first off, what a great night it was last night. congrats go out to crown for putting it all together. thank goodness all the new dealers were working so all the old hens like carls and wendy could get thrashed.in my time at crown ive seen many wannabe young pros come and go. ive heard young punks say tey can win 3k a week playing 60NL. months later they are gone, never to be sighted again. but we do have some of the best up and coming young guns in the world. from my observations these are the gys you'd want to back in the future.. apologies to gaz, yoyo and others. i havent seen you guys play enough to comment. so, here is my list of the best young players in aussie land.(this list is comprised of both cash game and tourney players)1) Arul - absolutely fearless and has won the respect of many a seasoned pro. his results of late speak for themselves. no tells on this guy. he is just great. argueably the best in australia bar none(hachem included).2) Van "Frodo" Marcus - the best hi/lo player in the country. already a seasoned pro at the tender age on 22. if this guy had any luck in the big tourneys, he'd be right up there on the same level as arul.3) Emad - the gus hansen of aussie poker. his loose aggresive style of play intimidates opponents. ive seen seasoned players shaking in their boots when involved in a big pot with this guy. no question about his ability. this guy is just darn good.4) Matt Downing - mr internet. his internet poker feats are admired by all. what a good player and what a good future he has. 5) Tony Dunst - ok he's american. but apparently he is engaged to an aussie so thats how he qualifies. had a bad streak for a while but is now back where he belongs, at the top! cash or tourneys, this is one guy you dont want to mes with.6) Dusan - very very very underrated player. very quiet but his feats and exploits are well known to many. widely respected by all and sundry. imho the next arul.7) Nathan Jonstone - firstly mate youve got to get rid of that one lens thing. its so irritating. haha. tourney results are fantastic. discussing hands with him, ts obvious that this kid knows what he's doing. im a litle surprised he didnt play the millions. im sure there wouldnt have been any shortage of stakers for this guy. i was however a little baffled as to why he called a couple of all ins on the final table of the hotshots with qj, i think. memory is a little unclear these days.8) Nathan "Pretty boy" Bobik - he could become the face of aussie poker. with his dashing good looks and solid play, he is one kid everyone should be watchng out for. 9) Mark Vos - well his credentials speak for themselves. he has an irritating presence on the tables. i know a lot of players are annoyed by his style of play. going all in blind for 500 bucks. i gues this is the persona he has chosen for himself but he often rubs people the wrong way. speaking to him last night tho, there is no nicer guy away from the tables. 10) Ricky Gov - another seasoned young gun who has the credentials to boot. quiet and unassuming, he is a gentleman and a pleasure to have on the tables. a little unlucky this week but, he will bounce back bigger and better. as long as he stays away from the baccarat tables.11) Charles Chua - while waiting for a 20/40 game one nite, i saw him sit at a 60NL table. 20 mins later, he had taken the chips from every single player on the table some 1200 worth and the table had to be closed. his instincts are impeccable. hasnt been playing lately(was told last night he is not in the best of health). get well soon mate. best wishes from all at crown.12) DanG - dan is included purely because in every tourney i see him play, he always build up a big stack. and somehow, he manages to lose it all at the business end of the tourneys. i dont know if its inexperience or bad luck, but he always puts himself in the position to finish in the money. with the guidance of PNW users, i believe that dan will grow into one of the better young guns in a couple of years. btw, dan are you that kid from hey dad?so thats my take on things. feel free guys to comment or include anyone you feel ive left out. bear in mind that as a parochial vic, this list is somewhat skewed in that favour.till next time.