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Day 1a

ANZPT Auckland: Angie Leads; Guzzardi Looms

The second stop on Season Five of the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour began today, with PokerStars returning to the beautiful city of Auckland. The 66 players who began the day were eager to get in their seats and start making their way to becoming the first champion of Auckland poker since Danny '...more

by Joshua Bell on November 21, 2012 1:08 PM

ANZPT Auckland: Up Go The Big Stacks

It's getting to that stage of the night. The stage when players starting the rail at every moment and the big stacks start to surface. Sometimes there will be one player who went on a heater and other times the top of the chip leader board will feature multiple players, battling it out of the top o...more

by Joshua Bell on November 21, 2012 12:33 PM

ANZPT Auckland: The Tower in the Sky

A quick Google search tells me that Auckland was voted as the third most livable city in 2011. That wouldn't surprise anyone who has visited this beautiful city. The poker players come here to of course play poker, but for a lot of people, it's more than just a poker tournament, it's simply holiday...more

by Joshua Bell on November 21, 2012 11:27 AM

ANZPT Auckland: Battling in the Rival Ring

Australia versus New Zealand. It's a rivalry that exists and won't be going anywhere anytime soon. In many ways, that's what this poker tour is all about. Who can win a tournament on home soil? Who can claim a victory on the felt of their cross-Tasman rivals?  Professional boxer Shane Cameron i...more

by Joshua Bell on November 21, 2012 11:18 AM

ANZPT Auckland: Old School Tasman Travels

One is a member of the Australian Poker Hall of Fame. The other is such a stalwart of poker in New Zealand that his nickname features the name of New Zealand's national bird. The Aussie goes by the nick name "The Mechanic" and the New Zealander by "KiwiG". Needing no introduction are two of the most...more

by Joshua Bell on November 21, 2012 9:46 AM

ANZPT Auckland: Poker's New Clubroom

Looking around the SKYCITY Auckland poker room during these early stages of the ANZPT Auckland Main Event gives us a slight sense of déjà vu. The players are much the same, the chips and cards remain unchanged and the tournament staff are familiar faces. However, there is one major difference betwee...more

by Joshua Bell on November 21, 2012 9:33 AM

ANZPT Auckland: Poker's New Clubroom

Looking around the SKYCITY Auckland poker room during these early stages of the ANZPT Auckland Main Event gives us a slight sense of déjà vu. The players are much the same, the chips and cards remain unchanged and the tournament staff are familiar faces. However, there is one major difference betwee...more

by Joshua Bell on November 21, 2012 9:30 AM

ANZPT Auckland: It's Good to be Back

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, is home to the Warriors Rugby team, the New Zealand Breakers NBL team and is no stranger to hosting some of the biggest sporting, arts and cultural events in the world. Wellington may be the capital city of New Zealand, but Auckland is the heart and soul ...more

by Joshua Bell on November 21, 2012 9:14 AM

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