Main Event
Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Bryan Huang Leads Final Nine

[user162117] • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Chip leader, Bryan Huang
Chip leader, Bryan Huang

The latest final table on Season 7 of the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour has been set as just nine players remain in contention for the ANZPT Perth title and the $105,000 top prize.

Leading the way is none other than Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang. He dominated the penultimate day of action, finishing up with 779,000 in chips, well ahead of Michael Guzzardi with 537,000.

Huang has been a staple of the Asia-Pacific poker scene for several years, amassing a resume which includes well over US$650,000 in tournament results.

Some of the highlights of his career include winning the 2010 Asia Player of the Year award and posting his largest result of US$153,841 for a third-place finish in the 2008 APPT Macau Main Event.

Huang will be looking to win his first ANZPT title this weekend, but will have to overcome a tough final table of players such as Guzzardi, Macau’s Raiden Kan, and the UK’s Michael Kane.

Here is how the final table stacks up:

1Stephen McHugh304,000
2Navin Bechar237,000
3Raiden Kan448,000
4Robert McLean406,000
5Michael Guzzardi537,000
6Michael Doyle195,000
7Gregory Wheeler390,000
8Michael Kane382,000
9Bryan Huang779,000

There were 36 players to begin Day 3 and 26 of those were eliminated throughout the action. Of those players, it was perhaps Andrew Molodstov who ended up the most disappointed when he was deemed the bubble boy.

Once the top 21 players had made the money there were a steady stream of eliminations with Henry Szmelcer (21st), Xuan Liu (18th), Stevan Chew (16th), Yaxi Zhu (13th), David Lim (12th) and Walter Treccarichi (11th) all finishing in the money.

It didn’t take long for ten to become nine as local player Wayde Rickhuss was eliminated as the final table bubble boy to usher in the end of play.

Each player at the final table is guaranteed $10,500 but will hoping to ride the pay waves all the way to a six-figure victory. Play kicks off at 2:10 p.m. local time tomorrow (Sunday), so make sure you to return PokerNews then to find out who wins!

Tags: Bryan Huang

Remko Report Episode #7: Daniel Negreanu Discusses the NHL in Vegas, Choice Center, and More

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

On the newest episode of the Remko Report, host Remko Rinkema is joined by Daniel Negreanu to talk about the proposed NHL team in Las Vegas, Choice Center, and more.

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Rickhuss The Final Table Bubble Boy

[user162117] • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The final table is set!

The final hand of Day 3 of ANZPT Perth saw Wayde Rickhuss move his short stack all in from under the gun.

The action folded around to Michael Doyle in the big blind and he called to put Rickhuss at risk.

It was Rickhuss with {a-Spades}{10-Clubs} up against Doyle's {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}.

The board ran out {4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{2-Spades} and was all over for Rickhuss as the final table bubble boy.

For the 10th place finish Rickhuss picked up $7,500.

Final table draw and chip counts to be posted shortly!

Wayde Rickhuss AU
Wayde Rickhuss
AU Busted

Walter Gone Two Off The Money

[user162117] • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Walter Treccarichi was just eliminated two shy of the final table after a couple of hands went the way of his opponents.

The first saw all the money in preflop against Gregory Wheeler where Treccarichi held {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades} but was crushed by Wheeler’s {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}.

The board came {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{8-Hearts} to see Wheeler hold and administer a big hit to Treccarichi.

Shortly after Treccarichi found himself all in under the gun for his remaining 38,000 and Raiden Kan made the call from the big blind.

Treccarichi: {K-Spades}{4-Spades}
Kan: {Q-Hearts}{J-Spades}

The flop of {5-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{A-Clubs} left the lead with Treccarichi, as did the turn {10-Spades}. The river, however, saw Treccarichi paid his king but make Kan’s Broadway straight. Treccarichi was sent to the rail in 11th place.

Walter Treccarichi it
Walter Treccarichi
it Busted

Tags: Walter TreccarichiRaiden Kan

Kane Spikes Double

[user162117] • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Michael Kane just won a big flip against Navin Bechar to stay alive. Bechar raised the button to 23,000 before Kane moved all in from the small blind for 186,000. Bechar called it off and they tabled their cards.

Bechar: {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}
Kane: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

It was a coinflip and a run out of {J-Spades}{5-Spades}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts} saw Kane dodge any danger to double through.

Michael Kane gb
Michael Kane
gb 350,000 160,000
Navin Bechar AU
Navin Bechar
AU 200,000 -70,000

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Stacks on Huang's Table

[user162117] • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Here are the current stacks on Team PokerStars Bryan Huang's table. We refer to it 'Huang's table' because of the way he is currently dominating his opponents. Huang has the three short stacks of the tournament on his direct left and has been shoving on them voraciously for several orbits.

Bryan Huang sg
Bryan Huang
sg 820,000 240,000
Raiden Kan hk
Raiden Kan
hk 390,000 60,000
Walter Treccarichi it
Walter Treccarichi
it 280,000 -70,000
Michael Doyle AU
Michael Doyle
AU 160,000 -30,000
Gregory Wheeler
Gregory Wheeler
150,000 70,000
Wayde Rickhuss AU
Wayde Rickhuss
AU 60,000 -105,000

Kane Knocks Out Lim

[user162117] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Reigning ANZ Player of the Year David Lim had around 120,000 when he moved all in preflop with {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}.

Michael Kane, with just a little more than Lim behind, had {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades} and put Lim at risk.

The {4-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{q-Spades}{8-Hearts} was no good to Lim and so it was on the rail in 12th place collecting $7,500.

Two more eliminations and we will be at the final table.

Michael Kane gb
Michael Kane
gb 250,000 55,000
David Lim au
David Lim
au Busted

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