35 players left in Auckland poker Main Event

Kiwi poker player Shane Tamihana holds the chip lead over the remaining 35 players at the Sky City Festival of Poker Main Event at Auckland casino. Photo / Thinkstock.
Kiwi poker player Shane Tamihana holds the chip lead over the remaining 35 players at the Sky City Festival of Poker Main Event at Auckland casino. Photo / Thinkstock.

Kiwi poker player Shane Tamihana holds the chip lead over the remaining 34 players at the Sky City Festival of Poker Main Event at Auckland casino.

108 poker players put up $1,650 to enter the event which has generated a prizepool of $178,000.

After the completion of Day 1b early this morning, Tamihana holds 185,300 in chips where the average for the remaining 34 players is 61,700.

Last year Tamihana won $55,490 after chopping the Main Event prizepool three handed along with Te Rangi Matenga and Darren Lukas, who are also both still alive in the 2016 Main Event.

The top 10 finishers will all make the money.

Play will resume in the Main Event at 12.15pm today.

MAIN EVENT OVERALL STACKS LIST for Day 2:

1 Shane Tamihana $185,300.00 Day 1B
2 Ryan Otto $167,000.00 Day 1A
3 Matthew Beck $150,000.00 Day 1A
4 Steven Holloway $107,300.00 Day 1A
5 Sam Ruha $100,400.00 Day 1B
6 Marc Wittkopf $90,800.00 Day 1B
7 Jordan Ropotini $88,200.00 Day 1B
8 Hamish Crawshaw $88,100.00 Day 1B
9 Yibo Song $87,700.00 Day 1A
10 Hongwei "Henry" Luo $78,200.00 Day 1B
11 Michael Fu $76,800.00 Day 1A
12 Stephen Thompson $75,300.00 Day 1B
13 Zheng Cai $75,200.00 Day 1A
14 Mike Tyler $74,500.00 Day 1A
15 Jackson Zheng $72,000.00 Day 1B
16 Te Rangi Matenga $60,200.00 Day 1B
17 Matthew Gabelich $58,000.00 Day 1B
18 Wim Verberne $51,900.00 Day 1B
19 Jiantao Li $45,900.00 Day 1B
20 Rocky Ford $43,700.00 Day 1B
21 Jamie Sadlier $41,500.00 Day 1B
22 Gerald Trass $38,200.00 Day 1A
23 John Parker $33,100.00 Day 1A
24 Gerry Keating $32,000.00 Day 1B
25 Daniel Smith $31,300.00 Day 1B
26 Bill Hayward $28,900.00 Day 1A
27 Darren Lukas $27,000.00 Day 1A
28 Cairo Culley $26,700.00 Day 1A
29 Rajeev Kumar $25,400.00 Day 1A
30 Simon Watt $23,400.00 Day 1A
31 Matthew Wall $19,800.00 Day 1A
32 James Honeybone $19,000.00 Day 1B
33 Edmund Boon $18,700.00 Day 1A
34 Michael Poona $17,900.00 Day 1B
35 Cole Swannack $10,500.00 Day 1B

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