Poker Downunder

How’s the poker down under in these days. Well this years ANZPT Melbourne, Australia action has led to a sward of Ozzy player all vying to put their country further on the poker map. With the latest boom in the U.K. why can’t Australia follow in the new trend as well.
The second year of PokerStars’ expedition deep into Australia and New Zealand has brought the sponsor into the limelight of each event they host. This year, the ANZPT hosted 310 main events

In its seventh stop of season 2, the PokerStars-sponsored Australia and New Zealand Poker Tour hosted 310 main event potential final table winners. The action went down at the Crown Poker Room in the lovely city of Melbourne. The most prized AU$2,700 buy-in organized the cash pool at $775,000 and left thirty-six players with cash in hand. One of the Ozzy stars was Kozlov, who managed to keep himself in with a weak stand of chips he would not come to raise the Australian flag and found himself in a series of grinds throughout his play.

Kozlov remained in with the nasty nine in the final table and set in to show what a 23 year old was worth from down under. His weak chip count didn’t deter from aggressive and rather lucky play; In a deciding moment Kozlov’s pocket queens showed as a mismatch for the pocket aces of James “Andy McLeod”, lucky for Kozlov a third queen touched down and Kozlov was able to keep hope alive.
The tourney was quite a spectacle as the young Austrlian was able to defeat his own hurdles as well as dodge offsetting flops and a steady stack of short chips. The major shortcomings throughout the 2010 ANZPT main event proved minor for the 23 year old.

Kozlov was able to claim the 2010 ANZPT Melbourne main event title by defeating a thick selection of poker starts and seasoned players. The young stud’s determination over his odds gave a good cheer for Australian poker and should be able to continue the push to expand poker throughout the country.

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