house and Salter revealed his QClub Suit10Club Suit for flopped trips. The 3Spade Suit on the river did not improve Salter and he was sent to the rail as the runner-up in a huge event for the second time this year, earning $516,960 AUD and 1,000 Card Player Player of the Year points. Salter, who also won a prelim at the Aussie Millions this January, climbed to 12th place in the overall POY standings.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Scott Davies $744,781 1200
2 Jack Salter $452,895 1000
3 Henry Wang $301,198 800
4 Kyle Montgomery $202,624 600
5 Frank Kassela $143,754 500
6 Angie italiano $104,050 400
7 Victor Teng $77,012 300
8 Jason Guliano $59,134 200
9 Henry Szmelcer $46,758 100


over 6 years ago

who cares


over 6 years ago

I care. Thanks for the 35k Scott! Haters gunna hate.