Higor Seibel has ended Day 2 of the DeepStacks Adelaide Main Event here at Stacked Social with the chip lead, after navigating a star-studded field all afternoon.
The Brazilian ex-pat grabbed the chip lead just after the end of late registration, courtesy of a massive three-way confrontation whereby his top set of Jacks held against top two pair and a flush draw against two other overnight big stacks in Fuzzy Faquin and Joshua Crowe, culminating in a pot of nearly 800K pushed in Seibel’s direction.
He didn’t look back from there, and remained as one of the top stacks for the rest of the day before a late surge saw him bag up 1.8 million. His next closest rival is Adelaide poker virtuoso Gavin Best, who has bagged up 1.574 million and takes a seat on the final table to the direct left of Seibel.
PokerMedia Australia asked Seibel how he felt about the seat draw, to which he responded that it was “basically the opposite” of what he was hoping for, having joked to Best prior that he hoped he’d be on Seibel’s right. Seibel wasn’t too concerned, though, going on to say “I think ICM plays a part, we’ll naturally be unlikely to be involved in too many pots together to begin with.”
DeepStacks Adelaide Main Event Final Table
Rosario Lepro, who took down the DeepStacks Adelaide High Roller event on Friday for $43,300, also features on the final table, but had a rough few levels and will come back today as one of the shorter stacks with 314,000.
In other news, the final table was set shortly after 9pm, meaning late registration for the Terminator event was still open – and PMA‘s own Josh Emerton took his shot, firing a max-late-reg bullet into the event.
When all was said and done five hours later, right on the cusp of 2am, the dust settled to reveal Emerton victorious, collecting $1,650 (plus eight $100 bounties) for his efforts.
Emerton grabbed the chip lead on the final table after a three way all in on the flop for 40% of the chips in play, his 9♠8♠ on a J♠7♦4♠A♠6♠ board collecting the bounties of both Jesse Fabian (A♦A♣) and Jon Stark (J♥7♥). Most of Emerton’s bounties came on the final table itself, including those of Billy “The Croc” Argyros and Connie Graham.