As the PokerMedia Australia Live Reporting team prepares for another huge week of action, it’s time now to present the latest 2022 WSOP Circuit series update, brought to you by our friends at The Star Gold Coast. Without any further ado, let’s get right to it!
The inaugural World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Gold Coast series is about to move into its second week, with more players flying in from across the country in preparation for the $2,500 buy-in Main Event – the first to be held in Australia since the last WSOP Circuit series at The Star Sydney back in 2019.
Still, there’s been plenty happening in the lead-up to the Big Dance, with both Day 1 flights for the $1,350 buy-in Mystery Bounty tournament now having been run and won. After Daniel Johnson set the benchmark with 893,000 in chips at the end of Day 1A, Singapore’s Alex Lee leapfrogged him into the overall lead in Day 1B, bagging up a monster stack worth 1.15 million at the end of last night.
Although full prize pool and Mystery Bounty dividends have yet to be revealed, Star Poker Gold Coast have already hinted on social media that the top bounty will be the largest ever offered in this country, with a total of 629 entries garnering a grand total of more than $750,000 in prize money.
2022 WSOP CIRCUIT GOLD COAST MYSTERY BOUNTY – DAY 2 QUALIFIERS (629 entries, 95 survivors)
|Yan Wan Yee||416,000|
|Tu Christopher Tran||256,000|
|Chin Wei Lim||193,000|
|Kee Huo Chan||182,000|
|Chen Yi Liu||158,000|
|Zhi Hong Ma||151,000|
In other news from around the felt, Jie Cui became the latest player to win himself a WSOP Circuit ring, topping a field of 339 entries and defeating popular Queensland young gun Dylan Wayne to win the $660 Bounty, which was also good for a sub-$30K payday.
The final table also featured New Zealand’s Anthony Harach, who made his second final table appearance for the series after finishing seventh in the Opening Event, along with Queensland poker veteran Robert Damelian, who won the WPT Australia edition of the $550 Finale here at The Star Gold Coast back in September.
2022 WSOP CIRCUIT GOLD COAST $660 BOUNTY ($660 buy-in, 339 entries, 51 players paid)*
PokerMedia Australia will return from 11:30am AEST today (Thursday) to resume our Live Reporting coverage; in the meantime, be sure to follow the Star Poker Gold Coast Facebook page, and log onto starpoker.com.au for the full schedule and structures.
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