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Huss Hassan managed to win his first WSOPC tournament, and it happened at the World Series of Poker Circuit that took place at The Star Sydney. The event in which he took part was $1,320 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max where he topped the field of 283 players and earned a lucrative cash prize of A$104,000. Furthermore, he won 50 points which brought him closer to the title in the Casio Championship competition. Huss Hassan is a professional poker player who had a lot of successful events. Prior to this victory, his biggest live game cash was $4,000 lower than this one. Hassan found time to talk about his victory, stating that it felt good to be the winner of such a big event. Furthermore, he added that the WSOP Circuit in Sydney was his first WSOPC win and that it was pretty good to start off with the six-max. He added that he also wanted to take part in the Main Event and that he was going to try and win that one as well. The last day of the Six-Max began with Hassan being the chip leader and having approximately 100,000 more in chips than his greatest opponent at that moment called Richard Kellett. Right after Hassan managed to bag up the lead in chips, he started playing very well and realized that he might as well take a shot at the title of the event.

Hassan even commented briefly on that, stating that he finished a chip leader at the end of the first day. That made him feel that he had had a great opportunity to win the event. He added that the field seemed decent at that moment, as all of the great players felt short. Furthermore, Hassan stated that he had felt pretty good about the tournament when he started his second day. The final table consisted of seven players, all of whom were Australians, except for Timo Hettinger who is a native German. The first player the go out on the seventh place was Zac Lowrie who won A$11,528. He was soon followed by Michal Fraser (A$15,912), and Timo Hettinger (A$22,200). Luis Arrilucea busted on the fourth place for A$31,304, and Bret Trevillian ended up third (A$44,616). Although Hassan had a chip lead at the beginning of the Day 1, he had a slight disadvantage when entering the heads-up play against Sayed Jabbour. However, he managed to turn the tides in a record amount of time, and one of the turning hands involved Hassan going all in with a straight against an overpair. The river did not change anything, and Hassan ended up with a great number of chips. The final hand involved Jabbour trying to bluff it out with an all-in and owning a bottom two pair. However, Hassan managed to flop a straight and he did not quit on the hand, ending up a winner of the event.