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Victory for Bosnia! Dejan Divkovic wins ANZPT Perth title

We were anticipating a lengthy battle between two deep-stacked, highly-skilled players, but Iori Yogo and Dejan Divkovic possibly had a plane to catch back home as our two international players stepped up the aggression to new heights for their heads-up contest.Yogo gained the early advantage and ha...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 24, 2013 11:44 AM

ANZPT Perth: And then there were two...

Philip Gidley-King had been battling hard with his short stack for most of this final table. He had been very tight, but in his defence, it's been extremely tough for him to get a word in with Iori Yogo, Dale Marsland and Dejan Divkovic so incredibly active in this four-handed battle.With plenty of...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 24, 2013 10:19 AM

ANZPT Perth: Wilford and Evans grounded

The chips have been moving around on this ANZPT Perth final table as we inch closer to crowning a champion. Dale Marsland is the man in the box seat at the moment after a rather incredible hand against Iori Yogo. Marsland three-bet preflop, then bet and three-bet on a ten-high flop with K♥Q♥ f...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 24, 2013 9:13 AM

ANZPT Perth: Short stacks silenced

It's been a tale of two contrasting styles with our short stacks here at the ANZPT Perth final table. But ultimately the end result has been the same with Luke Brabin and James Broom both recently hitting the rail.After landing a much-needed double up, James Broom was "jabbing" away at plenty of po...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on February 24, 2013 7:49 AM

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
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