More news has come out of Melbourne, Australia regarding the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Caesars Cup. This time, 2005 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Hachem has released his first two picks for Team Asia-Pacific. He's selected five-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro and Australia's top all-time female money earner Jackie Glazier.
Lisandro is quite the WSOP juggernaut, lending good reason to Hachem backing him for his squad. In 2009, Lisandro won not one, not two, but three WSOP bracelets during the summer in Las Vegas. That year, he captured gold in the $1,500 Seven-Card Stud, the $10,000 World Championship Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo and the $2,500 Seven-Card Razz. In 2010, Lisandro won his fifth piece of hardware at WSOP Europe by taking home the title in the £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha.
Glazier boasts live career tournament earnings of more than $950,000, sitting 19th on the Australian all-time money list. She is the highest woman on that list and one of the most recognizable faces on the Australian poker scene. Last summer, Glazier finished runner-up in the WSOP's $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $458,996.
On Friday, Phil Ivey announced his Team Americas for the competiton, and Hachem followed up on Monday via Twitter. Hachem still has two more slots to fill on the team, but it's rumored that he is waiting for those two players to physically arrive in Melbourne before he makes the announcement. Sam Trickett, captain of Team Europe, has yet to announce any picks.