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
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|31||3||Honglin Jiang||New Zealand||455000||46|
|31||6||Sosia Jiang||New Zealand||138000||14|