Sweet relief: Chris Zenonos claims WSOP Circuit Gold Coast Opening Event title

An action filled Day 3 has resulted in quick result in the Opening Event of the WSOP Circuit Gold Coast here at The Star.

Brisbanite Chris Zenonos, came away with the victory after defeating fellow namesake, Chris Tran, in a brief heads-up battle.

In his post-win interview with PokerMedia Australia, Zenonos was “relieved” to have taken it down.

“It’s a long time coming,” he continued, “been playing well and had a bit of bad luck, so about time the luck changed.”

The Brisbanite wishes not to describe himself as a pro, but rather a “casual poker player”, though has been playing for over fifteen years.

Zenonos was ecstatic to hear the WSOP Circuit was coming to Queensland and intends to jump into the Mystery Bounty, the Main Event, and also the $10K now that he’s picked up this win.

Zenonos attributed his result to his patient play, making huge folds that otherwise may have seen him eliminated much earlier. On Day 2 he managed to fold Ace-King in a hand where two other opponents battled with Ace-King versus Queens, and the Queens held. Today, Zenonos said he folded Queens in the hand where Michael Clair’s Kings knocked out Chin Wang.

When heads-up play began, Zenonos knew he had to play aggressive to combat Chris Tran’s game, and he did just that, getting the top prize as a reward.

To celebrate, Zenonos says “the boys have booked a restaurant so we’re ready to go out and have a few drinks and celebrate hard!”

Our attention now turns to Day 2 of the $5K High Roller, where coverage will commence tomorrow (Monday) from 11:30am AEST.


1stChris ZenonosAustralia$73,202
2ndChris TranAustralia$45,243
3rdMichael ClairCanada$32,680
4thMikael LarssonSweden$23,957
5thAndrej SenicAustralia$17,829
6thBilly ArgyrosAustralia$13,473
7thAnthony HarachNew Zealand$10,340
8thChin WangAustralia$8,061
9thAnthony CiercoFrance$6,386

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