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ANZPT Auckland Day 2: Fun in the sun

We're back in the SKYCITY Auckland poker room for our continued coverage of the ANZPT Auckland Main Event. While there's no other place we'd rather be that watching the action on the poker felt today, we do have to make note that it is a stunning day outside. The sky is a glorious, cloud-free blue a...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 22, 2013 11:41 PM

ANZPT Auckland Day 1c: Amant is the man to catch

There were high expectations for the third and final flight of the ANZPT Auckland Main Event and we were not disappointed as a huge field of 103 players took to the felt this afternoon. The SKYCITY Auckland poker room was virtually at capacity with the two overflow tables out on the main gaming floo...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 22, 2013 8:04 AM

ANZPT Auckland Day 1c: Huang runs the perfect bluff

Poker players are a superstitious lot, and when you think about it, you can understand why.At the table, a poker player can only do so much. They can use their skill, knowledge and experience to get all their chips in the middle and be a huge favourite to win the pot, but ultimately their fate lay w...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 22, 2013 5:55 AM

ANZPT Auckland Day 1c: Money talks

Registration has closed here on Day 1c and the bean counters have been hard at work in the dimly-lit back offices of the SKYCITY Auckland Casino to come up with the official numbers for the Season 6 ANZPT Auckland Main Event.44 entrants on Day 1a and 66 on Day 1b, have been boosted by a very healthy...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 22, 2013 3:34 AM

ANZPT Auckland Day 1c: The adventures of Tollgate

Tom Grigg's poker game is much like life itself. It's all just one big adventure.The man known as "Tollgate" wasn't sure if he was going to even make it here for the ANZPT Auckland Main Event. As a Full Tilt Poker ambassador for the ANZPT, he was keen to be part of the event, but a passport that was...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 22, 2013 2:44 AM

ANZPT Auckland Day 1c: The stars come out to play

The SKYCITY Auckland poker room is a hub of activity this afternoon as the players flow in for Day 1c of the ANZPT Auckland Main Event.Today's field is as diverse as it is large and Danny McDonagh has already had to contend with a myriad of issues before play kicks off. First there was the German Po...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 21, 2013 11:56 PM

ANZPT Auckland Day 1b: Anesone is number one

A lovely day in Auckland greeted a total of 66 players who jumped into the depths of the SKYCITY Auckland Casino for their shot at the ANZPT Auckland Main Event crown. It was an improvement on yesterday's number, bringing our total to 110 players over the two opening flights. A full house for the fi...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 21, 2013 7:34 AM

ANZPT Auckland Day 1b: Koray crushing

We're now getting deep into play here on Day 1b of the ANZPT Auckland Main Event with around 45 players remaining in contention from today's starting field of 66 entrants. Looking at the chip count leader board and there's another familiar face at the top of the counts.Koray Turker, or "The Terminat...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 21, 2013 5:14 AM

ANZPT Auckland Day 1b: The road to fame

One of the questions that we get asked as tournament reporters, is how do we decide who are the "notable" players in the field? The truth is that the pathways for poker players to emerge from relative obscurity to fame can be quite varied.The most obvious way is to win a big tournament. That one wil...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 21, 2013 2:21 AM

ANZPT Auckland Day 1b: Making the jump

New Zealand is well known for being a bit of a hot spot for extreme sports, but when you think of Auckland, it doesn't immediately pop as being a hub for adrenaline-fuelled excitement. Yet those players who have flown out here for the ANZPT Auckland will soon discover this week, that action in Auckl...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 21, 2013 1:13 AM
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