ANZPT Adelaide: Day 1C, level 6 (blinds 200-400, ante 50)

7pm: The mark of a champion

The stack of 2009 Aussie Millions Main Event Champion and former South Australian Stewart Scott had been as low as 3000 in chips in the first three levels of the day, but has managed to work his way back to around 55,000 in chips after crippling Nicholas Long and eliminating Australia's Kelvin Beattie.

Beattie moved the last of his money in pre-flop and Scott called before engaging in a raising war with Long, which ended up with all three players tabling their cards. Beattie showed 7♦ 7♣, Long revealed Q♥ Q♦ but Scott rolled up K♥ K♣ to have them both dominated. The board ran out 8♣ 9♥ 4♦ 2♠ 2♥ and the smile on the face of Australia's first Aussie Millions champ's smile is wider than ever.


Flashback ... Stewart Scott celebrates victory in a WSOP Main Event satellite at Adelaide Casino in 2006

6.45pm: Now THIS is a bad beat

The Adelaide Casino Poker Zone is still abuzz after Chris minesony Evans eliminated Australian PokerStars Qualifier Matthew Terry in one of the most brutal bad beats in ANZPT history.

With the board reading J♥ [10s] J♠ 6♣, Evans led out for 5000, Terry raised to 10,000, Evans moved all in over the top and Terry snap-called, tabling J♣ [10d] for the nut boat against Evans' A♠ Q♠.


And to the river ...

Yep, that's the K♠. Evans hit the one-outer to give him a royal flush, sending the bystanders into a frenzy and an almost catatonic Terry to the rail. Even the dealer held his hands over his face in amazement!

6.30pm: Your shout!

There's atmosphere to burn this evening in the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event as the remaining 65 players enter the penultimate level on day 1C. There've been more than a few rounds of drinks being served in the Poker Zone and there's plenty of buzz among the eight tables in use.

Nicholas Long holds a narrow chip lead on 77,500, ahead of Roy Hills (56700), Aleks Brkovic (56500), Ben Savage (55,000) and Chris Zenonos (54500). Interesting to note that the top three from last year's ANZPT Player of the Year - Tony Hachem, Chris Levick and Joel Dodds - are well placed to advance to day two.

• Compiled by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall