ANZPT Adelaide: Day 2, level 9 (blinds 500-1000, ante 100)

2.45pm: Vanderhorst edges ahead

Roy Hills has some company at the top of the chip count with several players breaking through the 100,000-chip barrier early on day two of the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event.

PokerStars Qualifier Bruno Da Silva (107,000), PokerStars Player Rennie Carnivale (101,000) and Pankaj Gogia (100,000) have all started the day strongly, but it's Michael Vanderhorst staring down on the field, with 120,000. Players are about to take their first break for the day, with 91 of the 122 starters still in contention.

2.30pm: Starter's hands ... racing Team Australia Pro Eric Assadourian has many interests outside of poker, one of which is following the stable of racehorses in which he has an interest. Yesterday it was the Wyong gallops on the NSW Central Coast - today's it's a metro meeting in Sydney that has the 2007 APPT Macau High Roller champ checking his iPhone between hands. Oh yeah, he's cruising nicely early on day two with 78,000 in chips, as is fellow Team Australia Pro Tony Hachem with 52,000.


Punt 'n' poker with Eric Assadourian, is there any better way to spend a Friday afternoon?

2.15pm: Moussa dethrones Ky's queens

The hopes of reaching day three of the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event have ended for 15 players in the opening hour of play. Ky Loughnan's tournament ended when he sent Q♠ Q♥ to the races against the A♠ K♠ of George Moussa, with the board K♦ A♦ 7♦ 4♠ 8♦ hitting both of the Sydneysider's cards.

Brenton Kaderes thought he was in good shape to double up when he shoved with pocket kings against the pocket eights of Michael Vanderhorst, but an eight on the flop was enough to KO Kaderes. Tony Dunst has collected a nice double-up through Andrew Scarf when his pocket queens held up against A-J, but the tournament is over for Damon Lum.

The Kiwi's last stand came with Q♦ J♠ against the A♠ K♥ of Billy "The Croc" Argyros, and the chips were sent in the Hall of Famer's direction after the board fell 7♣ 9♦ A♦ K♦ 7♥. The 25 chips are currently being removed from play, with more than 48 minutes remaining in the second level of the day.

• Compiled by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall