ANZPT Perth: Channelling the luck of the Irish
There were some interesting options available for players preparing for the opening session of the PokerStars.net ANZPT Perth Main Event.
Judging from the traffic on the running track that winds its way around the Burswood Entertainment Complex and along the Swan River, some opted for the healthier choice of a morning walk or run in the brilliant sunshine.
Others, perhaps inspired by last night's Welcome Party by the pool at the Hotel Intercontinental, were eagerly awaiting the opening call at Paddy Hannans Irish Pub for a St Patrick's Day-inspired heart-starter before the opening hand is dealt early this afternoon.
Meanwhile in Burswood Casino, staff are making the final preparations for the start of day 1A. A new tournament area has been established near the regular poker room, with an extra nine tables on top of the 14 normally available for play.
Players are starting to gather for the start of play in the first PokerStars.net ANZPT Perth Main Event, which should be dealt around 12.30pm local time (GMT +8hrs).