Self-proclaimed “house dad” Victor Jaucian has emerged atop the chip counts after the first flight of the $1,000 buy-in WSOP Circuit Gold Coast Opening Event.
From the 121 total entries taken in today, 20 players have so far bagged for Day 2, with Jaucian sealing up 524,000 in chips, ahead of Connie Graham with 427,000, with only three other players holding more than 300,000.
In his chat with PokerMedia Australia, Jaucian said he felt “pretty excited” about being a part of the WSOP Circuit series, which is being hosted at The Star Gold Coast for the first time.
“I’ve played a couple (of tournaments) like WPT here, and bagged a couple of times but that’s about it.” Jaucian said. “So experience-wise, I’m still a newbie compared to a lot of people, I’ve only been playing a couple of years.”
“Having some chips to work with, but also being at a major tournament like WSOP is a privilege. First time I’ve had a decent amount of chips in a big tournament,” he continued.
In his spare time, the Brisbanite loves cycling, running and playing golf, and says he’s proud to spend as much of his time as he can with his wife and kids; Jaucian will head back home tonight to rest before Day 2 on Saturday, noting that he has to do the “school run” tomorrow also.
Speaking of his goals for Day 2: “I Just want to run as deep as I can, bonus would be the cash, or final table.”
PMA will return tomorrow (Friday) to continue our Live Reporting coverage with Day 1B of the Opening Event from 12:30pm AEST; for more information on the 2022 WSOP Circuit Gold Coast, including the full schedule and structures, log onto starpoker.com.au.