ANZPT Adelaide: Day 3, level 18 (blinds 4000-8000, ante 500)

6.15pm: Bruno bows out

We're down to one twin - Todd Butcher - after the elimination of Bruno Da Silva in 16th. After losing a big pot to Butcher when his A-K didn't hit against jacks, Da Silva doubled through Tony Hachem when his J-8 made a flush against the jacks of Hachem.

But the end came on the next hand for the Queenslander when Daniel Neilson's A♣ 2♠ hit the board of K♠ [10h] 9♠ 2♦ 8♦ against Da Silva's A♥ 5♠. We wouldn't mind a dollar for every time pocket jacks have been dealt.

6pm: Grigg a goner

Tom Grigg's emotional roller coast of a day has ended in typically dramatic fashion after he found himself in a three-way all-in on a board showing Q♦ 7♠ 5♣ 9♦ 4♦. Todd Butcher and Michael Sellars both showed pocket jacks, and Grigg shook his head as he mucked his card and headed off to collect prizemoney for 17th.

5.45pm: Croc snaps up another

In a live equivalent of a misclick, Alex Gitosky just announced "all-in" not realising that Billy "The Croc" Argyros had already beaten him to the punch. It was the K♦ Q♠ of Argyros against Gitovsky's 9♣ 8♣, and "The Croc" was none too pleased to see the deal reveal a board of 6♦ 9♥ 2♠ 3♣ J♥, doubling up Gitovsky.

Two quick-fire eliminations have slashed the field to 17 players. Andy Kemmler's short stack forced him to commit with 6♦ 4♥, with Andrew Scarf making the call holding A♣ Q♠. Scarf found a queen on the flop and that was that for our 19th placed player.

Andrew Hinrichsen followed in 18th position when he raced the A♣ K♦ of Argyros with [10c] [10h] but the board of 4♥ 8♠ Q♠ 4♣ 9♠ brought no love for the ANZPT Queenstown runner-up.


Andrew Hinrichsen adds another ANZT cash to his growing CV

5.30pm: Rotar out in 20th

Sam Rotar had struggled for traction all day but hung on long enough to step up the pay scale to 20th before running into Aleks Brkovic. It was A♦ 3♣ for Rotar against the J♠ J♥ of Brkovic with the board of Q♥ 4♠ 8♠ [10h] 6♦ giving Brkovic the pot and a stack of 320,000. With 19 players left, the chip leader remains Andrew Scarf on 420,000.

• Compiled by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall