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Jacks are better for Drake in Darwin

Adelaide...Perth...Sydney...Gold Coast...Canberra...Queenstown...Melbourne...Darwin...The 2011 Australia New Zealand Poker Tour has been an incredible ride as we've ventured to new locations, seen some amazing highlights and unearthed some of the brightest poker talent in the region.From Octavian Vo...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 8, 2011 4:18 PM

ANZPT Darwin Day 4: Levels 20-21 (blinds 8,000-16,000, ante 2,000)

Jack Drake wins ANZPT Darwin Main EventAfter four days of intense poker action in the "Top End" it was Queenslander Jack Drake who handled the heat the best in the PokerStars.net ANZPT Darwin Main Event. Drake led the field for the past two days and carried that advantage all the way to a tremendou...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 8, 2011 11:24 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 4: Levels 18-19 (blinds 5,000-10,000, ante 1,000)

7:00pm: 45-minute dinner breakThe players are now taking a 45-minute dinner break. Play will recommence at around 7:45pm local time. Here are the approximate chip counts at the break:Brett Dannevig - 380,000Mark Taylor - 350,000Jack Drake - 260,000Fotios Manolakos - 180,0006:55pm: Dannevig takes m...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 8, 2011 8:37 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 4: Levels 16-17 (blinds 3,000-6,000, ante 500)

4:50pm: Ten-minute break4:35pm: Jamie Hill eliminated in 6th placeJack Drake opened to 14,000 from late position before Jamie Hill moved all in for another 30,000 from the blinds. Drake threw his arms in the air and made a gambling call.Hill: A♦4♥Drake: J♦5♥With Octavian Voegele and his bee...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 8, 2011 6:17 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 4: Levels 14-15 (blinds 2,000-4,000, ante 400)

2:40pm: Ten-minute break2:30pm: Climbing the HillIt's Jamie Hill's turn to double up after he moved all in for 65,400 from early position with K♠K♣. Action folded around to Mark Taylor who made the call with A♦J♠.Hill would need to fade an ace and he did so on the 5♣2♠3♥6♥5♠ board...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 8, 2011 3:13 AM

ANZPT Darwin Final Table Player Profiles

After three fast and furious days of action on the felt of the SKYCITY Darwin Casino, the field of 64 players has been reduced to the final nine. One of these players will take home $36,480 in prize money and a shiny new trophy.Let's take a closer look at our ANZPT Darwin final table lineup:Seat 1:...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 7, 2011 4:36 PM

Drake leads Darwin final table; Chevalier wins POTY!

We thought it was going to be smooth sailing today. The equation was simple enough. Start with eighteen and reduce to nine. Unfortunately poker tournaments are rarely simple, and math is supposedly idiotic. However within four levels, the damage was done and when the smoke cleared our final nine ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 7, 2011 10:07 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 3: Levels 13-14 (blinds 1,500-3,000, ante 300)

ANZPT Darwin Final Table is set!That brings an end to today's play with Jack Drake ending with a bang to maintain his overnight chip lead. Players will return at 12:30pm (GMT+9:30) tomorrow to play it out until a champion is crowned!Seat 1: Jonathan Dangio (PokerStars Qualifier) - 232,300Seat 2: Da...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 7, 2011 6:28 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 3: Levels 10-12 (blinds 1,000-2,000, ante 200)

2:45pm: Ten-minute break2:40pm: McKay derailed"And that's not how you play a tournament," sighed Ryan McKay as he wandered from the International Room following his elimination from the ANZPT Darwin Main Event.McKay moved his last 40,000-or-so chips in preflop with K♠Q♣ but found himself dominat...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 7, 2011 3:38 AM

Jumpin' Jack leads the final 18 in Darwin

With the sun beaming down on another beautiful Darwin day, it was a perfect afternoon for a spot of fishing, lazing by the pool or adventuring into the Australian outback. Or how about a little poker? The SKYCITY Darwin Casino once again opened its door as 47 players returned to the International ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 6, 2011 11:17 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 2: Level 10 (blinds 600-1200, ante 100)

5:40pm: An early minuteWith ten minutes remaining on the clock, tournament staff have wisely called a halt to proceedings rather than worry about redrawing for the final two tables. So that's it, we're done for today!It appears that Jack Drake will be our chip leader with around 120,000 while ANZ P...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 6, 2011 8:23 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 2: Levels 8-9 (blinds 500-1,000, ante 100)

4:40pm: Ten-minute break4:30pm: They're dropping like flies as Rubie, Pampliega and McKenzie join the railOnline star Brendon Rubie has hit the rail after he pushed his last chips in preflop with pocket sixes, but Aaron Benton made the call with pocket jacks. Rubie couldn't find a lucky six and was...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 6, 2011 6:17 AM

ANZPT Darwin Day 2: Levels 6-7 (blinds 300-600, ante 50)

2:30pm: Ten-minute break2:20pm: Hills continues to slideThe slide of overnight chip leader Roy Hills continues after he made a gambling call that ultimately resulted in a double up for Scott van Loon.Hills opened to 1,500 before van Loom moved all in for 11,300 in total. After a little thought, Hil...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 6, 2011 4:00 AM

Benton turns up the heat in Darwin

Today saw 30 players enter the SKYCITY Darwin Casino for Day 1b of the ANZPT Darwin Main Event, and despite the modest numbers, the field was loaded with well-known pros.Liam O'Rourke, John Apostolidis, Mario Ljubicic, Ryan McKay and Tim English were among the starters as well as ANZ Player of the Y...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 5, 2011 3:20 PM

ANZPT Darwin Day 2 Seating Draw

Table 1Seat 1: Harry Manning - 19250Seat 2: Jeremy Calder - 17950Seat 3: Luis Pampliega - 24300Seat 5: John Apostolidis - 9850Seat 6: Leo Boxell - 29525Seat 7: Omiros Mairou - 21275Seat 8: Michele Guzzardi - 20875Table 2Seat 1: Peter Zaroufis - 8025Seat 2: Tim Wade-mcdonald - 38700Seat 3: Ben Savage...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 5, 2011 12:22 PM
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