MELB CHAMPS: Kidson leads day 1B as Main Event field tops 227

A total of 227 entrants have been confirmed for the 2012 Melbourne Poker Championships Main Event after two flights, with the final day one repechage flight scheduled to kick-off at 12.10pm today (Saturday).

Yesterday’s line-up of 104 players featured Leo Boxell, Grant Levy, Julian Cohen, Graeme Putt, Jarred Graham, Andy Lee and Andrew Hinrichsen, while Jackie Glazier, Antonis Kambouroglou, Tony Kondevski and reigning Aussie Millions champion Oliver Speidel suited up again after being sent to the rail on day 1A.

Simon Kidson topped the chip count on 142,400 to narrowly trail day 1A frontrunner Peter Tsioustas (150,200). Brent Thomas (134,000), Shao Liu (123,000), Stephen Quon (109,500) and Haibo Chu (107,100) filled out the top five.

Others who booked a spot for tomorrow’s day two included Anthony Aston, Kris Cunz, Danny Chevalier, Graham, Putt, Kambouroglou and Hinrichsen. Check out further details of a massive weekend of poker at Crown listed below.

$1100 Melbourne Poker Championship Main Event day 1B chip count

Simon Kidson 142,400
Brent Thomas 134,000
Shao Liu 123,000
Stephen Quon 109,500
Haibo Chu 107,100
Frank Pugliese 99,200
Luis Pampliega 74,000
Shaun Elliot 72,900
Andrew Shanahan 72,200
Sherrie Gelberg 66,700
Phillip Siddell 66,590
Nishamantha Gamage 65,200
Jie Gao 63,300
Dale Townsend 62,500
Justin Daniel 62,500
Bede Connelly 56,700
Tam Truong 56,600
Anthony Aston 55,600
Geoff Virgiotis 51,700
Levi Blanchette 49,900
Trent Jones 49,100
Jarred Graham 46,300
Disi Huang 44,100
Kris Cunz 43,600
Graeme Putt 40,000
Antonis Kambouroglou 39,600
Danny Chevalier 36,800
Andrew McKenzie 28,700
Paul O’Brien 26,500
Kris Nedanovski 26,000
Justin Ayoub 24,400
Andrew Hinrichsen 22,700

Melbourne Poker Championship schedule

May 12

10.10am $130 Melbourne Champs Super Satellite
12.10pm Event 8: $1100 Melbourne Poker Championship Main Event day 1 flight 3 (repechage)
2.10pm $100 Terminator Qualifier
4.10pm $100 Terminator Qualifier
7.10pm $160 APPT Melbourne Step 2
10.10pm $100 Terminator Qualifier

May 13

10.10am $100 Terminator Qualifier
12.30pm Event 8: $1100 Melbourne Poker Championship Main Event day 2
2.10pm $160 APPT Melbourne Step 2
3pm Event 9: $400 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Terminator
4.10pm $700 APPT Melbourne Step 3
6.10pm Event 10: $200 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Ante up

May 14

2.10pm Event 8: $1100 Melbourne Poker Championship Main Event day 3/final table

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