ANZPT Adelaide: Day 1B, level 2 (blinds 75-150)

2.20pm: Poker Zone proving popular

Poker players can be a cynical bunch, so we've been thrilled to hear so many glowing reports about the Adelaide Casino experience during the ANZPT Adelaide tournament series.


Friendly and professional dealers, clear and concise rulings from the floor plus quick and efficient food and beverage service are just some of the ticks of approval we've heard from players so far.

Adelaide might not have a Harbour Bridge or a Great Barrier Reef, but service and quality of experience cut plenty of mustard when it comes to players making a choice of tournaments on an increasingly packed calendar.

2pm: Quads again, and again, and ...

A roar has just split the air at the far end of the Poker Zone with Andrew adgee Jeffreys leading the cheer as players on table 10 celebrated the eighth set of quads so far today. That means they're averaging quads every 10 minutes. Just when you think you've seen everything in poker!


Andrew Jeffreys: Might be a while before he sees quads again!

1.45pm: 65 players take Main Event Field to 138

A few more notables have taken their seats today to take the day 1B total to 65 - Julian Cohen's brother Hugh is here (both are PokerStars Qualifiers), along with Tim English and Pana Flourentzou, who finished an impressive 11th in last year's APPT Grand Final in Sydney.

The action is slow and steady in the Adelaide Casino Poker Zone, but a heated conversation has struck up on Eric Assadourian's table: the subject of Anthony Gunning's elimination. Despite telling us he had pocket nines, one of Assadourian's tablemates said that if Gunning did hold that hand, he would have turned them up to confirm the cooler instead of mucking his hand after Assadourian tabled pocket fives for quads.

"I don't believe for a second that he had pocket nines," the Team Australia Pro said. "He could have had anything - he had played every pot in the first 10 minutes of the day. He didn't show any aggression until the river on that hand, so I reckon he had 9-8 suited at best."

• Compiled by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall