Australian poker ace Bruno Portaro is among those in with a chance of landing a winner's bracelet in event 48 at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.
The card ace currently sits in seventh place on the chip leader board after day one of the $3,000 buy-in Limit Hold'em event.
Portaro will need to break the hearts off home fans as he finds himself as the only non-American in the top ten of the event.
Indeed, Sam Barnhart is the current leader with 53,900 chips, with David Forster (52,200) and Kenny Hsiung (47,800) rounding out the top three.
Despite lying in seventh place, Portaro is within touching distance of the lead and will be hoping to amass some more chips on day two of the event to build a stack capable of leading him to glory.
A win would create a massive buzz ahead of the 2013 WSOP season, which will head to Melbourne's Crown Casino as part of its first foray into the Asia-Pacific region.