Yesterday was Day 1b of the PokerStars.it European Poker Tour Campione Main Event where a total of 392 players exchanged €5,300 for 30,000 tournament chips and the chance to become an EPT champion. Amongst the bumper field were a handful of Austrailain poker players and we arer delighted to reveal that going into today's Day 2 there are still two of them in contention for what will be a first place prize of €640,000.
The best placed of the two is Melbourne's Jeffrey Rossiter who ended the day bagging and tagging a total of 65,500 chips. Rossiter burst onto the live poker scene in 2011 when he wion more than $960,000 over the 12 months! The bulk of those winnings came from his third place finish in the $10,000 Aussie Millions Main Event, a result that netted him a cool $700,000. During the same year he won the $500 main event of the Joe Hachem Deep Stack Series for $52,000 and came third in the HK$30,000 APPT Macau Main Event for an additional $167,791. Can he add an EPT title to his already impressive list of results.
He will be joined at the felt by Sydney's Joel Dodds, another player who has sampled the sweet taste of success in his live poker tournament career. Dodds finished the day in Campione with a stack of 43,200 and is certainly still in the mix. His biggest cash to date stands at €112,000 which he was awarded for finishing third in the €5,000 Main Event of The Everest Poker ONE in Monte Carlo in April 2011 with his second largest score being for $136,222 that he picked up for finishing second in a $2,000 event at the 2010 Venetian Deepstack. More recently Doods finished second to the United Kingdom's Tom Middleton in the $1,000 Six-Max tournament at the 2012 Aussie Million for a cool $58,135.
Play resumes at 14:00 CET and the plan is to play up to seven 75-minute levels, which means out heroes could be in for a very long day indeed. Good luck boys!
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