ANZPT Sydney takes off, Gary Benson leads Day 1a

ANZPT Sydney Season 5 takes off
ANZPT Sydney Season 5 takes off

Day 1a of The Pokerstars Australia New Zealand Poker Tour(ANZPT), Sydney Season 5 ended here today with the Main Event attracting 209 players and seeing 86 survivors. Gary Benson sat atop a chip stack of 193,000 and led the pack of 86 players in the main event.

Day 1a ended at Level 8 with blinds at 500/1000, 100 Ante. Jean Pierre Besancon was second in chip count with 138,500 chips while Benjamin Zhang also sat pretty with 114,200 chips. ANZPT Perth’s Main event winner Dejan Divkovic survived a tumultuous day where his stack went up and down many times. 

The Chip standings of the ANZPT Main event at end of Day 1a:

Sr. No Name Chip Stack
1. Gary Benson 193,000
2. Jean Pierre Besancon 138,500
3. Benjamin Zhang 114,200
4. Cathal Shine 101,100
5. Carmelo Auditore 94,000
6. Sam Capra 93,300
7. Adrian Browning 88,700
8.  Toby Ryall 81,300
9. Adam Carlton 79,900
10. Martin Ward 78,900