Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
After a long day of poker action, the Feature Event: $1,650 NLH Bounties has seen dozens of players hit the rail as only 32 players now remain. Each of these players will be guaranteed at least $3,000, while it is the $119,500 first place prize that all are gunning for.
The feature event was unique in that once the field was dwindled down to 32, there was a redraw and the format of the event changed to a shootout tournament.
Some of the players who didn’t manage to make it even close to the shootout stage of the event included Maria Ho, Barry Greenstein, Roberto Romanello, Vitaly Lunkin and Mel Judah.
It took almost 12 hours to make it to the final 32 and in the end it was Mark Montague who was the unlucky bubble boy. Once the shootout stage was set, the players bagged up their chips and the tables for Sunday’s Day 2 were arranged. There was a seeded redraw based on chip counts, with a sliding scale used to organize the 4 tables of 8 players. The table lineup can be seen in the post below.
Starting the final day with the most chips will be Melanie Weisner, returning with a whopping 241,100 in chips. Joining Weisner as the chip leader of their respective tables includes Jamie Pickering, Hans Dorn and Mark Betts.
The remaining 32 players will be hitting the felt at 12:10 pm local time tomorrow and PokerNews will be on the rail as the feature event plays towards crowning a champion. Don’t forget that tomorrow’s coverage also includes the commencing of the $10,600 Aussie Millions Main Event, along with all the high-stakes action of the $100,000 Challenge. That’s a Wrap!
The remaining players have their tables set. The redraw was done on a sliding scale as a seeded redraw, based on chip counts. The seats have not been allocated yet, with players drawing for their seat at the commencement of play tomorrow.
Table 1: Melanie Weisner
Table 1: Joshua Foster
Table 1: Fabian Craib
Table 1: Radoslaw Kopec
Table 1: Oliver Speidel
Table 1: Trung Tran
Table 1: Sam Capra
Table 1: Peter Dykes
Table 2: Jamie Pickering
Table 2: Ross Parkhill
Table 2: Sandeep Pulusani
Table 2: Rhys Jones
Table 2: Aaron Lim
Table 2: Guang Lu
Table 2: Tom Rafferty
Table 2: Clemens Manzano
Table 3: Hans Dorn
Table 3: Michal Polchlopek
Table 3: Todd Bailey
Table 3: Harry Demetriou
Table 3: Bill Argyros
Table 3: James Obst
Table 3: Eugene Juczenko
Table 3: Veselin Zmukic
Table 4: Mark Betts
Table 4: Aleks Brkovic
Table 4: Sayed Jabbour
Table 4: Tsugunari Toma
Table 4: Eric Crain
Table 4: George Moussa
Table 4: Louis Srour
Table 4: Adam Cusinza
Here is how the final 32 players stack up.
|Tsugunari Toma||Natural8 Ambassador||119,700|
The bubble burst on the first hand back from break.
Mark Maontague, who was crippled by Harry Demetriou a short while ago, moved all-in for his last 6,300 from the button. Both blinds called and checked the board all the way down.
Montague opened for a pair of nines but lost out to George Moussa who rivered a jack with .
That concludes play for today. A recap and full seat draw will be up shortly.
The clock was paused with eight minutes remaining on the level and the players were sent on a break. The TD wanted to colour up some of the small denomination chips and do some rough counts so as to be more ready for the redraw when the bubble bursts.
Harry Demteriou has doubled to 87,000 after getting a luck flop. He raise d from UTG and called when the player in the next seat three-bet.
The flop fell and Demteriou check-called off his last 18,400 with pocket fours for a set. His opened opened pocket queens and the board ran out .
Aleks Brkovic is enjoying his coverage from PokerNews today, and has commented on the fact that every time our field reporters pass his table, he always doubles. This time it was at the expense of Radoslaw Kopec.
Brkovic opened in mid position to 6,000 and found some resistance from Kopec on button. Kopec raised to 15,100 and Brkovic moved all-in for 90,800. Kopec didn't take long to make the call.
The was in the window and the board ran out to give Brkovic another double.
With only 33 players remaining, the play is now hand-for-hand. When 32 players remain there will be redraw as the event changes to a shootout format.
Michal Polchlopek found himself doubling up yet another player and this time the price was just over 50,000 chips.
Polchlopek opened in mid position, and when the button shoved his 50,000 chips, Polchlopek felt obliged to call.
Polchlopek was in bad shape with his against his opponents .
There was no real sweat as the board ran out and Polchlopek's monster stack has taken a bit of a dent as he now moves down to 190,000 and change.