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ANZPT Melbourne Main Event Starts Saturday

Tony Hachem in close battle for ANZPT Player of the Year title


Tony Hachem is neck and neck in the ANZPT Player of the Year raceThe Australia and New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) is in Melbourne, Australia and set to hold the AU$2,700 main event from October 9-11 at the Crown Casino.

The PokerStars-sponsored main event will be capped at 450 players and run for three days. A year ago, a field of 218 players participated in the event, and Sydney’s Chris Levick took down the title and AU$158,050.

Last year’s ANZPT Player of the Year Tony Hachem is expected to play in this year’s event, and he is in second place on the current ANZPT leaderboard, narrowly trailing John Maklouf. Team PokerStars Pros Joe Hachem and Lee Nelson are some of the other familiar faces expected to play in this year’s event, along with 95 PokerStars qualifiers.

ANZPT Melbourne has been running since October 2 with a variety of preliminary events in no-limit hold’em, 8-game mix, heads up no-limit hold’em. 6 handed no-limit hold’em, and deepstack no-limit hold’em. The no-limit hold’em main event starts at noon on Saturday.

Players will start with 20,000 in tournament chips, and blinds will begin at 50-100. Levels will last for one hour, with a 10-minute break after every two levels.

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over 8 years ago

go tony !!!!!