The opening event of the WSOP Sydney – SOLD OUT!

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Sydney which runs from November 22 to December 12, 2016 at The Star boasts 21 days of poker action with 11 official WSOP ring events being hosted. One of these events is a AU$2,000 Main Event with a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The WSOP brand is the most prestigious brand in the poker industry and befitting its prestige is a spectacular opening event which got sold out. The opening event which was a WSOP ring event follows a No Limit platform with a buy-in of AU$440. All 4 flights of the tournament which was capped at 300 was sold out, making the prize pool go over the AU$350,000 guarantee by AU$130,000.

In the end, George Psarras outlasted 1,200 runners and won $90,000 for the opening event.

George Psarras – Photo The Star Sydney

The Turbo Event saw 359 runners (including re-entries)  with Peter Dykes taking home the trophy and cashing over AU$32K.

Another winner of the coveted WSOP ring is Suzy Khoueis who triumphed over 130 other ladies in the Ladies Tournament.

Basing it on this trend, the following days of the WSOP Sydney is sure to be exciting!

More: WSOP Sydney Schedule

Article by Gabrielle Ruiz-Barredo

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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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