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ANZPT Sydney: Give the Trophy to Dinesh

The last four days of poker have quite simply been riveting and true to form that was also the case during the heads-up battle. When the final two players started to fight it out for the title, Dinesh Alt had a huge chip lead with 7.2 million in chips going up against Dejan Divkovic's 2 million. We...more

by Joshua Bell on March 24, 2013 5:51 PM

ANZPT Sydney: Only Two Remain

Time has ticked well past 1.00 a.m. and we are finally down to heads-up! That's right, just two players remain in contention for the ANZPT Sydney title. Yawns can be seen by those on the rail, us in the media are still sipping coffees as the final two players have made their way on a quick break. Be...more

by Joshua Bell on March 24, 2013 3:44 PM

ANZPT Sydney: Grinding to Five

It's been a grind, but with a few eliminations, the ANZPT Sydney Main Event is down to just five players. It's not that there hasn't been a huge amount of action at the final table, it's just that every time there is an all-in, the at-risk player seems to double. Unfortunately that wasn't the case...more

by Joshua Bell on March 24, 2013 12:42 PM

ANZPT Sydney: How the Tables Have Turned

When the final table began, Dejan Divkovic had a huge chip lead. That's not exaggerating. He literally had almost three times his nearest opponent and a third of the chips in play. Oh, how the tables have turned. The chip counts at the final table have now evened out and it is actually one of the or...more

by Joshua Bell on March 24, 2013 10:45 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Final Table Set, History to Be Made?

Only nine players remain in the ANZPT Sydney Main Event! Just a short while ago 11 players were still alive, but with one quick elimination, and a fairly short final table bubble, we have now arrived at the moment we have all been waiting for. The biggest talking point of the day, for us in the medi...more

by Joshua Bell on March 24, 2013 9:03 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Quickly Down to Eleven

JusJust when you think the action is going to slow down, it goes faster than ever. Following our breaking to two tables, the ANZPT Sydney Main Event has lost another five players in under an hour. That means there are only twelve remaining and we are three eliminations from setting our final table....more

by Joshua Bell on March 24, 2013 7:11 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Then There Were Two Tables

There were some murmurs around The Star this morning that our 22 players would be down to the final two tables within half an hour. That didn't end up being the case, but we did manage to get to the final 18 players in just over an hour of play. Obviously no player arrives on the final day of play h...more

by Joshua Bell on March 24, 2013 6:08 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Final Day Fun Arrives

The first day of a poker tournament is all fun and games. The second day slowly becomes a more serious venture. The final day is a different story all together. On Thursday night, the first batch of players made their way into The Star for Day 1a of the ANZPT Sydney Main Event. The next batch of pl...more

by Joshua Bell on March 24, 2013 3:25 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Dejan Dominates, Causes Deja Vu

It was a day of ups and downs, highs and lows, exciting incidents and more, but finally the penultimate day of the ANZPT Main Event has come to a close. In the end the clock was stopped with 22 players remaining and boy is that going to make for long day tomorrow. When the day began we were staring...more

by Joshua Bell on March 23, 2013 2:01 PM

ANZPT Sydney: Hello Perth, Welcome to Sydney

With the recent incident behind us, the bubble long burst and only a around one level of poker remaining in the penultimate day of action, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at some of the players who are still alive in the tournament and therefore in with a chance to make up a spot o...more

by Joshua Bell on March 23, 2013 12:46 PM

ANZPT Sydney: Bubble Bursts, Huge Incident, Play Temporarily Halted

The last hour of the ANZPT Sydney Main Event has been some of the most exciting and interesting poker we have witnessed in recent memory. Not only did the bubble burst far sooner than expected, but play of the entire tournament was halted for almost 30 minutes while a dispute was resolved over on Ta...more

by Joshua Bell on March 23, 2013 11:31 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Some Dinner Break Tips with Lynn Gilmartin

Sitting here sipping on my third coffee and having an ill-advised afternoon snack I realised I was starting to feel a bit sluggish. Being in a poker room for what feels like 24 hours a day over the last few days hasn't been exactly great for the health and it's starting to feel that way. The thing ...more

by Joshua Bell on March 23, 2013 8:15 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Poker Players Safe From Ellen Fever

While around 100 players continue to ruffle chips, fold hands and hope to make it through the night, something very different to poker is currently happening outside of the walls of The Star. People all over Sydney have caught a fever. It's an epidemic of apocalyptic proportions and inside the walls...more

by Joshua Bell on March 23, 2013 6:32 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Been Here Before

Over the years the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour has crowned many champions. A large portion of those champions are regulars on the tour and as such it was not surprising to see them partake in the Season 5 ANZPT Sydney Main Event. While not all of those victors are still in with a chance to scor...more

by Joshua Bell on March 23, 2013 4:40 AM

ANZPT Sydney: The Long Grind Begins

Some players would have slept like babies last night. We are talking about guys like Ashley Mason, Gary Benson and Dale Marsland. After all, they do have huge chip stacks and are sitting pretty to make a deep run here on Day 2 of the ANZPT Sydney Main Event. Other players may have had restless nigh...more

by Joshua Bell on March 23, 2013 2:53 AM
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