Punty Leads Day 2 of ANZPT Queensland

Posted at 01:28 2009-08-08
Day Two of the PokerStars.net ANZPT Queensland Main Event saw 129 players return to battle it out in both Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
With play due to conclude after seven levels or when the field was reduced to 40, it was always expected to see chips fly early. Kiwi James Honeybone was an early casualty when his aces were cracked by Lee Nelson’s set of tens.
PokerNetwork Forum regulars Joel ‘StrongPlay’ Dodds and Grant ‘grunter’ Levy chipped up early, and Tony Hachem was thankful towards Levy when he took care of Chris Levick to see Hachem lock up the ANZPT Player of the Year points race.
Julius Colman, David Steicke and Andrew Hinrichsen hit the rail along with longest lasting Australian woman at the recent WSOP Main Event, Emma Grace. Bruno Portaro and Graeme ‘Kiwi G’ Putt vacated the tournament on the Gold Coast as Danny Joukhadar continued to surge upwards of 200,000 chips.
Celina Lin and Ricky Kroesen both hit the rail courtesy of Scott ‘Punty’ Smith as the Sydney-sider climbed over 100,000, only to enjoy a heater as he knocked out Emad Tahtouh with aces against Tahtouh’s jacks. Following in Tahtouh’s footsteps would be fellow PokerStars.net Team Australia Pros Grant Levy and Tony Hachem when they both lost races holding pocket fives.
Scott Kerr, Lyle Higgs and Tim Clarke would lead the charge at Brisbane as Danny Joukhadar, Scott Smith and Stewart Scott held down the fort on the Gold Coast.
Play would slow as we approached the magical figure of 40, and as we slipped into the final level of play a bust in Brisbane would see play end for the night.
Top Ten Chip Counts:
Scott 'Punty' Smith - 261,800
Tom Zhou - 260,600
Joel 'StrongPlay' Dodds - 249,500
Lyle Higgs - 249,400
Danny Joukhadar - 237,200
William Mauga - 197,500
Shoshiro Karita - 192,200
Lee Nelson - 177,800
Charlie Gang - 164,900
Zhicong Wu - 164,500
Play is set to began at 12:15pm at Conrad Jupiters on the Gold Coast, but if you are unable to come down to catch all the action, make sure to log on to PokerNetwork Live Reporting where every flop, turn and river will be brought to you live as it unfolds!


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