The World Series of Poker Sydney Circuit tournament has concluded with a main event in which 1,067 players registered, many of them professional international aces.
The competition was so intense that two additional days were required before a final table was reached, with an interesting mix of old hands and young guns making for some exciting exchanges.
When the heads up was reached Michael Fraser held the chip advantage over Michael Kanaan, and a competitive struggle ensued,
Just over half-an-hour later Kanaan had levelled the stacks and then took the lead. Despite a very creditable performance Fraser was unable to regain momentum and he was eventually eliminated at second place for $244,086 – by far his biggest pay day yet.
Kanaan’s reward was $394.837 and the prestige of a WSOP Circuit ring; he also gets to travel to the United States to represent Star Poker in the $1 million guaranteed Global Casino Championship.
Other final table cashes included:
John Pachos $181,390
Nabil Edgtton $136,362
Sean Lannon $103,691
Karam Bahi $79,768
Sam Alhassan $62,078
Vincent Huang $48,868
Daniel Embleton $38,924