The WPT Australia series at The Star Gold Coast is now well and truly into the business end, with Zack Lowrie emerging as chip leader at the end of Day 2 of the $5,400 buy-in Main Event.
Having started the day with 130,000 in chips, Lowrie topped the counts out of the 39 players to have made it through to the penultimate day of the tournament after bagging 2,400,000, followed closely by Octavian Voegele (2,320,000) and WPT Australia $1,100 PLO Champion, Daisuke Ogita (2,055,000).
Other notables who will be returning for Day 3 include WPT $550 PLO Champion Leo Kamiya, Martin Finger, Patrick Yazbeck, Didier Guerin, Vincent Huang and Rahul Rastogi, who eliminated Australian Poker Hall of Famer Leo Boxell on the bubble shortly after the dinner break.
In the seventh hand of hand-for-hand play, Boxell moved all-in pre-flop with A♦8♥ and found himself ahead of Rastogi’s A♠2♦, however he was outdrawn after Rastogi turned two pair on the board of K♥J♥2♠K♦7♥.
It wasn’t all bad news though: for his efforts, Boxell was gifted a $2,600 seat into Tuesday’s WPT World Championship Direct Qualifier, where players have the opportunity to earn themselves a AUD $20,000 Main Event entry and travel package to the Wynn Las Vegas in December.
PokerMedia Australia continues its social media coverage of the Main Event when Day 3 resumes tomorrow (Monday) at 11:30am AEST, along with Live Reporting of Day 2 of $1,200 buy-in Mini-Main Event from 12:30pm.
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