Powell Takes PLO Title On Star-Studded Final Table
Posted at 15:49 2009-03-18
Day ten of the Joe Hachem Deep Stack Series brought about two events with Event 11: $1,100 Pot Limit Omaha with 1 Optional Rebuy and Event 12: $550 Teams Event.
31 runners turned out for the midday start for Event 11 with Tino Lechich, Jason Gray, Billy ‘the Croc’ Argyros and PokerStars pro’s Lee Nelson and Joe Hachem being just a few of the notables in this world-class field.
With a prizepool of $58,000 play would be fast and intense with a 10,000 chip starting bank and one optional rebuy for each player. However with only the top five being payed, Graeme Putt, James Obst and Sam Youssef would all fall short as the final table of eight was formed.
Michael Guzzardi would fall first, followed by Gray and Argyros as the players slipped into the money with the final results as follows.
1st – Julian Powell ($22,500)
2nd – Grant Levy ($15,000)
3rd – Tom Di Pasquale ($10,000)
4th – Lee Nelson ($6,500)
5th – Jamie Pickering ($4,000)
The sun set and the moon rose to see 106 teams fill the Crown Poker Room for the $550 Teams Event.
With a 15,000-chip start bank and a slow structure, play was suited for the tournament savvy teams of Trung Tran and Nobbi Tanaka, Danny Mountt and Bruno Portaro, Andrew Oataway and Martin Harvey, Sean Callender and Dennis Huntly and Stephen Topakas and James Potter to top things off.
Antonio Casale, Andrew Jeffreys, Julius Colman and Tony Hachem all took part; but with only 106 teams sharing in the $53,000 prizepool it would be Bong Vonksykeo and Tuan Hoang taking the number one spot and the $15,105 first prize.
1st – Bong Vonksykeo / Tuan Hoang ($15,105)
2nd – George Cotaidis / Mary Comeau ($10,865)
3rd – Nick Georgoulas / Michael Chrisanthopoulos ($7,288)
4th – Milun Garilovic / Tod Thomson ($5,035)
5th – Sean Dunwoodie / Christopher Dunwoodie ($4,108)
6th – Ismail Ismail / Joshua Cunningham ($3,180)
7th – Mark Handmer / Ray Sukkar ($2,650)
8th – Michael Ryan / Barry Long ($2,120)
9th – Samir Toma / Saman Ishaki ($1,590)
10th – Antony Green / Clifford Lee ($1,060)
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