MELB CHAMPS: Suraj soars on day 1C; 149 still in the hunt for Main Event crown

The Melbourne Poker Championships Main Event field has been confirmed at 433 (the smallest since 2006) with 149 players scheduled to return to the felt tomorrow (Sunday) for day two and the race for one of 36 spots in the money.

The winner is assured a payout of $95,000 with $67,000 for the runner-up while the other final participants will take home $47,000 (third), $35,000 (fourth), $27,000(fifth), $21,000 (sixth), $17,000 (seventh), $13,000 (eighth), $10,000 (ninth) and $7000 (10th).

Day 1C drew a field of 206 players, several making the most of the repechage format while a handful were making their third start having failed to progress from days 1A and 1B. Heading into day two, day 1C pacesetters Suraj Dutt (197,900) and Nick Dallimore (154,000) edged ahead of day 1A front-runner Peter Tsioustas (150,200) with day 1B’s chip leader Simon Kidson in sixth spot on 142,400.

Other notables returning for day two include Bruno Portaro (141,100), Brent Thomas (134,000), past winners Tony Kondevski (113,700) and Haibo Chu (107,100), Kris Cunz (93,600), Didier Guerin (90,000), Grant Levy (85,000), Michael Guttmann (73,100), Peter Aristidou (65,900), David Gorr (58,800), Joel Dodds (58,600), Jay Kinkade (55,500), Jarred Graham (46,300), Jackie Glazier (40,500), Graeme Putt (40,000), Antonis Kambouroglou (39,600), Leo Boxell (39,600), Aaron Benton (37,300), Danny Chevalier (36,800), Luke Brabin (27,300), Andrew Hinrichsen (22,700) and Dave Lee (14,700).

Those who fell short of a day two berth included Paul B. Birman, Oliver Gill, Octavian Voegele, Michael Pedley, Michael Kanaan, Andy Lee, Oliver Speidel, Tom Grigg and Amanda De Cesare.

Play kicks-off at 12.30pm tomorrow (Sunday) for day two of the Melbourne Champs Main Event while other championship events scheduled are the $400 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Terminator (3pm) and $200 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Ante up (6.10pm).

$1100 Melbourne Poker Championship Main Event start of day 2 chip count

Suraj Dutt 197,900
Nick Dallimore 154,000
Peter Tsioustas 150,200
Andrew Lock 145,100
Khac Trung Tran 142,600
Simon Kidson 142,400
Bruno Portaro 141,100
Brent Thomas 134,000
Matviy Bilenky 133,600
Arnold Bathan 123,900
Shao Liu 123,000
Ryan Boswell 119,500
David Griffiths 116,100
Tony Kondevski 113,700
Stephen Quon 109,500
Haibo Chu 107,100
Than Huynh 105,400
Frank Pugliese 99,200
Kamyar Ekrami 97,600
John Apostolidis 95,000
Kris Cunz 93,600
David Heskin 92,800
Tomislav Ceh 92,500
Jose Denegri 91,000
Didier Guerin 90,000
Mark Longhurst 87,200
Jeremy Simon 86,400
Grant Levy 85,000
Brett Harrison 84,300
Mahammed Yassin 83,300
Jeffrey Sarkis 78,800
Stelios Yenofkian 75,800
Quyet Pham 74,200
Luis Pampliega 74,000
Michael Guttmann 73,100
Michael Sinni 73,000
Shaun Elliott 72,900
Andrew Shanahan 72,200
Ryan Hong 71,500
Sherrie Gelberg 66,700
Mario Ljubicic 66,400
Peter Aristidou 65,900
Phillip Siddell 65,900
James Owens 65,700
Nishantha Gamage 65,200
David Steloi 65,000
Michael Roughley 64,200
Jie Gao 63,300
Justin Daniel 62,500
Dale Townsend 62,500
Norah Greer 62,300
Andrew Rogers 61,700
Paul Schembri 61,000
Dean Blatt 60,200
Matthew Clifford 60,000
Nick Vanengelenburg 58,900
David Gorr 58,800
Joel Dodds 58,600
Frank Perich 58,500
Andrew Santo 57,100
Bede Connelly 56,700
Tam Truong 56,600
Lee Banh 56,000
Stratos Karlaitzis 56,000
Patrick Healy 55,900
Anthony Aston 55,600
Jay Kinkade 55,500
James Giannoukos 55,400
Ralph Parsons 54,900
Kyle Cheong 54,800
Peco Stojanovski 53,900
Jim Sachinidis 53,300
Chau Huynh 53,000
Anthony Legg 52,700
George Virgiotis 51,700
Paul Wilson 51,000
David Blanchette 49,900
Trent Jones 49,100
Michael Ryan 49,100
John Chu 48,600
Geoffrey Mooney 48,500
Jarred Graham 46,300
Karan Punjabi 46,300
Paul Blacker 45,900
Peter Matusik 45,700
Jim Andreadis 45,300
Brian Grieve 45,300
Jeremiah Menzel 45,100
Guangyan Yu 44,400
Disi Huang 44,100
Jackie Glazier 40,500
Ooi Keong Yeo 40,200
David Chilcott 40,000
Graeme Putt 40,000
Stephen Fegan 39,900
Antonis Kambouroglou 39,600
Leo Boxell 39,600
Paul Matthews 39,000
Stephen Hansen 38,400
Aaron Benton 37,300
David Seng 37,000
Danny Chevalier 36,800
Chu Ong 35,900
Shoshiro Karita 35,800
Fabian Craib 35,300
Sarah Beard 35,100
Nick Morales 34,300
John Dalessandri 34,100
Scott Peel 33,900
Kristina Griffiths 33,500
Simon Moshi 33,500
Tamara Volkoff 33,300
Zane Ly 33,100
Andrew Lawrance 32,800
Aaron Lim 30,500
Geoffrey Henshaw 30,000
Dean McIver 30,000
Luke Santo 29,800
Adrian Ong 29,500
Alan Alhantosh 29,200
Roland Hawkins 28,800
Andrew McKenzie 28,700
Mark Hepi 28,300
Duncan McKinnon 28,000
David Kollosche 27,800
Steven Baker 27,700
Milan Gurung 27,500
Luke Brabin 27,300
Dylan Honeyman 27,000
Kris Nedanovski 26,800
Paul O’Brien 26,500
Patrick Fletcher 25,800
Stefan Stojkovic 25,100
George Palavos 24,900
Justin Ayoub 24,400
Matthew Mitchell 23,200
Andrew Hinrichsen 22,700
Petar Vujic 22,300
Liwei Han 21,600
Duy Truong 21,600
John Parker 20,700
Carl Booth 20,100
Ismail Ismail 19,600
Mitchell Oates 18,100
Erika Layton 18,000
Mark Griffiths 16,800
Dave Lee 14,700
Patrick Dillon 13,800
Toan Ngoc Nguyen 2100


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