AUTUMN CLASSIC: Cusenza breaks through for first major title

Almost five years ago, Adam Cusenza finished runner-up in the first SKYCITY Adelaide Championship Main Event to Daniel Booth. Fast forward to 2012 and Cusenza’s name has been added to the list of Adelaide Casino champions after winning the first Autumn Classic Main Event.

Cusenza emerged victorious over a field of 177 players in this unique ‘Super Repechage’ event, sweeping through the day two line-up of 21 players in less than six hours to pocket the first prize of $22,210.

Simon Beshara (pictured right with Cusenza, with thanks to SKYCITY Poker Zone), who was runner-up in the Jonathan Karamalikis Cup event at Adelaide Casino late last year, was again second, earning $13,590.

$550 Autumn Classic Main Event results

1 Adam Cusenza $22,210
2 Simon Beshara $13,590
3 Matthew Pearson $7770
4 John George $5830
5 Edmond Schwertd $4960
6 Matthew Guilleaume $4100
7 Jonathan Karamalikis $3240
8 Ryan Boswell $2800
9 Peter Antoniou $2370
10 Ross Lepro $1940
11 Omid Samimi $1730
12 Joe Sandaev $1730
13 Long Tran $1730
14 Piyush Gupta $1730
15 Frank Tripody $1510
16 Tony DiSalvio $1510
17 Sandy Retallick $1510
18 Robert Odlum $1510
19 Patrick Healy $1510
20 Craig Ivey $1510
21 Ben Lee-Wright $1510

• In other results from the Autumn Classic, Daniel Norton and Ryan Boswell split the first prize of almost $2000 in the $235 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha Teams Event while Alan Rye won the $235 No Limit Hold’em Terminator title.

$235 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha Teams Event results

1 Daniel Norton & Ryan Boswell $1920
2 Joe Matthews & Tom Grieve $1200
3 Russ Learmonth & Jonas McDonald $960
4 Sharon Guilleaume & Monica Goodhew $720

$235 No Limit Hold’em Terminator results

1 Alan Rye $4105
2 George Dimitriadis $1780
3 Craig Ivey $1210
4 Matthew Moate $890
5 Sandy Retallick $865
6 Larry Cavallaro $650


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