Leading ladies: Bonaccorso and Cochrane win big at Star Gold Coast Champs

Luci Bonaccorso has secured the biggest single victory of her career, taking out the $1,100 NLH at the Star Gold Coast Champs on Sunday night.

Bonaccorso – a former croupier at The Star Gold Coast – scored a massive $21,239 and the trophy after a lengthy heads-up battle against Lloyd Godsland and negotiating her way through a star-studded final table which included Najeem Ajez and Mike Maddocks. 

Kai Yeung, who finished in fourth place, will be coming back tonight for the $440 Teams Event alongside PMA‘s own Josh Emerton after winning our special Facebook competition.

Luci Bonaccorso celebrates after her breakthrough victory

STAR GOLD COAST CHAMPS $1,100 NLH ($1,100 buy-in, 59 entries, eight players paid)

1stLuci BonaccorsoAustralia$21,329
2ndLloyd GodslandAustralia$12,479
3rdAli ZebarjadAustralia$7,818
4thKai YeungAustralia$5,310
5thIan LoganAustralia$4,130
6thMike MaddocksCanada$3,245
7thChuck CarisAustralia$2,655
8thNajeem AjezAustralia$2,124

Rounding out yesterday’s proceedings was the $330 Bounty Event, with Michelle Cochrane storming home to victory over Jonathan Levy heads-up from a field of 185 entrants. 

For her victory, Cochrane earned $9,527 and eight bounties worth $100 each. The final table also featured Jack Brown, Omer Silajdzija, Shem Goltz and Chris Zenonos.

Images courtesy of The Star Gold Coast

STAR GOLD COAST CHAMPS $330 BOUNTY ($330 buy-in, 185 entries, nine players paid)

1stMichelle CochraneAustralia$9,527
2ndJonathan LevyAustralia$6,500
3rdJack BrownAustralia$3,854
4thOmer SiladzjiaAustralia$2,344
5thJonathan TozerAustralia$1,810
6thShem GoltzAustralia$1,500
7thAndrew TopakasAustralia$1,278
8thChris ZenenosAustralia$1,115
9thGraham DavisAustralia$957

The PMA Live Reporting Crew will be back on deck tomorrow to bring you all the live action from Day 1 of the $660 Big Wave from 3.30pm AEST.

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