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WSOP APAC: Two more bracelets handed out at Crown Casino

Wed, Oct 8, 4:35pm by Brad McGrath

Junzhong Loo

Junzhong Loo became the first Malaysian to win a WSOP bracelet.

MALAYSIA has its first World Series of Poker bracelet winner.

Junzhong Loo won the $2,200 No-Limit Hold’em event on Monday night to claim the second of 10 bracelets being handed out at Crown Casino, Melbourne, during the tournament.

Entering Monday’s play there was 10 players remaining after a health scare to Aik-Chuan Nee forced the early close of play on Sunday.

Fred Chaptini was eliminated on the bubble when his pocket Aces were beaten by Nee’s pocket 8s.

This left the final table and play went on for around two hours before Michael O’Grady, Feng Zhou and Sam Ruha were eliminated in three successive hands.

Soon after Samuel Ngai was knocked out, which left five players fighting it out for $107,500 and the gold bracelet.

One of the most exciting hands of the event saw Peco Stojanovski sent to the rail when Nee’s straight flush defeated his full house.

Martin Kozloz tested the poker gods one too many times when his K 9 suited failed to defeat Loo’s K 10 suited.

The three-way battle went on for a while, before Luke Spano’s J 6 was beaten out by Loo’s A 4.

This left Malaysian pair Loo (932,000) and Nee (358,000) to fight it out in the heads-up battle.

Loo eventually winning when his pocket 6s defeated Nee’s pocket 2s.

Lisandro wins sixth WSOP title

AUSTRALIAN hall of famer Jeff Lisandro won his sixth WSOP gold bracelet when he took out the $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha event on Tuesday.

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Jeff Lisandro won his sixth WSOP bracelet in Melbourne this week.

Perth-born Lisandro joins elite company, which includes TJ Cloutier and Daniel Negreanu with six bracelets to their names.

The final six players returned on Tuesday and it took only six hands for three of them to be sent to the rail, including another poker hall of famer Gary Benson in fourth place.

Next to go was Zane Ly who lasted 35 hands, which left Lisandro and Jason Gray to battle it out for the third bracelet of the WSOP APAC.

Gray, who is also a member of the Australia Poker Hall of Fame, was then beaten by Lisandro in the 135th hand of the day.

Lisandro joins elite company in winning WSOP titles in Europe, Las Vegas and Australia.

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