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Day 3

Anthony Hachem crowned champion of ANZPT Repechage

When heads-up play commenced with the ANZPT Repechage trophy on the line it was Anthony Hachem holding a two-to-one chip advantage over Japan's Iori Yogo. One would think that the weight of expectations would be on the son of a World Champion, but it was Yogo who looked a little overwhelmed by the ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 11:02 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Bouskila busts in third

With Anthony Hachem turning on the afterburners as the big stack, the pressure was on both Michel Bouskila and Iori Yogo to make something happen. In the end they were forced to clash with each other.Bouskila was down to around 2.5 million when he announced himself all in from the small blind, but Y...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 8:34 AM

ANZPT Repechage: And then there were three

Fabain Craib was a dominant force on Day 2 of this ANZPT Repechage Main Event. He powered along beautifully and picked up a few big hands to help things along. If his pocket kings had held against Ian Thomson's pocket jacks on the final table bubble, he would've started this final table with a comma...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 8:05 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Top and tail for Kanaan

After the elimination of Daniel Neilson in 6th place, the final five players on the ANZPT Repechage final table knuckled down into an epic battle. The chips were flying in every direction with several all ins, coolers, bad beats and suckouts.Iori Yogo put Anthony Hachem onto the short stack, then l...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 7:16 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Kondevski and Neilson depart

Tony Kondevksi is a staple on the Australian poker scene. If he's not playing, he's railing, and if he's not railing, he's following the updates online on PokerStars or Facebook. As a former Melbourne Champs Main Event winner, this event would hold a special place in his heart, and it was a tremen...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 4:45 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Two down

After an orbit of pretty tight play that barely saw a flop, we've lost our first two players in pretty rapid succession.It was Ian Thomson who took hits in back-to-backhands to become our first casualty of this final table.The first hand saw Thomson lured into the pot from the big blind after Dean F...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 4:16 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Set for a thrilling finale

The stage has been set for a thrilling finale here at the Crown Poker Room as the ANZPT Repechage Main Event reaches an exciting climax today. Our final table is a beauty with several well-known, talented and well-credentialed players which should see some entertaining poker this afternoon.Leading t...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 3, 2013 3:37 AM

ANZPT Repechage: Final table player profiles

The ANZPT Repechage Main Event saw 844 entries from 598 unique players and after three flights and two solid days of poker, the field has been reduced to a final table of nine. Let's find out a little more about our final table participants.Seat 1: Michel Bouskila (Sydney, Australia) - 1,435,000 chi...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on June 2, 2013 6:00 PM