The 10th Edition Of Sydney Championships Wraps Up

//The 10th Edition Of Sydney Championships Wraps Up

The 10th Edition Of Sydney Championships Wraps Up

The Star Sydney recently hosted it’s 10th edition of Sydney Championships at the Star Poker room. The championship is one of the most coveted ones and this time, it was even bigger. This time, there were five huge guarantees for a total Series Guaranteed Prize Pool of $2,250,000* cash. On top of that, there was a special 10 Year Hyper Turbo on completion of their first decade in the poker industry. The championship also boasted of the second largest Main Event buy-in available in Australia. The minimum GTD of the Main Event was $1,000,000 which increased manifold with the increasing number of registrations. In 2017, Henry Tran had won the revered title.

High Roller – Sydney Championship

The female poker genius from New Zealand, Sosia Jiang, fought 28 entrants on her way to the winner’s title. After some gruesome grind, she churned out the top prize money of A$266,000 ($197,536).

The field posed a lot of threats on her way but she managed to overcome all of it to enter the final table with the chip lead.

Poker pros like Jonathan KaramalikisCorey KempsonAndy Lee, and Michael Addamo were in attendance which made it all the more tough for her.

After Matthew Wakeman busted Michel Bouskila in the third place, it was time for the heads-up between him and Jiang. But, it was Jiang’s day and the trophy was her.

Sydney Championships Event #11: A$20,000 High Roller Results

Place Player Country Prize Prize in US$
1 Sosia Jiang New Zealand A$266,000 $197,536
2 Matthew Wakeman Australia A$159,600 $118,522
3 Michel Bouskila Australia A$106,400 $79,014

Sydney Championships Team Event (A$17,142)

Sydney Championships Event #10: A$500 Teams was won by the team of Michal Jalc and Erden Ibrahim. They together won the top money prize of A$17,142 ($12,688) along with the title before the whole crowd at Star Poker room.

Participation of 136 entrants increased the girth of the event even more and the top 15 teams received a paycheck.

The Final Table started with 9 teams. The grind was exhausting and it took some time for the winner to emerge. At the heads-up, the team of Michal Jalc and Erden Ibrahim had to face the team of Seyedrahim Hosseininasab and Roy Vanderslui. The former team defeated the latter in just two hands.

Sydney Championships Event #10: A$500 Teams Final Table Results

Place Team Country Prize Prize in US$
1 Michal Jalc and Erden Ibrahim Australia A$17,142 $12,688
2 Seyedrahim Hosseininasab and Roy Vandersluis Australia A$10,591 $7,839
3 Daniel Copko and Matthew Weir Australia A$7,645 $5,659
4 Myles Lattacher and Trent Adams Australia A$5,617 $4,158
5 David Sargeant and Grant Naylor Australia A$4,199 $3,108
6 Gus Diana and Emil Dannaoui Australia A$3,192 $2,363
7 Chad Fitzsimmons and Todd Rizzoli Australia A$2,468 $1,827
8 Geoffrey Martin and Belinda D’Imperra Australia A$1,938 $1,435
9 Marianne Crane and Lida Chen Australia A$1,547 $1,145


The Sydney Championships Bounty (A$24,754)

Darius Stanaitis was declared as the winner in the Sydney Championships Event #15: A$450 No Limit Hold’em Bounty event. He returned from the Star Poker room with a handsome top prize money of A$24,754 ($18,320). This was the final event at the Sydney Championship.

The felt had 252 runners, running for the title. The game format was different and attracted the whole poker room. Each player made an additional A$100 for every player he eliminated. The top 27 positions were set for a paycheck, each.

The Final Table started with 9 players which included the likes of Jarryd Godena, Dylan “The Possum” Kehoe, Christopher Small, etc.

At the heads-up, Stanaitis faced Small. Darius’ strategy of taking complete control over Small worked the wonder for him and he ended the event as the winner.

Sydney Championships Event #15: A$450 No Limit Hold’em Bounty Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize Prize in US$
1 Darius Stanaitis Australia A$24,754 $18,320
2 Christopher Small Australia A$15,289 $11,315
3 Stylianos Frangeskos Australia A$11,046 $8,175
4 Dylan Kehoe Ireland A$8,129 $6,016
5 Jarryd Godena Australia A$6,090 $4,507
6 Bernie Stang Australia A$4,640 $3,434
7 Glenn Marsom Australia A$3,595 $2,661
8 Weng Wong Australia A$2,831 $2,095
9 Patrick Vartuli Australia A$2,264 $1,676

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