ANZPT Sydney Day 3: Level 22 (blinds 10,000-20,000, ante 2,000)

7:35pm: Josh Barrett eliminated in 10th place; Final table is set!

Josh Barrett had a great tournament and we really thought the Peking Duck was going to carry him all the way to the title. However unfortunately his run has come unstuck in 10th place, just short of the final table.

The action started with Luis Arrilucea who raised to 54,000 from under the gun with Alex Lee calling in the small blind. Barrett was in the big blind and he pushed all in for around 300,000 but Arrilucea made the call as Lee folded ace-queen.

Arrilucea: K♦K♠
Barrett: 5♥5♦

The board ran out Q♥3♣J♣2♥2♣ and without a famous five to save him, Barrett was eliminated in 10th place for $10,611 in prize money.


Overnight chip leader Josh Barrett has fallen just short of the ANZPT Sydney final table

With that our final table is set! It looks like it's going to be a battle between the Lee boys for the chip lead, with Michael Kanaan also threatening for the chip lead. We'll have confirmation of the final table chip counts, redraw and a wrap of the day's action for you shortly.

7:25pm: Andy outkicks Adam

Just like that, we're on the final table bubble following the elimination of Adam Cusenza in 11th place. He moved all in preflop with A♠8♦ but Andy Lee made the call with A♣J♦.

The board ran out 2♦9♠T♠T♣Q♠ to leave Lee's kicker to play and send Cusenza to the rail. It's a Lee double act here in Sydney as Andy is now up to 1.16 million.


Adam Cusenza eliminated in 11th place

7:20pm: Lee rockets past Walch

Justin Walch has impressed during this tournament, and we think we'll be seeing him on an ANZPT final table sometime soon. Unfortunately it won't be in Sydney this year after he ran his 8♥8♦ into the A♥A♣ of Andy Lee.

The board arrived 3♣9♦K♣4♣7♠ to leave Lee with the pot and Walch heading to the cashier. Lee is up to 940,000.

7:15pm: Last female no longer standing

The run of our last female in Melanie Wohlers has ended in a battle of the blinds with the giant-killing Michael Kanaan.

Kanaan raised to 50,000 from the small blind before Wohlers moved all in for a little over 200,000. Kanaan made the call with A♣8♥ as Wohlers showed J♣9♣ for live cards.
The board fell 2♣5♦A♦K♣3♦ to pair up Kanaan and eliminate Wohlers in 13th place.

Kanaan is now up to around 1.4 million chips.


Melanie Wohlers eliminated in 12th place

7:10pm: Play resumes