Live Events 3
$1,100 6-Max
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in 1,100 AUD
Prize Pool 356,000 AUD
Players 356

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000

Highlights

Highlights

$1,100 6-Max
Day 2 Completed

Qiang Fu Wins the 2019 A$1,100 6-Max at The Star Sydney Champs for A$89,003

poolshir • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Qiang Fu - 2019 The Star Sydney Champs $1,100 6-Max Winner
Qiang Fu - 2019 The Star Sydney Champs $1,100 6-Max Winner

In the ninth level of Day 2 of the A$1,100 6-Max here at The Star Sydney Champs, a champion was crowned in Qiang Fu after defeating Tu Tran in an hour-long heads-up battle. Fu claimed the first-place prize of A$89,003 and the beautiful trophy after outlasting the record-breaking 356-strong field.

This cash is Fu’s second-highest live cash ever taking his career winnings to over $400,000 in total. This is only his second tournament win ever after winning one in 2015 in New Zealand. Fu was railed all day by Zhankang Chen after he busted in 14th place himself. The final seven players were combined onto one table with Alex Yazbeck claiming his second final table of the week after finishing in second place in the Turbo.

2019 The Star Sydney Champs$1,100 6-Max Final Table
2019 The Star Sydney Champs $1,100 6-Max Final Table

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (AUD)Prize (USD)
1Qiang FuAustralia$89,003$61,643
2Tu TranAustralia$54,995$38,089
3Alex YazbeckAustralia$38,167$26,434
4Michael OscuroAustralia$26,810$18,568
5Adrian SalterAustralia$19,057$13,199
6John RosarioAustralia$13,702$9,490
7Nauvneel KashyapAustralia$9,964$6,901

A Hectic Start

Thirty players took their seats at 12:30 p.m. local time ready to battle it out in what became one of the most hectic two-hour stints the PokerNews live reporting team has ever seen. In just two hours, the field was reduced to the last nine players. Sam Capra left the feature table in the first hand of the day when he ran his ace-king into the pocket eight of Fu. Michael Doodson started the day as the absolute short stack but managed to grab several pay jumps by doubling up a few times to make it to 8th place in the end for A$9,964.

Connie Graham
Connie Graham finished in 26th place for A$2,385

Connie Graham fell in 26th place when her pocket jacks couldn’t beat the pocket eights of Andrew Miller who had turned a set. Fu also took all of Michael Seymour’s chips when he first shoved on him for Seymour to fold to and to then take the rest a few hands later. Miller himself was eliminated by Tran when his tens failed to win against Tran’s kings.

Fu and Tran Creating Havoc

Fu went on a bit of a rampage when the final two tables were reached, outkicking Yazbeck, eliminating Guangyu Wang, shoving on John Rosario, and so on. But Tran did the same when there were only eight players left eliminating Doodson with aces when the latter held queens, taking down Nauvneel Kashyap with kings when Kashyap held ace-king. Adrian Salter was another one of Tran’s victims as he ran his ace-six into the kings of Tran. Michael Oscuro also busted when his shove with tens was called by Tran who held kings again.

Alex Yazbeck
Alex Yazbeck finished in 3rd place for A$38,167

With three left, Yazbeck was the shorter stack and doubled once with aces through Fu but fell to Tran with ace-jack as he was up against Tran’s ace-king. Not enough help on the board meant that Yazbeck won A$38,167 this time which was almost three times as much as his previous final table result. Yazbeck was cheered on by his family members which also included his brother and father who both made the same final table of the Turbo.

Heads-Up Action

Within the first ten minutes of heads-up play, Fu doubled up through Tran when he had flopped a set and all the chips went in. Tran called with the open-ended straight, straight flush, royal flush, and flush draw but bricked the turn and river to be able to win the tournament. Fu took over the chip lead after this monster pot and never really looked back. In the final hand of the day, Tran had flopped top pair when he moved all in and Fu called with the middle pair on the queen-five-deuce flop. Fu turned two pair as the eight fell and no queen or four came on the river to save Tran as he was eliminated. Tran and Fu shook hands, Tran walked to his rail who complimented him on his play, and then made his way to the payout desk while Fu celebrated with Chen and posed for the winner photos.

This concludes the 6-Max coverage but the PokerNews live reporting team will be back on Wednesday, July 31, at 2:15 p.m. local time to bring you all the action from the High Roller tournament.

Qiang Fu - Tu Tran Heads Up
Qiang Fu and Tu Tran are heads-up

Tags: Adrian SalterAlex YazbeckAndrew MillerConnie GrahamGuangyu WangJohn RosarioMichael DoodsonMichael OscuroNauvneel KashyapQiang FuSam CapraTu TranZhankang Chen

Tu Tran Eliminated in 2nd Place (A$54,995)

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Tu Tran
Tu Tran

Qiang Fu raised to 90,000 and Tu Tran called to see the {q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop, on which Tran checked. Fu made it 100,000 to go and Tran moved all in, prompting Fu to ask for the exact amount and his bet to be pulled all in. The jam was for another 765,000 on top and Fu reluctantly called.

Tu Tran: {q-Spades}{4-Diamonds}
Qiang Fu: {8-Spades}{5-Spades}

When he spotted the cards of his opponent, Fu nodded as the rail came closer to see the showdown. Tran was ahead with top pair, but Fu spiked the {8-Clubs} turn to improve to two pair.

Tran's hand was still live, but the {7-Diamonds} river was a blank to end his run in 2nd place for A$54,995. Fu has been crowned the champion and takes home the trophy, as well as the first-place prize of A$89,003 that comes along with it.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Qiang Fu nz
Qiang Fu
nz 5,400,000 1,000,000
Tu Tran au
Tu Tran
au Busted

Tags: Qiang FuTu Tran

Fu Extending Lead

poolshir • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Tu Tran raised to 100,000 from the button and Qiang Fu called. The flop came {4-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{k-Spades}, Fu check-called the 70,000 bet of Tran. The turn brought them the {k-Clubs} to pair the board up. Fu quickly checked, Tran counted out his stack and then decided to also check. The river completed the board with the {8-Clubs}, Fu bet 150,000 and that was enough for Tran to fold.

Qiang Fu nz
Qiang Fu
nz 4,400,000 300,000
Tu Tran au
Tu Tran
au 1,000,000 -300,000

Tags: Qiang FuTu Tran

Tran Claws Some Back

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The vast majority of the recent hands were limped and ended without a showdown or any major betting action.

Eventually, Tu Tran raised to 100,000 and Qiang Fu called. On the {k-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop, Fu checked and Tran bet 70,000 to win the pot right there.

Qiang Fu nz
Qiang Fu
nz 4,100,000 -300,000
Tu Tran au
Tu Tran
au 1,300,000 300,000

Tags: Qiang FuTu Tran

Level:
24
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
5,000

Back and Forth

poolshir • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Tu Tran raised to 70,000 from the button and Qiang Fu called. The flop came {3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, Fu check-raised the 50,000 bet of Tran to 150,000. Tran folded.

Fu limped in on the button and Tran opted to check. The flop came {k-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Spades}, they both checked to see the {7-Diamonds} on the turn. The river completed the board with the {7-Clubs}, Fu bet 130,000 for Tran to check-fold to.

Tran raised to 70,000 from the button and Fu opted to make the call. The flop came {q-Hearts}{3-Spades}{a-Clubs}, Fu check-call the 50,000 continuation-bet of Tran. The turn brought them the {7-Spades}. Fu checked again. Tran counted out his stack and then decided to bet 225,000. Fu folded after looking at his cards once more.

Qiang Fu nz
Qiang Fu
nz 4,400,000 200,000
Tu Tran au
Tu Tran
au 1,000,000 -200,000

Tags: Qiang FuTu Tran

Tran Jams Into Fu

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Tu Tran limped in and Qiang Fu checked his option. On the {q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} flop, Fu check-called a bet of 30,000 and they checked the {2-Spades} turn. On the {9-Spades} river, Fu checked again and Tran bet 150,000 to win the pot.

Tran limped again and Fu raised to 125,000, which Tran called. They checked the {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop and a bet of 40,000 by Fu on the {j-Diamonds} turn ended the hand.

Another limped pot went in favor of Fu and then Tran limped and Fu raised to 125,000. Tran moved all in and Fu asked for an exact count, but ended up folding when it was deemed to be for 1,095,000 in total.

Qiang Fu nz
Qiang Fu
nz 4,200,000 -100,000
Tu Tran au
Tu Tran
au 1,200,000 100,000

Tags: Qiang FuTu Tran

Fu Scores a Huge Double-Up

poolshir • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Qiang Fu
Qiang Fu

Qiang Fu called on the button and Tu Tran raised to 140,000. Fu three-bet to 500,000 and now Tran called. The flop came {j-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}, Tran checked and Fu bet 400,000, Tran looked at his own stack and shoved for Fu to snap-call.

Qiang Fu: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Tu Tran: {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Fu had flopped a set while Tran was sitting on the flush and open-ended straight draw.

The turn brought them the {10-Clubs} which didn't change things and neither did the {4-Clubs} on the river as Fu doubled up.

Qiang Fu nz
Qiang Fu
nz 4,300,000 2,500,000
Tu Tran au
Tu Tran
au 1,100,000 -2,500,000

Tags: Qiang FuTu Tran

Heads-Up Play Has Started

poolshir • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Qiang Fu raised to 70,000 on the button and Tu Tran three-bet to 240,000. Fu took a few seconds, looked at his cards once more and then decided to shove for 1,800,000. Tran smiled, looked at his cards again, and then folded.

Tran raised to 75,000 on the button and Fu called. The flop came {3-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{5-Clubs}, Fu check-called the 50,000 bet of Tran. The turn was the {k-Diamonds}, Fu checked again. Tran did the same to see the {5-Diamonds} complete the board. Fu bet 75,000 and that was enough for Tran to fold.

Fu limped in on the button and Tran raised to 140,000 for Fu to fold.

Tran called the button and Fu opted to check. The flop came {2-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}, they both checked to see the {3-Clubs} on the turn. Fu bet 45,000 and Tran folded.

Tags: Qiang FuTu Tran