Longmore Leads Flight 1b at Joe Hachem Deep Stack Series
Posted at 23:08 2009-03-20
The second flight of the 2009 Joe Hachem Deep Stacked Series Main Event saw a huge field turnout to the Crown Poker Room in sunny Melbourne for their shot at the anticipated $100,000 first place prize. Late registrations pushed today’s figure to 375 starters, which when combined with the 330 from flight 1a, pushed the total unique entrants to over 700. With many expected to repechage tomorrow, Crown will be looking to burst through that magical 1,000 barrier for the very first time.
The notable players were out in force highlighted by young guns Jonathan Karamalikis, Ben Delaney, Tim Horan, Trung Tran, Raemin Alexander, Tim Duckworth and the newest JHDSS title winner, poker vixen Monica Nguyen.
However the story of the day belonged to Sydney’s Peppermint Hippo, Ali Khalil. The popular poker personality arrived at his table and proceeded to tilt his opponents in any way possible. By playing every pot, turning quads holding 7-3 and rivering a straight holding A-5 against Andrew Scott’s A-K, Khalil’s goal to accumulate every chip in play was on track as he stormed past the 100,000 chip barrier by the time the first break rolled around.
However it all came crashing down for Khalil as he was eliminated late in the day. Others to fall included Andrew Jeffreys, Raj Ramakrishnan, Martin Comer, Bill Jordanou, Vincent Wan, Paul Khoury and Luke Santo.
In the end it was Peter Longmore who claimed the unofficial end of day chip lead as around 160 players survived to make it through to Day 2 action on Sunday.
Here are approximate end of day chip counts for our chip leaders:
Peter Longmore - 156,900
Rick Plochino - 135,000
Jason Alchin - 129,200
David Chilcott - 125,900
Joe Cristallo - 115,000
Jamie Glazier - 112,900
Marc Des Anges - 112,300
Mark Cesaria - 108,700
Peter Aristidou - 102,400
Dean Towers - 100,000
Join the PokerNetwork Live Reporting team once again tomorrow for the repechage day where those who busted on one of the opening flights will have a second chance to buy back into the event. The action kicks off at 12:10pm local time so join us then!
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