PokerStars ANZPT Adelaide Main Event Won By Rennie Carnevale

PokerStars ANZPT Adelaide Main Event Won By Rennie Carnevale Rennie Carnevale has won the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) NLHE Adelaide Main Event, after defeating a field of 236 players over 4 days to take down the title and the $165,900 AUD first place prize.
What makes Carnevale’s victory all the more surprising is that he had already picked up some cash in a preliminary event and was preparing to fly back to his native Sydney when a PokerStars e-mail confirmed approval of his request to buy into the competition with his FPP points. The rest, as they say, is history and a few days later the 21 year old power lifter had lifted the title.
By the end of Day 1, the 236 player field which entered the $3,000 buy-in tournament had been reduced to 122 and by the end of Day 2 just 37 players remained. Day 3 saw the field further reduced to the final nine players, all Australians, who then took their seats at the final table on Day 4.
Andrew Scarf went into the final table as the chip leader (831,000), with Rennie Carnevale  third highest in chips (636,000) and Tony Hachem close by on 631,000. Andrew Scarf was able to use his big stack to good effect by bullying the table, while Carnevale played a patient game until Billy Argyros, Tony Hachem, Aleks Brkovic and Daniel Neilson had been knocked out, after which he was able to assert himself more readily on the game.
Eventually, Sydney Trader Andrew Scarf (52) and Carnevale were the last players standing and almost even on chips. In an incredible display of power poker, though, Rennie Carnevale proceded to run over his opponent to be crowned the champion just 15 minutes later, while Andrew Scarf, who had an excellent tournament, took away AUD $105,980 for his hard earned efforts.
The next PokerStars ANZPT tour is slated to get underway in Perth, Australia on the 17-21 March.

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