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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

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
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