Poker player Darragh Curtin holds the chip lead on the final day of the New Zealand Poker Championship Main Event at Christchurch casino.

238 poker players put up $1950 to enter Christchurch casino's marquee tournament, generating a prizepool of $428,400.

After the completion of Day 1a on Friday, Day 1b on Saturday and Day 2 yesterday, Curtin holds 2.017m in chips where the average for the remaining four players is 1.487m.

On Friday, Curtin became the 2019 NZPC South Island champion, taking home 35,000 for his first place finish.

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The main event champion will take home $107,000.

Follow updates of the final table action here.
Remaining players
Darragh Curtin 2.017mil
Scott Hamilton-Hill 1.799mil
Jon Pye 1.237mil
Brian Graham 933k

PRIZES
1ST$107,000.00
2ND$66,000.00
3RD$48,000.00
4TH$36,000.00
5TH$27,000.00
6TH$20,000.00
7TH$16,000.00
8TH$12,400.00
9TH$9,900.00
10TH$8,000.00
11TH$8,000.00
12TH$8,000.00
13TH$6,600.00
14TH$6,600.00
15TH$6,600.00
16TH$5,500.00
17TH$5,500.00
18TH$5,500.00
19TH$4,600.00
20TH$4,600.00
21ST$4,600.00
22ND$4,000.00
23RD$4,000.00
24TH$4,000.00