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ANZPT Sydney day 3: Level 18 (4000/8000, ante 500) & 19 (5000/10,000, ante 1

4.45pm: Hachem's hopes dashedTony Hachem's astounding run of seven cashes in eight ANZPT events has been confirmed, but his hopes of a third successive ANZPT final table have ended in 29th. Hachem shoved over the top of Danny Yeung's raise to 85,000 with A♦ K♥, with Yeung making the call and sho...more

by Sean Callander on April 24, 2010 10:07 AM

ANZPT Sydney day 3: Level 16 (2500/5000, ante 500) & 17 (3000/6000, ante 500

2.45pm: Tri-ing for TimRecent eliminations have included James Moustacas (46th), Bruce McPherson (45th) and Tim English, who was all-in with 7-5 only to find Tri Nguyen holding kings. English is out in 44th, collecting AUD $4014. Michael O'Grady retains the chip lead on 570,000 after almost two hour...more

by Sean Callander on April 24, 2010 9:59 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Adding some shine to city's star

We're becoming accustomed to sections of the Star City Casino being closed off over the past 12 months, but it's all for a good cause. The property is currently being transformed into a world-class entertainment destination with improved gaming and entertainment facilities, new hotel and expanded re...more

by Sean Callander on April 24, 2010 3:01 AM

ANZPT Sydney: O'Grady OK as bubble looms

The PokerStars.net ANZPT Sydney Main Event is poised for a gripping start to day three. After seven hours of play on day two, the field was slashed from 209 to 59. Tomorrow, just five players will miss out on a spot in the money as barely 15 per cent of the field chase a slice of the AUD $892,000 pr...more

by Sean Callander on April 24, 2010 2:56 AM

ANZPT Sydney day 2: Level 15 (2000/4000, ante 400) updates

8.10pm: Carnevale is overRennie Carnevale has fallen short of a second ANZPT cash for 2010 after shoving his last 55,000 with A-8 on a flop of 8-10-4. Angelo Hanataj made the call and showed J-10 and watched as the turn 4 and river 2 brought no assistance for the ANZPT Adelaide champion. Heading int...more

by Sean Callander on April 24, 2010 2:51 AM

ANZPT Sydney day 2: Level 13 (1200/2400, ante 300) & 14 (1500/3000, ante 300

7pm: It's Tamara timeTamara Volkoff has been nursing a short stack towards the money and just received a much-needed injection of funds after flopping a set of aces against an opponent's pocket 10s. She's up to 70,000. Michael Guttman's tournament is also over after he ran jacks into aces. With jus...more

by Sean Callander on April 23, 2010 9:50 AM

ANZPT Sydney day 2: Level 11 (800/1600, ante 200) & 12 (1000/2000, ante 200)

4.30pm: 100, and countingWe've cracked the top 100 in the PokerStars.net ANZPT Sydney Main Event after less than four hours of play on day two. The atmosphere is heaving once again as friends and family keep close tabs on the players chasing a slice of the AUD $892,000 prize pool.Those who've advanc...more

by Sean Callander on April 23, 2010 7:30 AM

ANZPT Sydney day 2: Level 9 (500/1000, ante 100) & 10 (600/1200, ante 100) u

2.30pm: Sally puts on a ShouSally Snow started yesterday with Jeff Lisandro on her table, and face another testing time today with aggressive online high stakes cash game specialist Tian Shou on her immediate left. But The Poker Star contestant is meeting fire with fire with some big moves over her ...more

by Sean Callander on April 23, 2010 5:19 AM

ANZPT Sydney: There's more to NSW than meets the eye

Our regular visits to Sydney for ANZPT and APPT events tend to focus on the host city, but no state in Australia is more diverse than New South Wales. Much of the western half of the state can be consider "outback", ranging from dry eucalypt forests and plains to the harshest of desert environments....more

by Sean Callander on April 23, 2010 3:19 AM

ANZPT Sydney day 1B: Level 7 (300/600, ante 50) & 8 (400/800, ante 75) updat

8.50pm: Nelson nailed on the riverPokerStars.net Team Australia's Lee Nelson has quietly amassed chips throughout the day but just shipped a slab of them to fellow veteran Michael Guttman. The board showed Q-J-6-6 when Nelson bet, Guttman shoved and Nelson called. The 2006 Aussie Millions winner rev...more

by Sean Callander on April 22, 2010 11:48 AM

ANZPT Sydney 1B: Level 5 (150/300, ante 25) & 6 (200/400, ante 50) updates

6.40pm: Levy's leavin'Grant Levy is the first PokerStars.net Team Australia pro to be KOed on day 1B. His tournament life was decided by a race - jacks against A-Q - with queen on the river sending the 2007 APPT Grand Final winner and Star City poker ambassador to the rail. A runner-up finish in las...more

by Sean Callander on April 22, 2010 9:45 AM

ANZPT Sydney day 1B: Level 3 (100/200) & 4 (100/200, ante 25) updates

4.30pm: Better late than neverANZPT commissioner Danny McDonagh has just announced two more entries for the Main Event, almost four hours after the commencement of play. That takes the day 1B field to 283 and the total field to 447.4.10pm: Typhoon TyronTyron Krost is one of the most unassuming young...more

by Sean Callander on April 22, 2010 7:32 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Back where it all began

One should check the clock before undertaking a morning's walk along the shores of Sydney Harbour unless intending to catch a taxi back to Star City Casino for the start of play on day 1B of the PokerStars.net ANZPT Sydney Main Event. But on such a magnificent morning, who could be forgiven!One of t...more

by Sean Callander on April 22, 2010 5:43 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Chapman's late charge nets chip lead

The PokerStars.net ANZPT returned to Sydney for what will almost certainly be the largest and richest event on season two of Australasia's premier poker tour. The first of two day one flights in the AUD $2200 buy-in Main Event attracted 164 players while flight two is expected to be a sellout, ensur...more

by Sean Callander on April 22, 2010 5:35 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Level 7 (300/600, ante 50) & 8 (400/800, ante 75) updates

8.20pm: Big names bow outThe final hands of day 1A in the PokerStars.net ANZPT Sydney Main Event are being dealt with players content to nurse their way through to day two after almost eight hours at the tables. Eliminations in the final 30 minutes of the day included Perth's Nik Lackovic, whose flo...more

by Sean Callander on April 22, 2010 5:28 AM
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