Today is a big day for 48 individuals. They come from different backgrounds. Different walks of life. But they share one thing in common. They are the only people to make Day 3 of the Season 6 ANZPT Perth Main Event.
While it’s a fair achievement, making Day 3 of this event in itself doesn’t bring a whole lot of reward. Sure, they’ve done well to outlast most of this 256-player field, but there isn’t any cash in their pocket until we reach the top 27. Some basic arithmetic tells us that 21 of these players are going to walk out of the Crown Perth Casino pretty disappointed this afternoon. It’s a day of walking the fine line between success and failure.
A min-cash of $4,100 means more to some than it does to others. There are plenty of Perth locals still in contention. These are players we haven’t seen before, so it’s probably safe to assume they’re amateur players. Four grand is a great reward for their efforts and they’ll be tickled pink just to collect an ANZPT result here in the Main Event.
For others, they only have an eye on the top prize of $131,900. There are a number of well-credentialed professionals still in the field and they will know that their job is not done until late tomorrow afternoon. The likes of Bernard Beh, Aaron Lim, Ricky Kroesen, Tristan Bain, Justin Walch, Dylan Honeyman, David Lim and our chip leaders Patrick Mahoney and Sal Fazzino will be looking to make it through today to reach the official final table of nine and the chance to compete for the big bucks.
In particular, it’s a big day for Fazzino. He’s a Perth local who has promised a big live result for some time. His online record is impressive and now he’ll be looking for redemption from his frustrating Aussie Millions finish.
Stay tuned throughout the day as the bubble looms large which should produce plenty of excitement. Catch all the stories from the ANZPT Perth here on the PokerStars Blog with PokerNews delivering the live updates in the top section of the ANZPT Perth page.
Heath “TassieDevil” Chick is a Freelance Contributor for the PokerStars Blog.