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

1.30pm: How to bowl a maiden over

There was some commotion from table 11 with plenty of colour and movement between Australian players Adam Cusenza and Ali Khalil and America's Mike Spinasanta, which gave the impression that a big hand had just played out. However upon closer inspection, the erratic waving of arms and excited chatter turned out to be the locals' attempts to explain the fast bowling action used in cricket to Spinasanta.

"So it's like a windmill and not a throw?" Spinasanta asked, rolling his arm over in an impressive imaginary delivery. "That's right," said Cusenza, "You have to keep the arm straight." Sydney joker Ali Khalil was quick to add, "I was too lazy to be a fast bowler so instead I bowl spin." Hopefully that helps our foreign visitors to understand cricket!

1pm: Next stop, Perth!

Players continue to trickle into the Poker Zone to grab a last-minute seat in the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event. Late arrivals include popular UK pro Harry Demetriou, West Australian Aleks Lackovic and veteran Aussie player Tino Lechich. Just one of the 14 tables in the Poker Zone isn't in use as the day 1C field ticks ever closer to 100.

It's appropriate that a large contingent from Western Australia is seated today, as the next ANZPT Main Event will be hosted by Burswood Casino in Perth from March 17-21, with preliminary events kicking off on March 13.


Burswood in Perth, venue for the next stop on season two of the ANZPT

ANZPT freeroll qualifiers are available daily at Winners will be awarded an ANZPT prize package that includes a Main Event buy-in, seven nights accommodation, tourism package and money for expenses when competing at the live event. This gives you everything you need to enjoy your stay, while making a play at becoming the first ANZPT Perth champion.

12.30pm: Big names out in force

It's common in major poker events for the last of the day one flights to be "pro-heavy" and day 1C of the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event is no exception.

In fact it could be a very scary day for any tournament debutante, no matter where they sit. PokerStars Sponsored Player Clonie Gowen has taken her seat today, along with the top three finishers in the 2009 ANPZT Player of the Year third-place finisher Joel strongplay Dodds, runner-up Chris Levick and the ANZPT Player of the Year himself, Team Australia Pro Tony Hachem.


ANZPT Player of the Year Tony Hachem starts his title defence today

Table six is an Aussie Millions reunion, of sorts. Raj Ramakrishnan, who finished in fourth place in the 2009 Main Event, is sitting next his good mate and 2009 Aussie Millions Main Event Champion Stewart Scott. Ben Savage, who cashed in 27th place in this year's Aussie Millions Main Event for AUD $40,000, is also on their table.

Australian online phenoms Brendon Rubie, Kristian Lunardi, Jared Shawcross, Trung Tran and Aleks Brkvoic are here, along with Michael Pedley, Tino Lechich, Bruno Portaro, David Gorr, Emanuel 'Curly' Seal, George Moussa and Australian Poker Hall of Famer Billy 'The Croc' Argyros.

• Compiled by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall