Emmanuel Derecho finishes top on Day 1B of Treasury Brisbane Poker Festival Main Event

Emmanuel Derecho

Emmanuel Derecho has emerged as the overall chip leader heading into Day 2 of the Treasury Brisbane Poker Festival Main Event. 

The Australian is on a hot streak, with five cashes in 2022 so far across the Australian Poker Tour and Treasury Brisbane Poker Festival, including a win in the Six Max Shotclock event at the APT for $10,000 and fifth in the Opening Event here at Treasury. He’ll be looking to round this one out with a huge Main Event win after bagging 770,000 on Day 1B.

Alba Qi, chip leader for most of the day, is second in chips, bagging 665,000. Alba finished 15th in the Marconi Christmas Cup in Sydney in December. 

In total there were 42 players who survived Day 1B and they will join the 22 survivors from Day 1A when player resumes at 11.30am AEST (local) time on Sunday.

Our 64 starters for Day 2 will be playing for a massive $364,000 prize pool, with the top 46 players making the money.

Day 1B final chip counts:

Emmanuel Derecho770,000
Alba Qi665,000
Jaisan Patel560,000
Michel Bouskila489,000
Suraj Kara463,000
Adrian Sportelli426,000
Paul Murray416,000
Volodymyr Platomenko403,000
Cuong Le381,000
Simon Pedler346,000
Ching Hsin Hsu342,000
Hong Nguyen331,000
Sam Haddad301,000
John Apostolidis289,000
John Bertsos282,000
Graham Cowan280,000
Ricky Kroesen266,000
Faraz Ayyaz251,000
Daniel Chevalier246,000
John Boardman240,000
Chris Costanzo236,000
Chun Wei Chang235,000
Danielle Noja223,000
Ruiyang Wang220,000
Dylan Desmarchelier212,000
Mal Chapman192,000
Eric Sturm191,000
Stephen Geronimos188,000
Jonathan Cross165,000
James Truong157,000
Alex Hockey152,000
Mark Staples131,000
Hanna Azimai128,000
Charles Caris128,000
Timothy Malone125,000
Dean Williams118,000
James Siu109,000
Carlos Youssef105,000
Sean Walch102,000
Chad Awerbuch101,000
Dylan Stringer60,000
Rauran Toye60,000

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