One of two local representatives in the field is home-town hero Manny Stavropoulos. With over ten years of experience in the game, mostly inside the walls of the Crown Poker Room, Stavropoulos will no doubt have plenty of support at this final table.
Stavropoulos is regularly found in the $5/5 and $5/10 NLHE cash games, but he also has a strong tournament record with over US$300,000 in career earnings including a 15th place in the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event for AU$70,000. He's now bettered that mark and will be looking to go all the way to grab his first major title and keep the trophy on home soil.
*Biography courtesy of the PokerStars Blog.