ANZPT Adelaide: Day 1A, level 5 (blinds 150-300, ante 25)
6pm: Shop 'til you drop
Accessibility to all the major tourist attractions and amenities in Adelaide is quick and easy. With Adelaide Casino located directly above the Adelaide Central Railway Station, a train, tram or bus ride will get you just about anywhere.
However, walking is by far the most efficient transportation option for getting around the city, particularly if you're going to spend your hard-earned at Adelaide's major shopping precinct, Rundle Mall. Here's Landon Blackhall's quick guide on Australia's first pedestrian mall and one of the quirkiest shopping strips in the country:
• As you enter Rundle Mall from King William Road, you'll see the Beehive Corner on your left, a building constructed in a similar style to the neo-gothic architecture of Adelaide's churches, once owned by the mall's namesake, John Rundle, who was one of the early settlers who helped developed the colony of South Australia.
• A quarter of the way up the mall, you'll see the first of two famous sculptures - four bronze pigs named Truffles, Oliver, Augusta and Horatio, rummaging through a rubbish bin. Proceed further up the mall to Gawler Place and you'll come to Rundle Arcade, rumoured to be haunted by ghosts.
• You'll then notice another glistening sculpture further ahead, directly opposite Adelaide Central Plaza - standing at more than four metres in height, the aptly-named Spheres, designed by Australian artist Bert Flugelman, are known to the locals as the "Mall's Balls" and is a common meeting place.
• Along the way you'll come across many street performers and buskers, so feel free to spare some change after you've splurged your cash. With 15 arcades housing more than 600 retail outlets and three major department stores, there's plenty to choose from and once you've finished shopping for the day, grab a bite to eat at one of the many bars, cafes and restaurants before heading back to the hotel.
5.30pm: Grant's a goner
It was a quiet exit for PokerStars.net Team Australia Pro Grant Levy - after he was moved from his original table, he was eliminated by Australian PokerStars Qualifier Dean Blatt. As Blatt recalled to us, he raised preflop with A-K and Levy shoved the rest of his short stack over the line with A-J.
Blatt called and made trips on the flop of K-K-J, which was good all the way down the rest of the board to send the 2007 PokerStars.net APPT Grand Final champion to the rail. Meanwhile, teammate Emad Tahtouh is hanging tough on 21,000 after falling to less than 10,000 in the early going.
5.15pm: Hinrichsen running hot
Players have just returned from their second break of the day with 62 of the 73 starters still in contention for a day two berth in the PokerStars.net ANZPT Adelaide Main Event.
After finishing runner-up to Danny Chevalier in the ANZPT Queenstown Main Event last July, 22-year-old Andrew Hinrichsen has signalled his intentions to right that statistic by charging to a big chip lead on day 1A. Hinrichsen holds more than 70,000 in chips, and leads from Melbourne's Peter Aristidou. Fresh from his victory in yesterday's $1100 No Limit Hold'em event, Aristidou is on 55,000.