ANZPT announces Season 2 schedule

australia_poker_tour.jpgPoker down under is back.

This week, PokerStars announced it will be bringing back the most popular poker tour to ever hit Australasia. The Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) has just announced the first six events of its Season 2 schedule with stops confirmed in every mainland state of Australia. Even better, organizers expect to add more tournaments to the schedule in the coming months.

Season 2's first event will kick off in Adelaide, South Australia February 9-14, 2010 at the SKYCITY Adelaide Casino. This will come just one year after PokerStars launched the inaugural season of the ANZPT. Overnight, it became the region's most popular poker tour. In all, Season 1 saw 1,309 players battle for $2,982,196 in prize money.

For a full look at where Season 2 will take players in the coming year, check out the ANZPT Season 2 schedule.

Season 2 will also bring back the popular ANZPT leaderboard race. In Season 1, Team PokerStars Pro Australia player Tony Hachem put on a consistent and brilliant performance to take down the points championship.The win earned him a seat in every APPT event and the Aussie Million in the coming year. Runner-up Chris Levick won entry into every Season 2 ANZPT tournament. Third place Joel Dodd picked up $10,500 in tournament entries.

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ANZPT Players of the Year - runner-up Chris Levick (left), winner Tony Hachem (center) and third-place Joel Dodds (right)

PokerStars will run twice nightly freerolls from Monday to Saturday each week in the lead up to the ANZPT Season 2 kick off in February. The top players in the freerolls will get a seat in the weekly Sunday Stage 2 final. The top ten from each Sunday final will then go on to play for a package to ANZPT Adelaide.

For more information on the tour, see AZNPT.com.