Another huge day at The Star Gold Coast has resulted in two more trophies being given away, with Jon Peter “JP” Rounce-Sue and Raphael Tenenbaum the latest to add their names to the WPT Australia honour roll.
Tenenbaum was the first to reach the summit in the $5K 8-Max Action clock shortly after 4pm local time, after he and heads-up opponent Ankit Ahuja got all their money into the middle on a flop of 9♥4♥2♣.
Ahuja tabled 10♥9♠ for top pair, and had to fade plenty of outs; Tenenbaum tabling 6♥2♥ for bottom pair and a flush draw.
Getting there immediately on the J♥ turn, it was Tenenbaum’s turn to fade as Ahuja could still take the pot with another heart on the river, but the 5♣ was the final card of the tournament and with that, Tenenbaum secured his maiden Tier One victory.
WPT AUSTRALIA $5K 8-MAX ACTION CLOCK – FINAL TABLE RESULTS ($5,000 buy-in, 84 entries, 11 players paid)
PlaceNameCountryAmount1stRaphael TenenbaumAustralia$116,4242ndAnkit AhujaAustralia$77,6183rdHussein HassanAustralia$52,6274thMalcolm TraynerAustralia$36,9935thAnthony XuAustralia$27,0446thCuong LeAustralia$20,5697thDavid SebesfiAustralia$16,2668thEhsan AmiriAustralia$13,4649thMichael EganAustralia$11,647
Just over half an hour later, Rounce-Sue was mobbed by family and friends after mounting an epic comeback against Daniel Hachem, who held 90% of the chips in play going into the heads-up phase of the Opening Event.
Rounce-Sue wrestled back the chip lead before Rounce open-shoved on the river with the board that showed 10♦2♣J♥K♦2♥, which put Hachem deep into the tank before making a crying call, only to muck after Rounce-Sue tabled K♥10♠ for two pair.
WPT AUSTRALIA OPENING EVENT – FINAL TABLE RESULTS ($1,500 buy-in, 615 entries, 79 players paid)
PlaceNameCountryAmount1stJP Rounce-SueAustralia$156,413 + WPT Passport2ndDaniel HachemAustralia$109,9133rdKonstantin HeldAustralia$70,7904thMarco PerriAustralia$51,1035thMikael LarssonAustralia$39,2076thChris EdgarAustralia$31,5837thSteven GluyasAustralia$26,2228thEugene WongAustralia$20,8609thHenry WuAustralia$15,666
As well as his $156K payday, Rounce-Sue has also earned himself a WPT Prime Championship Passport valued at $6,000, and will be joined by another lucky winner from Day 2 of the Mystery Bounty, which is set to recommence at 11:30am AEST today.
From the 658 total entries, only 83 players will return to plunder the Mystery Bounty “Outback Bank”, which will include a whopping $100,000 top bounty – a new record for any Mystery Bounty tournament ever held in Australia.
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