ANZPT Sydney 2012 Won By Gordon HuntlyMarch 26, 2012 1:50 pm
Gordon Huntly has won the 2012 ANZPT Sydney, after overcoming 461 players over four days on his way to collecting his first career title and the US$238,524 first place prize.
After his stunning victory at Sydney’s Star Casino, the Scottish native now based in Thailand said: “This is an incredible feeling, I have loved playing this event and I am just so elated to have come through such a tough field.”
As the ANZPT $2,200 Main Event reached its final table, Gordon Huntly was lying 4th equal in chips (715k), but with Australia’s Liam O’Rourke way out in front as the chip leader on a massive 3.4 million stack.
First to leave the arena was Martin Rowe in 9th (A$17,518) with his Ah-Kh falling to the pocket nines of Aston, followed soon after by Bradley Lancken in 8th ($23,511), whose pocket kings were cracked by Oliver Speidel’s pocket sevens on a Q-7-2-6-10 board.
Liam O’Rourke (5-5) then dispatched Craig Blight (A-Q) in 7th ($29,965), while he was followed soon after by a short-stacked Oliver Speidel in 6th ($39,185), who pushed his 10-7 into the pocket fours of Anthony Aston.
Liam O’Rourke (2-2) subsequently sent Jason O’Brien (A-K) to the rail in 5th ($48,405) on a 3-2-6-A-Q board, while Gordon Huntly scored his first elimination holding pocket tens to Stewart Ballard’s pocket eights, who finished in 4th for $62,696.
Continuing his rampage, Liam O’Rourke (A-K) took out Anthony Aston (A-J) in 3rd
($80,214), thus heralding in the heads-up phase of the competition but twenty minutes later Gordon Huntly had taken a commanding lead when the defining hand was played. O’Rourke pushed pre-flop with K-9 into the Scot’s pocket Jacks and with the board then falling 4-3-Q-7-4, O’Rourke finished the runner-up for $144,754, while Gordon Huntly claimed the ANZPT Sydney Main Event title.
The final payouts were as follows:
1st Gordon Huntly $226,812
2nd Liam O’Rourke $144,754
3rd Anthony Aston $80,214
4th Stewart Ballard $62,696
5th Jason O’Brien $48,405
6th Oliver Speidel $39,185
7th Craig Blight $29,965
8th Bradley Lancken $23,511
9th Martin Rowe $17,518