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ANZPT Adelaide: Rennie Carnevale takes title

Rennie Carnevale hadn't planned to play the PokerStars.net ANZPT Adelaide Main Event. After winning one of the preliminary events, he'd decided to take the cash and preserve his bankroll.His flight back to Sydney, near his Wollongong home, was booked and his bags were packed when an email arrived fr...more

by Simon Young on February 16, 2010 10:32 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: Final table, level 24 (blinds 15,000-30,000, ante 3000)

7.15pm: Andrew Scarf eliminated in 2nd place, Rennie Carnevale wins the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event titleThe bulldozer ride of Rennie Carnevale continued in the heads-up duel as he crushed Andrew Scarf into submission to capture the 2010 PokerStars.net ANZPT Adelaide Main Event title and the first pri...more

by Sean Callander on February 14, 2010 8:39 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: Final table, level 23 (blinds 12,000-24,000, ante 3000)

5.30pm: Scarf scarring the oppositionAfter those two quick eliminations, Andrew Scarf remains at the head of the chip count on 1.7 million but Octavian Voegele's KO of Billy "The Croc" Argyros has elevated him to second chip position on 900,000. Dan Neilson is next on 790,000 million, with Rennie Ca...more

by Sean Callander on February 14, 2010 7:09 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: Final table, level 22 (blinds 10,000-20,000, ante 2000)

4.30pm: Benton leads the cheersRennie Carnevale was in the audience at Star Casino in Sydney when Aaron Benton won the 2009 PokerStars.net APPT Grand Final. A well-refreshed Benton is returning the favour here today, leading the support crew for fellow Wollongong resident Carnevale as he continues h...more

by Sean Callander on February 14, 2010 6:09 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: Final table, level 21 (blinds 8000-16,000, ante 2000)

3.30pm: Next stop - PerthWith the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event almost consigned to history, players are starting to make their plans to trek across the Nullarbor Plain to the Burswood Entertainment Complex for the first PokerStars.net ANZPT Perth. Home to many of the nation's best players (2009 WSOP Pl...more

by Sean Callander on February 14, 2010 5:02 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: Final table, level 20 (blinds 6000-12,000, ante 1000)

2.20pm: Terrific turn for TonyTony Hachem has quickly climbed back up the chip count after taking down a nice pot against Michael Sellars. Hachem raised to 31,000, Sellars called and they saw a flop of 8♥ [10c] 7♦. Hachem bet 47,000, Sellars called and the turn fell K♠. This time, Hachem shove...more

by Sean Callander on February 14, 2010 4:00 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: Who needs roses and chocolates?

So what to do for Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year? Treat the wife/girlfriend to a quick feed in Gouger St AKA Adelaide's Chinatown and hot-foot it to Adelaide Casino for the final table of the PokerStars.net ANZPT Adelaide Main Event.Welcome to the finale of the first ANZPT event for 2010. Afte...more

by Sean Callander on February 14, 2010 3:58 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: Final table profiles

It took exactly seven hours of play to decide the first final table for season two of the PokerStars.net ANZPT after the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event field was slashed from 37 to nine. PokerStars.net Team Australia Pro Eric Assadourian was the unfortunate final table bubble player collecting $10,310 fo...more

by Sean Callander on February 14, 2010 3:05 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: Day 3, level 19 (blinds 5000-10,000, ante 1000)

7pm: A winning pairPoker tourism is a big element of the ANZPT, and there's no better example of the concept than PokerStars Qualifier Victoria Martinez. After bowing out of the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event on day two, Victoria's partner Alistair arrived so the pair could spend the weekend touring the ...more

by Sean Callander on February 13, 2010 8:29 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: Day 3, level 18 (blinds 4000-8000, ante 500)

6.15pm: Bruno bows outWe're down to one twin - Todd Butcher - after the elimination of Bruno Da Silva in 16th. After losing a big pot to Butcher when his A-K didn't hit against jacks, Da Silva doubled through Tony Hachem when his J-8 made a flush against the jacks of Hachem.But the end came on the n...more

by Sean Callander on February 13, 2010 7:36 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: Day 3, level 16 (blinds 2500-5000, ante 500)

3.45pm: Do is doneThanh Do wasted little time once the bubble burst and shoved in the last of his chips with A♠ [10h]. His timing wasn't great as Andrew Hinrichsen flipped over A♦ A♣, which improved to a set on the flop of K♥ A♥ 2♥. Do picked up a flush draw, but didn't connect with eith...more

by Sean Callander on February 13, 2010 5:14 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: ... and we're racing

"When routine bites hard and ambitions are low," Joy Division's Ian Curtis has just cautioned the punters who've made an early start to the day in the Grandstand Bar at Adelaide Casino. But in the adjacent Poker Zone, ambitions couldn't be higher for the 37 players who've returned for day three of t...more

by Sean Callander on February 13, 2010 2:38 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: Day 2, level 8 (blinds 400-800, ante 75)

2pm: Curtain falls on "The Big Show"There's been a steady stream of KOs in the opening hour of play, with departures including Julian Cohen (his fours were no match for the pocket aces of George Boulos) while the pocket sixes of Andrew Jeffreys were outflopped by the K-Q of Aleks Brkovic.Steve "The ...more

by Sean Callander on February 12, 2010 3:02 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: Save a few chips for a rainy day

The gardens and parkland that surround the Adelaide CBD belie the fact that South Australia's largest city sits on the fringe of the great Australian outback. You don't have to travel too far north of Adelaide before farmland starts to give way to scrubby pasture and desert that stretches thousands ...more

by Sean Callander on February 12, 2010 1:52 AM

ANZPT Adelaide: Hills reaches day one summit

The line-up for day two of the PokerStars.net ANZPT Adelaide Main Event has been finalised after a torrid seven hours of play in Adelaide Casino's Poker Zone.While the city experienced a reprieve from the heat that had propelled the mercury over 40°C, the action was plenty fierce as 97 players battl...more

by Sean Callander on February 11, 2010 11:56 AM
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