ANZPT Adelaide: Day 3, level 16 (blinds 2500-5000, ante 500)

3.45pm: Do is done

Thanh Do wasted little time once the bubble burst and shoved in the last of his chips with A♠ [10h]. His timing wasn't great as Andrew Hinrichsen flipped over A♦ A♣, which improved to a set on the flop of K♥ A♥ 2♥. Do picked up a flush draw, but didn't connect with either the 5♣ or 9♦ and was out in 27th, while Hinrichsen is back up to 198,000. And Peter Aristidou's fortunes have finally turned after he doubled through Sam Rotar when his jack connected on the flop against pocket nines.

3.30pm: Vanderhorst vanquished, and we're in the money

Michael Vanderhorst was in a world of hurt when his remaining 2500 in chips were committed from the big blind, with four players along for the ride. Sam Rotar's re-raise on Ben Butcher's post-flop bet was enough to scare the others away, and it was [10c] 9♣ for Vanderhorst against the K♦ Q♣ of Rotar, which had flopped the nuts. The board ran out 9♠ J♦ [10d] 4♣ 4♥, and Vanderhorst left with the unwanted title of bubble boy. The remaining 27 players are now guaranteed a minimum payout of $5155.

3.15pm: Twins separated

The bubble period is underway in the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event after Todd Butcher bowed out at the hands of Daniel Neilson. There was betting all the way on a board that flowed 3♣ 6♥ A♥ K♦ 5♥, with all the money in the middle at showdown. Neilson showed A♠ A♣, while Butcher's head bowed as he revealed 7♦ 7♥.

3pm: Bubble bounds into view

Players have returned from their first break of the day just two spots short of the money, and with new 25,000 denomination chips introduced to play for the first time. Raemin Alexander remains at the head of the chip count on 389,000 with Austria's Octavian Voegele next on 295,000.

The big movers of the day have been ANZPT Queenstown runner-up Andrew Hinrichsen (260,000) and the man who placed 33rd in the 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event, Aleks Brkovic, who's climbed to 235,000.


A man on the move: Aleks Brkovic

The Team Australia ship remains on course, with Eric Assadourian (160,500) on target for his first ANZPT cash while Tony Hachem (127,000) is eyeing an amazing fifth ANZPT in-the-money finish in just six events.

2.45pm: Diamonds are Hachem's best friend

Two more players have bitten the dust shortly before the first break of the day - Australia's Tino Lechich was the first to go, getting the last of his short stack into the middle with K♠ J♣ on a flop that read 5♦ K♦ 5♣, only to see Team Australia Pro Tony Hachem show Q♦ [10d]. Lechich kept the lead when the dealer produced the Q♠ on the turn, but the 2♦ spiked on the river.

Fellow Aussie Andrew Lee, who was crushed at the hands of Bryan Seiler, joined him soon after. The action folded around to Seiler who raised to 10,000 from the button before the flop. Chris Evans folded on the small blind, but Lee re-raised to 23,000 from the big blind.

Seiler called and they went heads-up to a flop that read [10d] 7♦ K♦. Lee led out for 17,000, Seiler snap-shoved and Lee double-fist-pump-snap-called with Q♥ Q♦, but reeled when he saw Seiler turn over K♣ Q♣. The turn and river ran out 9♣ 4♥ and Lee couldn't get out of the Adelaide Casino Poker Zone fast enough.

• Compiled by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall