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Can Alex Lynskey Go Back-To-Back at WSOP Circuit Sydney?

Alex Lynskey

The World Series of Poker returns to The Star Sydney this November and one man who we fully expect to descend on the casino is Brisbane’s Alex Lynskey.

Lynskey is a phenomenal poker tournament specialist who has fond memories of The Star Sydney thanks to it being the venue he became a WSOP Circuit champion. Back in 2018, Lynskey topped a field of 1,191 entrants in the WSOP International Circuit Sydney Main Event, a tournament that saw a $2,382,000 prize pool created. Lynskey, who finished ninth in the 2017 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas for US$1.5 million, walked away with $422,796 and a coveted WSOP-C gold ring.

2018 WSOPC Sydney Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize in AU$Prize in US$
1Alex LynskeyAustraliaAU$422,796US$303,705
2Matt PongrassAustraliaAU$262,020US$188,188
3Rahul RastogiAustraliaAU$192,299US$138,113
4Luke MartinelliAustraliaAU$145,302US$104,359
5Sam CapraAustraliaAU$110,882US$79,638
6John SormiAustraliaAU$85,347US$61,298
7Barry ForresterAustraliaAU$66,458US$47,736
8Justin LaydenAustraliaAU$52,306US$37,570
9Cameron ChenAustraliaAU$41,733US$29,976

Going back-to-back in such a prestigious tournament would be no mean feat, but Lynskey is definitely capable of walking away as a WSOP-C Sydney champion again.

Should the Main Event not go to plan for Lynskey and everyone else who enters, there are 13 other chances to win a gold WSOP-C ring between November 14th and December 9th. All 14 tournaments have guaranteed prize pool, a first for the WSOP Circuit Sydney. This includes a $2.2 million guarantee on the Main Event and $1 million on both the $5K Challenge and the $20,000 High Rollers event.

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2019 WSOP Circuit Sydney Schedule

DateTimeTournamentBuy-inGuarantee
Thu 14 Nov6:15 p.m.Event 1: Monster Stack Day 1A$1,100$450,000
Fri 15 Nov12:30 p.m.Event 1: Monster Stack Day 1B$1,100$450,000
Sat 16 Nov12:30 p.m.Event 1: Monster Stack Day 2 $450,000
Sun 17 Nov5:15 p.m.Event 1: Monster Stack Final Day $450,000
Mon 18 Nov6:15 p.m.Event 2: Turbo$500$130,000
Tue 19 Nov12:30 p.m.Event 3: Short Deck$600$80,000
 6:15 p.m.Event 4: NLH Classic Day 1A$500$500,000
Wed 20 Nov6:15 p.m.Event 4: NLH Classic Day 1B$500$500,000
Thu 21 Nov12:30 p.m.Event 4: NLH Classic Day 1C$500$500,000
Fri 22 Nov12:30 p.m.Event 4: NLH Classic Day 1D$500$500,000
Sat 23 Nov12:30 p.m.Event 4: NLH Classic Day 2 $500,000
Sun 24 Nov12:30 p.m.Event 5: NLH 6-Max Day 1$1,100$250,000
 5:15 p.m.Event 4: NLH Classic Final Day $500,000
Mon 25 Nov12:30 p.m.Event 5: NLH 6-Max Final Day $250,000
Tue 26 Nov12:30 p.m.Event 6: Masters Tournament 50+ Years Day 1$500$80,000
Wed 27 Nov12:30 p.m.Event 6: Masters Tournament 50+ Years Final Day $80,000
 6:15 p.m.Event 7: Teams$550$100,000
Thu 28 Nov2:15 p.m.$5K Challenge Big Blind Ante Day 1$5,000$1,000,000
Fri 29 Nov2:15 p.m.$5K Challenge Big Blind Ante Final Day$5,000$1,000,000
 6:15 p.m.Event 9: Ladies Event Day 1$330$20,000
Sat 30 Nov12:30 p.m.Event 10: Main Event Big Blind Ante Day 1A$2,200$2,200,000
 5:15 p.m.Event 9: Ladies Event Final Day $20,000
Sun 1 Dec12:30 p.m.Event 10: Main Event Big Blind Ante Day 1B$2,200$2,200,000
Mon 2 Dec2:15 p.m.Event 11: 6-Max PLO Day 1$1,650$240,000
Tue 3 Dec2:15 p.m.Event 11: 6-Max PLO Day 2 $240,000
Wed 4 Dec2:15 p.m.Event 12: High Rollers Big Blind Ante Day 1$20,000$1,000,000
Thu 5 Dec12:30 p.m.Event 10: Main Event Big Blind Ante Day 1C$2,200$2,200,000
 2:15 p.m.Event 12: High Rollers Big Blind Ante Final Day $1,000,000
Fri 6 Dec12:30 p.m.Event 10: Main Event Big Blind Ante Day 1D$2,200$2,200,000
Sat 7 Dec12:30 p.m.Event 10: Main Event Big Blind Ante Day 2 $2,200,000
 6:15 p.m.Event 13: Omaha Day 1$550$100,000
Sun 8 Dec12:30 p.m.Event 10: Main Event Big Blind Ante Day 3 $2,200,000
 5:15 p.m.Event 13: Omaha Final Day $100,000
Mon 9 Dec12:30 p.m.Event 10: Main Event Big Blind Ante Final Day $2,200,000
 12:30 p.m.Event 14: Bounty$660$150,000

All monetary amounts are in Australian Dollars unless otherwise stated

Whoever wins the 2019 WSOP Circuit Sydney Main Event will secure a top prize of around $400,000, a gold WSOP-C ring, plus a $10,000 entry to the WSOP Global Casino Championship where they’ll represent The Star Sydney.

Will that winner be the reigning champion Lynskey or will we see a new champion top the podium? Could it be you?

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