Main Event
Main Event
Day 1c completed

Huang Continues Love for Queenstown After Huge Day 1c

[user162117] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Bryan Huang can't seem to lose in Queenstown
Bryan Huang can't seem to lose in Queenstown

The third and final Day 1 flight of the ANZPT Queenstown Main Event has come to a close! There were a huge amount of eliminations today as a field of 47 entries has been reduced to just 18. Leading the way following Day 1c, and becoming the overall chip leader with 99,425 is none other than Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang.

When Day 1c began there was going to need to be a massive field to reach the heights of last year’s 149-players field. It would end up being the biggest Day 1 flight yet with 47 entrants, which brought the total field size to 126. That means that aNZ$340,200 prize pool has been created, NZ$93,600 of which has been reserved for the eventual champion.

Throughout much of the day it was Tim Woods who held a chip lead over the field, but all of his chips would end up in Huang’s stack. Amazingly, Huang has already made two previous ANZPT Queenstown Main Event final tables (in 2010 and 2012) and will be looking to make it a third this year.

Some of those who will be joining Huang at the felt for tomorrow’s Day 2, albeit with not nearly as many chips, include Alex Lynskey, 2012 ANZPT Auckland champion Geoff Smith and the reigning ANZPT Queenstown champion Dave Allan . Brad Bower, Tristain Bain, Iori Yogo and PokerStars Team Online Roy Bhasin were a few of those from Day 1c who will not be at the tables for Day 2 action.

Be sure to check out all the end-of-day chip counts in the live reporting blog below, along with a full Day 2 table draw. Remember that while the schedule stated there would be two Day 2 flights played tomorrow, that has now been changed and there will only be one Day 2 flight, beginning at 2.00pm local time. That means a combined 66 survivors from all the three Day 1 flights will partake in Day 2 tomorrow. So, make sure to join PokerNews then for the continued live updates from the ANZPT Queenstown Main Event.

Tags: Bryan Huang

Day 2 Table and Seating Draw

[user162117] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

All players return at 2.00 p.m. local time on Friday. Check out the Day 2 table draw.

11David Allan35475
12Nathan Harvey38050
13Noel Cale15100
14Jeff Rossiter17250
15Patrick Healy32550
16Jon Pierre Narbey11950
17Hugh Cohen7900
18Stelios Yenofician24875
19Chiu Yeung Lee24700
21Daniel Levy55125
22Michael Fadersen47125
23Chris Holmes25200
24David Bonham13450
25Kosei Ichinose47775
26Bryan Huang99425
27Jackson Zheng11750
28Daniel Neilson51850
29Tobin Ryall42000
31Brian Horwitz16475
32Dean Schneider39325
33Luke Brabin68675
34Ryan Lew9500
35Dean Francis22750
37Roel Pijpers22800
38Slade Fisher2950
39Jonathan Bredin53875
41Martin Cardno26425
42Casey Kastle44500
43Asj Taylor9625
44Kenny Frisby38275
45Yi Won Lee43750
46Lukas Byrns78725
47Karl Radel30825
48Andrew Forsman55000
49Glenn Maiden16600
51Perry Michael2000
52Ricky Kroesen6875
53Colin Carpenter23300
54Raj Ramakrishnan40950
55Matthew Wakeman53700
56Patrick Halter19925
57Andrew Shanahan10500
58Oliver Gill45750
59Ali Ghezelbash55225
510Keith Walker55800
61Jacque Ramsden24850
62Jordan Westmorland25450
63Brett Chalhoub14100
64Duane Wera Moses19700
65Wenjian Qiu59150
66Jakub Kyrian9425
67George Graziani26975
68Paul Atkin6675
69Edison Nguyen36700
610Geoff Smith69550
71Benjamin Richardson32350
72Daniel Laidlaw85900
73Erich Stadler12325
74Madis Muur22100
75Alicia Sale39350
76Stevan Chew23250
77Michael Chon59375
78Tom Grigg24100
79Matty Yates21625
710Alex Lynskey44025

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

[user162117] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Bryan Huang sg 99,425 -5,575
Lukas Byrns 78,725
Geoff Smith nz 69,550 -5,450
Keith Walker 55,800 -4,200
Kosei Ichinose 47,775
Alex Lynskey au 44,025 27,025
Yi Won Lee 43,750
Alicia Sale 39,350
Edison Nguyen au 36,700 -13,300
Dave Allan 35,475 -2,525
Patrick Healy 32,550 18,550
[Removed:17] 30,950 -19,050
Patrick Halter 19,925
Noel Cale 15,100
Erich Stadler 12,325
Andrew Shanahan 10,500
Paul Atkin 6,675
Slade Fisher 2,950

Read full

Pause the Clock, Deal Four More

[user162117] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and the players are being dealt four more hands before calling it a night. Right now there are around 18 players surviving and it is very unlikely and player will be able to surpass the monster stack of Bryan Huang. Make sure to check back for any last-minute action and to find out all the end-of-day chip counts and the Day 2 table draw.

Huang Wins Huge, First Player Over Six Figures

[user162117] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Bryan Huang loves to crush in Queenstown
Bryan Huang loves to crush in Queenstown

Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang has been to Queenstown for the ANZPT twice in his career and both times he has made the final table. In 2012 Huang finished in 7th and in 2010 he finished in 9th. Now, in 2013, he has made a good start towards making a third final table.

It started with Huang opening to 900 from the hijack. The player on the button three-bet to 3,000 and it was on Tim Woods in the big blind. He flat-called and it was back on Huang. After a few moments Huang four-bet to 12,000. The button player folded here and it was back on Woods, who five-bet to 25,000. Huang moved all in here and Woods sort of gave a shrug before making the all-in call.

Huang: {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Woods: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

Huang was looking great to be the first player to move to a six-figure stack and the news only got better when a {10-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop was spread on the felt. The {9-Spades} turn made Huang cringe as Woods now had a straight draw, but the {5-Diamonds} river was safe and just like that, Woods was eliminated, while Huang now has a monster and will likely be the end-of-day chip leader.

Bryan Huang sg 105,000 70,000
Tim Woods Busted

Tags: Bryan HuangTim Woods

Good Call from Huang

[user162117] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang and and Tim Woods have been on the same table all day and have rumbled in a few pots several times. Huang was recently on the winning end of one of these hands. It started with Woods opening the hijack to 1,000. Huang called out of the small blind and the player in the big blind also made the call.

The {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} flop would see the play checked over to Woods, who bet 1,000. Huang made a fairly quick call, while the big blind got out of the way. Both Woods and Huang checked the {5-Clubs} turn and a {4-Spades} completed the board on the river. Huang again tapped the table here and Woods flicked out a bet of 3,000. Huang called and Woods tabled his {k-Spades}{10-Hearts} for nothing but ten-high. Huang turned over his {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, with his ace-high good to win the pot.

Tags: Bryan HuangTim Woods

Late Count Update

[user162117] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

At this point during the last level of the day the reigning ANZPT Auckland champion Geoff Smith is the chip leader with 75,000 in chips, while there are plenty of others with lots of chips.

Geoff Smith nz 75,000 53,000
Tim Woods 65,000 5,000
Keith Walker 60,000 26,000
Edison Nguyen au 50,000 28,500
Dave Allan 38,000
Bryan Huang sg 35,000 3,000
Patrick Healy 14,000 -4,000
Tristan Bain au Busted