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Day 1a

ANZPT Melbourne: Jordanou flying, Hachem lurking

A new season of the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour arrived today as the Crown Poker Room was once again host to the ANZPT Melbourne Main Event. The tables were buzzing as the cards were in the air at 12:10pm this afternoon to see 186 players take to the felt. It's a healthy number, and despite t...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 26, 2012 11:14 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: McKenzie dines on chips

We've just returned from an extended break of 20 minutes with our field of 186 reduced to 103 players. The break acted as the dinner break for the evening, and that isn't a whole lot of time to grab some food. So as soon as the clock ticked down, the players were quickly racing from their seats an...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 26, 2012 9:35 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: "Raking pots and winning trophies" by Dale Marsland

It's pretty hard to win poker tournament. Even the most skilful poker professionals will tell you that multi-table tournaments are a high variance way to make a living. Survive a sea of humanity, avoid the bad beat land mines that potentially lurk at the fall of every card, and somehow manage to p...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 26, 2012 7:37 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Hitting new heights

As we enter the 4th level of play for the day, we've received word that the total number of entrants so far Day 1a is 183. However that likely to grow a few more with latecomers Billy "The Croc" Argyros and Joe Hachem reportedly on their way down to the Crown Poker Room before registration closes at...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 26, 2012 5:52 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Trick or treat?

Walking through the aisles of the Crown Poker Room this afternoon, I couldn't help but be a little perturbed when I saw a rather shady character walking slowly towards me. Dressed in a brown robe and hood pulled down over his head, this didn't seem like a dude to mess with, but when he looked up to...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 26, 2012 3:54 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: A new beginning

The location looks the same, but a fresh start greets us as a new season of the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour kicks off today in the familiar setting of the luxurious Crown Casino in Melbourne. It's Season 5 of the ANZPT and less than two months since Brit Sam Razavi claimed victory in the seaso...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 26, 2012 3:39 AM