Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
The penultimate day of the ANZPT Queenstown Main Event has entered the record books and the final table is set!
Leading the final nine is Australia’s Jonathan Bredin. At the start of the day Bredin was the chip leader and now he will begin the final day with a 657,000 in chips. That stack is almost a third of the chips in play.
Bredin’s story has been an inspirational one here in Queenstown as the 23-year old suffers from cerebral palsy, yet that hasn’t stopped him from playing poker at a truly elite level. Bredin only has limited use of one arm and impeded speech and through the aid of a special iPad and a helper, he is able to communicate his decisions.
Bredin’s nearest competitor at the final table is Jon Pierre Narbey with a stack of 408,000. Still in contention, albeit with not as many chips as Narbey and Bredin, include the likes of Raj Ramakrishnan, Daniel Laidlaw and Daniel Neilson. Ricky Kroesen is also still alive and with plenty of chips to threaten. Kroesen finished 4th in this event last year and will certainly be looking to go all the way this time.
Be sure to check out the final table draw and chip counts in the blog below.
It took almost exactly six levels to complete Day 3 of the ANZPT Queenstown Main Event. At the beginning of the day there were 23 hopefuls, but 14 of them would have to hit the rail before the final table was set. The action started slowly, but would speed up until Karl Radel was eliminated on the bubble.
When 10 players remained Jackson Zheng must have felt a bit of déjà vu as he had finished 10th in the 2011 ANZPT Main Event. Unfortunately that’s the exact same place he finished in this year's event as he was yet again eliminated as the final table bubble-boy.
The final nine players will return to the felt from 12.30 p.m. local time on Sunday and play down to a winner. Who will become the 2013 ANZPT Queenstown Main Event, claiming all the glory and NZ$93,600 to go along with? Make sure to return to find out!
Jonathan Bredin is leading the final table. Check out the draw below.
|2||Jon Pierre Narbey||408,000|
|3||Chiu Yeung Lee||161,000|
|Jon Pierre Narbey||408,000||-7,000|
|Chiu Yeung Lee||161,000||81,000|
Back in the 2011 ANZPT Queenstown Main Event Jackson Zheng finished in 10th place. Now he has finished 10th again this year.
Zheng's final hand began when Daniel Neilson opened the button to 12,000. Zheng then moved all in from the small blind for 80,000 and it was on Ricky Kroesen in the big blind. Kroesen got his stack in the middle, Neilson folded and Zheng was at risk.
"This is a flip right?" Zheng joked.
The board was no good for Zheng as he was sent packing in a familiar 10th place.
With that, the 2013 ANZPT Queenstown final table is set! Stay tuned for the final nine table draw.
Action folded to Daniel Neilson and he moved all in for his last 59,000. Jackson Zheng re-raised all in to isolate and the cards were on their backs:
Neilson was happy to be racing and confident of a double up, and those good vibes translated to the flop of to leave Zheng with just one out in the deck. The turn and river left Neilson to double up to stay alive with around 140,000 in chips.
With the elimination of Kenny Frisby in 11th place, there is only one more bust-out needed before we have reached the final table.
Frisby's final chips went into the stack of Raj Ramakrishnan. All the chips went in on the river of a board, with Ramakrishnan holding for a straight, while Frisby held .
For his effort Frisby claimed NZ$7,650.
There will now be two five-handed tables until one more player is eliminated, at which point the day will be over.
Picking up the action on a flop of , Daniel Neilson checked from the small blind over to Jonathan Bredin who made it 18,000 to go. Neilson responded with a check-raise to 41,000 but Bredin made the call before both players checked the turn.
The river produced the and Neilson reached for chips before plonking 71,000 into the middle. Bredin wasn’t pleased as he scratched his head and baulked at his iPad on several occasions before eventually motioning a call.
Neilson tabled and Bredin let out a groan of delight, giving away the fact that he had that beat. Bredin’s helper flipped over to scoop yet another huge pot. He’s out to a massive chip lead now with 700,000 as Neilson slips to just around 80,000.
|Jon Pierre Narbey||415,000||55,000|
|Chiu Yeung Lee||80,000||15,000|
Daniel Neilson has taken a small chunk out of Jonathan Bredin’s stack but things could’ve been a lot worse for our chip leader. Bredin kept things under control, flat-calling a three-bet preflop in position with , and then calling bets of 18,000 on the flop and 35,000 on the turn on the board of .
The river was scary for both players as they checked it down with Neilson’s proving too strong. Neilson is up to 250,000 with Bredin still in good shape with 490,000.