The Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (AZNPT) Season 5 is underway in Melbourne, and a host of big Australian names have taken to the felt at the Crown Casino for a shot at the big money.
The Main Event got started in among a series of satellites and side events, and the likes of Joe Hachem rocked up at the tables in pursuit of an AZNPT title.
Hachem safely made it past Day 1A, although other household names such as Tom Grigg and Oliver Speidel failed to make it to Day 2.
Billy Jordanou led the field after Day 1A while Paul Hockin bagged up the biggest stack of chips at the end of Day 1B.
With plenty of twists and turns left in the run up to the final, there is sure to be some intense poker taking place in Melbourne as the 345 competitors fight it out for a slice of the $690,000 prize pool.