The Second Season Of The PokerStars Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Is Well Underway
Friday, 13. August 2010

The second season of the PokerStars Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) is well underway and includes live events throughout both of the countries. PokerStars members have the opportunity to win prize packages in PokerStars’ online poker room now for the two remaining stops on the ANZPT; ANZPT Melbourne and ANZPT Darwin. The ANZPT prize packages include the main event buy-in for the upcoming leg on the tour, accommodation and money towards assorted expenses.

PokerStars members that win themselves ANZPT prize packages will find themselves playing some of the biggest internationally known names in poker, like Team PokerStars Pros Tony Hachem, Lee Nelson and Joe Hachem for big prizepools and a championship title.

The complete ANZPT Event schedule is as follows:



ANZPT Adelaide
This season of the ANZPT began in Adelaide and saw 236 participants battling it out for the Main Event AUD 644,280 prizepool. Rennie Carnevale of Australia took the title and the AUD 165,900 first prize after he knocked out Andrew Scarf. Team PokerStars pro Tony Hachem had a good showing in this stop of the tour with a 7th place finish and AUD 25,770.

ANZPT Perth
The ANZPT Perth saw Tony Hachem beat out the field of 236 players gunning for their share of the AUD 510,600 prizepool. Hachem walked away with a nice purse of AUD 132,750.

ANZPT Sydney
ANZPT Sydney was host to 446 participants and boasted a AUD 892,000 prizepool. Angelo Hanataj was crowned champion and walked away with the AUD 219,432 first place prize.


ANZPT Canberra
The capital city of Canberra was the next stop on the ANZPT. The Australian Jason Gray won the Main Event, beating out 180 other players and claiming the $95,930 first place prize. The top 21 finishers claimed a share of the tournaments $363,000 prizepool.

ANZPT Queenstown
The latest stop on the ANZPT was the beautiful city of Queenstown located on New Zealand’s South Island. The ANZPT Queenstown saw 119 players battling it out for their share of the NZD 267,750 prizepool. Julien Cohen sent Andrew Watson to the rails and claimed the NZD 73,630 first place prize.

PokerStars’ live events present participants with the opportunity to win themselves a fortune and a reputation as a world class poker player. Satellite qualifier tournaments are currently running for the next stop on the ANZPT, ANZPT Melbourne.

So, what are you waiting for? Join PokerStars and start your journey down under today.