Big stacks = big action
Thursday, June 14 (7.30pm) Event 8: $55 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack Event ($3000 guarantee; starting stack 10,000; antes from level 5)
Poker players of all levels love deep stack events so it wasn’t surprising to see almost 80 players take to the felt at Club Macquarie for the Newcastle Poker Champs $55 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack event, offering a guaranteed prizepool of $3000 and a starting stack of 10,000.
Not surprisingly, players exercised plenty of patience in the early going which gives us a good opportunity to catch up on the latest NPC Player of the Championships leaderboard where Aaron Bolton on 41 points leads from Stan Barker (40), Daniel Davis (30), Mark Bartrom (30), Shane Fitzsimmons (30), Michael Blacktop (25), Marcello Capone (23), Tameeka Jones (23) and Adam Wales (22).
Davis won’t be improving his standing on the leaderboard after this event as he hit the rail early. He and Adam Mujic committed their chips pre-flop with Davis holding pocket deuces and pocket queens for Mujic. The board of 9h-8h-7h-9s-9d made a full house for both players but Mujic scooped the pot.