AU$2,500 High Roller

Event Info

Prize Pool 297,000 AUD
Players 135

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 80,000

You Win Some, You Lose Some

MervHarvey • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

Dejan Boscovic won a decent-sized pot from Vincent Huang, the pair keeping tabs of who's on top in the battles between them. The joy was short-lived though, as Boscovic shortly doubled up Hass Onay afterwards.

William Undy Eliminated in 12th Place (A$4,000); Morten Mortensen Eliminated in 11th Place (A$5,000)

MervHarvey • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

William Undy was knocked out in 12th, and Morten Mortensen followed shortly after in 11th, backing up his 7th in last December's event with another strong run here. Undy received A$4,000, and Mortensen A$5,000. With those two eliminations, we are on the Final Table bubble.

William Undy NZ Busted
Morten Mortensen dk Busted

Anish Kumar Eliminated in 14th Place (A$4,000)

MervHarvey • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Anish Kumar
Anish Kumar

Day 1 chip leader Anish Kumar has become the first player to be eliminated in the money. His {a-Spades}{8-Spades} was not good enough to beat Hass Onay's {a-Clubs}{k-Spades} when the board ran out {6-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{8-Hearts}.

His 14th position will earn him A$4,000, more than enough to jump straight into the A$1,150 Main Event Day 1a which is also running here at the same time.

Anish Kumar au Busted

Rehman Kassam Bubbles the A$2,500 High Roller

MervHarvey • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Rehman Kassam
Rehman Kassam

The bubble has been burst, with Rehman Kassam moving all-in from the button with {a-}{3-}. Vincent Huang, the table chip leader, woke up with {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} and called to put Kassam at risk.

The board provided no help to Kassam and he went out in 15th place. All remaining players are guaranteed at least A$4,000 for their efforts.

Rehman Kassam gb Busted

Bubble Play

MervHarvey • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

Over half-way through this blind level now playing hand for hand and there's not many flops to be seen. Most pre-flops raises have taken down the pot as no-one wants to be the bubble. Onay suggested everyone paying the bubble $100, it was not unaminous.


Chip Counts at the Break

MervHarvey • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Vincent Huang au 2,260,000 2,060,000
Honglin Jiang nz 1,900,000 730,000
Jarrod Thatcher au 1,330,000 780,000
Robert Damelian au 1,260,000 956,000
Rob Spano AU 1,100,000 425,000
Ryan Bownds au 970,000 340,000
William Undy NZ 825,000 325,000
George Elias AU 580,000 350,000
Anish Kumar au 575,000 115,000
Yita Choong AU 475,000 -525,000
Hass Onay AU 460,000 -1,040,000
Dejan Boskovic au 460,000 60,000
Morten Mortensen dk 425,000 -200,000
Rehman Kassam gb 320,000 -220,000
Jim Pizanias au 270,000 -380,000

Ten Minute Break

MervHarvey • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Players are on a ten minute break, still on the bubble