Live Events 2
Main Event
Days:
1a1b23

Highlights

Highlights

Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Legg leads 85 Survivors on Day 1a of ANZPT Melbourne

[user162117] • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Chip leader, Anthony Legg
Chip leader, Anthony Legg

That’s all for Day 1a of the 2014 ANZPT Melbourne Main Event!

At the beginning of the day there were high hopes of a big field making their way into the Crown Poker Room. In the end, 242 players partook in the first of two Day 1 flights. That sets the event up to reach 500 players and at the $2,200 buy-in level, that means a massive seven-figure prize pool.

As usual there were plenty of familiar faces at the felt to begin the day, but not all of them made it through the night. Some of those who were eliminated throughout Day 1a include Ken Demlakian, Tom Grigg, Dale Marsland, Jackson Zheng, Benn Skender and Australian Poker Hall of Famers Leo Boxell, Gary Benson and Billy Argyros.

While the aforementioned players didn't have a good day at the felt, it was a different story for 85 others. Especially Akash Mazumdar and Anthony Legg. Late in the day it was looking like Mazumdar would be the chip leader after dealing a double elimination holding {a-Hearts}{a-Spades} against Stevan Chew’s {q-Spades}{q-Clubs} and another player’s {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}. But then, late in the night, Anthony 'leggieblufs1' Legg stormed into the chip lead, bagging up 160,200. Mazumdar finished with 152,000.

Some of the other players who finished Day 1a with plenty of chips include Daniel Botta (134,100), Dean Francis (119,700), 2011 APPT Melbourne runner-up Tristan Bain (110,800), Phillip Willcocks (110,000) and Adrian Attenborough (99,600).

Others who survived Day 1a, albeit with smaller stacks than the leaders, include Oliver Gill (48,700), Kahle Burns (43,700), 2011 Aussie Millions champion David Gorr (32,200), Mile Krstanoski (24,800) and Hugh Cohen (13,500), just to name a few!

All the 85 survivors from Day 1a will return to the felt from 12:10pm on Sunday. Before then, the second and final batch of Day 1 players will hit the felt. Day 1b kicks off at 12:10 p.m. local time and PokerNews will once again be here providing all the live updates. Be sure to join us then!

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Official End-of-Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

[user162117] • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Anthony Legg
Anthony Legg
160,200 160,200
Akash Mazumdar
Akash Mazumdar
152,000 2,000
Daniel Botta
Daniel Botta
134,100 86,100
Michael Christodoulou
Michael Christodoulou
120,200 120,200
Dean Francis
Dean Francis
119,700 98,700
Michael Chrisanthopoulos
Michael Chrisanthopoulos
118,800 118,800
Tristan Bain au
Tristan Bain
au 110,800 -9,200
Phillip Willcocks au
Phillip Willcocks
au 110,100 110,100
Henry Tran ca
Henry Tran
ca 108,600 -1,400
Tom Rafferty au
Tom Rafferty
au 108,200 108,200
Hugo Robinson
Hugo Robinson
104,500 104,500
Adrian Attenborough au
Adrian Attenborough
au 99,600 -2,400
Joe Reina
Joe Reina
98,300 98,300
Corey Kempson au
Corey Kempson
au 97,500 97,500
Cameron Bryce
Cameron Bryce
95,000 95,000
Tania McBride
Tania McBride
94,700 94,700
Mauro Sassano
Mauro Sassano
85,200 85,200
Aleksandar Brkovic
Aleksandar Brkovic
84,200 84,200
George Bragg
George Bragg
83,900 83,900
Peter Skouteris
Peter Skouteris
83,000 83,000
Gabriel Messo
Gabriel Messo
81,000 81,000
Rodoliub Batuz
Rodoliub Batuz
79,700 79,700
Robert Salter
Robert Salter
75,500 75,500
Edison Nguyen au
Edison Nguyen
au 75,200 27,200
Christopher Rowlands
Christopher Rowlands
74,800 74,800

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Final Three Hands

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The tournament clock has been paused and it has been announced that there will be three more hands at each table. Stay tuned for any last-minute action, all the end-of-day chip counts and a recap of the day's action.

Not Another Melbourne Final Table for Guzzardi

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Michael Guzzardi finished third in this very event back in 2012 but he won’t be matching that result this time around after his recent elimination.

The hand started with an early position raise to 2,100 which was called by Phil Willcocks in the cutoff. Action folded to Guzzardi in the small blind who squeezed all in for 21,400 in total. The original raisor made a crying fold as Willcocks shrugged and made the call.
Guzzardi showed {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts} which brought a cringe from the player who folded as the race was on with Willcocks’ {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}.

The board bricked {2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{8-Hearts} to improve Willcocks to a set to eliminate Guzzardi from the tournament. Willcocks is now up to 95,000 and looks set to bag a solid number heading into Day 2.

Michael Guzzardi us
Michael Guzzardi
us Busted

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Akash Swooping Into Late Lead

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With just over twenty minutes to go in the day, we’ve just witnessed the biggest pot of the tournament with a double elimination and a pot worth over 150,000 heading the way of Akash Mazumdar.

It was Mazumdar who started the madness with a raise before Stevan Chew three-bet to 5,100 on the button. The action passed to the big blind who announced all in over the top for around 46,000. Mazumdar then did the same for all of his 63,000-chip stack to put the pressure back onto Chew.

The likeable Aussie pro shook his head in dismay and pondered his decision for several minutes before finally committing to call off his remaining chips.

Big Blind: {A-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Mazumdar: {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}
Chew: {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

It was a huge cooler and there were no surprises as the board ran out

Akash Mazumdar
Akash Mazumdar
150,000

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Huntly Sends One Home

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Dennis Huntly has just sent a player home late in this last level.

He held {6-}{6-} and had a short-stacked opponent all in with {a-}{j-}.

The board ran out {10-Spades}{3-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and it was all over for one player, while Huntly moved up to around 70,000.

Dennis Huntly au
Dennis Huntly
au 70,000

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Final Level

[user162117] • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

This is the eighth and final level of the night.

There are approximately 110 players remaining.

Those who survive will return to the felt on Sunday, while a new batch of player will kick off their ANZPT Melbourne journey from midday tomorrow.

Level:
8
Blinds:
500/1,000
Ante:
100