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Welcome to Day 1a of the 2019 The Star Sydney Champs A$3,000 Main Event

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Defending Champion Nebojsa Blanusa

A very successful 2019 The Star Sydney Champs will culminate in the flagship event of the festival as the 3-day Main Event kicks off with Day 1a as of 12.30 p.m. local time at The Star Sydney near Darling Harbour.

The tournament comes with a price tag of A$3,000 and features a guaranteed prize pool of A$1,500,000. Many regulars of the venue secured their seats at a bargain in the live satellites of the last few days.

Not only because of the six-figure Royal Flush cash game jackpot, but the poker room has also been buzzing in each tournament with very impressive field sizes throughout the festival so far. On top of that, the Main Event super satellite 40 seats guaranteed final week countdown had been exhausted half-way through the six qualifiers already.

Defending champion of the event is Nebojsa Blanusa from Adelaide, who emerged on top of a field of 522 entries to claim the top prize of A$314,265. Other notables to reach the final table were Charlie Hawes, Suzy Khoueis, Martin Ward and Michel Bouskila, while Ashish Gupta, Shivan Abdine and Honglin Jiang were eliminated on the final two tables.

The tournament features a starting stack of 30,000 and levels of 60 minutes throughout, and players can register for each of the two starting days until the start of level five at approximately 4.50 p.m. local time. Should they bust on Day 1a, they can re-enter on Day 1b to give it another try at running up a stack.

Day 1 Level Structure

LevelDurationSmall BlindBig BlindAnte
1601002000
2601503000
Break10   
36015030025
46020040050
Break10   
56030060050
660400800100
Break30   
7605001,000100
8606001,200200
Break10   
9608001,600200
10601,0002,000300
Break10   
11601,2002,400400

The tournament is scheduled to play down to a winner on Day 3 on Monday, August 5th, 2019, as of 12.30 p.m. local time and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action. There will also be a live stream with hole cards displayed on a dynamic delay for each of the tournament days on the Run It Up Twitch channel as well.

Tags: Ashish GuptaCharlie HawesHonglin JiangMartin WardMichel BouskilaNebojsa BlanusaShivan AbdineSuzy Khoueis