ANZPT Sydney day 2: Level 15 (2000/4000, ante 400) updates

8.10pm: Carnevale is over

Rennie Carnevale has fallen short of a second ANZPT cash for 2010 after shoving his last 55,000 with A-8 on a flop of 8-10-4. Angelo Hanataj made the call and showed J-10 and watched as the turn 4 and river 2 brought no assistance for the ANZPT Adelaide champion. Heading into the final 10 minutes of play, there are still 62 players in the field.


Rennie Carnevale has emerged as one of Australia's best young players this year, but bowed out just short of the money here

8pm: Back to first gear

Action has slowed to a crawl with 20 minutes remaining on day two of the ANZPT Sydney Main Event. The 63 players chasing one of 54 positions in the money seem content to play out level 15 and return tomorrow. Most pots are being claimed with a single pre-flop raise.

7.50pm: Shou takes one-two hit

Michael O'Grady is making hay as the bubble approaches after taking a nice pot from Tian Shou. His bet of 45,000 on the board of 9♥ K♦ 6♣ J♥ elicited a fold from Shou and earned O'Grady a pot worth 120,000.

The PokerStars Supernova Elite was again dispensing chips shortly after when Allan Wilson shoved pre-flop, Shou called, Wilson showed A♣ J♣ and Shou revealed A♦ Q♥. The board fell A♥ 7♦ 9♦ 3♠ J♦, propelling Wilson to 125,000.

7.35pm: Wan wins one

Angelo Hanataj had to restrain from another wild celebration after his K♦ J♦ ran into the A♠ K♥ of Vincent Wan, with the board showing 4♦ 8♦ 4♣ 3♠ K♥. Wan is back to 145,000. The female contingent is down to two after Jane Howard's J♥ K♣ went to battle against the A♠ [10c] of Tian Shou. The board fell A-9-8-7-2, Howard departs and Shou is among he chip leaders on 320,000.

7.20pm: All over for Emad

Just 67 of the 446 players who took their seats in the ANZPT Sydney Main Event remain heading into the final level on day two. It's standing room only in the Star City Poker Room with spectators packed around the eight tables eagerly following the run to the money.


So close, but no cash for Emad Tahtouh Team Australia's Emad Tahtouh won't be heading to the cashier's cage this time around after his roller coaster day two ride ended when his pocket queens found Peter Aristidou waiting with pocket aces. The board ran out 10-high to end Tahtouh's gallant run agonisingly short of the cash.