APPT Sydney: Whitewash on 1A

And then there were none. In a Detroit Lions-esque showing, the PokerStars Sponsored crew have gone 0-5 on day 1A of the APPT Grand Final in Sydney.

Team PokerStars Pro Chad Brown has joined Vanessa Rousso on the sidelines after walked K-3 into the K-J of Phil Wilcox on a board of J-7-K-3. Tough break, but the temperature is going to be 84 tomorrow. Vanessa, pack the bathers and the sunscreen.


Chad Brown bowed out in the latter stages of day 1A

Lei He, the local player who finished third in last year’s APPT Grand Final, has also been eliminated by rhyming namesake Dave Lee. It was jacks versus fours, and the board stayed forlorn for Lei He.

The medicos finally unplugged the life support on the stack of PokerStars Sponsored player David Saab after the Manila-based Aussie pro had survived several all-ins.

Ironically, he busted when pushing with the best of it – A-K against A-Q – but a Q on the flop sent the last of Saab’s chips in the direction of Brett Burgess.

Kiwi PokerStars qualifier Phil Willcocks remains the chip leader with 120,000 ahead of David Lovell, Greg Cook, PokerStars qualifier Daniel Kowalski from the UK and Ray Lapitan. And so to day 1B ...

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