Andy Lee Wins WSOP Circuit Sydney High Roller

Andy Lee Wins WSOP Circuit Sydney High RollerThe World Series of Poker Circuit Sydney’s twenty-one day run draws to a close on December 18th when the last of its 14 gold winner rings is handed out. In the meantime, the latest player to win one of the circuit’s coveted accolades is Aussie pro Andy Lee, who took down Event #10: A$20,000 High Roller Re-Entry for A$273,600 ($206,581).
All but $29,009 of his $511,438 in live winnings has now been earned from PokerStars organized events in Australia, and commenting after his latest victory, Lee stated:
“I seem to be doing really well in Star Poker Tournaments lately. I guess I am just lucky in my home state!”
The WSOPC Sydney High Roller attracted 36 competitors, with money spots reserved for just the last four places. Ten players subsequently entered the final table of ten, led by Andy Lee, Martin Finger and Tolly Sakellariou, with David Wang the second to lowest short stack at the table.
After the action got underway, Martin Finger (K-Q) would eventually send Michael O’Grady (8-8) to the rail in 5th, in the process securing a minimum $60,800 payout for all the remaining players. Not long later, Finger did likewise to David Wang in 4th, while Andy Lee (A-7) took care of Tolly Sakellariou (Q-8) in 3rd to set up the heads-up phase of the tournament.
At this stage, Lee held an almost 2:1 chip lead over Finger, but a further five hours would still ensue before the deciding hand was played. Finger pushed all-in preflop holding Qh-6h, inducing a call from Lee with 7c-8c. The dealer subsequently produced a 7s-7d-9h-8h-Kc board to bring the marathon heads-up battle to a close, and secure the victory for Andy Lee.
“That was the longest heads-up battle I have ever played in my life. Martin (Finger) is a very good player, so it was very tough,” commented Lee after his winning performance.
Martin Finger earned A$182,400 ($137,721) for his runner-up finish, and now boasts $7,485,155 in career earnings, placing him at number 13 on Germany’s ‘All Time Money List’.
Final Table Results:
1: Andy Lee $273,600
2: Martin Finger $182,400
3: Tolly Sakellariou $91,200
4: David Wang $60,800

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