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ANZPT Perth: Fragomeni fizzles

In the early stages of this ANZPT Perth final table, all eyes were on James Broom and his short stack. Knowing his aggressive nature, we expected him to play fast early on to try and double up to get back into contention. Broom was able to steal a couple of blinds, but surprisingly, the first all i...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 24, 2013 6:37 AM

ANZPT Perth: Poker knows no boundaries

The final nine have taken their seats in the Crown Perth Poker Room as the ANZPT Perth final table is just moments away from starting. It's going to be an interesting final table, with a great mix of locals, interstaters and internationals, as well as professional and recreational players.One inter...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 24, 2013 5:50 AM

ANZPT Perth: Final table player profiles

After three days of toil on the felt of the Crown Perth Poker Room, our ANZPT Perth Main Event field of 219 players has been reduced to the final table of nine. Let's find out a little more about our final table participants:Seat 1: Dale Marsland (Melbourne, Victoria) - 647,000 chips34-year old Dal...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 23, 2013 3:32 PM

ANZPT Perth: Yogo survives carnage to lead final table

A whirlwind day has seen our surviving 33 players reduced to the final nine in just four levels and 37 minutes. Pay the unders! There's no way we thought we'd get to the final table that quickly, but a series of huge preflop clashes and a few suckouts ensured that the short stacks had a rough time...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 23, 2013 10:19 AM

ANZPT Perth: Mind games

They say that a sign of a champion is their ability to thrive under pressure. However I'll always remember a speech delivered to my cricket team some years ago by Dr Phil Jauncey. He was a leading sports psychologist who had worked with some of the country's most successful sporting teams - namely...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 23, 2013 7:55 AM

ANZPT Perth: A double dozen

The bubble is always a fun time during a poker tournament. At least, it's fun for those who don't suffer the pain of being the bubble boy. We currently have 24 happy players and one unhappy John Dichiera as the bubble has burst and we're into the money.The man they call "JD" was one of the shortes...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 23, 2013 6:43 AM

ANZPT Perth: Poolside pondering

Another glorious day greets us in Perth as Day 3 of the ANZPT Perth Main Event kicks off. 33 players have returned but for nine of them, their journey will end without any profit to show for their two days of hard work.So how does one prepare for a long day on the poker felt when there is thousands...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 23, 2013 3:56 AM

ANZPT Perth: Broom bullies his way to Day 2 lead

Another short day has come to a close here at the Crown Perth Poker Room, but six levels was enough time to reduce our ANZPT Perth Main Event field from 108 to the final 33 players. They are currently bagging up their chips to return on Saturday for Day 3 of play, but one of the cruel twists is tha...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 22, 2013 11:32 AM

ANZPT Perth: The pressures of time

There's been a lot of talk in recent times about whether tournament poker should have a shot clock. Should players have a limited amount of time to make a decision in order to speed up the game? Or should they be allowed to take their time, considering we are playing for a rather large first-place...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 22, 2013 8:41 AM

ANZPT Perth: Guzzardi looking strong in ANZ POTY

As we start to get closer to the money here in the ANZPT Perth Main Event we thought we'd take a look at the current standings in the ANZ Player of the Year award.Ashley Warner and Paul Hockin were busy trash talking Michael Guzzardi from the rail yesterday after their early eliminations from this e...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 22, 2013 6:40 AM

ANZPT Perth: Movers and shakers

It's moving day at the Crown Perth as we sort out who is the real deal here in the ANZPT Perth Main Event. We have 108 players remaining with another six levels of play expected today. We'll still be left a little shy of the money for the top 24, but will certainly have a better idea who might for...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 22, 2013 4:51 AM

ANZPT Perth: On The Mac on top of Day 1b

The temperature was sweltering outside and the heat was just as hot on the felt of the Crown Perth Poker Room this afternoon as Day 1b of the ANZPT Perth Main Event got under way. Today we saw an impressive field of 152 players in action which puts the total numbers at 219 entrants for this event. ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 21, 2013 11:03 AM

ANZPT Perth: Roses among the thorns

Registration has closed and the official numbers are in for the ANZPT Perth Main Event. A total of 151 players for Day 1b today puts our total number at 218 entrants. That's a very healthy number when you consider the buy-in was doubled to $2,200 from last year's event. The prize pool is well over...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 21, 2013 9:54 AM

ANZPT Perth: It's all merry at Crown Perth

A short day today for Day 1b of the ANZPT Perth Main Event should see play wrap up sometime around 7pm this evening, which is good timing, as tonight is the night for the much-anticipated "Player's Party". The festivities will be held at The Merrywell which is a new venue as part of the recent rede...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 21, 2013 7:03 AM

ANZPT Perth: Locked and loaded on Day 1b

Technology is a wonderful thing, but something as simple as a printer malfunction created a lengthy delay to start proceedings here on Day 1b of the ANZPT Perth Main Event. Luckily poker players are a tardy lot, so the delay didn't seem to bother too many.After ANZPT Melbourne champ Paul Hockin was...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 21, 2013 5:46 AM
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