The first ever HORSE tournament held in Australia was part of...you guessed it, The PokerNews Cup . Any time PokerNews steps up to the plate, you can always expect a FIRST!
Billy "The Croc" Argyros took top honors in this tournament after starting the final table with only 8,500 in chips. He survived the Razz 3000-6000 level, and made a major comeback in 7 Stud with a pair of sevens.
With a field of 63 players and a buy-in of $1,100, the tournament finished out like this:
1. Billy "The Croc" Argyros $18,900 2. Paul Taylor $13,230 3. Rainer Quel $9,450 4. Martin Harvey $6,930 5. Sam Khouiss $5,040 6. Karib Karib $3,780 7. Imre Leibold $3,150 8. Eric Assadourian $2,520
The PokerNews Cup Main Event Day 3 is down to six players. The chip count is:
Seat 2: John Maver - 845,000 Seat 3: Ozzie Yildiz - 1,128,000 Seat 4: Dory Zayner - 1,467,000 Seat : Grant Levy - 1,409,000 Seat 7: Kenny Ng -1,939,000 Seat 8: Jordan "JL514" Lamberg - 1,776,000
The Main Event started with 428 players and played down to 118 players before ending for the day. The final table started with eight and when six players remained, Lights - Camera - Action! TV stepped in to start filming the final battle for the cash and coveted title of the first PokerNews Cup Main Event.
The National Poker League is filming the Main Event of the PokerNews Cup and it is expected to be broadcast to over half a billion households in mid December. More information is available at www.nplworldpoker.com. You don't have to miss the action or wait until mid December to see it on TV; you can follow the live reporting thread here .