ANZPT Gold Coast Day 2: Level 12 (blinds 1,000-2,000, ante 200)

5:20pm: That's it! We're done!

As we ticked down to our final 54 players, the call was made to play four more hands on every table and that would be enough for today. It appears that the impressive stack of Tim O'Shea is going to be good for our chip lead, with Paul Hockin, Anthony Grange and Mike Ivin also amongst the chip leaders.

Octavian Voegele fought back late in the day to amass a healthy stack, while Jesse McKenzie, David Gorr, Leo Boxell, Andrew Scarf, Tom Grigg, Ricky Kroesen and Julian Cohen have also made it through the day.

Play will resume at 12:00pm (GMT+10) tomorrow, but we'll have a wrap of the day's action and a complete list of chip counts for you shortly.

5:10pm: Chevalier triples, Laidlaw rockets, Guzzardi busts

Michael Guzzardi opened with a raise to 4,500 and Daniel Laidlaw called before Danny Chevalier moved all in for his last 11,000. Guzzardi moved all in over the top to attempt to isolate but it backfired when Laidlaw snap-called with a well-trapped A♣A♦. Chevalier showed 5♠5♣ as Guzzardi also had a pair with 2♥2♠.

The board landed 4♥Q♥5♦4♠J♣ to give Chevalier the main pot with his full house, while Laidlaw's aces held on to profit in a nice side pot as Guzzardi went home empty-handed.

5:00pm: Dazzler takes out the Pilat

Darryl "Dazzler" Lanyon has eliminated Matthew Pilat in a preflop clash with Lanyon's A♠K♦ in dominant position against Pilat's A♥7♥.

The board ran out Q♠T♣T♦3♠4♦ to leave our Day 1a chip leader on the rail as Lanyon climbs to 60,000.


Darryl Lanyon continues to dazzle on the Gold Coast

4:50pm: King Kenna

With a limper in front of him, Michael Pedley raised it up to 7,500 before Jason Kenna moved all in over the top for his last 35,000. The limper folded but Pedley made the call with T♦T♥, only to find Kenna had a massive K♥K♠.

The board ran out 9♠4♣8♣Q♣4♠ to leave Kenna's kings in front for a double up to 70,000. Pedley is still in good shape with 120,000.

4:45pm: Grujic and McKenzie duelling for Player of the Year honours

An interesting sub-plot is developing here on the Gold Coast. While the Main Event rolls on, Jesse McKenzie and Oliver Grujic are involved in their own little duel in the battle for ANZ Player of the Year honours.

Currently ranked one and two, both are still in contention here on the Gold Coast, along with fellow contenders Octavian Voegele and Danny Chevalier.

McKenzie is progressing comfortably with about 70,000 chips, but Grujic has just overtaken him after the elimination of a man who knows what it's like to battle for Player of the Year - last year's ANZPT POTY runner up, John Maklouf.

Maklouf was all in preflop with 8♣8♠ but Grujic made the call with a monster K♦K♥. The board ran out 2♣9♠3♣7♥7♠ to eliminate Maklouf and pass the torch to Grujic who is up to 100,000.

4:30pm: Cohen dusts Omer

2010 ANZPT Queenstown champ Julian Cohen is alive and definitely kicking once again after eliminating the short-stacked Omer Silajdzaja.

Cohen held Q♣Q♠ up against Silajdzaja's T♦T♣ as the board ran out K♦9♠A♥K♣2♣. Cohen is now up to 38,000.


Julian Cohen was pretty happy with that hand

4:20pm: Play resumes

Feeling nice and refreshed, the players are back in action for the fifth level of the day with 65 players still alive in the hunt for the ANZPT Gold Coast title.

Kiwi Paul Hockin is our likely chip leader with 240,000, with Anthony Grange, Tim O'Shea and Mike Ivin also well placed.