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ANZPT Gold Coast Day 2: Levels 11 & 12 (blinds 1,000-2,000, ante 200)

3:40pm: Ten-minute break3:35pm: Kittos doublesChris Kittos was all in for his tournament life with 7♣7♥ against the A♠Q♥ of Wayne Hockey. The race was short-lived as Kittos spiked a set on the board of 7♦8♣9♥8♥5♠ to double up to 45,000.3:25pm: Moussa crashes and burnsIt wasn't lon...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 13, 2010 4:48 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast Day 2: Levels 9 & 10 (blinds 600-1,200, ante 100)

1:30pm: Break1:22pm: Gray climbingANZPT Canberra champion Jason Gray is on the move after coming into the day with a below average stack. He got his day going when his J♦J♠ held up against Koudai Suzuki's T♣T♥ when the board was spread 6♠K♥9♠4♠5♥. Arguably Australia's most consist...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 13, 2010 2:36 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast: Time To Ride Again

The Gold Coast is renowned for being a fun, family holiday destination with its expansive beaches, sports activities and of course, the theme parks. There's six of them sprinkled only a short drive from Surfers Paradise and many poker players were heard to be enjoying themselves yesterday on the th...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 13, 2010 1:33 AM

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

ANZPT Gold Coast: Shivan Abdine Leads The Way

The day started with high expectations for 137 entrants to the 2010 ANZPT Gold Coast Main Event and by the end of eight levels of play that number had been reduced to just 69.It was a field of the highest calibre, with multiple ANZPT champions, an Aussie Millions champion, a World Series of Poker br...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 11, 2010 2:47 PM

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

8:15pm: Da Silva succumbs as Abdine heads the packIn the final stages of play we lost one of the Da Silva brothers as Bruno lost the war with Scott Kerr. Da Silva's final chips were in on the turn on a board of 7♠K♣3♥5♠ holding 6♦3♦ for a pair and straight draw, but he'd need to improve...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 11, 2010 9:17 AM

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

6:00pm: BreakThe players are now taking their final ten-minute break of the day.5:45pm: Mixed fortunes for two champions"COME ON!!!!!" was the cry heard around the room as Bruno Da Silva had the defending champion Scott Kerr in bad shape. Kerr committed his last chips preflop with A♣K♣, but he...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 11, 2010 7:12 AM

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

3:45pm: Break TimeThe players are now taking their second ten-minute break of the day.3:34pm: Freeman freedPaul Freeman is free to enjoy his afternoon on the Gold Coast following his recent elimination from the tournament. Freeman made his last stance with A♣J♠ but ran into the dominant A♠[ks...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 11, 2010 5:03 AM

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

1:35pm: BreakThe players are now off to enjoy their first ten-minute break of the day.1:25pm: Stoltz stays strongAndrew Stoltz appears to still be the big stack of the field with his early double up seeing him sit on 43,000 chips. A couple of PokerStars qualifiers are progressing well with Shivan A...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 11, 2010 2:39 AM

ANZPT Gold Coast: Plenty of surf, but where's the sun?

Fresh off the slopes of Queenstown, the best players in Australia and New Zealand have traded skis and snow for surf boards and sand, as the ANZPT heads to the "Sunshine State" for the sixth event of the 2010 PokerStars.net Australia and New Zealand Tour.We find ourselves at Jupiters Hotel & Casino...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 11, 2010 1:19 AM
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