Joe Hachem, Captain of Team Asia Pacific for 14th April’s World Series of Poker(WSOP) Asia Pacific(APAC) Caesars Cup has chosen his five deputies in Jeff Lisandro, Jackie Glazier, Shane Warne, Andrew Hinrichsen and Richard Yong. While the first two were announced a few days back by Hachem, the remaining three were just disclosed. Now only Sam Trickett has to announce his Team Europe while Phil Ivey announced his Team Americas last week.
WSOP allows only four players apart from the Captain to compete therefore one of Hachem’s selection will serve as an alternate. All five Poker pro’s selected by the 2005 WSOP Champion are highly accomplished poker pros. Lisandro is a five time WSOP Bracelet winner and is known to be a cash game specialist. He has won 2 bracelets in Seven Card stud which is known to be his main game.
Jackie Glazier is the leading female poker player of Australia of all time and her live tournament earnings are almost $1,000,000. She came close to winning her maiden bracelet in 2012 finishing runners up in Event 41. Ironically, she is a member of Ivey Poker but will feature against the mentor in Caesar’s Cup.
Legendary Cricketer Shane Warne is the face of 888 Poker and he will represent them in WSOP APAC as well. Hinrichsen has a WSOPE Bracelet to his name and live tournament earnings of $877,000. Asian Businessman Yong finished eighth in the WSOP Big One for One Drop and has live earnings of more than $ 2 Million and is a regular at the Asia Pacific poker circuit.