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ANZPT6 Melbourne Day 1b: The life of Jesse

It's official. We've topped the 500 player mark and reached the elusive million dollar prize pool! The 2014 ANZPT Melbourne Main Event is officially the largest ANZPT event in history, and registration is not even closed yet!It's a tremendous result for Crown and the ANZPT team who have put a lot of...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 30, 2014 5:08 AM

ANZPT6 Melbourne Day 1b: Sunny skies in Melbourne

There were high expectations yesterday for Day 1a of the ANZPT Melbourne Main Event, and no one went home disappointed. A field of 242 runners for Day 1a sets us well on the way to a million dollar prize pool and a new record for the ANZPT.So it's with even greater expectations that we arrive in the...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 30, 2014 3:32 AM

ANZPT6 Melbourne: Getting a "Legg" up on Day 1a

After a five-month break between events, the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour made an emphatic return today with Day 1a of the ANZPT Melbourne Main Event filling the floors of the Crown Poker Room. There was a buzz in the air as the field of 242 players set us well on the way towards a record field ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 29, 2014 1:12 PM

ANZPT6 Melbourne Day 1a: Roy's challenges

There are many big names playing here on Day 1a of the ANZPT Main Event. Among our field of 242 we find a wealth of notable names who would gather plenty of attention at any poker table in the world. We have Australian Poker Hall of Famers, Aussie Millions champions and even a few WSOP bracelet winn...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 29, 2014 11:38 AM

ANZPT6 Melbourne Day 1a: Phones down

Playing Day 1 of a Main Event can, at times, be an arduous affair. The limits are small, the stacks are deep, and the levels are long. The pathway to survive eight levels of play can look a little murky as you get dealt rags after rags after rags, folding patiently, waiting for the right moment to s...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 29, 2014 9:15 AM

APPT8 Manila: Thanh Ha Duong comes from behind to secure title!

A major turnaround has happened here in Manila today proving once again that it doesn't matter how big a deficit you face, there's always a chance that the cards will fall yours and not your opponent's way.Thanh Ha Duong came into this heads up battle with just 800,000 in chips compared to PokerStar...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 5:27 PM

APPT8 Manila Day 3: It's Guzzardi vs Duong for the title

Unfortunately for Bernie Angeles and his fan club, the dream is over but it sure was fun while it lasted. After his exit, we feared that a good portion of the crowd, who have contributed so much to the atmosphere today, would leave but luckily the vast majority have hung around.It had started off so...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 1:51 PM

APPT8 Manila Day 3: Believing in Bernie

The tournament has suddenly exploded, - figuratively I mean. From starting five-handed at the beginning of this level, it's taken less than 30 minutes for two more players to be eliminated. Not only that, the crowd are still happy because their beloved Bernie Angeles is still in with a shout.<for...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 12:42 PM

APPT8 Manila Day 3: The home hopes fall

I've covered a lot of final tables but I have to say the rail supporting the three players from the Philippines is one of the most impressive I've seen in a while. The support is about three rows deep, passionately partisan yet entirely good-natured.We lost our first player of the day. Ranjeev Kanja...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 11:53 AM

APPT8 Manila Day 3: Final table profiles

Here's a full list of our runners and riders for the APPT8 Manila final table:<strong>Seat 1: Daniel Giang, 23 - Melbourne, Australia (382,000)</strong>Giang is a student who learned to play poker from friends four years ago.  He says that this APPT Manila main event is his best res...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 10:15 AM

APPT8 Manila Day 3: Lina recovering well, final table set

If the story of the first two hours of the final table has been about anything, it was about Maria Bernadette Lina surviving and Michael Guzzardi's continued domination. The only lady left in the tournament, Lina started as the shortest stack and managed two significant double ups through Thanh Ha D...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 9:37 AM

APPT8 Manila Day 3: Time to go from eleven to one

There's just 11 players coming back for the final day of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour event here in Manila. Just two players will need to be eliminated and the final table will be set and we can begin the speculation of who will become the next champion of the APPT.At the moment, it's Michael Guzzard...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 7:21 AM

APPT8 Day 2: Guzzardi has huge lead going into the final day

The penultimate day of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour event here in Manila saw 95 players out of the initial 260 runners return to play into the money and toward the final table. Although the tournament really slowed down when approaching the bubble, the reverse occurred once the players had made the m...more

by Chris Hall on July 6, 2014 5:38 PM

APPT8 Manila Day 2: Bubble, toil and trouble

As far as I'm concerned, there's no better moment in poker than the bubble. Sure, everyone loves to win a tournament but the person finishing second is usually getting amply compensated. On the bubble the line between glorious success and catastrophic failure is thinner than a Jason Mercier value-be...more

by Chris Hall on July 6, 2014 1:33 PM

APPT8 Manila Day 2: Celina Lin is biding her time

As everyone knows poker is a game with a great deal of variance. There are highs, lows and lots of "middling" bits in between, adapting to the ever-changing dynamic is important. With Raymond Wu and Bryan Huang not here and Vivian Im having been eliminated on both start days, Team PokerStars Pro Cel...more

by Chris Hall on July 6, 2014 10:53 AM
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