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PokerNews Cup Winds Down

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The first ever HORSE tournament held in Australia was part 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 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 .

Get ready for the PokerNews South African ; there are plenty of free rolls coming. The next one is at Titan Poker in 13 days, 10 hours.

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