STAR POKER: Bustany tops count after day 1A of the Main Event

Waratahs and Wallabies star Benn Robinson was among the top five players on day 1A of the Star Poker Summer Series

The chips have been bagged and tagged after day 1A of the Star Poker Summer Series with 42 of the 58 starters surviving the six one-hour levels. It was a star-studded line-up, with past Star Poker champions rubbing shoulders with sporting royalty.

Continuing his excellent run in the Series so far, Alan Bustany topped the chip count with 85,800 just ahead of reigning ANZPT Sydney champion Michael Kanaan (84,250). Peter Skouteris (78,775), Toby Ryall (76,725) and Waratahs player Benn Robinson (72,525) filled out the top five.

Other notables who’ll be back for day two on Friday included Antonis Kambouroglou, Andrew Scarf, Jesse McKenzie, Jonathan Karamalikis, Ali Ghezelbash, Jeff Rossiter, Mel Judah, Graeme Putt, Aleks Brkovic and Daniel Neilson, while Triple M’s Dan Ginnane and Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah also progressed to day two.

The list of players KOed featured Zhanghua Chen, Jackie Glazier, 2011 WSOPE bracelet winner Andrew Hinrichsen, Barry Moses, 2008 APPT Sydney winner Martin Rowe, Brendon Rubie, Alec Smith along with a few of today’s celebrity entrants including Triple M’s Gus Worland and local journo Paul Kent, Chris Lawrence, Drew Mitchell, boxer Will Tomlinson and the Nine Network’s Andrew Voss.
Play resumes in the Star Poker room at 12.30pm tomorrow with a much larger field expected to line-up for a shot at a slice of the AUD $1 million prizepool.

Star Poker Summer Series Event 8: $5000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event day 1A chip count

Alan Bustany 85,800
Michael Kanaan 84,250
Peter Skouteris 78,775
Toby Ryall 76,725
Benn Robinson 72,525
Antonis Kambouroglou 71500
Andrew Scarf 67,650
Karam Bahi 66,000
Joseph Alvaro 63,000
Andrew Malig 55,225
Nicholas Polias 53,600
Jesse McKenzie 52,625
Andrew Lynch 51,025
Sami Chamoun 49,600
Greg Cook 46,700
Joey Lawrence 44,900
Camil Debsia 42,850
Jonathan Karamalikis 42,375
George Karageorge 40,725
Ali Ghezelbash 39,550
Jeff Rossiter 37,150
John Thomson 36,350
Tim Eduard 36,175
Daniel Ginnane 35,625
Roman Kristek 35,275
Hun Wei Lee 34,325
Mel Judah 34,275
Joseph Phillippe 33,875
Reza Vakili 29,375
Robbie Farah 27,950
Andrew Capelin 27,350
Tolly Sakellariou 26,100
Michael Schiffer 25,650
Billy Vasilou 24,925
Daniel Ibrahim 24,900
Graeme Putt 19,925
Robert Damelian 19,475
Jason Pritchard 19,075
Luca Rizzello 19,075
Mladen Avramovski 18,150
Aleks Brkovic 17,925
Daniel Neilson 12,975

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