ANZPT Adelaide: Early Day 2

It's early in day two at the ANZPT Adelaide tournament and the numbers are already dwindling. Of the 77 who started, there are now just 56 left shortly before the end of the day's second level.

Those we have loved and lost include Diego Walsh, Steven Downing, Andrew Demetriou, Joel Dodds, Ray Sukkar, Emanuel Seal and local boy Eugene Juczenko.

Julius Colman and Matthew Jones, from Canada, still hold the top two spots on the chip table, while Toby Meridith (up to 180,000 from his 88,000 start), James Broom and Dean Nyberg fill out the other spots in the top five.

Today's tough table has Team PokerStars Poker Pro Joe Hachem, PokerStars sponsored Emad Tahtouh, Billy "the croc" , Nobbi Tanaka, Matthew Jones and Dean Nyberg.

I heard Emad and Joe musing over whether they had ever sat together on a tournament table before.


Nobbi Tanaka celebrates everyone folding to his all-in play


Table 3: to be avoided