Alan Zheng has recovered from a slow start to his WPT Australia campaign to emerge as the overall chip leader going into Day 2 of the Opening Event Mystery Bounty tournament.
A total of 513 entries were taken in across the two Day 1 flights, with a further 48 survivors from today’s session. Zheng sealed up 842,000 at the close of Day 1B to surpass Peter Peeters, who bagged 764,000.
The former accountant told PokerMedia Australia that he felt good after today’s play, but admitted that he would have preferred to “get some sleep than have the momentum coming in.”
The 26-year-old Sydneysider has had previous success at The Star Sydney Champs 2022, placing 33rd in the Main Event, however his best result came during last year’s 2021 WPTDeepStacks series here on the Gold Coast, where he finished fourth for $34,545 in the $5K Challenge.
WPT AUSTRALIA OPENING EVENT MYSTERY BOUNTY – DAY 2 CHIP COUNTS
|Win Meng Tan||640,000|
In all, 78 players will be returning tomorrow to fight it out for the lion’s share of the booty, including what will be the biggest Grand Bounty in Australian history.
PMA‘s Live Reporting coverage continues from 11:30am AEST tomorrow (Saturday) with Day 2 of the WPT Australia Opening Event Mystery Bounty; for more information on the WPT Australia series, including the full schedule of events, visit starpoker.com.au or worldpokertour.com.