Collopy conquers at WSOP APAC

Collopy conquers at WSOP APAC

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

A day after Bryan Piccioli became the first ever winner of an event at the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) Asia-Pacific tournament series, Jim 'Mr_BigQueso' Collopy has bagged the festival's second bracelet.

After overcoming 172 players, the American professional and well-known online player managed to scoop the AUD$1,650 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event.

Starting the day with the chip lead, Collopy’s route to the title and AUD$69,662 top prize was littered with world-class players looking for chips.

Marvin Rettenmaier, Dan Shak and Jeremy Ausmus would all provide potential stumbling blocks for Collopy but after successfully stepping over their fallen carcasses he was left to battle with Edison Nguyen.

Having entered the heads-up battle with the lead courtesy of Tino Lechich’s last smattering of chips, Collopy quickly moved into the lead against Nguyen.

However, a miss-timed move against Nguyen’s aces put Collopy against the rails. Being the more experienced players, however, Collopy maintained his composure and was able to grind his opponent down before closing out the match.

Final standings of AUD$1,650 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event:

1. Jim Collopy $69,662

2. Edison Nguyen $43,050

3. Tino Lechich $30,988

4. Scott Reid $22,712

5. Dan Shak $16,940

6. Paul Sharbanee $12,856

7. Mike Leah $9,923

8. Martin Kozlov $7,784

9. Marvin Rettenmaier $6,207

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Tags: Bryan Piccioli, Marvin Rettenmaier, Dan Shak, Jeremy Ausmus, Jim Collopy, WSOP