Peter Tsioustas Leads After Day 1a of the Melbourne Poker Championships Main Event

Posted at 20:10 2012-05-11 by Matthew Pitt

Day 1a of the Melbourne Poker Championships Main Event has been completed and it is Peter Tsioustas who is the man who has his name in lights after he bagged up the most chips at the end of Thursday night; 150,200 of them to be exact.

This was the first of three opening flights and thanks to the repêchage format of this year's $1,100 main Event the lucky winner is looking at scooping a six-figure score when the dust finally settles in the vast Crown Poker Room. By the time registration closed on Day 1a there were a total of 123 entrants, amongst them the likes of former champion Tony Kondevski, Jackie Glazier, John Shin and two former Aussie Millions champions in Oliver Speidel and David Gorr.

But it was the little known Tsioustas who filled the heaviest chip-bag at the end of the day, his 150,200 stack containing 5,100 more than his nearest rival Andrew Lock. According to the Hendon Mob database, Tsioustas only has one previous live score of note and you have to go all the way back to 2008 in order to find it. In August of that year he won the $500 Team Event at the Victorian Poker Championship to net himself $8,188 and if he carries on in the kind of form he showed during Day 1a he will be adding another entry to his page by the time this fantastic tournament has drawn to a close.

Day 1b kicked off at 12:10 today and whoever survives it will progress to Sunday's official Day 2 along with the 38 players who managed to navigate their way through the minefield that is a Day 1a! Join us tomorrow to for a recap of the action from Day 1b of the Melbourne Poker Championships Main Event being held at the amazing Crown Casino.

Top 10 Chip Counts

1stPeter Tsioustas150,200
2ndAndrew Lock145,100
3rdBruno Portaro141,000
4thIsmail Ismail119,600
5thDavid Griffiths116,100
6thThan Huynh105,400
7thJohn Apostolidis95,000
8thDidier Guerin90,000
9thJeffrey Sarkis78,800
10thMichael Guttman73,100

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