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ANZPT6 Perth Day 3: Break it up

It seems we've hit a bit of a snag. Up until this point, the ANZPT Perth Main Event has rolled along swimmingly but now with three tables remaining, play ground to a bit of a halt.The table dynamics are definitely contributing to the issue. Many of the more experienced professionals are stuck on the...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 1, 2014 10:34 AM

ANZPT6 Perth Day 3: Bubble is sour for Honeyman

Bubbles are never fun to play, but they are certainly fun to watch. The cat and mouse games played by the short stacks. The bully tactics of the chip leaders. And the survival game of everyone in between. There's no doubt there are slow period when watching a poker tournament, but the bubble is cert...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 1, 2014 8:12 AM

ANZPT6 Perth Day 3: Time to gogo

One of my favourite things about working with PokerStars on the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour is the opportunity to visit new cities and enjoy the local restaurants at the end of a long day stuck inside a casino. Over the years we've been able to enjoy some fun evenings out, and often they've bee...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 1, 2014 6:28 AM

ANZPT6 Perth Day 3: Walking the fine line

Today is a big day for 48 individuals. They come from different backgrounds. Different walks of life. But they share one thing in common. They are the only people to make Day 3 of the Season 6 ANZPT Perth Main Event.While it's a fair achievement, making Day 3 of this event in itself doesn't bring a ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 1, 2014 5:08 AM

ANZPT6 Perth: Familiar territory for Fazzino on Day 2

Another quick day in the Crown Perth Poker Room has come to an end. The players are bagging and tagging, and heading off to enjoy another balmy evening in Perth, feeling rather chuffed to live to fight another day in the ANZPT Perth Main Event.A little over six hours ago, they were just one of 145 s...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 28, 2014 11:13 AM

ANZPT6 Perth Day 2: What to do when you're done

So you've just busted the ANZPT Perth Main Event and you don't know what to do with yourself. You contemplate getting on the next plane home, but your hotel room is booked for another few days and you can't get a refund. You contemplate playing one of the ANZPT side events but you hate poker right n...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 28, 2014 8:41 AM

ANZPT6 Perth Day 2: YouTube Stars

Poker players have a diverse array of hobbies to keep them amused away from the felt. Some like to bet on the horses. Some like to play golf. Some like eating at nice restaurants. Others make YouTube videos.While going outside and getting a little Vitamin D seems like a good idea for an online poker...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 28, 2014 6:15 AM

ANZPT6 Perth Day 2: No pain, no gain

Poker is a game of cruelties. Poor cards, bad beats, losing pots. However even worse that the pain of seeing your aces cracked is the thought of playing a major tournament main event for days, only to fall short of the money and be sent home with nothing to show for your efforts.Some tournaments can...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 28, 2014 5:07 AM

ANZPT6 Perth: McAllister and Hinrichsen impress on Day 1B

Today was the second and final opportunity for players to join the fun inside the Crown Perth Casino, and the players spoke with their feet as a record-setting field turned out for the ANZPT Perth Main Event.The Day 1B field was announced as 170, but a late adjudication on a no-show qualifier bumped...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 27, 2014 10:24 AM

ANZPT6 Perth Day 1B: The numbers game

We knew we were heading for a big number here in Perth. The indicators pointed to something special. Local satellites were strong. Online qualifiers were pumping. Now, with registration for the ANZPT Perth Main Event officially closed, the bean counters have done their thing and we have our official...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 27, 2014 8:25 AM

ANZPT6 Perth Day 1B: Overseas invasion in ANZ POY

The Australia New Zealand Player of the Year award is one of the most prestigious honours in poker in this region. It's an award that recognizes both success and consistency at major poker events in Australia and New Zealand, with previous award winners including Tony Hachem (2009, 2010), Danny Chev...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 27, 2014 6:49 AM

ANZPT6 Perth Day 1B: Hitting new highs in Perth

A huge field has arrived in the Crown Perth Poker Room for Day 1b of the ANZPT Perth Main Event. For just $2,200, our players have a shot at a likely record ANZPT Perth prize pool and the chance at becoming the newest champion of Australian poker.Today's field is split over two areas of the Crown Pe...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 27, 2014 5:33 AM

ANZPT6 Perth: Beh lays low but soars high on Day 1A

The sky was a perfect blue. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The birds were singing. The children playing. It was a day that started out so innocently but little did we know of what was to come inside the walls of the Crown Perth Casino.When the cards were launched into the air at 7:00pm, we weren't...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 26, 2014 5:16 PM

ANZPT6 Perth Day 1A: Controversy over common sense

American Jim Collopy is well known in Australia. He's an online crusher. A WSOP APAC bracelet winner. And he's also becoming known for getting himself tangled in some rather controversial moments down under. At the Aussie Millions last month, Collopy was on the final table of a side event when his e...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 26, 2014 3:41 PM

ANZPT6 Perth Day 1A: Beers and Ice Cream

It's a little early in the tournament for us to be writing about Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang. It's not that we don't want to write about him, it's just that we are hoping for a deep run for our lone red spade in the field, which would mean we feature him a little later today, tomorrow or perhaps...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 26, 2014 1:36 PM
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