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Day 2

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

ANZPT Melbourne: Surviving coolers

It's amazing the number of times we hear players complain to us about how cold it is at a poker table. It doesn't matter where we are in the world, or the temperature outside, things can get really cool inside a casino due to air conditioning units that seem to often have a mind of their own.Anyone...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2012 4:21 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: A long road to the final table

We're back in the Crown Poker Room as 141 players have returned for Day 2 of the ANZPT Melbourne Main Event. It's going to be a long day as our goal is to reduce that field to our final table of nine.Before our players get that far, they will have to navigate their way through another one hundred p...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2012 2:47 AM