Day 3

ANZPT Sydney: Huntly claims mighty win for Scotland

It didn't take long following the break for a one-two blow to finish off the ANZPT Sydney Main Event and crown Scotland's Gordon Huntly as our newest poker champion!Three-handed, it took a bit of a cooler to finish off the determined Anthony Aston.Liam O'Rourke opened with a raise before Aston moved...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 25, 2012 8:34 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Nothing is still something

"What do you write about when there's nothing to write about?" was the question asked by hostess Lynn Gilmartin to us a short while ago. It's a great question. Sometimes it's hard to make nothing sound exciting, but like it or not, nothing is still something.The last two hours haven'...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 25, 2012 7:46 AM

ANZPT Sydney: O'Rourke, O'Brien, Oh my!

As the players take the next scheduled break, and the evening slowly draws towards midnight, we find ourselves four-handed after a fascinating session of play.It was dominated by Liam O'Rourke in many respects. He played nearly every pot, won plenty of them and was responsible for the elimination o...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 25, 2012 5:45 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Sour dessert leaves us with five

We're not sure what the players ate at dinner, but our final seven have quickly become five after the fast and furious eliminations of Oliver Speidel and Craig Blight.It was a sour dessert for Blight who was quickly all in just moments after the resumption of play. In fact, Liam O'Rourke was barely...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 25, 2012 4:19 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Early pain puts Rowe and Lancken on the rail

Boom boom! Just like that we've lost the first two players of our ANZPT Sydney Main Event final table.First to go was unfortunately 2008 APPT Sydney champion in Martin Rowe. And it took a very cruel river blow to do the damage.With the blinds at 12k/24k/2k, Rowe opened to 55,000 from middle positio...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 25, 2012 1:30 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Our final table is set

The official ANZPT Sydney final table of nine have been formed after we went from 16 to nine with a series of pretty rapid bustouts.Kristina Griffiths and Steve Lindeblad lost the battle with their short stacks, before Mishel Anunu's tournament came unstuck in unlucky 13th place. Anunu fell when hi...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 25, 2012 1:08 AM

ANZPT Sydney: Collopy rocked; RAWKZ soars

We've recently redrawn for the final two tables and are now down to 16 players remaining in the ANZPT Sydney Main Event.Damien Walsh, Luke Downes and Laurence Hall were recent casualties while the devastating elimination of American Jim Collopy was the trigger for the redraw.A distraught Collopy was...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 24, 2012 11:19 PM

ANZPT Sydney: The thrill of the sweat

"Bottle of water?" announced one of the perky Star Poker waitresses as she stood next to table two here in the Oasis Lounge."Anyone?" she sighed."I'll take it if no one wants it," shouted Erich Stadler from across the table.The waitress came over and delivered the water, as Stadler stood and fumbled...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 24, 2012 9:32 PM

ANZPT Sydney: Karma bites

As we enter the final day of the 2012 ANZPT Sydney Main Event, it seems appropriate to look back almost twelve months to this final table last year. It was one of our favourite final tables of all time. Not so much because of Michael Kanaan's dominant victory (although that was good too!) but more...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 24, 2012 8:04 PM