ANZPT Adelaide: Day 1C, level 5 (blinds 150-300, ante 50)
5.45pm: Big names hit the rail
Brendon Rubie, Raj Ramakrishnan and PokerStars Sponsored Player Clonie Gowen have been among a recent spate of eliminations in today's day one flight.
Rubie was sent to the Poker Zone rail at the hands of Kristian Lunardi after running his pocket 10s into Lunardi's pocket jacks, with the board improving neither hand.
Stewart Scott and Ben Savage were co-conspirators in Ramakrishnan's elimination; the 2009 Aussie Millions Main Event champion crippled Ramakrishnan after making a runner-runner flush, then Savage sealed his fate when Ramakrishnan moved his last 5000 into the middle with 7-6 (suited), only to find himself behind Savage's A-J - which also made a runner-runner flush!
While Scott and Savage continue to argue over who knocked him out, Derek Cheung recalled to us that he had eliminated Gowen after forcing her all in on the river on a board that read 5-7-8-A-J; Gowen called, but mucked after Cheung rolled up pocket sevens for a flopped set, sending her to the rail.
5.30pm: Record field confirmed for ANZPT Adelaide
A further 97 players have entered PokerStars.net ANZPT Adelaide Main Event creating a new record number of 236 players and record prizepool of $644,280, up 10 per cent on last year's 215 player field. The winner will take home $165,900 while the top 27 players are guaranteed a minimum payout of $5155.
Despite the long trek to Adelaide and Australia, we're thrilled to confirm that players from 13 different countries have joined the field, hailing from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Noumea, Russia Federation, Sweden and the United Kingdom and the USA.
• Compiled by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall