ANZPT Perth: Day 1A, level 6 (blinds 200-400, ante 50)

6.50pm: Oh really, O'Reilly?

It was Andrew Hinrichsen versus Sean O'Reilly once again on table 16, and the sight of Hinrichsen smoking the rubber on his way out of the tournament area suggests it didn't end well for the 2009 ANZPT Queenstown second-place finisher.

The hand was pretty straightforward - O'Reilly's pocket aces against the pocket 10s of Hinrichsen. The board ran out a raggy 5♣ 3♦ 4♦ 7♠ 7♣, O'Reilly was up to 40,000 and Hinrichsen was off to drown his sorrows. We're down to 55 players with just over an hour of play to go.


Some St Paddy's Day good fortune comes the way of Sean O'Reilly

6.25pm: Beh bows out

The local contingent has been reduced by one more after Bernard Beh's elimination. Beh's last 14,000 were shipped with A-Q, only to find Ben Butcher waiting with pocket aces. In contrast, it's been a good level for Singapore's Ivan Tan. He's twice doubled-up his short stack through Sean O'Reilly and finally has some breathing space on 21,000.

Only a handful of players have been eliminated in the past 90 minutes, leaving 57 of the 83 starters in line for a shot at returning for day two. The chip average is up to 29,122 with just under 30 minutes remaining in level six.

6pm: Lackovic leaps Lackovic

The chip lead of Nik Lackovic has steadily been whittled away throughout the day, with his brother Aleks now topping the count on 95,000. Nik isn't far behind on 90,000, with others prominently placed nearing the end of day 1A including David Steicke (68,000) and Sean Dunwoodie (60,000).

Meanwhile in the Burswood poker room, the St Patrick's Day spirit is well and truly alive for the "Luck of the Irish" Last Chance Satellite. One seat will be given away for each five entrants. What better way to wish the players good luck than with a pint of Kilkenny - "thirst is a shameless disease so here's to a shameful cure."