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Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 10,000
AU$1,320 6-Max
Day 2 Completed

Huss Hassan Wins the $1,320 Six-Max Event at the WSOP International Circuit The Star Sydney for A$104,000

MrCleverFox • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Huss Hassan - 2018 WSOP International Circuit The Star Sydney$1,320 6-Max Winner
Huss Hassan - 2018 WSOP International Circuit The Star Sydney$1,320 6-Max Winner

Huss Hassan locked up his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring with a victory in the $1,320 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max event here at The Star Sydney. For his win over the 283-player field, Hassan also earned the top prize of A$104,000 and 50 points towards the Casino Championship race. The score represents Hassan's biggest live score event, topping his previous best by $4,000.

"Feels good man," Hassan said after his victory. "It's my first WSOP Circuit win so starting off with the six-max is pretty good. I bagged a bit in the Main Event so I'm gonna try to take that down as well."

Hassan came into the day as the chip leader, bagging up nearly 100,000 more than Richard Kellett, his nearest competitor. It was after bagging up the lead that Hassan started to feel like he had a really good shot to win the event.

"It was at the end of Day 1 when I finished as the chip leader when I felt like I had a pretty good chance to win," Hassan said. "The field was decent and a lot of the really good players were all short. I felt pretty good about it this morning."

Final Table Results:

PositionPlayerCountryPrize (in AUD)Prize (in USD)
1Huss HassanAustralia$104,000$74,988
2Sayed JabbourAustralia$64,264$46,336
3Brett TrevillianAustralia$44,616$32,169
4Luis ArriluceaAustralia$31,304$22,569
5Timo HettingerGermany$22,200$16,006
6Michael FraserAustralia$15,912$11,472
7Zac LowrieAustralia$11,528$8,311

Early Action of the Day:

The day kicked off in high gear with the bubble bursting in just a matter of hands. The first player to fall on the day was Tony Tavella who ran queen-ten into the king-queen of Aaron Li with a short stack. Michael O'Grady would be the bubble boy. He shoved all in holding pocket queens but Tristan Bain woke up behind him with pocket kings. O'Grady couldn't catch up and that would send him to the rail in 31st place as the last player to walk away empty-handed.

A flurry of eliminations resulted in a rapid decline of remaining players. Among the fallen were Matt Wakeman, the $5,000 Challenge Champion, as well as Shivan Abdine, Suzy Khoueis, Connie Graham, Michael Asad, Richard Kellett, Sheng Ye, and Graeme Putt just to name a few.

Putt would end up being the final-table bubble boy. Short-stacked, he held on for several eliminations but couldn't survive any longer. After a few ladder spots, Putt moved all in with seven-five and ran into the king-queen of Hassan. Hassan held on to bring the last seven players to the final table and Putt walked away with $11,528 for his 8th place finish.

2018 WSOP International Circuit The Star Sydney $1,320 6-Max Final Table
2018 WSOP International Circuit The Star Sydney $1,320 6-Max Final Table

Final Table Action:

Hassan cruised through the day, coming into the final table near the middle of the pack with 651,000 but that would quickly change as he doubled through the chip leader, Zac Lowrie. Hassan got it in with queens against Lowrie's ace-king suit and flopped quads. From there, it was smooth sailing for Hassan.

Lowrie would be the first out at the final table, going from first to last in a matter of minutes. The second to fall at the final table was Michael Fraser, who ran into a bit of a cooler situation when he rivered two pair and Brett Trevillian rivered a set. Fraser led the river with a bet and Trevillian moved all in. Fraser thought it over but eventually called and he would be eliminated in 6th place.

Next to go would be Timo Hettinger. Hettinger got it in against Brett Trevillian with pocket tens, but couldn't outrace Trevillian's ace-king. The first player that Hassan actually eliminated at the final table would be Luis Arrilucea. Arrilucea got it in with queen-ten suited but was behind Hassan's king-jack suited. He couldn't catch up and would be sent to the rail in fourth place.

Trevillian would be next to go in thrid place. Trevillian called a raise from Hassan before Sayed Jabbour three-bet from the big blind. Hassan folded but Trevillian was not a believer. He moved all in with pocket fours and got snapped off the by the pocket kings of Jabbour. He failed to improve and would be the third place finisher.

Hassan came into heads-up play with a slight disadvantage, but it didn't take him long to turn it around. In one of the major turning points of the match, Hassan got it all in with a straight against Jabbour's overpair to the board. The river would be a brick so Hassan held on to double up. Shortly after he would take the lead then in the final hand of the match, Jabbour would bluff all in on the river holding bottom two pair, fives and fours. Unfortunately for him, Hassan flopped a straight and didn't let go, spelling the end of the match.

"I did definitely feel like I had an edge on him," Hassan said about Jabbour. "And I picked up a few tells during heads up and that helped me out a lot."

Huss Hassan
Huss Hassan

Hassan bagged in the Main Event already, bringing around 260,000 back for day two and says that he's just getting started here at the Star Sydney. He plans to play any other event he can for the rest of the series but did mention that he won't be playing the High Roller. For him, he said he definitely felt like bagging a stack on Day 1 of the Main Event helped him create some momentum for this event as well.

"The cards were going my way," Hassan said. "I am definitely running good. I'm being patient and all that stuff. So I feel good."

PokerNews will be taking a short break here at The Star Sydney but will be back on Wednesday, December 12th with coverage the $20,000 High Roller. Make sure to tune back in for coverage of the entire event.

Tags: Aaron LiBrett TrevillianConnie GrahamGraeme PuttLuis ArriluceaMatt WakemanMichael AsadMichael FraserMichael O'GradyRichard KellettSayed JabbourSheng YeShivan AbdineSuzy KhoueisTimo HettingerTony TavellaTristan BainZac Lowrie

Sayed Jabbour Eliminated in 2nd Place ($64,264)

MrCleverFox • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Sayed Jabbour
Sayed Jabbour

Huss Hassan limped in on the button and Sayed Jabbour checked in the big blind.

The flop was {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and Jabbour checked. Hassan put out a bet of 100,000 and Jabbour called.

The turn was the {Q-Diamonds} and Jabbour checked again. Hassan put out a bet of 275,000 and Jabbour called once more.

On the {4-Diamonds} river, Jabbour checked for a third time. Hassan put out a bet of 550,000. Jabbour dropped into the tank and thought for a bit, then moved all in for about 500,000 more. Hassan shrugged, then called. Jabbour turned up his {5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for two pair but it was no good. Hassan was holding {8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} for a flopped straight and that would earn him the pot and the victory.

For his runner-up finish, Jabbour will take home $64,264.

A full recap of the event will be posted shortly.

Huss Hassan 5,660,000 1,560,000
Sayed Jabbour au Busted

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Hassan Keeps Up The Pressure

Mateusz_Pater • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Sayed Jabbour raised to 175,000 from the button before Huss Hassan re-raised to 650,000 from the big blind. Jabbour called.

The flop came {6-Spades}{k-Spades}{8-Hearts} and Hassan continued for 375,000. Jabbour came along.

The turn brought the {4-Clubs} and Hassan immediately moved all in having Jabbour covered. Jabbour mucked instantly.

Huss Hassan 4,100,000 315,000
Sayed Jabbour au 1,560,000 -315,000

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Hassan Extends His Lead

Mateusz_Pater • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Huss Hassan raised to 125,000 from the button and was called by Sayed Jabbour in the blinds.

The flop came {k-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Jabbour checked. Hassan bet 100,000. Jabbour called.

Both players checked the {7-Clubs} on the turn before the {k-Clubs} completed the board.

Jabbour checked over to Hassan who fired out 450,000. Jabbour thought about his decision for a moment before opting to fold.

Huss Hassan 3,785,000 685,000
Sayed Jabbour au 1,875,000 -685,000

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Level:
26
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
10,000

One For Hassan

MrCleverFox • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Sayed Jabbour opened on the button with a raise to 130,000. Huss Hassan called in the big blind.

The flop was {10-Spades}{J-Clubs}{3-Spades} and both players checked to see the {2-Hearts} on the turn. There, Hassan bet 100,000. Jabbour raised to 350,000 and Hassan called.

The river was the {K-Diamonds} and both players checked. Hassan showed down his {10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and that would earn him the pot.

Huss Hassan 3,100,000 240,000
Sayed Jabbour au 2,560,000 -240,000

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Hassan Takes a Slight Lead

Mateusz_Pater • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Huss Hassan raised to 125,000 from the button and was called by Sayed Jabbour in the blinds.

The flop came {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Jabbour checked. Hassan bet 100,000. Jabbour called.

Both players checked the {10-Hearts} on the turn before the {2-Hearts} completed the board.

Jabbour checked, then mucked his hand, when Hassan fired out a bet totalling 675,000 in chips.

Huss Hassan 2,860,000 250,000
Sayed Jabbour au 2,800,000 -250,000

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Hassan Clawing Back

Mateusz_Pater • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Sayed Jabbour raised to 130,000 from the button and was called by Huss Hassan in the big blind.

Both players checked the {2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} flop before the {8-Hearts} dropped on the turn. Hassan bet out 235,000. Jabbour called.

The {2-Spades} completed the board and Hassan reached for chips before betting out 915,000. Jabbour snap folded his hand.

Sayed Jabbour au 3,050,000 -660,000
Huss Hassan 2,610,000 660,000

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Sayed Sets the Trap but Hassan Doesn't Bite

MrCleverFox • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Huss Hassan raised to 125,000 on the button and Sayed Jabbour called in the big blind.

On the {J-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop, Jabbour checked. Hassan put out a bet of 100,000 and Jabbour called.

The turn was the {K-Diamonds} and Jabbour checked again. Hassan made it 275,000 and Jabbour called once more.

The river was the {9-Hearts} and Jabbour checked a third time. Hassan grabbed chips as if he was about to bet, but then checked. Jabbour showed down his {Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades} for a straight and that would earn him the pot.

Sayed Jabbour au 3,710,000 820,000
Huss Hassan 1,950,000 -820,000

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