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ANZPT Sydney: Mason Mauls All to Lead Day 1b

The dealers have packed up shop, the floor staff have collected all the chip bags from the tables and the players are starting to make their way out of The Star as the second and final day 1 flight of ANZPT Sydney has come to a close. At the beginning of the day it was unclear just how many players...more

by Joshua Bell on March 22, 2013 12:16 PM

ANZPT Melbourne: Paul Hockin is King

The ANZPT Melbourne Main Event has concluded with the title once again crossing the Tasman as New Zealand's Paul Hockin has emerged victorious after a tough final table.After leading on Day 1b, Hockin found himself the short stack when the players made a deal three-handed. It looked to be a good sa...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2012 12:24 PM

ANZPT Melbourne: Guzzardi gutted in third

It's been three and a half hours of three-handed warfare but finally we've seen this tough trio broken after the elimination of Michael Guzzardi in third place.When the three players struck a deal some time ago to lock up a healthy pay day and play for a little loose change, we thought we might be a...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2012 11:21 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Straight-flush leaves us with three

One player who has flown largely under the radar in this tournament is Michael Lo Giudice. After doubling up through Kristian Lunardi late on Day 2 with pocket kings, Lo Giudice has been able to maintain his position to reach the final four players in the ANZPT Melbourne Main Event.However that wou...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2012 7:36 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Izzy flips out

Ismail Ismail is the next to go as our ANZPT Melbourne final table has rapidly reached the final four players.Ismail battled the short stack for large portions of the tournament, but he stayed tight and picked his spots to strike with great efficiency.After surviving to reach the final five players,...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2012 7:09 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Bang, bang, double bang!

We waited what felt like an eternity for the first elimination of this final table but as soon as the players took a break, it's gone bang, bang, double bang, with now three more players on the rail, including a double elimination to see us down to the final five.First to go was Anthony Aston. He op...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2012 6:47 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Matusik misses

The first two hours of play on this final table were intense. There were very few big pots of note with the clock wind back failing to create the action we were looking for. We did get close to losing two players in one hand though, when Michael Guzzardi and Ismail Ismail were both all in, but Mich...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2012 6:12 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Final table underway

The players are taking their seats and shaking off the cobwebs of a late night in preparation of another tough day ahead on the felt of the Crown Poker Room. We've reached the final day of the ANZPT Melbourne Main Event and today we'll be crowning the newest champion of Australia and New Zealand.Bo...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2012 4:24 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Final Table Player Profiles

Two long days of play has seen our ANZPT Melbourne field of 345 reduced to the final table of nine. It was a long road to get to this point, but the journey has only just begun as the $172,500 first-place prize awaits. Our final table is interesting mix with a couple of runaway chip leaders, a prev...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2012 9:38 PM

ANZPT Melbourne: Warner dominates to lead final table

When we walked into the Crown Poker Room this afternoon, we always knew we were in for a long day. The equation to turn 141 players into just nine was a complex one that would test the patience and endurance of players and media alike. But none of us really expected a 17-hour day that would stretc...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2012 7:02 PM

ANZPT Melbourne: ANZ Player of the Year returns for Season 5

With our players now deep into the money, we thought it might be a good opportunity to take a look at the Australia New Zealand Player of the Year award which is back for Season 5.Once again over AU$40,000 in prizes will be awarded to the two players who grab the most number of points during ANZPT S...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2012 1:47 PM

ANZPT Melbourne: Pop!

Sometimes the bubble can be a dramatic time. Hand-for-hand play builds the tension as the short stacks play a game of cat and mouse to try and avoid being the one to miss the money. Often one of the TD's will grab the microphone to announce the action and build the atmosphere as the railbirds stack...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2012 11:47 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Cheong with chips on the bubble

The players have returned from their dinner break and are back in action here at the ANZPT Melbourne Main Event. There would have been a few nervous stomachs at dinner, with the short stacks knowing that they are within sight of the cash but also just one misstep from the ultimate pain - bubbling th...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2012 10:11 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Embracing technology

Over the years, poker players have embraced the use of technology. Through the evolution of online poker, to the growth of social media, there is no doubt that the online medium has made it easier for poker players to stay up to date with news and communicate to each other from all around the world...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2012 7:46 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Enjoying the ride with Tristan Bain

"Stick around and watch me give it all back!"Those were the words of Aussie young gun Tristan Bain after he raked in a massive pot to eliminate arguably the biggest name in the room in Australia's World Champion in Joe Hachem.Bain had flopped a set as Hachem got aggressive on the flop with the nut f...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2012 6:41 AM
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