The former Star Gold Coast croupier, who won $21,329 in the $1,100 NLH Event two nights ago, was at the wrong end of a four-way all-in pre-flop scenario earlier in the day, but elected to fire one more bullet and eventually bagged up 588,000 in chips, with Robert Spano, Cam Adams and Tony Seremet not far behind.
Not to be outdone, 2022 Treasury Brisbane Poker Festival Main Event Champion Adrian Sportelli and tablemate Jeison Berdugo capped off the evening session with an epic celebration after the successive eliminations of Mike Maddocks and Ali Zebarjad.
Other feature players to have bagged through from today’s flight include Yita Choong, Ricky Kroesen, Hussein Hassan, Zac Duce, Bert Perry, Anthony Cierco and Josh McSwiney.
STAR GOLD COAST CHAMPS MAIN EVENT DAY 1B – TOP 10 CHIP COUNTS
In all, 87 players will return tomorrow for Day 2 and the top 62 players are guaranteed a minimum payout of $2,392, while the winner will take home $131,311.
PokerMedia Australia‘s Live Reporting coverage of this tournament continues tomorrow from 11:30am AEST.