ANZPT Auckland Day 2: Amant Nauhria Leads Final 12
Posted at 21:41 2013-11-23 by Tim Duckworth
The penultimate day of the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) Auckland Main Event saw 105 players return to the SKYCITY Auckland Casino to battle down an expected final table of nine.
With 10 levels scheduled for the day, reaching the final table might have been a little ambitious, but everyone knows that anything can happen in a poker tournament. Players did their best to help the tournament progress quickly as eliminations happened at a swift rate as 2009 APPT Auckland Champion and 2010 WSOP bracelet winner Simon Watt led the notables that fell to the rail in the early goings.
David Lim saw his stack soar upwards to snatch the chip lead but only after he got lucky when he flopped quads with against an opponent’s . Daniel Levy, Iori Yogo and Bryan Huang would all stumble to the rail as the tournament progressed down to the dinner break with 38 players remaining. Although cashing in six previous tournaments held in New Zealand, PokerStars Team Pro Huang was unable to make it lucky number seven after triple barrel bluffing with on a board only to be called by an opponent’s .
Once play resumed, Constantin Harach ran his kings into aces to hit the rail as Koray Turker and Jan Suchanek joined him on the sidelines as the final three tables were set with players being just a handful of eliminations from the money. Day 1a chip leader Eric Chang would fall two spots shy of the money in 26th before Melbournian Dean Blatt committed his final chips with only to have Slade Fisher make the call with . The board saw Fisher spike a devastating river for Blatt as he earned the title of ANZPT Auckland bubble boy.
Lim is the only other player in the seven-figure club, but it is still anyone's tournament to win once player's shift their focus on firstly making the final table before eyeing the NZ$110,760 first prize. The final day of play is set to begin at 12:30 p.m. local time with the final 12 players playing until the 2013 ANZPT Auckland Main Event Champion is crowned at the SKYCITY Auckland Casino.
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