Time has been called on the day's play in the PokerMedia Australia 6-handed event with eight players to return to The Star Poker Room tomorrow afternoon to play down to a winner.
Just a few days after the Opening Event attracted its biggest ever field, the PMA 6-handed repeated the feat by attracting over 200 entries for the very first time. The final figure of 205 smashed the 156 who bought in for this event at last year's Sydney Championships but the bigger field didn't last long as it was slashed to just one person shy of the final table over the course of 17 levels.
The one to watch tomorrow, however, will be Hannah Lee who dominated the final levels to bag up 958,000 - almost double her nearest rival in Najeem Ajez. Ironically, Ajez had one foot out the door just 10 minutes before the end of the day's play when he clashed with Chao Duan. Ajez shoved on a flop holding and couldn't believe his bad luck when Chao rolled over . But the turn and river miraculously filled him up to keep his hopes alive.
The players return tomorrow as follows ...
Hannah Lee - 958,000
Najeem Ajez - 552,000
Chao Duan - 441,000
Samuel Kennedy - 392,000
Jason Pritchard - 238,000
Nick Polias - 233,000
Steve Pappas - 193,000
Ross Coveney - 72,000