Day 2 of the 2009 Melbourne Poker Championships saw the first of the morning series events attract 53 early-morning risers for the $120 No Limit Hold’em Event at 10am to create a prize pool of nearly $5,000 with part of the prize pool kept aside for the end of series finale.
Errol Bamford emerged triumphant to capture the first place prize of $1,669 while Canberra’s Robert Potter collect his second final table of the series.
1st Errol Bamford $1,669
2nd Robert Potter $1,145
3rd Jason Spooner $763
4th Xiao Cui $525
5th Neil Mowatt $382
6th Simon Bismark $286
The championship event of the day saw 131 entrants take to the felt with rebuy chips in hand for Event #3: $100 No Limit Holdem with Rebuys. With rebuys a bargain at just $50, people were happy to splash around with a whopping 613 rebuys and addons purchased to enable players to battle with a decent-sized stack.
The top 16 were paid with Marwan Nassif sneaking into 16th place and Michael Guzzardi busting in 11th. At the end of a long night (well morning) it was Daniel Chevalier who took down the title, collecting the trophy and a tidy $11,025 in prize money.
Final Table Results:
1st Daniel Chevalier $11,025
2nd Abdullah Yalcin $7,481
3rd Mark Johnston $4,725
4th Hassan Kamel $3,542
5th Glenn Allan $2,756
6th Richard Smith $2,165
7th Alf Frommer $1,575
8th Sarah Allan $1,181
9th Tuan Hoang $788
10th Richaerd Pietrykowski $591
The third day of the 2009 Melbourne Championships is one for the Omaha fans with the $120 Omaha Hi/Lo event in the morning series at 10:10am, and then Event #4 of the Championships at 7:10pm with a $175 Pot Limit Omaha event.
Also it’s not too late to qualify for the Main Event with $50 No Limit Hold’em satellites, with $25 rebuys, running every day at 2pm at the Crown Poker Room, with last minute online satellites at Full Tilt Poker and 888 Poker.
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