ANZPT Adelaide: Day 1B, level 1 (blinds 50-100)

1.15pm: Quad-tastic start for Assadourian Team Australia Pro Eric Assadourian is off to a fantastic start and is already up to around 37,000 in chips after he claimed the first elimination of the day. We caught the action on a board that read 5♥ 8♠ 9♣ 3♦ 5♠ between Assadourian and Anthony Gunning. He moved the last of his stack into the middle on the river, but Assadourian snap-called, tabling 5♦ 5♣ for quads! Gunning had mucked his hand, but told us on his way out that he'd made a full house with pocket nines - ouch.

anzptadel1Beric.jpg Team Australia Pro Eric Assadourian claimed the first scalp of day 1B

1pm: Assadourian, Watson highlight 1B field Team Australia Pro Eric Assadourian has taken his seat in today's flight, along with PokerStars Sponsored players Amanda De Cesare (winner of Australian reality television show The Poker Star) and 2009 APPT Grand Final champion Aaron azzabentonaces Benton.

Popular Aussie young gun Andrew adgee Jeffreys is here, along with in-form duo Julian Cohen and Jackie Glazier, 2008 WPT Bellagio Cup champion Mike sirwatts Watson and local State of Origin representatives Fred and Sam Chaptini.

Dean dinjho Nyberg is also here today, looking to capitalise on his great performance in last year's ANZPT Adelaide series, which culminated in a victory in the $450 No Limit Hold'em preliminary event and a fifth place finish in the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event.

However Nyberg will have a fight on his hands today, as he's drawn onto table seven with fellow Aussie Tom Grigg and Americans Andrew Lichtenberger (18th in the 2009 WSOP Main Event) and Tony bond18 Dunst!

12.30pm: Time for the second innings

Welcome to day 1B of the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event from Adelaide Casino. It's been another magnificent morning in the South Australian state capital, perfect for a stroll through the parkland that surrounds the city on all four sides.

Heading north across the River Torrens takes you through the main sporting precinct of the city, which includes Adelaide Oval and the Memorial Drive tennis complex.

But for a sporting tragic, the must-see is the statue of Sir Donald Bradman in Creswell Garden next to the Adelaide Oval. Arguably the most famous Australian of all, Bradman is to the game of cricket what Pele is to football.


Sir Donald Bradman is immortalised in Creswell Garden, just to the north of Adelaide's CBD

He lived in the same modest Adelaide suburban home for much of his life and contributed more than 40 years to South Australian cricket as an administrator. However, it's his batting record that earned him a spot in the annals of cricket history, with a career average of 99.94 - apologies to readers from non-cricketing nations, we're not even going to begin to explain cricket to you!

Sportsmen of a different ilk have started to file into the Adelaide Casino Poker Zone for day 1B of the $3000 buy-in Main Event, which will be under way in the next few minutes.

• Compiled by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall