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ANZPT Perth: Carlsson shows the "skillz"

After almost eight hours of play on our final table, we have crowned the ANZPT Perth Main Event champion as Mat "Skillz" Carlsson joins the likes of Tony Hachem and Grant Levy, but also becomes the first local to keep the ANZPT Perth title on home soil.Carlsson brought the right mix of aggression, s...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 6, 2012 7:13 PM

ANZPT Perth Final Table: Level 26 (blinds 30,000-60,000, ante 10,000)

9:50pm: Anthony Marenko eliminated in 2nd place; Mat Carlsson wins! It's all over as Mat Carlsson has been crowned the ANZPT Perth Main Event champion.It was a scramble to get to the table, but we believe that Anthony Marenko limped the button, Carlsson raised another 150,000 on top before Marenko m...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 6, 2012 2:14 PM

ANZPT Perth Final Table: Levels 24-25 (blinds 25,000-50,000, ante 5,000)

9:05pm: Ten-minute break8:50pm: The choir is finding some voiceIn a limped pot, Anthony Marenko checked the flop of 8♠7♠3♣ over to Mat Carlsson who tossed out 80,000. Marenko responded with a check-raise to 250,000 but Carlsson came back with a re-raise of his own to 680,000.After a bit of th...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 6, 2012 11:57 AM

ANZPT Perth Final Table: Levels 22-23 (blinds 15,000-30,000, ante 4,000)

6:40pm: Ten-minute break6:30pm: Three pair no goodAnthony Aston opened with a raise and Mat Carlsson defended his big blind to see a flop of Q♦Q♥7♣. Carlsson checked to Aston who continuation-bet for 100,000. Carlsson asked for a count of his opponent's stack before making the call as the [8...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 6, 2012 9:47 AM

ANZPT Perth Final Table: Levels 20-21 (blinds 10,000-20,000, ante 2,000)

4:30pm: Ten-minute break4:29pm: John Shin eliminated in 7th placeOn the second-last hand of the level, Mat Carlsson was in the tank and John Shin and Didier Guerin looked to walk away from the table to take their break a little early. Shin looked at the clock, and knowing that he couldn't afford to...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 6, 2012 7:08 AM

ANZPT Perth: Curtis and the Canberrians

It took a little over six levels to reduce our final 40 players to a final table of nine, but the ANZPT Perth final table has now been formed. It's an exciting lineup with some super-talented young players and a host of locals, which should provide an entertaining finale for what has been a great e...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 5, 2012 4:30 PM

ANZPT Perth Final Table Player Profiles

After three days of blood, sweat and a few tears, the ANZPT Perth Main Event has been reduced to the official final table of nine from our original field of 310 players.They will return on Sunday afternoon to battle it out for the ANZPT Perth title and the lion's share of the $310,000 prize pool.Let...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 5, 2012 2:51 PM

ANZPT Perth Day 3: Level 21 (blinds 10,000-20,000, ante 3,000)

The final table is set!That concludes our live coverage of Day 3 of the ANZPT Perth Main Event. We have our final table of nine decided as they currently bag their chips, fill out some bios sheets and redraw for tomorrow's final table.Jon Curtis is likely to be in front but we'll have confirmations...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 5, 2012 12:14 PM

ANZPT Perth Day 3: Levels 19-20 (blinds 8,000-16,000, ante 2,000)

6:55pm: Ten-minute break6:45pm: Marenko finds a ladyAnthony Marenko had landed a huge double up to leave Daryl Alderson a little steamed. The chips were in preflop with Marenko shoving A♣Q♥ and Alderson making the call with T♣T♠. The board ran out 8♠3♣5♣Q♦2♣ to pair the lady for ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 5, 2012 9:54 AM

ANZPT Perth Day 3: Levels 17-18 (blinds 5,000-10,000, ante 1,000)

4:40pm: Ten-minute break4:35pm: Sweet sixteenWe've had three rapid eliminations to see our field reduced to the final 16 players.First it was Danny Stewart who pushed the button with ace-jack, only for Daren Frunks to wake up with pocket kings in the big blind. A jack fell on the flop but that was a...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 5, 2012 7:53 AM

ANZPT Perth Day 3: Levels 15-16 (blinds 3,000-6,000, ante 1,000)

2:30pm: Ten-minute break2:20pm: Final three tablesTwo more players have departed to see us down to our final three tables. Dean Cox (not the footballer) was all in for 70,000 with pocket fives and was called by John Shin with ace-queen. When the first four cards landed , Shin had a lot...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 5, 2012 4:58 AM

ANZPT Perth: Didier leads as bubble looms

Tournament poker is a tough way to make a buck. It can be a brutal game with players sitting on a knife's edge, knowing that their tournament life could be over at any moment with the lethal strike of the fall of an unlucky river card.It gets even worse when you've been playing poker for two days a...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 4, 2012 4:16 PM

ANZPT Perth Day 2: Level 14 (blinds 2,000-4,000, ante 500)

8:00pm: That's all she wrote!Didier Guerin has held onto the chip lead with a stack of 304,000 as all of our chip leaders are nestled very close to each other. It will be it interesting to see who flexes their muscles on the short stacks with four eliminations required tomorrow before we reach the ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 4, 2012 12:07 PM

ANZPT Perth Day 2: Levels 12-13 (blinds 1,500-3,000, ante 500)

6:50pm: Ten-minute break6:35pm: Aldridge missesIan Aldridge started today with just 10,900 in chips. He fought hard to get himself into the top 50 players, but ultimately, that's where his run would end.Aldridge committed himself with the adventurous 9♥6♠ on a flop of 7♥K♠8♦ for an open-en...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 4, 2012 9:57 AM

ANZPT Perth Day 2: Levels 10-11 (blinds 1,000-2,000, ante 300)

4:40pm: Ten-minute break4:30pm: Mile mauled on the riverMile Krstanoski is the latest casualty with under 70 players now remaining in the ANZPT Perth Main Event.Krstanoski was all in holding two pair with five-seven on a board of 7-3-2-5. Tu Lee was his opponent with a bare A-K but managed to spike...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on May 4, 2012 7:50 AM
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