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ANZPT "raps" up in Darwin with Brotha D taking the title

It was September 19th when we were in Auckland and writing in awe about the achievements of a New Zealand celebrity fondly referred to simply as "Brotha D". He'd won a celebrity poker event to qualify into the PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Main Event and had gone on to win the whole damn t...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 30, 2010 3:33 PM

ANZPT Darwin Day 4: Level 23 (blinds 12000-24000, ante 3000)

10:28pm: Luke Edwards eliminated in 2nd place; Brotha D Wins ANZPT Darwin!After Brotha D had three-bet preflop a few hands earlier, Luke Edwards decided this time to make a stand. Edwards opened to 60,000 on the button and Brotha D again popped it to 160,000. Rather than folding this time, Edwards...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 30, 2010 1:22 PM

ANZPT Darwin Day 4: Levels 20, 21 & 22 (blinds 10000-20000, ante 2000)

9:35pm: Fifteen-minute break9:30pm: Good time for a break for EdwardsIn a hand that stretched into the scheduled break, Brotha D has taken another nice pot from Luke Edwards to leave the young gun in trouble when he returns from the break.Brotha D limped from the button before Luke Edwards raised it...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 30, 2010 9:55 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 4: Levels 18 & 19 (blinds 5000-10000, ante 1000)

6:10pm: Ten-minute break6:02pm: Levick avoids the croc biteChris Levick opened to 30,000 before Billy "The Croc" Argyros popped it to 95,000 next to speak. Action folded around to Levick who thought for a minute or two before folding pocket tens face up. Argyros wasn't impress as he flashed pocket...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 30, 2010 7:45 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 4: Levels 16 & 17 (blinds 3000-6000, ante 500)

4:00pm: Ten-minute break3:59pm: Edwards doubles through EnglishOn the final hand before the break the action folded around to Luke Edwards in the small blind and he moved all in for his last 89,500. Tim English squeezed his cards in the big blind, liked what he saw, and made the call.Edwards: A♣[...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 30, 2010 5:25 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 4: Levels 17 & 18 (blinds 4000-8000, ante 500)

1:32pm: Tony Hachem eliminated in 10th placeAfter finding one double up, Tony Hachem was unable to make it two in a row as he pushed stack of 55,000 from the cutoff and Trevor Potts made the call in the big blind.Hachem: Q♣J♠Potts: A♦7♦There was no chanting this time by Hachem as fate took o...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 30, 2010 3:33 AM

ANZPT Darwin Final Day Player Profiles

At the start of the week 100 players from all around the world came to the SKYCITY Casino in Darwin for the conclusion of Season 2 of the PokerStars.net Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT). As we reach the final frontier just twelve players remain. They are all in the cash but only one will w...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2010 5:14 PM

Hachem creates history in Darwin as Gao leads the final 12

It was a day that ebbed and flowed but one that Team PokerStars Pro Tony Hachem will be more than satisfied with as he sits down this evening to enjoy the lemon chicken and a refreshing ale at the Dragon Court Chinese restaurant at SKYCITY Darwin Casino.While Hachem will return tomorrow to strive to...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2010 2:37 PM

ANZPT Darwin Day 3: Level 17 (blinds 3000-6000, ante 500)

8:08pm: Daniel Laidlaw is the bubble boy as Tony Hachem wins ANZPT Player of the Year!It's all over here for Day 3 action from the PokerStars.net ANZPT Darwin Main Event. While twelve players are celebrating making the money, it's Daniel Laidlaw who becomes the unfortunate bubble boy.Laidlaw moved...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2010 11:08 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 3: Levels 15 & 16 (blinds 2500-5000, ante 500)

7:20pm: Fifteen-minute breakThe end of that level didn't produce any major clashes as all fourteen players have survived to the next break. Tim English and Bruno Portaro are splashing around, Trevor Potts has raised with kings and queens but got no action, while Tony Hachem is continuing to lay low...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2010 8:46 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 3: Levels 13 & 14 (blinds 1500-3000, ante 300)

5:00pm: Ten-minute break4:55pm: The unstoppable Brotha DOur chip leader is now none other than Brotha D after a big clash with fellow big stack Mark Chin.Brotha D raised to 8,500 from early position and Chin called to see a flop of 9♣8♣4♣. Brotha D check-called for 15,000 before both players ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2010 6:32 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 3: Levels 11 & 12 (blinds 1000-2000, ante 200)

2:43pm: Fifteen-minute break2:40pm: Tony K hits the highwayTony Kanochkin was our 100th and final registration into this tournament, but we hope he enjoyed the two free night's accommodation at the SKYCITY Darwin Casino, as his tournament has ended just short of the money.Kanochkin was all in for hi...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2010 3:23 AM

Henderson speeds ahead at ANZPT Darwin

For many years, the Northern Territory was well known as one of the only locations in the world where there were no speed restrictions on its roads. That's right, with hundreds of kilometres between outback towns, it was perfectly legal to speed along as fast as you wanted to. Of course, that is no...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2010 1:51 PM

ANZPT Darwin Day 3 Table Draw

Table 1Seat 1: Jie Gao (Australia) (PokerStars Qualifier) - 101,300Seat 2: Ben Savage (Australia) (PokerStars Qualifier) - 82,400Seat 3: Tony Kanochkin (Australia)- 46,700Seat 4: Trevor Potts (Australia) - 44,800Seat 5: Nicholas Ergos (Australia) - 87,900Seat 6: Joel Feldman (Australia) - 77,100Seat...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2010 10:24 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 2: Level 10 (blinds 600-1200, ante 100)

5:50pm: That's a wrapIt was a crazy end to the day but we've reached the end to Day 2 of play here at the ANZPT Darwin Main Event. 32 players will return tomorrow to battle it down to the final table.Our chip leader is Byron Henderson who ended the day on 143,800, just ahead of Mark Chin who bagged...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2010 8:39 AM
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