STAR POKER: Bilby continues hot streak at Sydney Champs

Flight 2 of this year’s $3000 buy-in Sydney Championships Main Event is done and dusted with Thomas Bilby (pictured left) topping the day 1B chip count on 118,525. Bilby, who pocketed more than $60,000 as the Opening Event winner, is ideally positioned for a shot at the first prize of more than $165,000 as the Main Event champion.

Bilby finished narrowly ahead of Kwong Phung (110,925). Phung was one of 139 players that took their seats at the start of the day’s play and after a solid start he rocketed up the leaderboard following a huge hand in which he flopped top two-pair holding J-10 against the A-A of Andrew Scarf and the 8s of Rod Batoz.

Both Bilby and Phung still trail overall chip leader from Flight 1, however, with Martin Rowe heading into today’s second day with a big stack of 146,525. A total of 102 players will return tomorrow after 61 made it through today.

Among the casualties were Daniel Neilson, Grant Levy, David Gorr, David Borg, Jesse McKenzie, Martin Kozlov, Andrew Scarf, Errolyn Strang and Victor Teng.

However still alive and kicking are the likes of Leo Boxell, Aaron Benton, Michael Kanaan, Dider Guerin and Sam Capra. With 227 players registering for this year’s event, we have a total prize pool of $635,600 and the remaining 102 players will all have their eyes firmly fixed on the $165,526 top prize. Coverage continues on PokerMedia Australia from 12.30pm today (Saturday), live from The Star in Sydney.

2013 Sydney Champs $3000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (227 players, 102 players paid, prizepool $635,600) end of day 1 chip count

Martin Rowe 146,525
Thomas Bilby 118,525
Kwong Phung 110,925
Bernard Vu 105,875
Peter Skouteris 98,025
Daniel Laidlaw 97,650
Panayotis Flourentzou 96,375
Tam Truong 96,100
John Caridad 91,950
Samuel Kennedy 91,675
Stephen Boyd 81,775
Michael O’Grady 74,150
Karam Bahi 73,225
Warren Lewis 72,450
David Dong Ming Yan 72,375
Tyron Krost 71,850
Rocco Illuminato 70,850
Bradley Fowler 65,900
Minh Phuc Nguyen 65,900
Andrew Miller 65,625
Daniel Abadee 64,925
Adrian Attenborough 63,875
Michael Guzzardi 62,400
John Apospolidis 61,975
Zeljko Pejasinovic 60,675
Ryan Hong 60,325
Zac Boustani 58,925
Phillip Willcocks 57,950
Martin Williams 56,725
Rhys Gould 55,150
Antonis Kambouroglou 54,250
Robert Spano 52,200
Aaron Benton 52,150
Sailendra Sha 51,575
Adam Monaghan 49,900
Jonathan Karamalikis 48,925
Henry (Hong Yi) Sun 48,700
Michael Doodson 47,825
Ricky Hayden 47,300
Nabil Edgtton 47,150
Ricky Kroesen 46,375
Michael Weiss 46,275
Leo Boxell 46,125
Michael Kanaan 45,325
David Hibbott 45,150
Ronnie Shabtay 44,200
Michael Tran 43,175
Kamyar Ekrami 42,325
Dimitrios Psaros 41,100
Milan Gurung 40,600
Andy Lee 40,025
Minh Hau Nguyen 39,775
Joseph Selwyn 37,500
David Hirst 36,550
Suzy Khoueis 35,375
Peco Stojanovski 35,000
Steve Pappas 34,825
Mark Abrahim 34,575
Ismail Ismail 33,950
Phi L Luu 33,925
Jordan Westmoreland 33,350
Matthew Pongrass 33,100
Tony Kondevski 32,775

Athan Papouilas 31,200
Alan Casas 29,225
Ashleigh Quach 28,725
Tony Iervasi 28,375
Brendon Rubie 27,800
Vince Green-Gibson 27,725
Didier Guerin 25,425
Nicholas Roth 24,925
Dean Holt 24,425
Kahle Burns 24,200
Jamal Ishac 24000
Sam Capra 23,550
Daniel Kochan 23,325
Sam Khouiss 22,950
Andrew Davis 22,900
Player #327263 22,500
Michael Doering 22,050
Narbeh Hovsepian 21,975
Graeme Putt 20,975
Frank Martino 20,575
Ciaran Sharpe 20,550
Nhon Ta 20,450
Bradley Bower 18,750
George Kambouroglou 18,550
Michael Seymour 18,550
Michael Frydman 17,350
Michael Roth 15,525
Jim Pizanias 15,500
Mathew Rolfe 15,375
Robert Bechara 15,250
Joel Cohen 15,050
Nam Le 14,250
Alexander Antonios 14,200
Chris Ayoub 12,625
Luke Spano 12,500
Faizal Nazarali 12,000
Jason Gray 8650
Cale MacLean 8050
Michael Fraser 7175

Payouts

1 $165,000
2 $104,875
3 $59,110
4 $47,670
5 $39,725
6 33,370
7 $27,013
8 $20,657
9 $15,980
10-12 $11,123
13-15 $9543
16-18 $7945
19-21 $6356
22-24 $5720


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