The second leg on Season 4 of the PokerStars.com ANZPT kicks off today and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before. In what has become a regular feature of the calendar for the tour the host city will be Perth, the western stop was added to the tour in Season 2 and has made the schedule every year since. The action will once again be facilitated at the casino in the magnificent Burswood Entertainment Complex.
The highlight of the 11-day festival will be the $1,200 Main Event, which is a reduction from the usual entry fee of $2,500 of past years. We will speak more about the main event closer to the May 2 kick off but for anyone interested in playing it’s not too late as satellites are running daily on Pokerstars.com; with many seats guaranteed.
The casino will host 11 events over the period with buy-ins starting from just $120. There is something for everyone with many different variations on the schedule including rebuys, a ladies-only event, Pot Limit Omaha, 6 max, a terminator and a team event. Highlights outside of the main event, include the $550 No Limit Hold’em event beginning this Saturday with two Day 1 flights and the high stakes $4,000 event that attracted a top prize of $50,000 last year.
Perth is a booming city with mining money driving its rapid growth. It’s a fair bet that some of that cash will find its way to the casino over the course of the festival and the reduced buy-in main event should attract a wider and much larger player pool. With the addition of eight bars at the complex there could be some decent late night side cash game action, which as always is a big draw to the travelling poker player.
This season of the tour had a great opening in Sydney where Scotland’s Gordon Huntly took down the Main Event for a whopping $226,000. There is no doubt Perth will put on a similarly successful show as ANZPT season four builds momentum.
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