2007 PokerNews Cup - Australia

Champ Event 1 - $175 No-Limit Holdem
Days: 2
Event Info

2007 PokerNews Cup - Australia

Final Results
Winning Hand
16,615 AUD
Event Info
150 AUD
Level Info
30,000 / 60,000

Champ Event 1 - $175 No-Limit Holdem

Day 2 Completed

Steve Charles Wins Event #1 ($16,615), Jim Mastorakos Eliminated in 2nd Place ($12,050)

Steve Charles-- Event #1 Champion
Steve Charles-- Event #1 Champion
Jim Mastorakos raised to 150,000 from the button and Steve Charles called. The flop was {7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. Charles bet 300,000, Mastorakos moved all in and Charles called. Mastorakos turned up {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for the nut flush draw, while Charles tabled {7-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for top pair. The turn was the {10-Spades}, the river was the {4-Hearts}, and after a quick count by the dealer to confirm that Charles had Mastorakos covered, he was declared the winner, taking home $16,615. Mastorakos earned $12,050 for his runner-up finish.

Congratulations to Steve Charles, who battled back after having his stack crippled to less than a big blind to win Event #1 of the Poker News Cup!

Level: 15

Blinds: 30,000/60,000

Ante: 0

Steve Charles Gains Some Ground

Jim Mastorakos limped in on the button and Charles checked from the big blind. The flop was {Q-Spades}{J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} and both players checked. The turn was the {10-Spades}. Charles checked, Mastorakos bet 100,000 and Charles called. The river was the {K-Spades}. Charles bet 200,000 and Mastorakos called. Charles turned over {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}, Mastorakos mucked and Charles dragged the pot.

After the hand, Charles was up to 925,000 while Mastorakos slipped to 700,000.

At Last, a Flop

Steve Charles limped in on the button and Jim Mastorakos checked his option from the big blind. The flop was{Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{2-Diamonds}. Mastorakos bet 100,000 and Charles called. The turn was the {A-Clubs}. Mastorakos fired out another 100,000 and Charles called again. The river was the {Q-Spades}. For the third time, Mastorakos bet 100,000 but this time, Charles folded and Mastorakos dragged the pot.

Small-Pot Poker

Thus far, Mastorakos and Charles have been playing small-pot poker with a hand rarely getting past the flop. A pre-flop raise and a bet on the flop so far has been enough to take the pot.

Level: 14

Blinds: 25,000/50,000

Ante: 0


We're now heads-up between Jim Mastorakos and Steve Charles. Mastorakos has the chip lead with 1,000,000 in chips to Charles' 650,000.