Live Events 2
Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in 2,000 AUD
Players 460

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000



Campion Flops the Nuts

Mateusz_Pater • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Dmitriy Tymoshenko has taken another hit to his stack. With the board reading {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{10-Spades}, David Campion checked his option before facing a bet of 85,000 from Tymoshenko. He immediately announced all in for his last 147,000 in chips and was called.

Campion: {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}
Tymoshenko: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}

Campion had flopped the nut straight against Tymoshenko’s top pair, and earned himself a double up when the turn and river fell the {2-Diamonds} and {6-Clubs}

David Campion au
David Campion
au 440,000 97,000
Dmitriy Tymoshenko
Dmitriy Tymoshenko
164,000 -111,000

Tags: Dmitriy TymoshenkoDavid Campion

Benoit Hits the Rail

Mateusz_Pater • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Benjamin Benoit was first to act, and announced all in, committing his remaining 114,000 into the middle. He found a caller in Luke Brabin on the button, and the cards were tabled.

Benoit: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Brabin: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

The board ran out {A-Spades}{5-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Spades}{J-Hearts}, to see Brabin’s pair hold, as Benoit was eliminated in 21st place.

Benjamin Benoit
Benjamin Benoit

Tags: Benjamin BenoitLuke Brabin

Snacks on the Go


I see countless poker players spending a fortune of time and money on refining their poker skills through strategy training, yet not giving their bodies the nourishment they need for the brain to function at it's peak performance.

It's hard to get through a 12-hour day at the tables, and your body needs all the vital nutrients to be able to handle such an enduring battle.

If this sounds like you, you're cutting your game potential short. Here are some healthy snacks (read: brain food) that I suggest to load your bag with each day before hitting the tables.

Tran Busts

Mateusz_Pater • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

We arrived at the table to see Trung Tran and Aziz Youssef commit all their chips in on a board reading {6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Youssef confidently tabled {5-Hearts}{7-Hearts} for the nut straight, as Tran could only sigh, tabling {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}. With the meaningless {2-Diamonds} falling in the river, Tran would make his way to the rail as the first player eliminated today.

Aziz Youssef
Aziz Youssef
460,000 112,000
Trung Tran us
Trung Tran
us Busted

Tags: Aziz YoussefTrung Tran

Tymoshenko’s Costly Arrival


The action started with Gary Benson opening to 25,000 in chips, forcing the table to fold around to the stack of Dmitriy Tymoshenko. He was making his way to the table, and just took his seat as the dealer went to muck his cards.

“What’s the ruling?” asked Benson, as Tymoshenko looked down at his cards before throwing out a bet of 135,000 in chips.

“He’s taking his seat in time,” ruled the Tournament Director.

“Alright, I’m all in,” said Benson, committing his remaining 252,000 in chips.

“Is this a set up?” joked Tymoshenko, as he snap called.

Benson: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Tymoshenko: {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}

The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}, to see Benson making a full house on the flop, on his way to a handy double up.

“Thanks for allowing him to play the hand,” said Benson, as he raked in the pot.

Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
au 520,000 266,000
Dmitriy Tymoshenko
Dmitriy Tymoshenko
275,000 -254,000

Tags: Dmitriy TymoshenkoGary Benson


Play Gets Underway


The remaining 22-players have all taken their seats, and will start the day with blinds at 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante.

Welcome Back to Day 3 of the ANZPT Sydney Main Event


The third day of the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Sydney Main Event has arrived with twenty-two players in the hunt for an ANZPT title!

Recent ANZPT Perth champion Dejan Divkovic is sitting atop of the leaderboard with an amassed 1,434,000 in chips – which more than doubles his nearest rival, Donald Jones, who has 689,000 in chips. The young Bosnian will be attempting to be the first back-to-back champion in the history of the ANZPT.

His rivals include ANZPT Perth heads-up opponent Iori Yogo (551,000), Dominik Nitsche (555,000) Michael Fadersen (500,000), Amanda De Cesare (299,000), Dan Kelly (308,000) and Ben Gilholme (448,000) as well as an array of local and international players.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on the floor throughout the day providing continuous live coverage starting at 2:00pm local time, from the ANZPT Sydney Main Event here at The Star!

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

11Amanda De Cesare299000
13Dmitriy Tymoshenko529000
14Fady Alam94000
15Luke Brabin235000
16Gary Benson254000
17David Campion343000
18Benjamin Benoit98000
21Aziz Youssef348000
22Khac Tran294000
23Rick Solomon136000
24Dejan Divkovic1434000
25Samir Khouiss432000
26Donald Jones689000
28Paul Wilcox462000
31Dinesh Alt550000
33Ben Gilholme448000
34Victor Teng252000
35Michael Fadersen500000
36Iori Yogo551000
37Daniel Kelly308000
38Dominik Nitsche555000
39Chad Awerbuch193000
Main Event
Day 3 Started