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ANZPT7 Perth Day 4: Kane crowned

The clock just ticked past midnight here in Perth. Only moments ago the poker room was full of cheers and sighs from the animated railbirds, as we just crowned a champion in the ANZPT Perth Main Event. Four days of play culminated in 192 entrants playing down to one tonight here at Crown Perth. When...more

by Brad Kain on February 15, 2015 9:50 AM

ANZPT7 Perth Day 4: Four more fall flat

It started as a relatively slow final table, but after our sixth place bust out, three more players hit the rail in rapid succession. After around six hours of play, Raiden Kan was the next to go. When Michael Kane opened under the gun for 50,000, Kan moved his last 247,000 into the middle to put hi...more

by Brad Kain on February 15, 2015 6:32 AM

ANZPT7 Perth Day 4: Elimination nation

For over three hours chips went back and forth at this ANZPT final table. We were starting to think no one would ever bust. It was a surprise turn of events, however, that saw starting day chip leader and Team PokerStars pro Bryan Huang make an early exit. Bryan Huang - 9th placeAfter losing a sizea...more

by Brad Kain on February 15, 2015 2:17 AM

ANZPT7 Perth Day 4: Final table fever

Poker glory.Today someone will claim the Perth poker crown. The final table is set and 2:10pm local time will see the remaining nine players battle it out for the first ANZPT title of 2015, and a top prize of $105,000.It's been a tumultuous ride this week, but after three days of play here at Crown ...more

by Brad Kain on February 14, 2015 10:16 PM

ANZPT7 Perth: Final table player profiles

Seat 1: Steve McHugh (Australia) - 304,000Hailing from Perth, local Steve McHugh is a self-employed 39 year-old who's been playing poker for 10 years. He got into the game after watching it on TV and despite not cashing, the highlight of his poker career so far was playing the 2010 WSOP Main Event. ...more

by Brad Kain on February 14, 2015 9:40 AM

ANZPT7 Perth Day 3: Team PokerStars pro Bryan Huang leads final table

It's Valentine's Day, and for the nine players who made the ANZPT Perth Main Event final table tonight, they'd certainly be in love with how they ran this week. There were 36 people at the start of Day 3 this afternoon, but now only nine remain and the final table is set. The chip leader at the star...more

by Brad Kain on February 14, 2015 6:54 AM

ANZPT7 Perth Day 3: Bubble blues

The bubble.The one spot that separates the winners from the losers. Here at the ANZPT Perth, the atmosphere in the room suddenly seems a lot more relaxed as our bubble boy just hit the rail. Andrew Molodstov was the unfortunate fellow, just missing out on a $3,900 payout and a shot at the $105,000 t...more

by Brad Kain on February 14, 2015 1:29 AM

ANZPT7 Perth Day 3: Femme Fatales on the felt

Valentine's Day. Usually a time for romantic gestures and spending time with a special someone.Today on Day 3 of the ANZPT Main Event, however, it's all about accumulating chips as we approach the money. For the players here, surviving to the final table would be the perfect Valentine's gift from La...more

by Brad Kain on February 13, 2015 11:11 PM

ANZPT7 Perth Day 3: Commander Kane

The bubble approaches.Of the 192 entrants into ANZPT Perth's Main Event, only 36 return today for Day 3, and only 21 will see a return on their investment. From 12:30pm local time here at Crown Perth we'll be playing down to a final table, before a winner will be crowned come Sunday night. Players t...more

by Brad Kain on February 13, 2015 9:04 PM

ANZPT7 Perth Day 2: Kane climbs to the top

The atmosphere in the poker room was electric today as ANZPT Main Event Day 2 qualifiers piled into Crown Perth. The superstitious were perhaps extra cautious on this Friday the 13th at the felt, with players looking to survive to Day 3 tomorrow. Many fell by the wayside. The day started with 105 ru...more

by Brad Kain on February 13, 2015 3:42 AM
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