Even with the Formula One Grand Prix and Round One of the AFL taking Melbourne by storm, Sunday of the Joe Hachem Deep Stack Series saw three events played out in the Crown Poker Room.
Kicking off the day at lunchtime was Event 6: $340 No Limit Holdem Accumulator where players from both flight one and two returned to the felt with the top eighteen getting paid. Kris Nedanovski (18th) and 2009 Melbourne Poker Championships winner Todor Kondevski (14th) both snuck into the money before a super-stacked final table was formed. Tournament stalwarts Koun Chhoy, Nic Haidaris, Trung ‘DYnaSTyZz’ Tran and Dave ‘Leewah’ Lee were unable to generate any momentum as they made their way to the rail. Ricky ‘rickwaa’ Kroesen made his second final table of the week before falling in third place, and after a short heads-up battle, Yann Pauchon dispatched of John Apostolidis to improve on his second placing in the Six-Handed tournament earlier in the week to collect the $12,000 first prize and coveted trophy.
1st – Yann Pauchon ($12,000)
2nd – John Apostolidis ($8,000)
3rd – Ricky Kroesen ($5,500)
4th – Stephen Goodridge ($4,500)
5th – Michael Chew ($3,800)
6th – Dave Lee ($3,200)
7th – Trung Tran ($2,700
8th – Nic Haidaris ($2,200)
9th – Koun Chhoy ($1,700)
10th – Mark Bradley ($1,200)
Only eighteen players entered Event 7: $550 Heads-Up with Josh Budin, Julian Cohen, Kristian Lunardi, Oliver Gill and Sean Dunwoodie just a handful of players to enter and fall short of the money.
PokerNetwork’s Michael ‘itsover9000’ Egan took care of Daniel Neilson in the semi-finals while Jim Sachinidis fell to Wayne Conway. Unfortunately for Egan he was unable to continue his winning streak eventually bowing out in second place with Conway picking up the $4,050 first prize and seventh trophy of the series.
1st – Wayne Conway ($4,050)
2nd – Michael Egan ($2,700)
3rd – Jim Sachinidis ($1,125)
4th – Daniel Neilson ($1,125)
The final event for the week saw 103 teams enter the Crown Poker Room to play Event 8: $200 Teams Event. In an unusual spin to the normal teams events, this one was played with one partner playing a round of No Limit Holdem, and the other a round of Pot Limit Omaha.
The teams formed some interesting combinations of skill, gamble and experience, but in the end only ten would walk home richer then when they arrived. Simon Gordon and Jason Boyd took home the gold when they bested Adam Dessaix and Daniel Eckhaus heads-up to walk away with $4,380 each.
While multi-tabling between the tournament and high-stakes cash game running, Joe Hachem managed to log his third self-named series cash when he partnered up with his 18-year old son Anthony to finish in a respectable 5th place.
1st – Simon Gordon and Jason Boyd ($4,380)
2nd – Adam Dessaiz and Daniel Eckhaus ($3,150)
3rd – Andrew Komodromos and Martin Zozlov ($2,275)
4th – Aaron Boyd and Mark Bruin ($1,840)
5th – Joe Hachem and Anthony Hachem ($1,490)
6th – Willyon Tan and Ram Asokan ($1,225)
7th – Steve Varga and Stephen Shi ($1,050)
8th – Tony Kotsopoulos and Enes Jukic ($875)
9th – Jason Giuliano and Louise Ingram ($700)
10th – Matthew Hopley and Libroio Fisicaro ($525)
Make sure to stay logged on to PokerNetwork for all the updates from the Joe Hachem Deep Stack Series, with the $340 Terminator Event set to draw a big field this evening, as we close in on the marquee event of the series and the $550 Main Event!
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