Heath Chick

    Heath "TassieDevil" Chick is Australia's most experienced poker writer and reporter, having attended the biggest poker tournaments in the world since 2007. Heath also has plenty of success as a cash game and tournament player with 2nd place at the 2010 ANZPT Melbourne Main Event and victory at the 2011 State of Origin among live earnings worth over AU$115,000.
  • Safe Travels

    The World Series of Poker has once again kicked off in Las Vegas and I’m surprised, and rather disappointed, that one of the very first stories that emerged this year was about players getting their laptops stolen from their hotel rooms at the Rio. ..Read more

  • Raising the hospitality stakes

    Travelling around the Australian poker circuit provides the opportunity to meet and talk to a lot of different poker people from all around the country. You hear different things about what’s happening in their neck of the woods and stories both on and off the poker felt. ..Read more

  • Wheeling and Dealing

    The recent ANZPT Perth produced plenty of interesting talking points. Undoubtedly the Jim Collopy controversy grabbed the most media attention, but I think everyone agrees that the local rule needs fixing asap and Jim was very harshly done by. The issue I want to look further into was on the final table when Dean Blatt and Patrick Mahoney were discussing a deal heads-up. ..Read more

  • Aussie Millions from all angles

    The Aussie Millions truly is a special event. It doesn’t matter if you’re a player, a staff member, a member of the media or a fan on the rail, it’s a wonderful time to be at Crown Melbourne to be a part of the atmosphere. I've been lucky enough to experience this great event from all angles and it just gets better and better each year. ..Read more

  • Time for a Caribbean Adventure?

    Like many out there, I have a poker bucket list. Macau, tick. Las Vegas, yup. Paris, done. Monte Carlo, oh yeah. Caribbean....? ..Read more

  • PokerPro reigniting the poker economy in Macau

    I’ve been in Macau this week working with PokerStars at the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) series. It’s been an enjoyable trip so far. ..Read more

  • The House of Dancing Water - one of the highlights of Macau

    Described as an epic spectacular that transcends time and space, “The House of Dancing Water” at the City of Dreams in Macau is one of the most unique, innovative and breathtaking stage shows you will ever see. ..Read more

  • WSOP APAC: The good, the bad and the ugly

    The WSOP APAC has been run and won, and what a tremendous series it was. The World Series of Poker brought a hype and prestige that has rarely been matched in this country. ..Read more

  • EMPIRE - Must be seen to be believed!

    On Saturday night I was treated with tickets to EMPIRE – a live stage show that is currently running at Crown Melbourne. It’s set on the rooftop of Crown under an intimate circus tent that seats a few hundred people, with a small circular stage in the middle of the room. ..Read more

  • Australian poker loses one of the good guys

    It is with much sadness that we awoke this morning to learn of the passing of a great friend and colleague of ours after Brendan “Duffman” Duffy lost his battle with cancer.  Brendan was much loved and respected in the Australian poker community. ..Read more