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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

ANZPT Melbourne: King Paulie leads the way

Today was the second and final chance for players to be a part of the ANZPT Melbourne Main Event at Melbourne's Crown Poker Room. We were expecting a solid field and the final number of 159 for Day 1b was suitably impressive. It brought the total number of entrants to 345 for the event - a record...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 27, 2012 10:54 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: It's all about the money

The prize pool for the 2012 ANZPT Melbourne Main Event has been released and we have the payouts for you right there. The top 41 players will finish in the money with a min-cash worth AU$3,450. Reaching the final table of nine will net AU$13,800 while top prize is an impressive AU$172,500.2012 ANZP...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 27, 2012 9:47 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Some international flavour

Registration for the 2012 ANZPT Melbourne Main Event has now been locked out and we have the official numbers. A total of 159 players took part in today's flight to bring us to a total number of 345 for the event - a record for the ANZPT in Melbourne which is a tremendous result. The prize pool of...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 27, 2012 7:23 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: The action never stops at Crown

If you're a poker fan, living in Melbourne, there is simply no better place to be than in the Crown Poker Room on a chilly Saturday evening. The room is always a hub of vibrant activity with plenty of fun and entertainment to be found.Looking around the room today is an impressive sight. We're sea...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 27, 2012 5:59 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Off to the races

You'll have to forgive us if we're a little distracted today. You see, betting on sports is not just an Australian pastime...it's a religion. And this time of the year that means the Spring Racing Carnival. If you were wandering through the city this morning and you were impressed to see a surpris...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 27, 2012 3:49 AM

ANZPT Melbourne: Stars come out to play

"Oh my God! I could've slept for another 20 minutes!" sighed Danny McDonagh as he arrived in the Crown Poker Room this afternoon. A ruthlessly efficient man with his time, McDonagh rolled up at 12:10pm unaware that the start time for Day 1b was set a little later than the previous day.The 12:30pm s...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 27, 2012 2:57 AM

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
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