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Anthony Hachem crowned champion of ANZPT Repechage

When heads-up play commenced with the ANZPT Repechage trophy on the line it was Anthony Hachem holding a two-to-one chip advantage over Japan's Iori Yogo. One would think that the weight of expectations would be on the son of a World Champion, but it was Yogo who looked a little overwhelmed by the ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 11:02 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Bouskila busts in third

With Anthony Hachem turning on the afterburners as the big stack, the pressure was on both Michel Bouskila and Iori Yogo to make something happen. In the end they were forced to clash with each other.Bouskila was down to around 2.5 million when he announced himself all in from the small blind, but Y...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 8:34 AM

ANZPT Repechage: And then there were three

Fabain Craib was a dominant force on Day 2 of this ANZPT Repechage Main Event. He powered along beautifully and picked up a few big hands to help things along. If his pocket kings had held against Ian Thomson's pocket jacks on the final table bubble, he would've started this final table with a comma...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 8:05 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Top and tail for Kanaan

After the elimination of Daniel Neilson in 6th place, the final five players on the ANZPT Repechage final table knuckled down into an epic battle. The chips were flying in every direction with several all ins, coolers, bad beats and suckouts.Iori Yogo put Anthony Hachem onto the short stack, then l...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 7:16 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Kondevski and Neilson depart

Tony Kondevksi is a staple on the Australian poker scene. If he's not playing, he's railing, and if he's not railing, he's following the updates online on PokerStars or Facebook. As a former Melbourne Champs Main Event winner, this event would hold a special place in his heart, and it was a tremen...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 4:45 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Two down

After an orbit of pretty tight play that barely saw a flop, we've lost our first two players in pretty rapid succession.It was Ian Thomson who took hits in back-to-backhands to become our first casualty of this final table.The first hand saw Thomson lured into the pot from the big blind after Dean F...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 4:16 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Set for a thrilling finale

The stage has been set for a thrilling finale here at the Crown Poker Room as the ANZPT Repechage Main Event reaches an exciting climax today. Our final table is a beauty with several well-known, talented and well-credentialed players which should see some entertaining poker this afternoon.Leading t...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 3:37 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Final table player profiles

The ANZPT Repechage Main Event saw 844 entries from 598 unique players and after three flights and two solid days of poker, the field has been reduced to a final table of nine. Let's find out a little more about our final table participants.Seat 1: Michel Bouskila (Sydney, Australia) - 1,435,000 chi...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 2, 2013 6:00 PM

ANZPT Repechage: Craib on top of cracking final table

It was a day that was certainly much longer than expected. Much like a racehorse that sprints out of the gates, we were leading the pack by six lengths, looked a winner on the turn but eventually ran out of legs in the home stretch. We thought we were going to get a reasonably early night but the ra...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 2, 2013 3:51 PM

ANZPT Repechage: Dinner plans anyone?

There has been some heated debate this evening about when to take a dinner break, if indeed at all. It seems that tournament officials were pretty confident that this tournament would continue to roll along at breakneck speeds so that a dinner break wouldn't be required. Unfortunately things have ti...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 2, 2013 11:23 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Yogo stalking his prey

As we rapidly approach the ANZPT Repechage final table with around 30 players remaining at the start of Level 19, Daniel Neilson, Dave Allan and Fabian Craib are among the big stacks. They're players we've seen a fair bit of in tournaments around Australia, but it's another familiar face at the top...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 2, 2013 9:27 AM

ANZPT Repechage: A tale of two latecomers

The last two registrations into the ANZPT Repechage Main Event on Day 1b were Tino Lechich and Ben McLean, and both have different stories to tell.McLean apparently had some confusion over his entry which was won online on PokerStars. He thought he was registered for Day 1c, but after re-checking th...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 2, 2013 7:00 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Bully or bust

We're approaching the money bubble here at the ANZPT Repechage Main Event. The big screen is currently showing us 67 players left, but only 63 of those will take home some cash.The bubble in this event is somewhat unique as it means different things to different players.Reaching the money in a poker...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 2, 2013 5:07 AM

ANZPT Repechage: It's moving day

We're back in action here in the Crown Poker Room as Day 1c of the ANZPT Repechage Main Event is in full swing. It should be an interesting day of poker ahead of us. Over the past three days 844 players endured the rapid-fire structure of this event with just 97 surviving to reach this point. No dou...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 2, 2013 3:19 AM

Edo Naftaly tops Day 1c of ANZPT Repechage

We were hoping to see a big turnout today for Day 1c of the ANZPT Repechage Main Event. A line of 350 was thrown up before the start of the day, with ANZPT head honcho Danny McDonagh saying that he would be disappointed to not reach that mark. Well, Danny was all smiles this afternoon as an impressi...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 1, 2013 10:48 AM
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