After almost 12 hours of intense poker action, a relatively small field of 155 entrants reduced to one person who won the World Series of Poker Circuit Sydney $1,150 Monster Stack – Andrew White. White is a native resident of Sydney who is a cash game regular and who doesn’t have a lot of experience in live tournaments. This one did not start well for him as he was closer to the bottom at the start of the day. However, he managed to grind it out and was lucky enough to have all the right cards at the right time. In the end, he finished a winner and managed to earn a total of A$103,359 which is roughly $74,200. This WSOPC event in Sydney was one of the last in line in this stop. White was kind enough to give a brief statement after winning the event. He stated that he had started playing live tournaments one and a half year ago. He added that he had bricked a lot but that it was finally good to win an event. Finally, White added that he had joked with a friend before the event had begun that it would have been nice if he won the tournament. Be careful what you wish for, it may come true in the end!
Although his initial strategy did not bring him a lot of success at the beginning of the event, White decided to go all the way to the end and did not change his strategy at any point. According to him, he was certain that his strategy was a good one and that he was playing well, but he was just waiting for the things to start going upwards. Finally, he admitted that luck had played its part in the tournament. He also added that these type of tournaments were really crazy and that WSOPC Sydney Monster Stack was pretty crazy for him as he had managed to reduce 200k to 9k and then win the tournament in the end.
The final four was a pretty exciting part of the final table as chips changed hands very often, making it very difficult for any of the players to take the lead. The player to drop on the fourth place was David Neumann who won A$34,026. He was followed by Tony Mabouroglou, who felt third shortly after him and went all in with an ace-jack, only to meet White’s ace-king. The heads-up play did not last long as White managed to end things pretty quickly. His opponent was Linh Tran, who was on a short stack just after a couple of hands. Tran went all in in the last hand, having an eight-four, but White had king-nine, winning the tournament with a high card. After that, White added that heads-up play was his specialty and that he felt good about it as soon as they had started playing the last part of the tournament.