ANZPT Perth Day 1b: Level 7 (blinds 300-600, ante 75)
8:10pm: Day 1b is in the books
The final hands of the day drew no further incident as approximately 81 players survived the day. A quick run around the room to scout the big stacks has put Billy Jordanou in the lead with 92,200, narrowly ahead of Ferenc Riech (91,800) and Richard Lancaster (91,200). Team PokerStars Pro Tony Hachem is also through with 63,200.
We'll have a complete wrap of the day's action and full chip counts for you shortly.
8:00pm: Great call by Lackovic to end the day
In the final moments of play Stevan Lackovic assured his place in tomorrow's field with a huge call to eliminate another opponent.
The flop was 2♥T♥8♦ when Lackovic's bet of 2,000 was check-raised all in by his opponent. Lackovic thought for a long time but eventually committed the additional 16,425 with 7♥7♣. It was only third pair to the board but it was good as his opponent showed A♦Q♥.
The turn was the 6♦ and river the K♥ to miss both players and leave Lackovic to stack up close to 70,000 in chips.
7:45pm: No more Silk
Following a raise to 1,600 from under the gun, PokerStars qualifier Danny Silk moved all in for around 8,000 in total. His opponent made a quick call with A♦K♠ as Silk was in trouble holding A♥J♦.
The board ran out 3♠T♠2♦3♥6♦ missing Silk and sending him to an early exit.
7:30pm: Two out of three ain't bad
While Nik Lackovic is on the rail, lamenting his cracked aces from earlier in the day, his brothers are progressing very well with Aleks just eliminating another opponent to add to his stack.
The chips were in on a flop of 9♣4♥3♦ with Lackovic holding 7♠7♣ against his opponent's 5♥6♥. Lackovic held two of his opponent's outs and his hand held on the 8♣ turn and 8♦ river. He's now up to 45,000.
7:20pm: Dong bluffs all the way to the exit
Jonathan Karamalikis has been sent crashing to the rail after a failed bluff attempt. The details have come to us second-hand but we believe that it was a double-paired board and Karamalikis fired all the way with eight-high but his bluff was incredibly picked off by Ferenc Riech with just jack-high!
A couple of other recent eliminations include Jesse McKenzie and Benn Skender.
7:10pm: Play resumes
The players are back for the last level of the evening. Kiwi Richard Lancaster has claimed the chip lead with a count 86,000, narrowly ahead of Billy Jordanou. Can anyone top yesterday's mark of 109,400? They have sixty more minutes to try as 90 players remain in today's field.