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Broom Sweeps Up the ANZPT Perth Chip Lead

[user162117] • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

The Australia New Zealand Poker Tour continued to take centre stage on Friday at Crown Perth in Western Australia, with Day 2 action of the ANZPT Perth Main Event keeping the attention of the local poker scene.

At the beginning of the day there were 108 hopefuls who hoped to start making their way toward the 24 money-paying positions and into the Day 3 line up. By the time it was all over, only 33 remained and it was James Broom who led the way.Broom's 317,300-chip stack will see him best pressed to burst into the money on Day 3 and in a good position to make it through to the final table.

Throughout the day we lost many well-known players from around the region, and around the world. Included in the casualties were both remaining Team PokerStars Pros Bryan Huang and Angel Guillen, while Michael Guzzardi, Monica Eastick, Melanie Weisner and the chip leader from the start of the day Jessie McKenzie also hit the rail.

Towards the end of the night there were several players in contention to finish up as the chip leader, but alas, only one could bag up the most chips and this time that player was prominent Australian poker pro James Broom. Close on Broom's heels are the likes of Pawel Zawadowicz, Kent Hunter and Iori Yogo.

Plenty of other notable players will join Broom in contention for the title including Ricky Kroesen, Dale Marsland, Ivan Zalac, Emanuel Seal and David Gorr. Be sure to check out all the end-of-day 2 chip counts and the Day 3 seating draw below.

Tomorrow will see the 35 remaining players become just a final table of nine. Make sure to join us from 12.30 as we once again bring you all the action of the ANZPT Perth Main Event!

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Day 3 Seating Draw

[user162117] • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
TableSeatNameChips
181Tristan Bain24,100
182Emilio Triunfo55,300
183Kent Hunter261,700
184Philip Gidley-king82,200
185Ivan Zalac142,300
186Dale Marsland149,300
187Pawel Zawadowicz268,300
188Siyu Sha64,000
    
191Barry Crossey47,600
192Milan Gurung174,900
193Emanuel Seal57,100
194Tu Le24,900
195David Boyd86,800
196Dejan Divkovic97,200
197Peter Woodworth55,100
198Iori Yogo248,700
    
201Robert Forward129,700
202Fabian Craib51,400
203Manjot Singh164,100
204Nigel Brine101,000
205Peter Brasile94,800
206David Evans74,500
207Luke Brabin197,000
208John Lane232,300
    
211John Dichiera57,800
212David Fragomeni50,900
213Colin Wilford91,700
214Ricky Kroesen150,800
215James Broom317,300
216Daniel Botta31,000
217David Gorr94,000
218Bradley Douglas183,400
219Mohammad Feizpour212,000

Official End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

[user162117] • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
James Broom au 317,300 157,300
Pawel Zawadowicz pl 268,300 58,300
Kent Hunter 261,700 -18,300
Iori Yogo jp 248,700 58,700
John Lane 232,300 -47,700
Michael Feizpour 212,000 172,575
Luke Brabin au 197,000 166,500
Bradley Douglas 183,400 -24,600
Milan Gurung au 174,900 34,900
Manjot Singh 164,100 78,025
Ricky Kroesen au 150,800 800
Dale Marsland au 149,300 24,300
Ivan Zalac 142,300 -47,700
Robert Forward 129,700 65,000
Nigel Brine 101,000 60,425
Dejan Divkovic ba 97,200 43,150
Peter Brasile au 94,800 48,900
David Gorr au 94,000 14,000
Colin Wilford 91,700 55,175
David Boyd 86,800 41,250
Philip Gidley-king 82,200 43,025
David Evans 74,500 61,100
Siyu Sha 64,000 -31,000
John Dichiera 57,800 -7,200
Emanuel Seal au 57,100 19,100

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Could There Be a New Chip Leader?

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Some major carnage to end the day as Kent Hunter has stormed into chip leader calculations after a massive three-way all-in clash.

It started with the short-stacked Melanie Weisner moving all in. John Dichiera re-raised before Kent Hunter cold four-bet to 50,000. Action folded back to Dichiera who declared himself all in, covering his opponent. Hunter thought for a bit before committing his last chips.

Weisner: {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Dichiera: {A-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Hunter: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}

Dichiera had got a tad aggressive with his ace-jack as Hunter put his faith in the ladies. The flop was {6-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and Weisner sprung to life as she started calling for a nine. The {5-Spades} turn was another good card for Weisner as she was now open-ended for a triple up. But the river bricked the {2-Spades} to see Weisner out, Dichiera severely dented, as Hunter takes over the chip lead with a stack close to 300,000.

Stay tuned to find out if Hunter ends up as the chip leader!

Kent Hunter 280,000 229,100
John Dichiera 65,000 -140,000
Melanie Weisner us Busted

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Final Three Hands

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The remaining tables are playing their last three hands of the night. Stay tuned to find who survives and who is our chip leader.

No Luck for McKenzie

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Jesse McKenzie started the day with far more than what the current average chip stack is, but has failed to make it through to Day 3.

McKenzie had a rough start here on Day 2 and never really recovered. His final hand began when he opened with {5-}{5-} and Emanuel Seal defended out of the blinds. On the {k-Spades}{4-Spades}{5-Spades} flop, Seal checked and McKenzie led for 3,600. Seal check-jammed here and McKenzie called off his last 25,000 in chips.

Seal held {k-}{3-Spades} and McKenzie seemingly had to worry about the spades. However it was actually a {6-} turn and a {7-} turn gave Seal a straight and McKenzie was sent home.

Jesse McKenzie au Busted

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Woe for Weisner

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A min-raise to 4,000 from the Melanie Weisner was met with resistance from the blinds as both defended to see a flop of {8-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{7-Spades}. Action checked around and the turn brought a repeat {Q-Spades}. Action checked to the big blind who led out for 7,500. Weisner made the call and the {7-Hearts} double-paired the board.

The big blind fired again for 18,500 and Weisner was pained by the decision. After some friendly banter, Weisner looked under the table to see if her opponent was shaking. Not sure what she saw under there, but it was enough for her to make the call.

Her opponent opened {q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for the full house to take it down and leave Weisner with around eight big blinds.

Melanie Wesiner 19,000

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Lane Wins a Few More

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John Lane has increased his chip lead yet again, now sitting with a monster 280,000-chip stack. Lane recently raked in another pot when he put a player to a decision on the turn of a {3-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} board. After tanking for a long time, Lane's opponent folded and Lane added to his seemingly ever-growing stack. It is looking more likely by the minute that Lane will finish tonight as the chip leader.

John Lane 280,000 30,000

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Broom Gaining Some Momentum

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James Broom is starting to gain a bit of momentum late here on Day 2. We recently arrived at Broom's table to find him and Ivan Zalac on the river of a {8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} board. There was already around 40,000 in the pot at this point and Broom took his time before betting 26,500. Zalac instantly folded and Broom raked in the handy little pot.

James Broom au 160,000 95,000

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