Well played: Jaisan Patel bags chip lead after Day 1B of WSOP Circuit Gold Coast Opening Event

Jaisan Patel has emerged best from a huge field of 261 entries on Day 1B of the WSOP Circuit Gold Coast Opening Event, bagging up the overall chip lead after today’s flight.

The Brisbanite plumber, who has been playing poker for the last 10 years, bagged up a whopping 673,000 in chips – 100,000 ahead of Day 1A leader Victor Jaucian, and 70,000 ahead of Day 1B’s next best, Yang Lei – in what he described as what was personally a great day for him.

“I feel great, I feel really good,” Patel told PokerMedia Australia. “Ran well today, ran really well, and thought I played well … picked my spots and played position.”

Highlighting a point late in the day where he spiked a set with Pocket Nines against Pocket Kings, Patel noted that he hopes to continue his good form whilst also playing well throughout Day 2.

A total of 45 players from today will be joining the 20 who bagged up from Day 1A last night; 382 entries have comprised a total prize pool worth $343,800, with the top 58 to be paid out a minimum of $1,500, with a top prize of approximately $73,000.


Jaisan Patel673,000
Yang Lei603,000
Michael Clair557,000
Zhifan Ye462,000
Mitch Bognar457,000
Khal Fayad456,000
Jozef Rilliardello409,000
Chin Wang404,000
Chris Tran349,000
Kiko Puyat337,000
Shem Goltz315,000
Dylan Foster302,000
Antonie Follet299,000
Nick Wright247,000
Luke Jackson246,000
Sheng Ye233,000
Duncan McKinnon230,000
Billy Argyros227,000
Nebojsa Blanusa213,000
Todor Kondevski212,000
Troy McLean211,000
Gary Benson210,000
James Kabourakis200,000
Charbel Boustani189,000
Mikael Larsson176,000
Chad Awerbuch167,000
Ziyue Zheng166,000
John Iskra150,000
Liam Murray150,000
Mina Gerges146,000
Debri Kutrolli132,000
Lucas Cullen129,000
Bruno da Silva125,000
Nikki Turner119,000
Anthony Hachem116,000
Yizhen Ren114,000
Vlad Barbu102,000
Kai Hung100,000
Matthew Evans96,000
Steven Hoek91,000
Dexter McMillian75,000
Hongbin Guo73,000
Dylan Desmarchelier71,000
Tu Le62,000
Alan Dang27,000

Play will begin at 11:30am AEST tomorrow (Saturday), and PMA will be back on deck to report all the action as it happens. For more information, including the full WSOP Circuit Gold Coast schedule, log onto starpoker.com.au.

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