Chris Edgar leads Main Event final table – and that’s a wrap!
In what has been a rollercoaster Day 2 in the Main Event, Chris Edgar has finished up top as the chip leader of our final 9, with 1,840,000 in chips.
Breathing down his back is Nick Borillo, with 1,810,000 in chips. Borillo’s uber cooler against Billy “The Croc” Argyros in the later stages of the game saw a big turn around in his stack, as well as further significant pots off Tony Xu who had previously commanded the chip lead at one point.
Play will resume tomorrow at 3pm local time (ACST), resuming from remaining time in Level 23 (15,000/30,000/30,000).
REMAINING PAYOUTS (177 total entries, 22 players paid)
Congratulations to all players who have made the Final table, with the draw as listed below:
|9||Jun Lin Huang||525,000|
Join us again as we bring you all the action until the final river falls, but until then, from all of us here at Stacked Social, it’s ‘bye for now!
Tony Xu eliminated in 10th place ($7,000)
Higor Seibel opened on the button to 60,000, with Jun Lin Huang calling on small blind, and Tony Xu all in short with 50,000.
Seibel and Huang checked to the river, before Seibel bets 65,000 and Huang folded, leaving the action heads up with Xu.
Xu’s hand hit dead air as Seibel rivered a straight on3♦Q♣3♠10♣9♦.
And with that, our final 9 has been set! We’ll be right back with a wrap shortly.
|Jun Lin Huang||525,000|
Souren Tayyebi eliminated in 11th place ($7,000)
Souren Tayyebi jammed pre-flop from the small blind for 265,000, with Higor Seibel making the call from the small blind.
Seibel hit top pair on the flop and finished up with two pair on the river through a spread of 8♠K♣A♥6♥6♣
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 (30,000)
Jerry Zhang eliminated in 12th place ($5,800)
Aditya Rao opened to 50,000 from the button and Jerry Zhang raised to 245,000, with about 25,000 behind. Rao jammed to cover him and Zhang snapped.
Rao’s deuces held and rivered two pair through 9♣K♠J♣3♥9♦, for him to collect the pot and knock out Zhang.
We are now on the soft bubble for the final table.
Higor heading up
Higor Seibel raised to 50,000 from the LoJack and Tony Xu on the button moved all in, prompting Seibel to momentarily cast his gaze over to the other table at how the action was flowing, before making the call.
Xu’sA♣Q♠ was leading in front, but Seibel managed to bink a pair of Jacks on the runout of 8♦5♥6♥J♦9♣, boosting his stack as Xu fell further short of chips.
Bluffing Borillo? No-no.
Tony Xu opened on the button to 50,000 and was called by Nick Borillo on big blind. The flop was dealt 2♦4♠10♥, with Borillo check-calling Xu for 35,000.
On the 10♠ turn, both players checked through to the 5♣ river, offering potential for a hand to connect a straight.
Borillo checked and Xu saw an opportunity to bet 90,000, attempting to steal the pot, which Borillo called.
Neither had connected a hand, with Borillo calling Xu’s bluff to take down the pot with nothing but Ace-high!
Level 22: 15,000/25,000 (25,000)
Andrew Michael eliminated in 13th place ($5,800)
Action was all in pre-flop as Andrew Michael jammed with A♠Q♥, and was called by Tony Xu who met him heads up with A♥J♥.
Michael was leading pre-flop with the higher kicker Queen, but Xu turned nut flush on the spread of 10♥9♠7♥8♥10♦.
Chip Counts Update
13 players remain in the game, with four more eliminations to come before we wrap up Day 2 and the final table is set.
Below is a list of the chip counts as they stand after the break, where we can notice some big swings in stacks:
|5||Jun Lin Huang||410,000|
Level 21: 15,000/25,000 (25,000)
Our players are now on a quick 10 minute break. Be right back!
Huang gets going
Jun Lin Huang and Andrew Michael went head to head pre-flop, with Huang looking for a double with A♥10♦, which was snapped up by Andrew Michael with K♣K♠.
Michael was leading all the way through the turn on the spread of 5♦10♠Q♠9♠ but was stunned as Huang rivered A♣, picking up two pair to rake in the pot and successively double up.
|Jun Lin Huang||500,000|
Mata Ye eliminated in 14th place ($5,800)
The action is flowing thick and fast as we approach closer to our final 9, with Mata Ye shipping in his short stack pre-flop and getting called off by massive stack Aditya Rao.
Mata Ye: A♦4♥
Ye couldn’t find an Ace to beat Rao’s pocket Queens as it smashed through the spread of 3♦8♦3♣9♥7♥ and picked up two pair to go.
Ryan Hong eliminated in 15th place ($4,800)
Action was all in pre-flop, with Ryan Hong getting his stack into the middle and going heads up with Gareth Edmonds.
Edmonds picked up top pair on the turn as the dealer fanned out the board 2♠5♥4♠A♣8♠, with Hong bricking the wheel draw on the river.
Billy “The Croc” Argyros eliminated in 16th place ($4,800)
Billy “The Croc” Argyros has been knocked out after jamming all in pre with A♣5♦, meeting his match as Andrew Michael called him with a stronger hand of A♥Q♣.
It all ended there for Argyros, as Michael’s hand held through 10♣8♠K♥8♦9♠.
|Billy “The Croc” Argyros||BUSTED!|
Huey Lam eliminated in 17th place ($4,800), and Ryan White eliminated in 18th place ($4,800)
Our min-cash finishes have been rounded off and a slight payjump added, with the simultaneous eliminations of Ryan White and Huey Lam.
Ryan White went all in pre with Q♥Q♦ and went heads up with Chris Edgar, who had him overshadowed with K♥K♠.
Edgar flopped a set through 10♥K♣7♣8♠4♥ to bust White, as Lam was also sent to the rail.
Borillo applies pressure
Tony Xu opened to 40,000 UTG, called by Nick Borillo in middle position.
The flop was dealt J♥9♦9♣, with Xu leading a bet of 35,000, called by Borillo. On the turn 3♥, Xu bet 95,000 which Borillo called.
Xu sized a heavier bet of 240,000 on the river 6♣ which was met with a raise from Borillo to 500,000.
After a long tank, Xu made the fold for Borillo to take down a big pot.
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 (20,000)
Obie Blanusa eliminated in 19th place ($4,157)
Obie Blanusa went all in on the button with a short stack of 75,000, which was snapped up by a stacked Tony Xu on the big blind.
Xu hit top pair on the flop, improving to two pair on the river of J♣7♣K♠9♣Q♦
Milan Mehta eliminated in 20th place ($4,157)
Milan Mehta’s run in the Main Event has come to a full stop, after starting the day strongly as the chipleader but finding himself running short on fumes into the money. Mehta shoved all in pre with K♥Q♠ for one last chance to run it back up.
Aditya Rao called him off, turning over A♥5♥ for the heads up, with his Ace high holding him through 4♣10♥3♣J♣3♥ to knock out Mehta.
Billy “The Croc” Argyros has taken a critical hit to his stack, after calling Nick Borillo’s all in pre-flop and ending up on the wrong end of an uber cooler.
Borillo lead into the board, picking up a full house Aces full of Sevens on the turn, through Q♦7♣7♥A♣6♠.
|Billy “The Croc” Argyros||175,000|
Francesco Sergei eliminated in 21st place ($4,157) and Pierce Hynes eliminated in 22nd place ($4,157)
Our reporter found some three-way action all in pre-flop, between Francesco Sergei, Chris Parker and Milan Mehta in a showdown.
Mehta managed to triple up his stack as he filled up a boat on the board of J♥3♣3♠Q♠3♥, with Parker’s stack dented as Sergei was busted.
Pierce Hynes was also seen collecting his min-cash from the payout desk, having been eliminated shortly before Sergei.
After a long series of hand-for-hand action, including one which spanned almost ten minutes, the money bubble has finally burst.
Joshua Crowe shoved for 80,000 from the cutoff with only 80,000 left, and Chris Edgar iso-bet 300,000 on the button to take the action heads up.
Edgar’s Aces smashed through a dry board of J♦4♥Q♥K♣7♦, eliminating Crowe as the money bubble.
Players are now in the money!
Some slight re-structuring as our blind levels have been amended, with Level 20 now set at 10,000/15,000 (15,000 BBa) and level 29 has been changed to 75,000/125,000 (125,000 BBa).
Players have taken back to their seat as we resume the action hand-for-hand on the money bubble.
Level 20: 10,000/15,000 (15,000)
Our players are now on a 45 minute dinner break, taking a well-timed breather as our field still hovers on the money bubble.
Top 5 Chip Counts
|Billy “The Croc” Argyros||845,000|
“All in, call!” was announced on the feature table as Ryan White jammed and was called by Higor Seibel, with White at risk.
A big rail formed from the other tables as they watched the showdown.
White’s pockets held through the board, rivering two pair through the board of 8♣3♠7♠4♥8♠ to double up his stack.
Ashton Campbell’s incredible run in this Main Event has ended, after he went all in on the flop of 4♦8♠7♦ and was snapped up by Tony Xu.
Xu had flopped two pair, with Campbell’s fish hooks unable to bait a recovery as the board completed 4♦8♠7♦2♦5♥.
Tony Xu has now taken over as current chip leader, pushing close to 1 million.
We are now hand-for-hand as we hover on the money bubble with 23 players remaining across three tables.
Billy “The Croc” Argyros has claimed another tournament scalp in the form of Roman Priplotski who shoved all in pre from the Lojack.
Argyros, acting on the big blind, slowly peeled his hand to view, declaring to Priplotski, “I have Aces.”
Both players tabled their hands for the showdown:
It was a sweet run for Argyros, whose pockets picked up a full house, Sevens full of Aces as the dealer spread 7♠4♥7♦Q♣7♣.
|Billy “The Croc” Argyros||880,000|
Level 19: 6,000/12,000 (12,000)
Crowe still flying
Our shortest stacks having been shoving into the middle, hoping to survive as we approach closer to the money bubble.
Joshua Crowe went all in pre with the shortest stack of 88,000, managing to double up as his pocket Aces held through a run of 9♦3♠9♠J♦4♦, completing with two pair against Higor Seibel’s 8♦6♥.
Anne Beygirliou has been eliminated, shoving all in with A♣K♥ after a quiet and steady grind through today’s play which fell agonisingly short of the money as Tony Xu made the call.
Xu’s 8♣8♦ pockets were in front and flopped two pair to take down the pot and send Anne on her way.
Dong He shoved on big blind after a raise from Francesco Sergei on cut off, with Chris Parker joining Sergei to call from the button.
On the flop of Q♣3♣4♦, Parker bet to open up a side pot, but Seigei folded, taking the action heads up between Parker and He.
Parker finished up with two pair on the 4♦ turn, with the 7♥ completing the run out.
Ye hanging in
Mata Ye is struggling to stay in the game as he pushed all in pre to spin up his stack, called by Dong He.
Ye rivered a straight on the run out of 3♣2♣Q♥K♥10♣ to survive and double through He.
Van Vlassis shoved all in pre for 128,000 from the button with A♣K♣ and was snapped up by the “Croc”, Billy Argyros who snap-called with A♦A♥.
Vlassis could only watch as Argyros sailed through 9♠K♠3♥8♦2♦, walking off as “The Croc” raked in to continue his chip lead.
|Billy “The Croc” Argyros||739,000|
Yita Choong has been eliminated after going all in pre and was called by Jerry Zhang for the heads up showdown.
Zhang hit top pair on the flop and made it two pair through J♥9♦A♣J♠8♦ to send Choong packing.
Level 18: 5,000/10,000 (10,000)
As our players take a short break, we’ve scanned the stacks in the field to see who is leading the chip counts in our current field of 29 players remaining.
Racing neck-and-neck, Billy “The Croc” Argyros is the current chip leader with 680,000, followed very closely behind by Milan Mehta with 650,000.
Higor Seibel is also crushing with 570,000 in chips, keeping well ahead of the current average stack of 305,000.
Top Chip Counts
|Billy “The Croc” Argyros||680,000|
Gary Lin shoved pre-flop for 85,000 on the button, with the action folding to Higor Seibel on the big blind.
Seibel got a little theatrical as he started filming a slow peel, revealing an Ace…and another Ace! Seibel quickly made the call:
Seibel made a clean run through 4♣8♠J♣3♣5♥.
Sun goes down
We caught the action late on the river, where David Sun was tanking hard as he faced a shove from Higor Seibel on a board which read Q♥8♦2♥8♠J♠.
“Sorry guys,” Sun apologised to the table as he continued to deliberate.
Sun made the call, turning over 8♥4♥ for the flopped flush draw turned trips, with Seibel rolling over Q♣8♣ for the winning full house.
Chapter closed for Chaptini
Over on the feature table, Fred Chaptini went all in pre, called by Jun Lin Huang.
Huang managed to hold the lead, finishing as Ace kicker with two pair on the board 4♦9♥9♠7♥7♠.
We are now 9 players away from the money.
|Jun Lin Huang||390,000|
Blanusa bows out
Yita Choong has taken down Neb Blanusa after he called off Blanusa’s short stack of 32,000 in chips all in preflop.
Blanusa was chasing a straight draw on the flop, but was unable to connect as Choong got there on the river of 5♥7♣9♥K♦8♦.
So long, Wong
Weng Wong’s run in the Main Event has ended after shoving all in on the flop of K♥7♥9♠, called off by Tam Truong.
Truong’s suited connectors found a flush draw on the flop, which connected on the turn through K♥7♥9♠6♥Q♣, eliminating Wong.
Perri pushed out
The eliminations are still flowing as our field is starting to whittle down one by one, with 37 players now remaining after Marco Perri hit the rail.
Perri pushed his stack forward with A♠4♠, running up against Ryan Hong who called with A♣9♠.
Hong hit trips on the flop, which filled up to a full house on the river, Nines full of Eights, for an emphatic win.
Ship it to Seibel
Khac-Trung Tran has joined the rail after shipping all in with pocket Jacks J♦J♥, which was called by Higor Seibel holding A♦K♣.
Tran was hoping to hold as the flop ran low, but unfortunately his run ended as Seibel paired up on the turn as the board ran 8♦7♦6♥K♦5♥.
Song ends for Luong
Wilson Luong has hit the rail after trying to run his short stack back up, pitching his stack in against Gary Lin who snapped him off.
Lin was ahead pre and finished out with second-nut flush on the river.
We found some threeway action all in preflop between Joe Sandaev, Weng Wong and Ryan White, which took them across a spread of 2♣4♥9♣3♦J♦.
Wong’s deuces flopped a set to knockout Sandaev for a double up.
Gavin Best has emerged as our first elimination following close of registration, after shoving all in pre with K♣2♣ and was called off by Joshua Crowe.
Crowe’s A♦Q♠ was leading ahead as it picked up top pair on the flop and completed with two pair on the river of 8♣4♣Q♥6♦8♠.
Level 16: 3,000/6,000 (6,000)
We haven’t been starved of action in the last, as we now reach the break which brings the close of registrations in this Main Event.
Our starting day 2 chipleader, Milan Mehta, is continuing to hold his lead, with a sizeable stack of 740,000 building – about 200,000 in chips clear of our second chipleader, Chris Edgar with 540,000.
41 players remain, out of a total 177 entries into the Main Event which has generated a total prizepool of $312,228. Our top 22 players are set to receive a min cash of $4,157, with $70,000 up top for our champion.
Payouts are structured as listed below. Let’s go!
Aditya Rao has delivered a knockout, busting Mike Taylor from the felt after calling his all in.
Taylor’s A♣K♦ couldn’t get ahead of Rao’s J♥J♠ pockets which held through a low spread of 4♦6♠9♠6♣3♦.
Emmanuel “Curly” Seal pushed the last of his stack forward pre-flop with K♦10♣, and was snapped up by Khac-Trung Tran with the nuts A♦A♥.
Tran’s Aces struck like lightning through the spread of 6♠6♥8♥Q♦2♥, sending Seal out to the rail.
|Emmanuel “Curly” Seal||BUSTED!|
Over on table 3, an uber cooler showdown unfolded after Yita Choong went all in pre with K♣K♥ and was snap-called by Jerry Zhang, holding A♣A♠.
Choong hit a set on the flop, cracking Zhang’s Aces to hold through the board of 5♦K♦6♦2♣4♥, yeeting Zhang from the felt.
Goodall gone, Lin leaves
Marco Perri is still fighting to stay in the game after knocking out Nathan Goodall. Goodall jammed preflop with J♣10♦ and Perri called him off with K♠Q♣, running cleanly through the board 9♦A♣6♠7♣9♠
Gary Lin tried his luck with K♥4♦ all in pre, called by Pierce Hynes who had him covered, holding 10♦7♦.
Hynes binked the river with middle pair on the run out of A♦J♠5♠8♠10♣, raking in the pot.
Stairway to Sevens
An “All in, call!” was heard as Tony Xu was snapped up by Pierce Hynes.
Xu turned over 7♣7♦, quickly hitting quad Sevens as the dealer fanned out 7♠6♦7♥4♠A♦!
Hynes jokingly flipped his Q♥9♠ into the muck after the flop as his hand was well and truly dead, with the turn and river a formality.
Hai climbing higher
Joe Sandaev has hit the rail after getting it in pre with A♥4♥, snapped up by Hai Nguyen who rolled over a stronger hand A♣J♠.
Hai was leading as he picked up a bottom pair on the flop through K♦Q♠J♥7♥2♦, holding to bust Sandaev.
Rocked by the Croc
Jacyn Che went all in pre, clashing again heads up with Billy Argyros, only this time Che was holding the Sevens, 7♦7♠.
Unfortunately for Che, Argyros woke up with monsters A♦A♥ in reply as they turned over their cards for the showdown, and the Aces screamed down the runout of K♠J♠9♣5♣5♦ to eliminate Che.
|Billy “The Croc” Argyros||350,000|
Level 15: 3,000/5,000 (5,000)
Jacyn Che and Billy “The Croc” Argyros went heads up pre flop, after Argyros pushed his stack forward, facing off over the spread of K♥J♥A♦7♠Q♥.
Che had flopped two pair with A♠K♦, but was bitten off by “The Croc” as Argyros hit set on the turn with 7♦7♥.
|Billy “The Croc” Argyros||245,000|
Neb Blanusa is continuing a good run in the Main Event after picking off Tony Xu’s all in pre flop, cracking his Aces A♣A♦ as he nabbed a runner-runner straight on the board of 8♣7♦7♣9♣10♦ with A♥J♦.
Joe Sandaev is the latest to head back for a rebuy after being knocked out by Chris Parker, whose A♣A♠ pockets were too good against Sandaev’s K♥Q♠ as they went all in pre.
Parker made a clean run through the board 9♦K♣5♥10♥7♥.
The Best is here!
Gavin Best has entered Day 2 and found a quick double up through Jerry Zhang, as they went all in-call over 4♥5♦9♥4♣3♣.
Zhang’s lower Jack kicker sent him to the rail and the cage for a quick rebuy.
Rosario Lepro and Milan Mehta clashed for the pot as they went all in pre after some action, with Lepro shoving for 280,000 with K♥K♠ that was quickly overshadowed by Mehta’s A♦A♠ pockets in an uber cooler showdown.
Mehta’s hand swept through 2♣4♣3♠9♥J♦, picking up more chips for the road and knocking out Lepro.
Zilch for Zhang
Action was all in pre as Jerry Zhang committed his stack to the middle, called off by Hai Nguyen.
Nguyen hit the first window straight off the bat with top pair, prevailing through a run of K♦7♣5♠Q♣4♥ to knock out Zhang.
We found a threeway all in pre-flop happening on table 3, between Jacyn Che, Aditya Rao and Marco Perri.
Che was knocked out as Rao snagged top pair on the river through 7♣5♠6♣2♥K♥, denting Perri’s stack in the process.
Wong tumbles out
Our first elimination of the day after an all in and call erupted on table 6, with Weng Wong getting it in heads up against Paul Wilson.
The board ran dry with 4♦3♦4♠8♥9♠, with Wilson’s King kicker holding as it picked up a pair on the spread.
Level 14: 2,000/4,000 (4,000)
Shuffle Up and Deal!
The call has now been made for the cards to fly up in the air as 47 players have taken to their seats.
Blind levels are now 45 minutes in duration, with late registration and re-entries still available until the start of level 16 (approximately 2:40pm ACST).
Below is a quick run down of the levels for the day 2, playing down to a final table today:
|Level||Small Blind||Big Blind||BB Ante|
Time to get moving!
From wherever you’re watching in Australia, New Zealand or around the world, good afternoon and welcome back to Stacked Social for Day 2 of the Stacked Adelaide Poker Main Event!
After a busy day of action on the felt, Milan Mehta will be coming into play for the day as the overall chip leader after yesterday’s Main Event Day 1B & Turbo Day 1C double-header.
The Adelaide local is leading the pack at start with 421,000 in chips, followed closely by Chris Edgar and Ashton Campbell who are continuing their grind with 398,000.
Plenty of the nation’s finest are still grinding their way through the Main Event, including Pierce Hynes, 2022 Stacked Poker Main Event Champion Joe Sandaev, Kenny “Panda” Wang, Adam Cusenza, Marco Perri and Yita Choong.
There is still room for opportunity, with late registration and re-entries still available through the first two levels of play, with blind levels relaxed at 45 minutes duration.
Play is about to get underway very shortly, so stay with us here at PokerMedia Australia as we bring you all the action until the final river falls!
Day 2 seat draw
Day 2 of the Stacked Adelaide Poker Festival will begin at 1pm ACST, with recommencing blinds at 2,000/4,000 (4,000). The blind levels will now be 45 minutes in duration.
Please ensure you bring your photo ID with you to verify your bag, and should you have any questions regarding your seat allocation, please make yourself known to the team at Stacked Social upon arrival. Best of luck to all players and may the flop be with you!