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Billy "The Croc" Argyros tames the APPT Melbourne

The final nine gathered in the Crown Poker Room this afternoon for the climax to the APPT Melbourne Main Event. It was a talented line up but at the end of the day just one man would remain standing. Or in this case, it was one crocodile.Australian Poker Hall of Famer Billy "The Croc" Argyros has de...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 9, 2013 1:02 PM

APPT7 Melbourne: Yan drowns on the river

Four hours, thirty minutes had passed since Ashley Mason was eliminated in fourth place. But finally, and thankfully, the three-handed deadlock has been broken with the elimination of David Yan.There were multiple double ups and a few suckouts in the three-handed war, but no one would budge an inch....more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 9, 2013 11:15 AM

APPT7 Melbourne: Round and round we go

Just when we thought we were in for an early evening today, the poker Gods caught wind of what was going on and promptly put us back in our place.With a deal struck three-handed and the clock yet to tick over to 4pm local time, we thought all was good with the world. We thought we might actually see...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 9, 2013 9:06 AM

APPT7 Melbourne: Mason misses the deal

Down to the final four players and there were no soft spots as these titans battled it out with great intensity. Bowdy Tolhopf started to flex his muscle, winning a nice pot from Billy "The Croc" Argyros, while David Yan's rollercoaster ride continued after getting short and then doubling through As...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 9, 2013 6:43 AM

APPT7 Melbourne: Damelian done

We're approaching the first break of the day, and the players could probably do with one, after the rapid-fire progress of this APPT Melbourne Main Event final table so far.Five has been reduced to just four with Robert Damelian the next to go.Bowdy Tolhopf opened the action with a raise from the bu...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 9, 2013 5:03 AM

APPT7 Melbourne: Four to the floor

"The Croc" is biting today as Billy Argyros is making a serious comeback in a brave run at the APPT Melbourne title. Argyros landed an early double up with ace-jack against David Yan's pocket sevens, and just now, he's taken care of Phi Luu with the very same hand.Luu moved all in preflop for his la...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 9, 2013 4:33 AM

APPT7 Melbourne: All that Jazz

It was always going to be a tough ask for Jazz Mathers at this final table. Starting the day as the short stack with 146,000 in chips, equating to just over six big blinds, it was a treacherous position to be in and one that would require some luck to get back into contention.However on one of the f...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 9, 2013 3:53 AM

APPT7 Melbourne: Final table kicks off!

After three long, gruelling days the APPT Melbourne Main Event has been reduced to our final nine. They are currently finding their seats on the feature table here in the Crown Poker Room and unbagging their chips in preparation of a potentially life-changing day ahead.They've already guaranteed the...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 9, 2013 3:31 AM

APPT7 Melbourne: Final table player profiles

After three days of toil in the Crown Poker Room, the 2013 APPT Melbourne Main Event has been reduced from 309 players to our final table of nine. Let's get to know them a little better:Seat 1: Joe Cabret (Melbourne, Victoria) - 501,000 chipsWhat a run Joe Cabret has had in this tournament! After be...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 8, 2013 3:53 PM

Mason the man to catch after Day 3 of APPT Melbourne

It was time to get down to business as 42 players returned to the Crown Poker Room today for Day 3 of the APPT Melbourne Main Event. It has been two long days to reach this point, but for six players, their efforts would go unrewarded as only the top 36 would reach the money.There were some nervous ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 8, 2013 2:47 PM

APPT7 Melbourne: Cabret's chip and a chair

Everyone in poker, has heard of the old saying of "a chip and a chair". It, of course, refers to a situation where a player has been decimated and all-but eliminated. They are down, but not quite out, sitting with just one single chip, a chair and the faintest of faint hopes of a miraculous comeback...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 8, 2013 12:27 PM

APPT7 Melbourne: Dinner time

We've hit another wall. 18 players.They're spread across three tables of six, and while the short-handed play should produce some action, it's been pretty slow going in recent times. The original plan was to try and play through to reach the final table without taking a dinner break. We were looking...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 8, 2013 9:27 AM

APPT7 Melbourne: The rail report

The life of a rail bird is not an easy one. It's long hours, you're on your feet all day, and the pay stinks. You're either a friend, a family member or a fan. You love the game of poker enough to stand around all day and watch the action, but then you realise there are no hole card cameras, so ther...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 8, 2013 7:43 AM

APPT7 Melbourne: Bubble goes pop

The bubble has finally popped here at the APPT Melbourne Main Event. It took almost an hour to burst with several short stacks hanging on valiantly to try and sneak into the money. For most of them, they were successful, but for Kwong Phung, his APPT Melbourne journey has ended in pure frustration.W...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 8, 2013 6:07 AM

APPT7 Melbourne: Brabin and Harji eye POTY honours

While reaching the $5,000 min-cash is certainly a significant achievement for our players, it potentially means a lot more for two of our final 42 players.Luke Brabin and Pravin Harji would love nothing more than to reach the cash, but they also have one eye on a bigger prize. You see, Brabin and Ha...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 8, 2013 4:28 AM
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