ANZPT Adelaide: Day 1C, level 7 (blinds 300-600, ante 50)

8pm: Tran's catching a tram

Melbourne's Trung Tran had enjoyed an uneventful day on a table that included Australian Poker Hall of Famer Billy "The Croc" Argyros and PokerStars Team Australia Pro Tony Hachem but finally succumbed to Naz Sibahi in the last few hands of the day.

In a desperate move to double up, Tran shoved the last of his short stack with 7♠ 6♠ on a flop of 5♦ 3♥ 9♠, but was called down by Sibahi who showed A♠ Q♦. Sibahi was ahead with the ace high, then Tran spiked a 6♦ on the turn to take the lead. However the Q♣ fell on the river, giving Sibahi the pot and sending Tran on his way.

7.45pm: Hills on the rise

The all-ins are coming thick and fast as the short-stacked players move in to try and double up in the last level on day 1C of the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event, with Darwin's Roy Hills the main beneficiary, having just cracked the 100,000-chip mark.

An opponent moved all-in pre-flop with A♠ Q♠ and Hills called with pocket fives, but was in serious trouble when the flop came down 7♠ 9♠ 2♠, giving the opponent the nut flush. However a five spiked on the turn and the board paired with a river seven, giving Hills a runner-runner full house. Hills is on top of the chip count with 113,000.

7.30pm: Martinez makes her mark

With the elimination of PokerStars Sponsored Player Clonie Gowen, there is just one female left in the day 1C field - Australian PokerStars Qualifier Victoria Martinez.

The 31-year-old financial administrator from Sydney has entered the poker scene three and a half years ago, and has quietly chalked up some exceptional tournament results after first learning the game at a friend's house.


Victoria Martinez is the last female player still in contention to progress to day two from day 1C

"From there I started playing a lot of pub poker, then I played my first ANZPT event in Sydney last year," she said. "I cashed in 29th place in Sydney and was 20th during the Sydney Poker Championships."

Martinez also chalked up a 53rd place in last year's Melbourne Poker Championships Main Event at Crown Casino and hopes to qualify for more ANZPT events this year. She's currently on 44,000 in chips and is in great shape for a day two berth.

• Compiled by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall