ANZPT Adelaide: Day 2, level 10 (blinds 600-1200, ante 100)
3.45pm: Da Silva turns to da gold
When the cards are running your way, it's best to just go with the flow as Bruno Da Silva just discovered when he dispatched fellow PokerStars Qualifier John Chalhoub to the rail.
Chalhoub, the all-in player, was happy to see the flop of 6♥ 4♣ 7♠, which improved his 6♥ 4♠ to two-pair against the J♣ 9♣. But his joy turned to anguish with the turn J♦ and river 7♦ counterfeiting Chalhoub's hand while Da Silva is our new chip leader on 175,000.
3.30pm: Comer slips into coma
A horror five-minute period has ended with Martin Comer's elimination from the PokerStars.net ANZPT Adelaide Main Event. Comer's last stand came with 2♠ 2♥ against the [10d] 6♦ of Ben Butcher. There was plenty for both players on the board of [10s] 2♣ [10c] J♥ 6♦, but Butcher's bigger boat was enough to sink Comer.
There've also been recent double-ups for 2007 Aussie Millions Min Event fourth-place finisher Julius Colman (kings against the J-10 of Bryan Seiler) while APPT Sydney High Roller runner-up George Moussa just acquired a big slice of Billy "The Croc" Argyros' chips.
3.15pm: Gogia gets going
Pankaj Gogia has shot to the top of the chip count after taking down a big pot against veteran player Martin Comer. On a board showing 8♦ [10h] 7♠ 6♣, the 35-year-old Adelaide accountant shoved all-in, and Comer made a reluctant but considered fold as Gogia showed 6♥ 6♦. That took him to 156,500, while Comer is down to 30,000.
3pm: Homa's hopes dashed
Jason Homa's dreams of turning his Christmas gift into more than $165,000 have ended after fellow Aussie Nick Nelli eliminated him just before the first break. The money was all in the middle on a flop that read 4♥ 3♠ 3♥; Homa moved the last of his money in with A-4 (offsuit), but was snap-called by Nelli who tabled 5♦ 3♦ for trip threes. Homa was drawing thin and was KOed after the turn and river ran out J♥ Q♣ - hopefully Homa's boss will share the bottle of Grange with him.
• Compiled by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall