Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
Chidwick Leads Final Flight of ANZPT Perth
The final Day 1 flight on the first stop of Season 7 of the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour is all over.
There were 93 total entrants on Day 1b of ANZPT Perth, which added with Day 1a meant the total field weighed in at 192 players. That created a prize pool of $393,600 with the top 21 to share in the spoils and the eventual champ to pocket $105,000.
The player from Day 1b to put himself in the best position to make a run at that top prize was Stephen Chidwick. The prominent pro from the UK finished up with 76,350 in chips, which was just ahead of Jack Ferrari with 76,075.
Chidwick and Ferrari were amongst the 51 total survivors from Day 1b and both will fancy their chances heading into Friday’s Day 2. Chidwick is fresh off a solid Aussie Millions that saw him finish fourth in the $25,000 Challenge for a score of more than US$200,000.
Some of the others who survived Day 1b include Tamara Volkoff (72,850), Stev Lackovic (61,100), Henry Szmelcer (52,175), Jack Salter (49,625), Michael Guzzardi (36,125) and Mustapha Kanit (24,425). Full end-of-day chip counts can be found below in the live reporting blog.
The survivors from Day 1b will now join with those from Day 1a from 12:30pm local time tomorrow (Friday). There will be 105 total players to kick off the action and only a portion of those will make it through to Day 3. Be sure to return to PokerNews for continued coverage of the ANZPT Perth Main Event.
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Day 2 Seating Draw
|2||8||Chin Nean Shim||21050|
|3||2||Yew Fatt (Raiden) Kan||80450|
|6||7||Mark Van Dort||16650|
|10||4||Kai Bin Hon||11325|
|10||5||Joon Suk Hyun||24575|
End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts (full)
Final Four Hands
Each table is now dealing the final four hands of the night.
Stay tuned for an last-minute action and for all the end-of-day chip counts and the Day 2 table draw.
Ferrari Speeds Into Contention
Jack Ferrari has just won a gigantic pot late in in final level to threaten for the lead.
It was a three-way all in with Ferrari having against Michael Pedley's and another player's .
The board was never a danger to Ferrari's pocket rockets and so he sent one player to the rail and left an unlucky Pedley relatively short stacked.
Ferrari is now fighting it out with Stephen Chidwick for the chip lead.
Chidwick Building Stack
Prominent British pro Stephen Chidwick has been punishing his table late in this level and is now threatening for the chip lead with a stack of around 80,000. Not long to go now, so stick around ot find out if Chidwick finishes up with the lead!
Kastle's Chip Castle
Casey Kastle just raked in a good sized pot and is one of the current chip leaders.
On a board of , Kastle’s opponent checked before he bombed the river for an almost pot sized bet of 14,000.
Despite tanking and cutting out a call, Kastle garnered a fold from his opposition and collected the chips. This hand took Kastle to a stack of around 80,000.
Volkoff Building The Lead
Tamara Volkoff just scooped a pot to find hereself as one of the chip leaders late in the day.
Volkoff defended her big blind to an opponent’s button raise and the flop came .
Volkoff check-called a bet of 1,000 and the dealer turned the . She check-called another 3,000 before a river of .
The last round of betting was identical to the last, as Volkoff check-called a bet of 3,000 again. He opponent tabled for a rivered pair of tens, but Volkoff’s meant her rivered two pair was good enough to claim the pot.