Main Event
Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Chidwick Leads Final Flight of ANZPT Perth

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Chip leader, Stephen Chidwick
Chip leader, Stephen Chidwick

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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PokerNews Podcast Episode #268: Tales of the Banker feat. Michael Craig

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Michael Craig, author of The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King, joins the podcast to talk about Andy Beal's latest appearance in the high-stakes poker world, his favorite characters from the book, and some new projects he is currently working on in poker.

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Day 2 Seating Draw

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11Henry Szmelcer52175
12Andrew Molodstov51375
13Adam Twohig27400
14Mile Krstanoski32325
15Tonio Roder8600
16Peter Gilbert14575
17Michael Addamo54575
18Bobby Zhang12200
19Martin Finger14350
21Walter Treccarichi34550
22Bryan Mansell12350
23Lou Varrasso28725
24Wayde Rickhuss9175
25Kent Hunter24475
26Luke Marsh15300
27Xuan Liu59600
28Chin Nean Shim21050
31Dylan Kehoe16975
32Yew Fatt (Raiden) Kan80450
33Hans Dorn25525
34Corey Scott36875
35Hugo Robinson15225
36Anthony Legg46275
38Gregory Wheeler58475
39Nathan Gubieski11600
41Phil Sayers20475
42Richard Larkin28275
43Timothy Mitchell26125
44Brooke Swan13625
45Mick Allen27950
46Jack Ferrari76075
47Michael Piotrowski41175
48Ronald Bean54075
49Gerard McNeill21775
51Stephen Chidwick76350
52Maximilian Lehmanski35500
53Stephen McHugh34625
54Ian Jennis55125
55Colin Wilford49325
56Lennart Uphoff14400
57Jack Salter49625
58Michael Kane14500
59Andrew Sawyer47975
61William Dunn36625
62Natalia Breviglieri34450
63Nigel Dunbar28475
64Aaron Wilson54425
65Perry Michael29875
66Stuart Barron34525
67Mark Van Dort16650
68Michael Doyle62025
69David Lim42675
71Faton Aslani27075
72Wayne Stichling59375
73Aaron Reay37925
74Tanja Vujanic31400
75Antonio Tartaglia52300
76Navin Bechar26450
77Michael Pedley27150
78Tu Le25200
79Christopher Ozer50450
81Anthony Hope12350
82Evan Young57850
83Milton Trickey48950
84Jomarius Finster23725
85Martyn Ward42875
86Michael Guzzardi36125
87Maciey Rynkiewicz42400
88Andrew Waterworth11475
89Tamara Volkoff72850
101Ross Martin21325
102Aaron Lim28225
103Han Luu33225
104Kai Bin Hon11325
105Joon Suk Hyun24575
106Stevan Chew33925
107Bob Sabo36600
108Creighton Jones47125
109Casey Kastle10425
181Stev Lackovic61100
182David Evans16150
183Yaxi Zhu26650
184Dean Blatt25525
185Warren Giles57850
186Aleks Lackovic44500
187Bernard Beh37125
188Raimond Castelano19175
189Peter Brasile32100
191Bryan Huang75450
192Anthony Marenko66825
193Paul Sharbanee21700
194Iori Yogo28950
196Benjamin Breadsell31350
197Lawrence Gibson28875
198Robert McLean39000
199Didier Guerin68400
201Ashley Warner27475
202Tyrone Liu31300
203Markus Schlesener15300
204Luke Sharpe39675
205Mustapha Kanit24425
206Jesse Mckenzie38000
207Ismael Bourne29825
208Micah Martinovich48700
209Lucas Mierzwa62000

End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

[user162117] • Level 6: 300-600, 75 ante
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 76,350 -3,650
Jack Ferrari
Jack Ferrari
76,075 75
Tamara Volkoff AU
Tamara Volkoff
AU 72,850 2,850
Lucas Mierzwa AU
Lucas Mierzwa
AU 62,000
Stev Lackovic AU
Stev Lackovic
AU 61,100 26,100
Evan Young
Evan Young
Ian Jennis
Ian Jennis
Aaron Wilson us
Aaron Wilson
us 54,425
Ronald Bean at
Ronald Bean
at 54,075
Henry Szmelcer AU
Henry Szmelcer
AU 52,175 16,175
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 49,625 4,625
Colin Wilford
Colin Wilford
Milton Trickey
Milton Trickey
Andrew Sawyer
Andrew Sawyer
Martyn Ward au
Martyn Ward
au 42,875 22,875
Maciey Rynkiewicz
Maciey Rynkiewicz
Michael Piotrowski
Michael Piotrowski
Luke Sharpe
Luke Sharpe
Aaron Reay
Aaron Reay
Corey Scott
Corey Scott
William Dunn
William Dunn
Bob Sabo
Bob Sabo
Michael Guzzardi us
Michael Guzzardi
us 36,125 -8,875
Maximilian Lehmanski de
Maximilian Lehmanski
de 35,500
Tyrone Liu
Tyrone Liu

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Final Four Hands

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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

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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 {a-Hearts}{a-Spades} against Michael Pedley's {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} and another player's {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}.

The {2-Spades}{2-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{10-Spades} 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.

Jack Ferrari
Jack Ferrari

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Chidwick Building Stack

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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!

Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 80,000 42,000

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Kastle's Chip Castle

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Casey Kastle just raked in a good sized pot and is one of the current chip leaders.

On a board of {5-Spades}{A-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Clubs}{K-Clubs}, 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.

Casey Kastle si
Casey Kastle
si 68,000 21,000

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Volkoff Building The Lead

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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 {4-Hearts}{9-Spades}{A-Spades}.

Volkoff check-called a bet of 1,000 and the dealer turned the {J-Hearts}. She check-called another 3,000 before a river of {10-Clubs}.

The last round of betting was identical to the last, as Volkoff check-called a bet of 3,000 again. He opponent tabled {10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} for a rivered pair of tens, but Volkoff’s {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} meant her rivered two pair was good enough to claim the pot.

Tamara Volkoff AU
Tamara Volkoff
AU 70,000 15,000

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