Sunday August 1, 2011 : Finalists compete for A$330,000 main prize
In Melbourne, Australia nine players survived to a final table in the Asia Pacific Poker Tour V's first stop, with New Zealander Phil Willcocks (28) continuing his long run as chip leader in this exciting event into the Day 4 finale, and a A$330,000 incentive to excel.
The final table of survivors from an original field of 260 is:
• Phillip Willcocks 2,317,000
• Leo Boxell 1,170,000
• Phares Bouya 910,000
• Michael Frydman 741,000
• William Jones 730,000
• Jackson Zheng 640,000
• Julius Colman 513,000
• Van Marcus 346,000
• Eddie Mascardi 335,000
When play recommenced Monday, it took only four hands for the first player, Julius Colman, to be eliminated in a clash with William Jones. Colman headed for the cashier and a ninth placing payday of A$27,000.
When InfoPowa went to press the action was at level 20 and the chip lead had changed, with Steve Bouya leading on 1.7 million, ahead of three other players who had cracked the million chip mark, William Jones (1.4 million); Phillip Willcocks (1,2 million) and Leo Boxell (1,1 million).
The next player eliminated takes home A$36,700.