ANZPT Adelaide: Final table, level 21 (blinds 8000-16,000, ante 2000)
3.30pm: Next stop - Perth
With the ANZPT Adelaide Main Event almost consigned to history, players are starting to make their plans to trek across the Nullarbor Plain to the Burswood Entertainment Complex for the first PokerStars.net ANZPT Perth. Home to many of the nation's best players (2009 WSOP Player of the Year Jeff Lisandro has already confirmed his entry), a big field is expected for the $2500 buy-in Main Event, which runs from March 17-21. Check out www.anzpt.com for all the details and satellite information.
3.15pm: Olympics? What Olympics?
Given a choice of watching a bunch of Eastern Europeans hurtling down a river of ice on an over-sized skateboard in Vancouver, our audience is remaining loyal to the PokerStars.net ANZPT Adelaide Main Event final table. Perhaps it's in expectation of an epic battle as the title is still anyone's to claim.
Andrew Scarf leads on 985,000 from Daniel Neilson (825,000) and Octavian Voegele (770,000). Michael Sellars has leapt to fourth (640,000), followed by a group of players tightly bunched around the 300,000-mark - Rennie Carnevale (365,000), Aleks Brkovic (355,000), Tony Hachem (305,000) and Billy Argyros (240,000).
3pm: Sellars steps up
Tony Hachem has just taken a walk around the spacious hallways of Adelaide Casino to cool off after receiving a three-hand penalty for folding out of turn. While he was away, Michael Sellars shoved all-in with [10s] [10c] and found a caller in Aleks Brkovic. The board showed 3♥ 7♣ 4♦ 5♠ 9♣, giving Sellars the hand and more than 640,000 in chips. Brkovic is down to 355,000 but not under any immediate threat.
2.45pm: Scarf takes a hit
Daniel Neilson claws closer to the chip lead in the PokerStars.net ANZPT Adelaide Main Event final table after acquiring a fair slab of Andrew Scarf's stack. After a raise to 31,000 from Neilson, he, Scarf and Aleks Brkovic watched the flop fall Q♥ 7♦ 2♦.
Neilson bet 62,000, Scarf made it 150,000, Brkovic stepped aside and Neilson popped it to 312,000. Scarf thought long and hard before throwing his hand into the muck. Neilson is up to 825,000, while Scarf is back just under one million.