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McKenzie Leads the Way into Day 2 of ANZPT Adelaide

Posted at 10:41 2011-02-04

After a long wait, Season 3 of the PokerStars.net Australia New Zealand Poker Tour kicked off at the Adelaide Casino this week and once again it proved to be a popular event. Leveraging off the success of the Aussie Millions there were many locals and Internationals in the field as a record field was produced for a poker tournament in South Australia.

With 105 players on Day 1a, we saw a near capacity field of 148 for Day 1b to give us a total field of 253 players. The $551,540 prize pool will be divided up amongst the top 27 with first place set to collect $148,900 in prize money.

After the opening two flights 111 players have survived and will return to the Poker Zone today to try and reach the money stage of the tournament. They will be led by Jesse McKenzie who was a runaway chip leader from Day 1a – accumulating almost double that of his nearest rival. The chip leader from Day1b was Octavian Voegele who seems to have a liking for the Adelaide Casino as he will be looking to go a couple of places better than his third place finish from this event last year.

Other notables still in contention include Eric Assadourian, Paul Khoury, Peter Aristidou, American Joe Serock, Bruno Portaro, Leo Boxell, Aaron Benton, Brendon Rubie, Tom Grigg, Martin Kozlov, Full Tilt Red Pro Van Marcus, Team PokerStars Pro Tony Hachem and the defending champ Rennie Carnevale.

Top Ten Chip Counts

Jesse McKenzie – 181,325
Octavian Voegele – 159,600
Alec Smith - 132,925
Charles Caris - 113675
Eric Assadourian – 109,800
Craig Bourke – 98,250
Paul Khoury – 90,550
Michael Sellars – 80,675
Ashish Gupta – 78,450
Peter Aristidou – 75,125

The action recommences at 11am local time with all the live updates brought to your courtesy of the PokerStars Blog.

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Jesse McKenzie has the chip lead heading into Day 2 of the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event Jesse McKenzie has the chip lead heading into Day 2 of the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event

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