The World Series of Poker International Circuit is in full flight at The Star in Sydney, with a full schedule of events well attended by the best of the Australian poker circuit, as well as a sprinkling of international talents.
This week, the first of the big buy-in events took place with a field of 203 entries taking to the felt in the $5,000 No Limit Holdem Event. When the dust settled, it was Shivine Abdine who had conquered the field to capture $260,000 in prize money as well as the coveted WSOP Circuit Ring. The victory was Abdine’s largest of his career, taking his earnings in excess of US$1 million and into the Top 50 all-time Australian money earners.
Abdine overcame a tough final table that included one of Australia’s finest players in James Obst, as well as rising young gun Adrian Attenborough. Abdine and Attenborough would be left heads-up for the title, but rather than duke it out, the two agreed to a series of flips where they were all-in blind before the cards had been dealt. Seven flips later and Abdine had emerged victorious.
WSOPC Sydney $5,000 No Limit Holdem Final Table Results
1st Shivine Abdine – $260,000
2nd Adrian Attenborough – $160,610
3rd Marc Camphausen – $115,970
4th Michael Doumani – $85,170
5th Ehsan Amiri – $63,630
6th James Obst – $48,350
7th Honglin Jiang – $37,350
8th Charlie Hawes – $29,330
9th George Mitri – $23,400
In other results from the series, Pravishil Singh took home almost $100,000 for his win in the Monster Stack, Curtis Smith was victorious in the No Limit Holdem Classic, Nathan Susnig was too good in the 6-Max Event, while Ali Ghezelbash claimed the Masters title.
The WSOPC continues next week with the $2,200 WSOPC Sydney Main Event kicking off November 30th and the $20,000 High Roller Event on December 4th.
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