Ali Ghezelbash has topped the counts after a frenetic day of action in Day 1 of the WPTDeepStacks Sydney $440 Pot Limit Omaha Event.
The Sydney poker veteran kept his composure throughout the course of the day despite firing three bullets, and ended up bagging 591,000 in chips after going on a tear on Star Poker Sydney feature table.
Ghezelbash will no doubt be looking to add a WPT title to his already lengthy poker CV, which includes a WSOP International Circuit ring from 2018 and deep runs in the 2015 APPT Sydney and Melbourne Main Events.
In second chip position is Al Josue (584,000), who was also gifted with a pure run and is now determined to reach the summit after making the final table of the Opening Event earlier this week.
Rounding out the top five are Matt Pongrass (506,000), Roland Foster (447,000) and Paul Rhodes (391,000), while Chuck Caris, Con Angelakis, Lloyd Locsin and Daniel Laidlaw were just some of the other notables to have bagged, along with two members of Australia’s ‘First Family of Poker’: Anthony and Daniel Hachem.
In all, there were 27 survivors from the 365 total entries for this tournament, which resumes at 12:30pm AEST on Wednesday 6 April. PokerMedia Australia will return to bring you all the action, coinciding with the feature table stream over at Twitch.tv/StarPokerAU.