ANZPT Perth: Movers and shakers
It's moving day at the Crown Perth as we sort out who is the real deal here in the ANZPT Perth Main Event. We have 108 players remaining with another six levels of play expected today. We'll still be left a little shy of the money for the top 24, but will certainly have a better idea who might form our final table line up on Sunday.
Leading the way today is Jesse McKenzie. A regular on the ANZPT and no stranger to the big stack, McKenzie's 162,825 chips are already almost enough for an average in-the-money chip stack.
If he cashes in this event, it will be McKenzie's 5th ANZPT cash which puts him right up there on the most ever cashes on the tour (although he would unofficially still trail Tony Hachem (9) and Danny Chevalier (6)).
Tam Truong is the only other one in six figures with 119,500, with Bradley Douglas (91,500), Manjot Singh (86,075) and Day 1a chip leader Peter Woodworth (84,025) rounding out the top five.
Other notables still alive and well include Dale Marsland, Melanie Weisner, David Gorr, Liam O'Rourke, Andrew Jeffreys, Ricky Kroesen, John Corr, James Broom, Patrick Healy, Amanda De Cesare, Kyle Cheong and Gary Benson.
We also have our two Team PokerStars Pros in contention, and interestingly they find themselves sitting right next to each other (albeit separated by the dealer).
Huang has some work ahead of him with a stack of 20,100, but Guillen is motoring well and looking for his first cash down under with a stack of 48,525.
It should be an interesting day and we look forward to bringing you all the stories from both on and off the felt, while the team at PokerNews provide live updates and video interviews throughout the day. Stay tuned!