Stewart Scott No One Hit Wonder

Posted at 01:52 2009-08-13
The action continues to heat up at the 2009 Victorian Poker Championships in the build up to the High Rollers and Main Event later this week.
The $1,100 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event attracted 141 players, full of talented online young guns and live poker veterans alike. Lorenzo Carbone grabbed a big chip lead as play got deep with Luke Santo, Jonathan Karamalikis and Joe Cabret first to visit the cashier.
Carbone’s lead only got bigger when he busted Daniel Neilson in a monstrous pot. Carbone held a small two pair and made the call against Neilson’s flush and straight draws, and when the river bricked Neilson was sent crashing out of the tournament as Carbone became the man to watch. That is, until Graeme Putt (9th) and Nino Marotta (8th) were eliminated and our final table was set as young gun Andy Lee took over.
We thought we were in for a late night but Lee had other ideas as he single-handedly destroyed the final table. In a matter of moments, Lee knocked out every single one of his opponents and it didn’t matter if Lee had the best hand or the worst hand, the chips headed in his direction. In the final hand Lee was dominated with {as}{4d} against Martin Cardno’s {ah}{6h} but the {7h}{2c}{3d}{5c}{5d} board gave Lee a straight, the pot, trophy and tidy $35,000 in prize money.
Final Table Payouts
1st Andy Lee ($35,000)
2nd Martin Cardno ($25,200)
3rd Sujeet Mehta ($17,000)
4th Lorenzo Carbone ($12,500)
5th Ash Gupta ($9,600)
6th Jacob Chen ($7,000)
7th Petar Vujic ($5,100)
The other event for the evening was the $240 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha with Rebuys event where 81 players including the likes of Joe Hachem, Tony Hachem, Grant Levy and Ben Delaney took to the felt, producing 386 rebuys to create a prize pool of $54,800. With the play going late into the evening, the final table resumed the next day where 2009 Aussie Millions champ Stewart Scott proved he is no one-hit wonder by capturing another trophy and $15,340 in prize money.
The feature event of the day was the $1,650 Pot Limit Omaha event where 57 players hit the tables for some four-card gambling action. The field included notables Daniel Neilson, Graeme Putt, Leo Boxell, Michael Guttman, Tino Lechich, Jay Kinkade, Toothpick Tony, Jamie Pickering and Ben Savage.
Kinkade and Guttman would reach the final table but bubble the money as only the top seven players would end up in the cash.
Robert Wang continued the good form of the Kiwis after busting in 7th place after a big three-way all in that also saw PokerNetwork’s own Con “tsapy” Tsapkounis sent to the rail in 6th place. The ever-consistent Brian Hull went in 5th place to leave the final four players in the hunt at 1:30am.
James Sherrill - 255,000 
Van 'Sirens' Marcus - 250,000
Sam Youssef - 210,000
Greg Cook - 145,000
We’ll have updates on the final result of this event as soon as they come to hand. Tomorrow is the $10,200 High Rollers event which should see a small but world-class field take to the felt. As always, stay locked into PokerNetwork for all the live updates.

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