8.15pm: Dunst drops in final stages
In the last few hands before the end of the day, Tony bond18 Dunst and Andrew luckychewy Lichtenberger battled all the way on a board that fell K♣ 8♠ 6♣ 2♥ Q♣. Dunst checked to Lichtenberger on the river, who fired out a bet of about 15,000 into a pot worth about 25,000. Dunst called, only to insta-muck when Lichtenberger rolled up 5♣ 4♣ for a rivered flush. Lichtenberger rose to 86,500 in chips while Dunst was crippled back to 33,000.
8pm: Short stacks stumbling
Adelaide poker stalwart Sam Chaptini was unable to channel some last-minute luck from his sparkly card protector, having just been busted at the hands of Australian PokerStars Player Liam O'Rourke.
Chaptini moved the last of his stack into the middle with A♣ 9♣, but was snap-called by O'Rourke who showed T♥ T♣. O'Rourke improved to a set on the flop of 9♠ Q♣ T♦ and held all the way as the turn and river bricked out 5♠, 2♣, casting out Chaptini from the tournament.
Moments later, Jackie Glazier moved the last of her money into the middle on a board that read 6♣ T♠ 9♥ K♠ holding K♣ T♥, but was called down by Australian PokerStars Qualifier Sam Rotar who tabled 7♠ 6♠ for a flush draw. Rotar spiked the 4♠ on the river to move up to 58,000 in chips and Glazier was gone.
7.45pm: Benton bounces one
PokerStars Sponsored Player Aaron Benton is back in the groove and up to almost 40,000 in chips after sending another opponent to the rail in a hand that played out just after the start of the final level. The short-stacked opponent committed the last of his money before the flop with K♦ J♦, but was called by Benton who showed A♠ J♥. The dealer spread the board of J♣ 5♣ 5♠ 9♠ 9♦, giving both players two pair but Benton had the opponent outkicked and on his way to the exit.
7.30pm: Daniel dents Assadourian
Australian PokerStars Qualifier Daniel Andrews scored a timely double up through PokerStars.net Team Australia Pro Eric Assadourian as the clock ticked into the final hour of play on day 1B. The money was all in pre-flop; Assadourian revealed Q♠ Q♣ but Andrews rolled up A♠ A♥.
The dealer burned then produced the Q♦ in the window, but the A♣ trailed along with the 6♥ to complete the flop. Assadourian was left with only the case queen to win, but the turn and river ran out 2♦, 6♣ to see Andrews double up to 36,500 in chips. Assadourian took a hit, but he's still looking solid with around 56,000.
7.15pm: Frank's fighting back
Adelaide's Frank Agostino has just managed to double up to 33,000 in chips through Melbourne's Sam Rotar, getting his money into the middle pre-flop with J♠ J♣ against Rotar's A♥ Q♥. The flop of 9♦ 2♠ A♠ saw Rotar overtake Agostino for the lead and he stayed there when the 4♣ fell on the turn. However Agostino jumped for joy when the J♦ spiked on the river for the set. It hasn't overly concerned Rotar though, as he's sitting on a stack of around 45,000.
• Compiled by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall