Main Event
Main Event
Day 1b completed

Day 2 Seating Draw

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32Greg Wheeler11200
33Melanie Weisner69700
34Rob Mathias21375
35Emilio Triunfo44300
36Peter Oliver25800
37Thang Truong37300
38Ben Savage18825
39Stewart Ballard29225
52Joel Medalia7825
53Aaron Wilson27275
54Alan Walker44200
55Andrew Waterworth34725
56Robert Forward64700
57Peter Brasile44900
58Jonathan Curtis21675
59Fabian Craib45275
61John Corr58500
62David Boyd45550
63Bradley Douglas91500
64Michael Guzzardi12075
66John Dichiera68925
67Errolyn Strang13675
68Ovidiu Simionesco10850
69Ian Aldridge22325
71Tristan Bain72750
72Brad Bower22350
73Tam Truong119150
74Anthony Hope11550
75Michael Edmonds8075
77Colin Wilford36525
78Michael Webb50375
79Steven Calder15075
81Sal Fazzino11650
82Laouar Belkacem27275
83Steven Matson35775
84Jie Gao4100
86Monica Eastick43575
87Con Kamaras38300
88Dejan Divkovic54050
89David Gorr62075
151Siyu Sha21850
152Ricky Kroesen55000
153David Allan13475
154Bernard Beh46275
156Craig Harich13675
157Angelo Scicchitano27350
158Patrick Crehan20700
159Gregory Kahl33900
161Dean Francis55850
162David Fragomeni15525
163Patrick Connolly28875
164James Broom50350
165Daniel Botta52100
166Rodney Fuller21825
167Paul Turner79775
168Yustinus Karib14575
171Luke Brabin30500
172John Messina57300
173Paul Sharbanee28450
174Jean Balsemin15975
175Michael Pedley25725
176Tim Ludwig23950
177Manjot Singh86075
179Jesse Mckenzie162825
181Bryan Huang20100
182Andrew Jeffreys57425
183Barry Crossey35425
184Milan Gurung17325
185Mario Zulj16225
186Philip Gidley-king39175
188Emanuel Seal68025
189Angel Guillen48525
191Mohammad Feizpour39425
192Kyle Cheong28525
193Kirsten Mathews17225
194Liam Orourke60025
195Pawel Zawadowicz82875
196Arthur Richards16275
197Tanja Vujanic19625
198Michael Skamperle18025
199Dean Calvo34175
201Edward Kim65250
202Tu Le30375
203Hung-tu (henry) Wang83750
204Oleg Voronin14675
205Ivan Zalac40750
206Joe de Santis17700
207Jovo Seckic48550
208Alexander Zhidkov37700
209Kent Hunter50900
211Jason Lee23375
212Vesko Zmukic40975
213David Evans13400
214Gary Benson20225
215Hong Teik Ong15100
216Steven Mathews22150
217Dale Marsland70625
218Amanda Decesare41300
219John Lane31400
221Jonathan Paxman20725
222Peter Woodworth84025
223Terry Langridge32400
224Patrick Healy42775
225Nigel Brine40575
226Ruggiero Ambrosino24150
227Iori Yogo23875
228Roberto Gullotto38550
229Guy Delahaye19700

Jesse McKenzie Sets Up the ANZPT Perth Chip Lead

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Jesse McKenzie - Day 1b Chip Leader
Jesse McKenzie - Day 1b Chip Leader

The third stop on Season 5 of the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour continued on Thursday, with Day 1b of the ANZPT Perth Main Event being the last chance for players to secure a Day 2 appearance. By the time it was all over, Jesse McKenzie had bagged up the most chips.

After an evening start on Day 1a, the second of two Day 1 flights was scheduled to begin at 12.30pm local time, but after a few technical difficulties, the start was delayed for half an hour. Eventually the cards were flying as a total of 151 players sat at the tables with the hopes of surviving and thriving.

Combined with the 67 players from Day 1a, and one no show, the total field size for the 2013 ANZPT Perth Main Event came in at 219, with the prize pool coming in at $438,000. Of that amount, $114,000 is reserved for the eventual champion. Check out the prize pool and payout page for a full rundown of the cash situation.

With such a large field on Day 1b, there was no surprise to see dozens of the most well-known players from around the local poker scene. Some of the notable players who tried their hand at becoming the next ANZPT Perth champion, but fell short throughout Day 1b include Ashley Warner, Paul Hockin, Didier Guerin, Anthony Aston and Raj Ramakrishnan.

While the above players may have hit the rail, many managed to survive and thrive. Included in the "thrive" category were the likes of Tam Truong (119,150), Brad Douglas (91,500), Tristan Bain (72,750), Melanie Weisner (69,700) and James Broom (50,350).

One player who did better than all others on Day 1b was Jesse McKenzie. A huge later half of the night saw McKenzie hit two sets to send two players home and see his stack rise to the astronomical height of 162,825 in chips. That amount will see McKenzie Begin Day 2 as the chip leader by a huge margin.

In the end it was 70 players who survived Day 1b and they will join the 38 survivors from Day 1a at the felt on Day 2. Be sure to check back soon for the full end-of-day 1b chip count list, but until then, goodnight from Crown Perth in Western Australia! Be sure to join us for more action from 12.30pm tomorrow.

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

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Jesse McKenzie au 162,825 2,825
Tam Truong au 119,150 83,150
Bradley Douglas 91,500 91,500
Manjot Singh 86,075 86,075
Hung-tu (henry) Wang 83,750 83,750
Pawel Zawadowicz pl 82,875 82,875
Paul Turner 79,775 79,775
Tristan Bain au 72,750 3,750
Melanie Weisner us 69,700 19,700
John Dichiera 68,925 68,925
Emanuel Seal au 68,025 68,025
Robert Forward 64,700 64,700
David Gorr au 62,075 20,075
John Corr au 58,500 58,500
Daniel Botta 52,100 37,100
Kent Hunter 50,900 50,900
James Broom au 50,350 -14,650
Jovo Seckic 48,550 48,550
Angel Guillen mx 48,525 525
Bernard Beh 46,275 46,275
Fabian Craib 45,275 14,275
Alan Walker 44,200 44,200
Monica Eastick 43,575 35,075
Amanda De Cesare au 41,300 -700
Nigel Brine 40,575 40,575

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Just Another Set for the Mac

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Jesse McKenzie's reign of terror has continued into the final hands of the night. McKenzie's latest escapade saw him put a player all in on the river of a {9-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Hearts} board. The player called, then mucked and exited the tournament area when McKenzie turned over {4-Spades}{4-Clubs} for a turned set.

With that McKenzie has around 160,000 in chips and will almost certainly be our Day 1b chip leader.

Jesse McKenzie au 160,000 40,000

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Three More Hands

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The players have just been told there will be three more hands before calling it a night. Stay tuned to find out who makes it through to Day 2 and for a full wrap of today's action.

Prize Pool Adjustment

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We have just received word that the previously announced prize pool was missing one player who was a no show. This means that the official entries for the 2013 ANZPT Perth Main Event is 219. We will publish the official prize pool as soon as it is adjusted and made available.

McKenzie Rampages

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Jesse McKenzie has gone on a bit of a rampage late in the day. McKenzie has been active most of the day and it has now paid off as he is the first player to hit the six-figure mark and will likely finish the night as the chip leader.

We didn't catch the major hand that saw McKenzie's stack rise above 100,000 in chips, but McKenzie let us know that it happened when a player with top pair thought it would be a good idea to jam into McKenzie's set.

Jesse McKenzie au 120,000

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Guzzardi Winning Some

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Michael Guzzardi is currently leading the ANZ Player of the Year leader board. Trailing Guzzardi closely are Paul Hockin and Ashley Warner. Both Hockin and Warner have been eliminated from today's action, but recently found the time to go and heckle Guzzardi from the rail.

Guzzardi was involved in a hand when Warner and Hockin gave him a good-natured heckle. The hand in question began with Guzzardi opening the cutoff to 1,200. The player in the big blind made the call and the dealer flipped over a {5-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} flop. The big blind checked and Guzzardi led for 1,500. A call would see a {j-Hearts} hit the turn and this time Guzzardi would bet 2,500 when the action was checked. That bet was too much for Guzzardi's opponent, with some chips going the Melbournian's way.

Warner and Hockin will watch on over the next few days and quietly hope that Guzzardi doesn't earn himself too many ANZ Player of the Year points.

Michael Guzzardi us 22,000 1,000

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Ballard and Gorr

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ANZPT regular Stewart Ballard and 2011 Aussie Millions Champion David Gorr have been sitting next to each other for much of the late half of the night, but have seemingly been chatting with each other more often than playing hands against each other. We did recently catch the two players battle out a hand. It began with Gorr opening to 1,700 from the button, which Ballard called from the button.

On the {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop, Ballard checked and Gorr quickly bet 2,200. Ballard didn't want any part of the action, letting his hand go and sending the pot to Gorr. As Gorr stacked his new chips, Gorr and Ballard went back to chatting. Both of these players are looking very likely to survive the night.

David Gorr au 42,000 5,000
Stewart Ballard 36,000 3,000

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