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.
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