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ANZPT Sydney Main Event Starts Today

Posted at 09:30 2013-03-21 by Matthew Pitt

The eagerly anticipated PokerStars ANZPT Sydney Main Event kicks off today and it promises to be one of the biggest and best events on this amazing tour.

Featuring two starting flights, the $2,200 ANZPT Sydney Main Event should attract over 400 runners with the possibility of 500 turning out. Last year’s event attracted 461 players who created prize pool of $922,000. The lion’s share of this huge sum of money found its way into the bankroll of Gordon Huntly, who picked up $148,900 for his victory.

The Sydney leg of the ANZPT has always been one of the most popular stops on the tour, which is now in its fifth season. Take a look at the past attendance figures in the table below.

SeasonPlayersPrize poolWinner
1493$986,000Paren Arzoomanian ($246,500)
2446$892,000Angelo Hanataj ($219,432)
3393$786,000Michael Kanaan ($195,714)
4461$922,000Gordon Huntly ($148,900)
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In addition to the Main Event, there are also two other tournaments that should get your poker juices flowing. On Sunday 24 March, at 12:30, there is a $300+$30 Mixed tournament that will see players play alternate levels of no limit Hold’em and pot limit Omaha. Then later in the day, at 16:00, there is a $5,000 buy-in $5K no limit Hold’em Challenge that should see some of the very best players in the region turn out in force.

The PokerNetwork Live Reporting team will be on the ground at The Star Casino to bring you the very best in live updates from the ANZPT Sydney Main Event. Join us from 12:30 local time for all the coverage!

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