ANZPT Sydney: Dream debut as Hamataj tames "The Tank"

Sean Callander

The opening paragraph was already penned, spruiking the success of the old guard, and the "Empire Strikes Back" headline ready to post. Surely this major tournament debutant Angelo Hamataj couldn't outpoint Mike Ivin, a player with more than 40 years of experience, especially once he held a big chip lead heads-up.