Team 888poker's Daniel Marton Takes 2nd Place at WSOP APAC Main Event

Apr 15, 2013, 13:57 ET from

GIBRALTAR, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The Inaugural WSOP APAC Main Event Final Table has come to a close with Professional Canadian Poker Player, Daniel Negreanu, taking the win and his 5th WSOP Bracelet.

The first WSOP APAC $10,000 Main Event had an impressive 405 entrants bringing the prize pool to $3,847,500 with 1st place winning $1,038,825 and the coveted bracelet.

Team 888poker came out in big numbers to the event with 27 qualifiers and ambassadors representing the brand at the tables. Key Team 888poker Ambassadors; Shane Warne, Jesse Sylvia, Sam Holden, Jake Balsiger and Russell Thomas lead the team. 'Run Good" Russell earned bragging rights with a final table, 8th place,82k finish. This WSOP APAC final table was Russell's 2nd WSOP Main Event Final table in less than 12 months with the first being his 4th place win at the 2012 WSOP Main Event Championship in Las Vegas.

In addition to the Team 888poker Ambassadors and qualifiers who travelled to play the WSOP APAC Main Event, 888poker also welcomed two new endorsed players to the team. Australian poker players, Kahle Burns and Daniel Marton, dawned the bright blue 888poker patch during their WSOP APAC Main Event Final Table play. Kahle managed to grind his way to a healthy 5th place, 202K win. However, Marton was the one who stole the show when he managed to manoeuvre his way to heads up against Negreanu. After a aggressive, multiple All-In Heads Up, Negreanu's massive chip stack advantage prevailed leaving 888poker's Daniel Marton as the 2nd place winner with a $638k cash prize.

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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, awarding millions of dollars in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport's top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker's longest running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970.  In 2012, the event attracted 74,766 entrants from 101 different nations to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded more than $222 million in prize money.