Headline act: Nurlan Boobekov closes out Star Sydney Champs $5K High Roller

Nurlan Boobekov has made headlines once again, going all the way in The Star Sydney Champs $5K High Roller to pocket more than $180,000 in prize money and one of the last trophies on offer in this series.

Arguably the most dominant force during the course of the last two weeks at The Star Sydney, Boobekov registered a podium finish in the Opening Event before ending Day 1C of the Main Event as chip leader, adding to an ever-growing list of impressive results.

Boobekov was absolutely rapt to have taken it down and share the glory with his extended poker family, including runner-up Rehman Kassam and third-place finisher, Toby Giles, with the trio shaking hands on a three-way ICM deal.

“It feels so good to get it, you know?” Boobekov said to PokerMedia Australia in the wake of his victory. “I love that I’m here with all of my friends to celebrate. Toby and Rehman … they’re my mates, so it was awesome to get it done and share it with them.”

STAR SYDNEY CHAMPS $5K HIGH ROLLER ($5,000 buy-in, 171 entries, 22 players paid)*

1stNurlan Boobekov$180,843*
2ndRehman Kassam$137,168*
3rdToby Giles$115,409*
4thWai Au$50,151
5thTom Rafferty$38,698
6thDaniel Hachem$32,068
7thDaniel Gan$27,728
8thZhihao Chen$24,264
9thGang Zhu$21,121
*Denotes three-handed ICM deal. Final table results shown; full results available at starpoker.com.au

The final day of The Star Sydney Champs also saw two more winners crowned, with Sandy Jan winning the $880 Pot Limit Omaha for a $32K payday, while Sayed Jabbour closed out proceedings with victory in the $440 Mega Freezeout, pocketing $26,738 in prize money.

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