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ANZPT Gold Coast: Nauv Kashyap Victorious!

We were expecting big things from this final table, and from the moment that the first hand was dealt, right through to the intense heads-up battle, it was pure entertainment for the crowd here on the rail of the Jupiters Poker Room that watched it all unfold.We rocketed out of the gates on the very...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 15, 2010 1:11 PM

ANZPT Gold Coast Final Table: Level 26 (blinds 25,000-50,000, ante 5,000)

6:15pm: Ricky Kroesen eliminated in 2nd place; Nauv Kashyap wins the ANZPT Gold Coast!Ricky Kroesen was down to around 600,000 when he moved all in from the button. Nauv Kashyap snap-called in the big blind and the cards were on their backs.Kroesen: K♦2♦Kashyap: T♣T♠The board was spread [5d...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 15, 2010 9:21 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast Final Table: Levels 24 & 25 (blinds 20,000-40,000, ante 4,0

6:00: Ten-minute break5:50pm: Nothing like flopping the nutsNauv Kashyap raised to 110,000 from the button and Ricky Kroesen made the call in the big blind. They saw a flop of 9♦A♦5♦ and Kroesen checked to Kashyap who fired 130,000. Kroesen made the call. The turn was the 3♠ and Kroesen c...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 15, 2010 6:55 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast Final Table: Levels 21, 22 & 23 (blinds 12,000-24,000, ante

3:40pm: O'Rourke bluffs his way to the breakLiam O'Rourke has been caught bluffing on a couple of occasions, and Nauv Kashyap has already shown a tendency to call down pretty light. So it was a no surprise to see O'Rourke muck his cards when Kashyap made a call for 320,000 on the river on a board o...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 15, 2010 3:15 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast: Final Table Set To Thrill

The final table is meant to be the showcase day for any poker tournament. It's the best of the best; the cream of the crop; the most talented players rising to the top to battle it out for the title, the trophy and all the cash. However in tournament poker, the best players don't always reach the ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 15, 2010 1:27 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast: Final Table Profiles

Seat 1 - Aaron Benton, Woolongong, NSW, PokerStars Sponsored Player (751,000 chips)This 32-year old recruitment consultant known online as azzabentonaces was working in Singapore when he finished runner-up in a major online tournament worth US$262,500. He went on to win the 2009 APPT Grand Final in ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 14, 2010 12:16 PM

ANZPT Gold Coast: Kashyap Looking To Cash Up

Day 3 of the 2010 Gold Coast Main Event was a day that saw our field of 42 reduced to the final nine players within seven levels of play. There was plenty of action early as the short stacks struggled to survive, but as the day went on and the bubble burst, there were plenty of stories within the s...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 14, 2010 11:33 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast Day 3: Level 22 (blinds 10,000-20,000, ante 2,000)

6:30pm: Balaban eliminated in 10th place; Final table is set!It didn't take long for our final table bubble to burst after the short-stacked Darko Balaban pushed his last chips in preflop against Aaron Benton. Balaban had a monster with his K♦K♥ as Benton would need help with his A♦J♦.The f...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 14, 2010 9:15 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast Day 3: Levels 20 & 21 (blinds 8,000-16,000, ante 2,000)

5:55pm: Break5:53pm: Dodds is backJoel Dodds was having a pretty good day, after getting himself into the chip lead, but things went awry and he slowly slid into the pack. Well, Dodds is now back on track after grabbing a double up to get himself back into contention.Dodds held A♠9♣ against the...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 14, 2010 7:02 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast Day 3: Levels 18 & 19 (blinds 5,000-10,000, ante 1,000)

3:45pm: Break timeOnce again the Jupiters Hotel and Casino have spoilt us with a wonderful buffet of sandwiches. Back in ten!3:40pm: Maurie Pears eliminatedAfter a brief lull in play, we've just had another elimination. The gallant run of Maurie Pears has come to an end.Pears opened with a raise ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 14, 2010 4:59 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast Day 3: Levels 16 & 17 (blinds 3,000-6,000, ante 500)

1:30pm: Break timeJust before the break we lost Ian Parnell in 29th place. He moved all in with A♦J♣ against the Q♥K♦ of Liam O'Rourke. Parnell flopped a jack on the flop of J♦3♣8♣, but the T♥ turn and 9♥ river gave O'Rourke a running straight to take it down and jump to 225,000....more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 14, 2010 3:10 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast: Benton Eyes Another Final Table

It was a nervous night for 42 people on the Gold Coast last evening. Some would've slept better than others. But some would've had a restless night as they think of a strategy to avoid being one of the ten casualties on day three of play that will go home with nothing but a story to tell the folks...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 14, 2010 1:31 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast: It's All Wong On Friday The 13th

Poker players can be a strangely superstitious lot. Many own a lucky card protector, some wear their lucky cap at every event, while some players have been known to re-wear the same clothes over and over for the duration of the tournament to avoid the wrath of lady luck.If there's ever a day where ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 13, 2010 10:49 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast Day 2: Level 15 (blinds 2,000-4,000, ante 400)

7:00pm Saving the best until lastOn the second last hand of the day, we witnessed the biggest pot of the tournament as Hong Kong's Nick Wong landed a river of dreams to end the day as our chip leader.The action went down on a flop of T♠J♦Q♣. Wong fired out a full-pot bet of 50,000 before Nuno...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 13, 2010 9:02 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast Day 2: Levels 13 & 14 (blinds 1,500-3,000, ante 300)

5:50pm: BreakThe players are now taking their last ten-minute break of the day. When they return, we'll play just one more level before we call it a night.5:38pm: Steicke takes out WatsonAndrew Watson won't be able to replicate his runner-up finish in Queenstown as he's just been eliminated from th...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 13, 2010 7:04 AM
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