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The ANZPT Perth Festival Starts Tomorrow

Posted at 14:15 2013-02-13 by Matthew Pitt

The PokerStars Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) descends on Perth for the fourth time in the tour’s five-season history tomorrow and the Crown Casino is looking forward to hosting such a prestigious event.

In past seasons, ANZPT Perth has proven to be very popular with everyone who participated, especially the $2,200 buy-in Main Event. The first time the ANZPT Perth Main Event ran, back in March 2010, a total of 222 players bought in and created a prize pool of $510,600. The lion’s share, if you will, of this money found its way into the bankroll of Tony Hachem, who won $132,750 for his victory.

The following year saw 220 players buy in for $2,500 and Grant Levy, who won $131,500 after he defeated John Corr heads-up to scoop the title, outlasted them all. On that occasion the field was the home to the likes of Kyle Cheong, Daniel Chevalier, David Gorr, Tony Hachem, Liam O’Rourke and Aaron Lim, showing that the ANZPT can and does attract the big names.

When this very tournament ran in May 2012, the attendance figures sharply increased. There were 310 buy-ins in total, though this could be partly down to the buy-in being reduced to $1,100. Mathew Carlsson ran out as the eventual champion, picking up $78,275 in prize money in the process. Will he be in Perth to defend his title?

Season 5’s edition of the ANZPT Perth Main Event sees the buy-in increased again to $2,200 to bring it in line with other ANZPT event. What effect this will have on the number of entries remains to be seen, but we would still expect a bumper crowd to pack out the Crown Casino, Perth.

ANZPT Perth Schedule (Season 5)

DateTimeTournament
Thu 14 Feb18:30$150 NL Hold’em
Fri 15 Feb18:30$120 NL Hold’em Rebuy ($100 rebuys)
Sat 16 Feb12:30$550 NLHE Flight 1 Repechage/Accumulator
Sat 16 Feb18:30$150 NL Hold’em Ladies Deepstack Challenge
Sun 17 Feb12:30$550 NLHE Flight 2 Repechage/Accumulator
Sun 17 Feb18:30$250 NL Hold’em 2nd Chance
Mon 18 Feb12:30NLHE Flight 3 Repechage/Accumulator
Mon 18 Feb19:00$330 NL Hold’em
Tue 19 Feb18:30NL Hold’em, 6-Handed (132-max)
Wed 20 Feb19:00$2,200 Main Event Day 1a
Thu 21 Feb12:30$2,200 Main Event Day 1b
Thu 21 Feb19:00$275 NL Hold’em Terminator
Fri 22 Feb12:30Main Event Day 2
Fri 22 Feb19:00$4,000 High Stakes NL Hold’em
Sat 23 Feb12:30Main Event Day 3
Sat 23 Feb19:00$440 NL Hold’em Teams
Sun 24 Feb12:30Main Event Day 4
Sun 24 Feb15:00$330 Pot Limit Omaha

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