Here ye, here ye: Sheng Ye leads after Day 1A of WSOP Circuit Gold Coast Main Event

Sheng Ye in action during the $5K High Roller

By Landon Blackhall & Alisha Wormald

Sheng Ye has continued to ride the wave of success here at The Star Gold Coast, bagging up the overall chip lead after the completion of the first Day 1 flight in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Gold Coast Main Event.

The $5K High Roller Champion – undoubtedly buoyed by the news of best mate Kenny Wang going one better than their heads-up battle in the Mystery Bounty – topped the list of 47 survivors that bagged up in the early hours of Friday morning, sealing up 723,000 in chips.

Jarrod Courtney finished second overall with 637,000, while Hun Wei Lee (595,000), Shu Yuh Ng (526,500) and Australian Poker Hall of Famer Gary Benson (445,000) rounded out the top five. Other notables to have advanced to Sunday’s Day 2 included Huss Hussan, Clint Taylor, Natalia Rozova, Aroha Ngata, Sam Adams, Travis Endersby, APHOF Legend Jeffrey Lisandro and WSOP Circuit Gold Coast Opening Event Champion, Chris Zenonos.

2022 WSOP CIRCUIT GOLD COAST MAIN EVENT – DAY 1A CHIP COUNTS (269 entries, 47 survivors)

Sheng Ye723,000
Jarrod Courtney637,000
Hun Wei Lee595,000
Shu Yuh Ng526,500
Gary Benson445,000
Justin Lai432,500
Joshua Smith427,000
Huss Hassan384,500
Clinton Taylor359,500
Tu Le333,500
Natalia Rozova321,500
Zhengmin Zhang312,500
Mikael Larsson300,500
Michael Egan297,500
Joel Dodds291,000
Liam Murray242,000
Phat Nguyen235,000
Jason Lee227,000
Andrew White214,000
Aroha Ngata210,000
Michael Sleiman208,000
Justin Capra199,000
Jeffery Lisandro199,000
Nil Esteve Magrane198,500
Dylan Foster198,500
Shane Parker196,500
Josh Hutchins196,000
Chris Zenonos183,000
Mitchell Frost182,000
Chao Li179,500
Antonie Follet178,000
Errolyn Strang168,000
Andrew Michael160,000
Dean Blatt140,000
Con Krousoratis137,000
Leo Kamiya136,000
Cooper Smout118,000
Sam Adams112,000
Ricacardo Tallarico101,000
Mina Elias91,500
Antonio Seremet91,000
Justin Bernstein88,000
Benedikt Eberle72,000
Travis Endersby59,000
Sebestian Trisch48,000
Chit Saw31,000
Brendan Pettit15,000

PokerMedia Australia will return today to continue our Live Reporting coverage of the Main Event, with Day 1B kicking off at 12:30pm AEST. For more information on the WSOP Circuit series, including the full schedule and structures, log onto

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