AU$5,000 Challenge

Welcome to Day 2 of the WSOP International Circuit Sydney $5K Challenge Event

George Mitri starts Day 2 of the $5k Challenge as chip leader

Welcome to Day 2 of the $5K Challenge Event here at the WSOP International Circuit stop in Sydney at The Star where the play is set to get underway at 2:15pm local time.

The ‘big blind ante’ format was applied to this event for the second year running and yesterday’s Day 1 saw 203 entrants take part. Of that number, 15 players will return.

George Mitri (709,000) has the chip lead and has a sizeable gap from James Obst (534,000), Honglin Jiang (455,000), Charlie Hawe (447,000) and Shivan Abdine (435,000) who round out the top five.

Other notables to have survived to today include Adrian Attenborough (333,000), Marc Camphausen (326,000), Chao Duan (294,000), Tam Truong (285,000) and Patrick Laoyont (10,000) who starts the day as the shortest stack with one big blind.

Play will continue with 45-minute levels with 10-minute breaks coming after every three levels. Blinds will resume at 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 big blind ante.

Check back in with PokerNews from 2:15pm today when all the action begins as the remaining 15 faces try to take down this exciting event.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
321Ryan BowndsAustralia28400028
323Ehsan AmiriAustralia32700033
324Chao DuanChina29400029
325George MitriAustralia70900071
326Charlie HaweAustralia44700045
327Adrian AttenboroughAustralia33300033
328Michael DoumaniAustralia16500017
312Vincent HuangAustralia33900034
313Honglin JiangNew Zealand45500046
314James ObstAustralia53400053
315Tam TruongAustralia28500029
316Sosia JiangNew Zealand13800014
317Marc CamphausenGermany32600033
318Shivan AbdineAustralia43500044
319Partick LaoyontAustralia100001

Tags: Adrian AttenboroughChao DuanCharlie HaweGeorge MitriHonglin JiangJames ObstMarc CamphausenPatrick LaoyontShivan AbdineTam Truong