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Dean Yuen Wins 2012 Sydney Poker Championships Main Event

Posted at 11:45 2012-08-14 by Matthew Pitt

The 2012 Sydney Poker Championships Main Event has been completed and it was Dean Yuen who was the last man standing, making him the champion and $127,133 richer as a result.

The $1,650 No Limit Hold'em Main Event attracted a bumper crowd of 337 players, whose buy-ins created a mouth-watering prize pool of $505,500. with such a prestigious title on the line and huge prizes for those who made it deep, it was no surprise that a number of Australia's top talent were on show at the Star City Casino; David Borg (who finished second in a WSOP event this year), ANZPT Sydney champion Michael Kanaan and Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang.

Huang and Borg reached the nine-handed final table along with Yuen, recent APPT Queenstown Main Event champion David Allan and others making it a great spectacle for those on the rail. Yeun started the finale armed with 550,000 chips enough to place him fifth in chips but as players around him lost their chips, Yeun was adding to his stack and it was no surprise to find him heads-up against the aforementioned Borg.

Borg would ultimately finish second, once again becoming a bridesmaid, paving the way for Yeun to claim the title for himself and the $127,133 prize that accompanied it, by far the largest live cash in his career so far.

2012 Sydney Poker Championships Main Event Final Table

PositionNamePrize
1Dean Yuen$127,133
2David Borg$80,374
3Kahle Burns$44,989
4Stephen Buchanan$34,880
5Bryan Huang$28,560
6Ismail Ismail$23,253
7Suzy Khouis$18,450
8David Allan$13,901
9Jimmy Ghobrial$10,616

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