Anthony Hachem leads all-star cast into Day 2 of WPT Prime Gold Coast $5K Challenge

A stellar line-up has been assembled after the first day of the WPT Prime Gold Coast $5K Challenge, with Anthony Hachem edging out Najeem Ajez to finish as the overall chip leader.

Anthony – who along with brother Daniel and father Joe, who are also returning for Day 2 – bagged up 1.795 million in chips, followed closely by Ajez with 1.77 million. Sean Ragozzini, Chao Duan and Angel Guillen round out the top five, with Gary Lin and Marco Perri also above the one-million chip mark.

Other notables who will be back in action this afternoon include WPT Prime Gold Coast Opening Event Champion Brandon Bailey, Australian Poker Hall of Famer Billy ‘The Croc’ Argyros, Leo Kamiya, Jeison Berdugo, Po Hu and Gavin Best, who is now eyeing off an opportunity to go back-to-back in this event.

PokerMedia Australia‘s coverage of this event continues today from 12:30pm AEST, and the seat draw is now available on our Live Reporting blog.


Anthony Hachem1,795,000
Najeem Ajez1,770,000
Sean Ragozzini1,650,000
Chao Duan1,270,000
Angel Guillen1,155,000
Marco Perri1,135,000
Gary Lin1,065,000
Gavin Best945,000
Billy ‘The Croc’ Argyros940,000
Andres Vasquez925,000
Zhifan Ye895,000
Gautam Dhingra880,000
Mo Haidary835,000
Brandon Bailey815,000
Jason Sampson760,000
Liam O’Rourke755,000
Leo Kamiya750,000
Daniel Hachem705,000
Alex Lee685,000
Adrian Pacheco670,000
Zongchi He625,000
Peter Peeters575,000
Elliott Esca570,000
Martin Ward440,000
Powen Fang405,000
Emanuel ‘Curly’ Seal380,000
Peter Apostolou370,000
Haozhe Gan350,000
Jeison Berdugo345,000
Ken Demlakian340,000
Joe Hachem340,000
Zheming Zhu335,000
Nick Wright335,000
Michael Egan335,000
Sam Higgs325,000
Joseph Vinecombe280,000
Ashish Gupta260,000
Po Hu200,000
Junbeum Chun190,000
Daniel Ao185,000
Robert Damelian120,000

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