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Still Complaining

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11

Steve Lindeblad was just all in holding {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} and had to come up against the {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds} of Laurence Hall. When the {10-Clubs}{q-Spades}{6-Spades} flop was dealt, a fan on the rail asked Lindeblad if he had the ace-king. To which Lindeblad replied, "of course i do, how else do i go out."

When the {j-Clubs} hit the on the turn to give Lindeblad the straight, he could still be heard uttering some complaints.

"Still complaining even though you hit broadway," Kristina Griffiths said to Lindeblad as he sat down having realised he was going to take the double-up.

Chip Counts
Steve Lindeblad 300,000 190,000 pos
Laurence Hall 115,000 -243,000 neg

Edwards Out In 26th

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11
Luke Edwards - 26th place
Luke Edwards - 26th place

Only a a couple of minutes into the day and we have lost our first player. It all started when Luke Edwards opened it up to 20,000 from early position. Only Bradley Lancken in the big blind would make the call and some cards would be dealt on the felt.

Flop: {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}

Lancken was first to act and opted to lead out for 20,000. Edwards then popped it to 50,000 and Lancken immediately announced he was all in.

Edwards snapped him off just as quickly and the players turned their hands over.

Edwards: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}
Lancken: {q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

It was fireworks early over on Table 4 and when the turn hit with a {6-Hearts} and the {4-Clubs} landed on the river, it was over for Edwards in 26th place.

Chip Counts
Bradley Lancken 450,000 210,000 pos
Luke Edwards Busted

Kennedy First Out

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11

It was 83-year old Bill Kennedy who started the day with the shortest stack and he has gone home as the 27th place finisher today.

Chip Counts
Bill Kennedy Busted

Here They Go

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

It's almost ten minutes after it was meant to start, but the cards are being dealt and the players are ready to go. It's starting at 5,000-10,000 with a 1,000-chip ante. Strap yourself in, because it's going to be a long day.

Level 19 started


Soon To Start

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11

The players are scrambling into their seats and breaking open the chip bags. We will be running a few minutes behind schedule, but the cards will be in the air very soon. While you wait, why don't we remind everyone how the table draw looks today.

Table 1

1Nicholas Heather953,500
2Damien Walsh343,000
3Bill Kennedy91,000
4John Parker203,500
5Kristina Griffiths186,500
6Laurence Hall358,000
7Liam O'Rourke495,000
8Stuart Bellard275,000
9Steve Lindeblad110,000

Table 2

1Sam Capra440,000
2Anthony Aston188,000
3Martin Rowe294,000
4Gordon Huntly380,500
5Peco Stojanovski195,500
6Jason O'Brien166,500
7Luke Brabin149,500
8Erich Stadler163,500
9Jim Collopy638,500

Table 4

1Luke Downes283,500
2Luke Edwards180,000
3Craig Blight353,500
4Tobin Ryall197,000
5Oliver Speidel797,000
6Mishel Anunu434,500
7Alec Smith572,000
8Bradley Lancken240,000
9Jason Pritchard381,000

Time To Play Down To One

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11
Oasis Room at The Star for ANZPT Sydney
Oasis Room at The Star for ANZPT Sydney

Welcome back to The Star for the final day of the PokerStars.net Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Sydney Main Event.

A total of 27 players will be hitting the felt today with one thing on their mind and that’s the $226,812 first place prize.

But of course there can be only one champion, and at this point it is Nicholas Heather is in the best position to make a run at the title.

Close behind Heather and someone who knows what it takes to win a big tournament is 2012 Aussie Millions Main Event champion, Oliver Speidel. He’ll be one to watch today as he aims to continue his great form of the last few months.

Don’t rule out the rest of the field though as talented players such as Jim Collopy, Liam O’Rourke, Alec Smith, Gordon Huntly, and Mishel Annunu played tough poker yesterday and will be right in the thick of it today.

Throw in the likes of 2008 APPT Sydney champ Martin Rowe, 2010 ANZPT Darwin runner-up Luke Edwards and 2010 APPT Sydney fourth-place finisher Peco Stojanovski and we’ve got ourselves a very exciting day of poker.

It’s all set to kick off at 2:00 pm local time and the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be here every step of the way as an ANZPT Sydney champion is crowned.

Day 3 started

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11

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Winner Gordon Huntly
Winning Hand ♦J♠J
Prize 226,812

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 922,000