The Crown Casino in Melbourne has been a hive of activity today, with Day 2 of the A$1,100 Event #1 Accumulator taking place.
The day may have started with former November Niner, Antoine Sault, having the chip lead, but he didn’t manage to make it to the final table, due to be played tomorrow. In fact he did get very close, and he only just fell short of the final hurdle, taking 13th place for A$13,183.
The players actually had to play longer than originally planned to get down to the final 9, and were playing 10 handed at an unofficial final table for some time before Ash Gupta bust as the final table bubble burst. He takes home A$16,199 for his trouble.
The final table consists of:
Seat 1: Peter Kleudgen – 137,000
Seat 2: Iori Yogo – 138,000
Seat 3: Junzhong Loo – 525,000
Seat 4: Jonathan Duhamel – 537,000
Seat 5: Jeremy Ausmus – 447,000
Seat 6: Ryan Otto – 181,000
Seat 7: Bryan Piccioli – 790,000
Seat 8: Graeme Putt – 216,000
Seat 9: Jonathan Karamalikis – 296,000
Sitting in seat 4, Jonathan Duhamel is the obvious name to stand out from the final 9 players. He is hoping to add the first ever WSOP APAC bracelet to his 2010 WSOP Main Event Bracelet, along with the A$211,575 for first prize.
Jonathan Karamalikis is flying the flag for the local boys, and the heavily experienced Australian is certainly not going to be a push over.
Another player that is not going to be a push over is Bryan Piccioli. The “Run it Once” instructor has over $3.5Million in online winnings, and should be rightly feared by all those sitting at the final table, especially as he has the chip lead.
While it hasn’t been confirmed, we do believe that there is going to be a live stream of this final table, and it should be available on the WSOP.com website.
If you can’t catch the action on the stream, we’ll be bringing you the results tomorrow, here at FTR.