Korean poker player Steve Ahn holds a commanding chip lead on the final day of the New Zealand Poker Championship Main Event at Christchurch casino.

202 poker players put up $1650 to enter Christchurch casino's marquee tournament, and 59 players re-entered, generating a prizepool of $391,500.

After the completion of Day 1a on Friday and Day 1b on Saturday, Ahn holds 354,300 in chips where the average for the remaining 34 players is 128,00.

The main event champion will take home $81,500.

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Prizes:

1st$81,500.00
2nd$60,000.00
3rd$40,000.00
4th$32,000.00
5th$26,000.00
6th$21,000.00
7th$17,000.00
8th$14,000.00
9th$12,000.00
10th$10,000.00
11th$8000.00
12th$8000.00
13th$6000.00
14th$6000.00
15th$5,500.00
16th$5000.00
17th$5000.00
18th$4500.00
19th$4,500.00
20th$4000.00
21st$4000.00
22nd$3,500.00
23rd$3,500.00
24th$3,500.00
25th$3,500.00
26th$3,500.00


Chip stacks:

Steve Ahn 354,300
Krishna Oza 256,400
Brady Economu-Barton 251,400
Geoff Smith 243,700
Daniel Burich 226,900
David Puniani 194,100
Kenny Frisby 191,600
Jai Thomas 181,900
Shane Foglietta 181,200
John Snook 180,700
Tanielu Leadasavai176,900
Prosen Ghosh176,500
Renae Baker158,900
Andrew Middleditch156,200
Mark Toelau148,700
Elie Samwa147,100
Rachel Bellard141,400
Zack Lowrie139,400
William Qiu135,600
Hristovoje Pavlovic129,000
Jesse McKenzie127,000
Jamie Sadler123,900
Chewy Ting121,900
Dennis Huntly120,600
Brian Lam118,600
Rob Harrison117,300
Andy Slater114,400
Jiang Zhao110,200
Angus Hennah109,000
Francis Law104,500
Steve Smith102,600
Jaye Gilbert100,900
Fraser Pennison98,000
Georges Noul97,600
Simon Thwaites91,300
Josh Langford88,400
Mario Doria87,900
Davy Fa'apito83,900
Charlie Hawes81,800
Kani Edwards81,700
Paul Hockin78,500
Dhiya Majeed77,400
Jordan Wilding74,000
Pete Love72,900
Manu Luke58,900
George Harawira53,800
Misty Jones-Middleton49,200
Tyson Ratahi45,700
Des Hunt43,200
Stephen Thompson38,000
Tolu Tuilagi36,100
Tom Taniwha36,000
Kuru Whiston28,700
Andrew Dawson26,700