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AU$500 Opening Event
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AU$500 Opening Event
Day 2 completed

Jun Wang Leads Final Nine After Day 2 (full)

[user198217] • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Jun Wang Leads the Final Nine after Day 2!
Jun Wang Leads the Final Nine after Day 2!

The massive 1,444-strong WSOP International Circuit Opening Event field has been whittled down to just nine players, all vying for the lions share of the $649,800 prize pool and the gold ring. In addition to the desirable piece of jewelry, the winner will also walk away with the $112,171 top prize.

With the elimination of Stan L., who went with his king-ten on a five-high board and ran into a flush against Jun Wang, to depart in 10th place, the Final Table is now set. Leading the way is in-fact Wang with an impressive stack of 5,425,000.

The day started with 227 players returning all with their eyes on firstly cashing before making their run to the final table. The bubble burst midway through the day when Sean Robinson took out his opponent with his pocket jacks against pocket queens when a jack spiked on the river to guarantee everyone a collect of $870.

Play then eased through the night until the event reached its final 24 players who re-drew for seats. Then, after just over nine hours of play, it took just over an hour to eliminate 14 runners to conclude proceedings for the evening.

Some notable players to make the money throughout the day include; Eric Assadourian (151st), Todor Kondevski (133rd), Sam Capra (120th), Peco Stojanovski (52nd) and Ali Khouiss (23rd).

The final nine players will return on Sunday, 2nd December, at 4pm local time in the poker room at The Star to resume play at the feature table. If the Day 2 action was any indication of what’s in store there should be some scintillating poker left to be played out at the Final Table and PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action.

Final Table

SeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
1Malcolm Trayner4,535,00045
2Johnathan Hargrave1,945,00019
3Chad Awerbuch1,350,00014
4Zhi Ma1,025,00010
5Jun Wang5,425,00054
6Shan Jiang1,485,00015
7Alex Falon3,340,00033
8George Mitri1,190,00012
9Chu Ong1,490,00015
Jun Wang au
Jun Wang
au 5,425,000 5,283,600
Malcolm Trayner au
Malcolm Trayner
au 4,535,000 685,000
Alex Falon au
Alex Falon
au 3,340,000 40,000
Johnathan Hargrave
Johnathan Hargrave
1,945,000 -305,000
Chu Ong
Chu Ong
1,490,000 -10,000
Shan Jiang au
Shan Jiang
au 1,485,000 295,000
Chad Awerbuch au
Chad Awerbuch
au 1,350,000 1,350,000
George Mitri au
George Mitri
au 1,190,000 430,000
Zhi Ma au
Zhi Ma
au 1,025,000 -545,000

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Stan L. Eliminated in 10th Place ($8,967)

[user198217] • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Stan L
Stan L

Stan L. raised to 210,000 from the button before Jun Wang re-raised to 575,000 from the big blind. Stan L. called.

The flop came {3-}{4-}{5-} with two hearts and a spade. Wang checked. Stan L.shoved all in. Wang called.

Jun Wang: {10-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Stan L.: {k-}{10-}

Wang had flopped and up-down-straight draw as well as a flush draw and secured the pot when the {q-Hearts} dropped on the turn. The meaningless {10-} completed the board and Wang shipped the pot.

The tournament has reached it's final table of nine. Full re-draw with counts as well as a wrap will follow shortly.

Stan L.
Stan L.
Busted

Kan Liu Eliminated in 11th Place ($8,967)

[user198217] • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Kan Liu moved all in preflop and was called by Stan L.

Stan L.: {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Kan Liu: {a-}{a-}

Liu couldn't have asked for a better spot with his pocket pair. However, the board ran out {9-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{9-Hearts} to see Stan L. flop a straight and take down the straight.

Stan L.
Stan L.
2,350,000 2,350,000
Kan Liu
Kan Liu
Busted

Richard Kellett Eliminated in 12th Place ($8,967)

[user198217] • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Richard Kellett
Richard Kellett

Richard Kellett and Malcolm Trayner exchanged raises preflop before both players were all in.

Malcolm Trayner: {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Richard Kellett: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

Kellett was the player at risk but wouldn't find any help as the board ran out {a-Spades}{6-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} to see Trayner improve to a full house and win the hand.

Malcolm Trayner au
Malcolm Trayner
au 3,850,000 3,265,000
Richard Kellett gb
Richard Kellett
gb Busted
Level:
27
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
10,000

Daniel Collett Eliminated in 14th Place ($7,310)

[user198217] • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 5,000 ante
Daniel Collett
Daniel Collett

Alex Falon raised from under the gun and Daniel Collett defended his big blind.

The flop came {k-Hearts}{2-Spades}{q-Spades} and Collett checked. Falon bet out. Collett moved all in over the top putting his tournament at risk. Falon quickly called.

Alex Falon: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}
Daniel Collett: {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

No help would come for Collett as the board ran out the {7-Spades} and {10-Clubs} to see him out in 14th place.

Alex Falon au
Alex Falon
au 3,300,000 -40,000
Daniel Collett au
Daniel Collett
au Busted

Alan Collis Eliminated in 15th Place ($7,310)

[user198217] • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 5,000 ante
Alan Collis
Alan Collis

Chu Ong moved all in from the hijack for around 900,000 before Alan Collis moved all in for 535,000 from the button. The blinds folded and the cards were shown.

Chu Ong: {a-Spades}{3-Spades}
Alan Collis: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{k-Spades}{j-Spades}{10-Spades}{q-Spades} to see Collis flop a pair to extend his lead only to watch it go as Ong hit a flush on the turn and improve to a royal flush by the river.

Chu Ong
Chu Ong
1,500,000 200,000
Alan Collis
Alan Collis
Busted

George Boustani Eliminated in 16th Place ($6,023)

[user198217] • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 5,000 ante

It was the battle of the George's as George Boustani found himself all in preflop and at risk against George Mitri.

George Mitri: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
George Boustani: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {2-Spades}{3-Spades}{5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} to see Mitri hold with his ace-high and eliminate Boustani from the tournament.

George Boustani au
George Boustani
au Busted