Evan Tsirgiotis emerged best of the counts from the 58 entries in Flight 1B of the Main Event, while Jerry Zhang did same for 1C from a field of 21 during Saturday’s “double header” in the DeepStacks Adelaide Main Event at Stacked Social.
Tsirgiotis flew under the radar for the majority of the day, and when speaking with PokerMedia Australia following the end of play, it’s not difficult to see why.
“I’ve been patient, playing with patience,” he explained.
In a similar theme to one of the chip leaders from Day 1A, Thomas Hubber, the word “patience” was a driving theme behind Tsirgiotis’ success.
The Adelaide poker veteran believes he’s playing with more maturity, though concedes he was surprised to have bagged a total of 234,500.
“I was scrambling for the first seven levels!” he laughed.
New to the Stacked poker scene, the lung specialist said he has enjoyed the tournament so far and plans to continue to grind away.
With 321,000 to his name, Jerry Zhang top scored for flight 1C and it was always going to be a question of “who can catch him?” after he effected a triple-knockout holding K♥K♣ in a four-way all-in scenario at the start of play.
“I’m feeling pretty good,” he said conversation with PokerMedia Australia.
“Winning that hand definitely helped a lot, it allowed me to keep putting pressure on other players.”
The Adelaide based swimming coach was drowning in chips for the majority of levels, springing up and down in counts but always above the 200,000 mark.
PokerMedia be back with all the live coverage of Day 2 of the Stacked DeepStacks Main Event from 2:00pm Adelaide time. Stay tuned, and good luck to all players who will be battling it out!
Full counts are below for those who bagged from Days 1B and 1C.
Day 1B final chip counts:
|Armon van Wijk||128,000|
Day 1C final chip counts: