Day 4 Completed
|Prize Pool||916,000 AUD|
|Blinds||40,000 / 80,000|
Day 4 Completed
The latest stop on Season 6 of the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour came to a conclusion on Monday evening at The Star as the ANZPT Sydney Main Event champion was crowned. The last player standing from a starting field of 458 was Josh Redhouse.
The 27-year old from Sydney is a Sales Manager and keen golfer who had never played a major poker tournament before entering the ANZPT Sydney Main Event. Now Redhouse has claimed one of Australia’s largest tournaments and as per a four-handed deal, pocketed $133,360 prize.
Within just a few minutes of the final table beginning one player was eliminated, with Brent Taunton finishing in ninth place.Following Taunton’s elimination both Milan Gurung and Nathan Sawyers were getting short stacked. Despite managing to find a double up, it was Gurung who would finish in eighth place. It didn’t take too long for Sawyers to join Gurung on the rail as he was sent home in seventh place, collecting $29,750.
Oliver Gill started off the final table strongly, first doubling up when he held pocket queens versus pocket nines, but eventually found the rail in sixth place. It had been a roller coaster day for Rory Young and the ride continued right up until the end. Young was first down to just ten big blinds when he doubled up, then he lost most of his chips when he clashed with Jazz Mathers and was eliminated in fifth place shortly thereafter.
When four-handed action began the players began discussing a deal. At this point Steven Zhou was the short stack and didn’t want to make the deal and so play kicked back off. Then Zhou doubled up two hands in a row and a new deal was made, with Stojanovic guaranteeing himself $155,000, Zhou locking up $120,000, Redhouse claiming $116,000 and Mathers pocketing $105,000, while $17,360 was left over for the eventual champion.
Three-handed play would see the action slow up, but eventually it was Zhou who would claim third place. Redhouse began heads-up with just under a two-to-one chip lead and quickly increased that lead before eventually sending Stojanovski home in second place, with the details of the final hand of the tournament found in the live reporting blog below!
As per the deal, Stojanovski claimed the largest prize, taking home $155,000 for his effort, while Redhouse added to his deal payout with the extra money for the winner, making his total prize money sit at $133,360.
ANZPT Sydney Final Table Payouts
*Denotes four-handed deal
Congratulations to all the final table players and especially to Stojanovski for becoming the latest Australia New Zealand Poker Tour champion! The next event on the ANZPT will take place at the Crown Casino in Melbourne from August 29th – September 1st.
The final hand of the ANZPT Sydney Main Event has been dealt and your champion is Josh Redhouse!
With Peco Stojanovski down to around 1.4 million in chips, he open-jammed the button. Redhouse squeezed his cards and insta-called!
It was the first time Stojanovski had moved all in and he ran smack into a solid pair.
The flop landed which was no help to Stojanovski who was left needing an ace or running straight to stay alive. The turn was the and the river was the as Redhouse and his support crew cheered in delight as he was crowned ANZPT Sydney champion!
A great run by Stojanovski ends in second place, but as per the earlier deal, he takes home the lion’s share with $155,000.
Redhouse wins the trophy, a giant novelty cheque and $133,360 in prize money.
Josh Redhouse continues to gain chips during this heads-up battle.
Peco Stojanovski had the button and raised it up to 250,000. Redhouse three-bet to 700,000 and Stojanovski made the call, leaving himself with 1,300,000 behind.
On the flop, Redhouse led for 650,000 and Stojanovski folded.
Redhouse now has an immense chip lead!
The first significant hand of heads-up has gone to Josh Redhouse.
It started with Redhouse opening the button with a raise. Before he had even got the chips out, Peco Stojanovski had made it 500,000 to go with a three bet. Redhouse insta-called and the dealer spread out a flop.
Stojanovski led for 200,000 here and Redhouse raised it up to 500,000. Stojanovski folded and plenty of chips went Redhouse's way.
It didn't take long to see our first all in of the heads-up battle!
But it was versus and the board ran blanks.
Back to the grind.
The two players are back from their impromptu break.
Here is how they stack up at the beginning of their heads-up battle.
After an intense three-handed battle we’ve lost Steven Zhou in third place.
In the end, Zhou got pretty unlucky when his final chips were all in preflop with against Peco Stojanovski’s . Zhou was looking good for the double but the board ran out . Josh Redhouse commented that he folded a four, so that means Stojanovski had hit a two-outer.
The chips were cut down and the two were pretty close in chips but Zhou’s 1.65 million was covered by Stojanovksi who had around 1.8 million. That left Zhou to depart in third place for post-deal $120,000.
The two remaining players have rushed off to take a quick bathroom break (despite the tournament clock still ticking).
Josh Redhouse is beginning to really crush, building a monster chip lead.
The latest pot to go Rehouse's way began when Peco Stojanovski opened to 150,000 on the button. Redhouse three-bet to 400,000 from the small blind and Stojanovski called.
On the flop, Redhouse jammed his stack all in, with Stojanovski having 1.7 million behind.
Stojanovski opted to fold.