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Day 1B

ANZPT Gold Coast: A Darko Day

It was a day that brought with it a lot of expectations. And after eight levels of frantic action, you would have to say that those expectations were met. Last night we knew we were in for a big day as the whispers surfaced of a likely capacity field. The "full house" sign was out very early this...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 12, 2010 1:28 PM

ANZPT Gold Coast: Levels 7 & 8 (Blinds 400-800, Ante 75)

8:15pm: A few late stumblesThe final five hands provided a couple of rough moments for Karl Krautschneider and David Steicke to finish the day.Krautschneider got himself into trouble in a button versus big blind battle against Dominic Coombe. With all the chips in preflop, Krautschneider held king-...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 12, 2010 9:12 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast: Levels 5 & 6 (Blinds 200-400, Ante 50)

5:55pm:Ten-minute break5:44pm: Vo sets it upIs there anything better than flopping a set against an overpair? It's one of the most deceptive, and profitable, situations in the game and Tommy Vo has just taken full advantage of it to eliminate Swiss player Serge Mazza from the tournament.The chips w...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 12, 2010 6:53 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast: Levels 3&4 (Blinds 100-200, Ante 25)

3:45pm: Break timeOne player who won't be back after the break is Wayne Carlson. He was all in preflop with pocket eights but he found himself running smack-bang into Jimmy Ghobrial's pocket aces. The board ran out 9♥4♦5♣3♦9♣ as we lose another player. Ghobrial is up to 53,000 and will ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 12, 2010 5:40 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast: Levels 1 & 2 (Blinds 75-150)

1:35pm: Early break for ScarfAs the players take their first ten-minute break of the day, one player who was able to beat the rush to the bathroom was Andrew Scarf. Currently in the top three in the ANZPT Player of the Year points race, Scarf was spotted dashing to the exit after being on the wrong...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 12, 2010 2:32 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast: Happy skies, happy days

A warm good morning from the Gold Coast, where the sun is beaming down, the local cafes are bubbling with activity and for those 69 survivors from Day 1A yesterday, it's a great day to relax on the beach and soak up some rays. Of course, the perfect weather provides a love/hate dilemma for those t...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 12, 2010 1:06 AM