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Day 3

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