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ANZPT7 Melbourne: Oh baby Shi's got it!

What a week it's been here for the ANZPT7 Melbourne Main Event!Records broken, history made and after four days of play at Crown Melbourne a champion has emerged. Ultimately is was Lin Shi who reigned triumphant, overcoming Peter Matusik in a short heads up battle late into Level 29.Our ANZPT7 Melbo...more

by Brad Kain on October 20, 2015 2:38 AM

ANZPT7 Melbourne Final table: Three more fall, three remain

And then there were three!It's been five hours since play began today and now we've reached our final three. After the first three players found the rail in quick succession, Erich Stadler was next to go when he was eliminated in sixth place. Stadler moved all in for his last 340,000 in chips from t...more

by Brad Kain on October 20, 2015 12:11 AM

ANZPT7 Melbourne Final table: Three down in quick succession

Well it didn't take too long to see our first final table casualty here. Mile Krstanoski found the rail first in today's proceedings at the hands on Lin Shi. The action began with Shi opening to 65,000 from middle position and when it folded around to Krstanoski on the button, he pushed his last 455...more

by Brad Kain on October 19, 2015 8:46 PM

ANZPT7 Melbourne Final Table: The stage is set

It's go time here at Crown Melbourne as the final nine take to the felt. They'll have their eyes on snagging the last-ever ANZPT Main Event title and the $261,200 first place prize. We've already seen three days of exciting play in the poker room here. When it all began the field reached a total of ...more

by Brad Kain on October 19, 2015 6:28 PM

ANZPT7 Melbourne: Final table player profiles

Seat 1: Manny Stavropoulos, 50 (Australia) - 1,570,000 in chipsMelbourne local Manny Stavropoulos is the current reigning Aussie Millions Main Event champion and has guaranteed himself another great run with this final table appearance at Crown Melbourne. Stavropoulos has been playing poker for 10 y...more

by Brad Kain on October 19, 2015 6:15 AM

ANZPT7 Melbourne Day 3: Matusik maintains lead into final nine

The final table is set!While the cash tables were buzzing with players chasing the royal flush jackpot, those on the tournament floor were looking for a huge score of their own. When play began we had 63 poker hopefuls return to the Crown poker room and we were off to a flying start as the shortstac...more

by Brad Kain on October 19, 2015 4:55 AM

ANZPT7 Melbourne Day 3: Hitting the jackpot

The ANZPT Main Event has well and truly stolen the attention here at Crown Melbourne this week, but something else that's been the cause for commotion is the cash game royal flush jackpot. The jackpot payout increases with every hand played and to win it a player must flop a royal flush. It may be a...more

by Brad Kain on October 19, 2015 1:48 AM

ANZPT7 Melbourne Day 3: From online anonymity to impressive live runs

"Who is kennl?"That was a common question among the online poker community, with forum posts inquiring about his identity dating back to 2009. No one knew who was behind the infamous online avatar, but he had gained notoriety for crushing MTTs and giving regulars a hard time on the virtual felt. "Do...more

by Brad Kain on October 18, 2015 11:00 PM

ANZPT7 Melbourne Day 2: Early exits as Matusik moves ahead

It's still very early on Day 3 of this ANZPT Melbourne Main Event but that hasn't stopped players flying out the doors. The action dramatically slowed down last night as the money bubble approached and we're seeing the effects of that here today. We've already lost a third of today's 63 entrants as ...more

by Brad Kain on October 18, 2015 9:03 PM

ANZPT7 Melbourne Day 3: Open the floodgates

We've reached that point. The bubble burst with the final hand of last night's action and now it's time for the shortstacks to get it in and gamble. The 63 remaining players have all guaranteed themselves a $3,200 return and will be chasing that $261,200 top prize when the champion is crowned tomorr...more

by Brad Kain on October 18, 2015 6:59 PM
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