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Day 1c in the Bag, Xia Leads All

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
ANZPT Day 1c Chip Leader, Xiadong Xia
ANZPT Day 1c Chip Leader, Xiadong Xia

The third and final flight of the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Auckland Main Event has finally come to an end. Today was the last day for players to buy-in and give themselves every chance to make it through to Day 2. So it wasn’t any surprise when 86-runners turned up, bringing the tournament total to 207.

As expected, some big name players took their seats today including 2011 Aussie Millions champion David Gorr, defending Auckland champion Danny “Brotha D” Leaoasavaii, Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang and WSOP bracelet winner Simon Watt. Unfortunately for this quartet, they were unable to progress to the next day.

It was some fairly unknowns who made their presence felt, and made late runs to obtain the chip lead. Xiaodong Xia left it till the last 20-minutes of the day to win two of the biggest pots of the day, and lead all comers going into Day 2. His 180,600 chip-stack towered over those of Monica Eastick (137,000), Patrick Lui (105,700) and Pravin Haryi who finished atop the leader board.

Day 2 will commence tomorrow at 12:15pm NZPT with 76 players returning, all hoping to make a deep and taking home the NZ$107,640 first prize and title of ANZPT Auckland Champion. Be sure to join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team for all the live updates as they happen.

Day 2 Table Draw

[user162117] • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

ANZPT Auckland Day 2 Table Draw

11Shane Ching48200
12Hoshy Patel37100
13Ivan Zalac25600
14Dean Blatt24800
15Tran Ngo31700
16Yu Xiang78200
17Jun Ho Hwang54500
18Dennis Shikhu62500
19Steve McKay35100
110Joel Douaglin25600
21Brendon Ng45200
22Daniel Smith28200
23Wentao Qi48800
24Paul Pedersen31400
25Jared Bernard52000
26Lohsing Cheng22400
27Jamie Mulligan70200
28John Halkiadakis39900
29Mark Longhurst58600
210Matty Yates22100
31Peter Baars20500
32John Cheung28300
33Timothy Foley17400
34Jason Lee93300
35Charles Caris108900
36Pravin Harji88000
37Ashley Warner20600
38Stefan Gruenewald45800
39Michael Guzzardi98000
310Dan Lai14400
41Marc Wittkopf108600
42Peter Field52500
43Kevin Peters33800
44Angie Fitzgerald113500
45Ali Abdul Razzak21200
46Jared Adams67100
47Jim Giannoukos50800
48Bill Potts59200
49Emerson Rewi34400
410Roddy West13000
51Emile Gissaud80200
52Patrick Healy39500
53Mike Stecker65100
54Jiang Zhou50500
55Souny Frederic13900
56Kani Edwards72700
57Miroslav Sheynin89200
58Kevin Fielder20400
59Paul Hockin63000
71Mikel Habb47700
72Xibinyan Zhu31900
73Jie Gao104500
74Igal Augarten25600
75Andre Nunes-Carreira59600
76Keith Walker70200
77Richard Lancaster14400
78Daryl Hussey38400
79Shaun Wilson20800
81Cole Swannack71200
82Geoff Smith84000
83Graeme Putt62600
84Malvina McKenzie65700
85Dan McLeod14100
86Sergey Krasnov16100
87Geo Tislevoll34200
88Nicholas Lamport29800
89Monica Eastick137000
91Sebastian Martineau34900
92Patrick Lui105700
93Leang Kang75400
94Alex Trevallion21300
95Prashant Arora56400
96Matthew Wall16100
97Chris Holmes10200
98Joe Allis51400
99Xiao Dong Xia180600

Official End-of-Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

Xiaodong Xia 180,600 10,600
Monica Eastick 137,000 22,000
Patrick Lui 105,700
Pravin Harji 88,000
Emile Gissaud 80,200
Kani Edwards 72,700
Keith Walker 70,200 -1,800
Jamie Mulligan 70,200
Mike Stecker 65,100 3,100
Dennis Shikhu 62,500
Jun Ho Hwang 54,500
Joe Allis 51,400 400
Jim Giannoukos 50,800
Mikel Habb au 47,700
Stefan Gruenewald 45,800
John Halkiadakis 39,900
Hoshy Patel 37,100
Steve McKay 35,100
Sebastian Martineau 34,900
Emerson Rewi 34,400
Xibinyan Zhu 31,900
John Cheung 28,300
Joel Douaglin fr 25,600
Matty Yates 22,100 -15,900
Dan Lai 14,400

Three More Hands

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The remaining players in the tournament will play three more hands before the end of play.

Big Stacks Rumble

No sooner did Xiao Dong Xia win a big hand, he was at it again, this time against big stack Stephen McKay. Action was caught on a flop reading {K-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}, with Xia checking his opton. McKay bet out 5,000 and was met with a check-raise to 13,000. He called, to see the {A-Hearts} drop on the turn. This time Xia check-called a bet of 20,000, before seeing the {A-Diamonds} complete the board. Xia checked one last time, and McKay instantly bet out 40,000 in chips. Xia thought for a moment before making the call. McKay confidently tabled {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for what he thought was surely the best hand. Xia stood up proudly and slammed down {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades} for a better full-house.

Mixed reactions erupted from the table, some shocked at the sick cooler, others surprised there was no raise. Either way, that hand dropped once dominating chip-leader McKay to 35,000 in chips as XiaoDong Xia flew to 170,000 in chips.

Xiaodong Xia 170,000 85,000
Stephen McKay 35,000 -96,000

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Xia Takes Some From Allis

A big hand just took place over on table 9. Joe Allis opened the pot with a bet of 2,200. XiaoDong Xia called and both players saw the flop come {Q-Hearts}{K-Spades}{7-Hearts}. Allis continued with another bet of 3,100, which was again called. The turn fell the {10-Spades}, and Xia called another bet, this time 7,000 in chips. When the river produced the {4-Diamonds}, Allis threw out one last bet of 12,000, but was shocked to see Xia re-raise to 30,000. He could only smirk in shock, as he mucked his cards.

Allis drops down to 51,000 as Xia moves up to 85,000 in chips.

Xiaodong Xia 85,000
Joe Allis 51,000 -24,000

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Blondes Have the Most Fun

Monica Eastick has had a relatively quiet day, slowly accumulating chips without being noticed. In the last level, however, she’s gone on quite a heater to move alongside the chip leaders.

With the flop showing {3-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, the player in the small blind checked, as did the big blind, before Monica Eastick in middle position bet out 1,000. The small blind then raised to 3,000, forcing the other blind to fold. Instantly Eastick threw out a raise to 7,000, which was met with an all in announcement for 32,000 in chips from her opponent. She snap-called and tabled {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for a flopped set, and was happier when her opponent tabled {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}.

The turn and river came the {10-Diamonds} and {K-Clubs} to end the day for her opponent, as she moves up to 115,000 in chips.

Monica Eastick 115,000

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