APPT8 Auckland Final Table: Nguyen to take on Ward for the title

The action hasn't slowed as the Minh Nguyen juggernaut continues here at the APPT Auckland Main Event.First, Nguyen dispatched of the short-stacked Sam Williams to increase his stranglehold on this tournament. It was a battle of the blinds with Nguyen raising to 25,000 from the s...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 22, 2014 7:20 PM

APPT8 Auckland Final Table: Bang, bang, bang!

How do you stop a bully? One way is to fight back. Ben Rendall did exactly that, but his timing was unfortunate as he's now sitting on the rail wondering what might have been.Minh Nguyen was relentlessly aggressive to start off this final table, raising up the majority of hands a...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 22, 2014 5:04 PM

APPT8 Auckland Final Table: Play underway, Thompson falls early

After two solid days of toil inside the SKYCITY Auckland Casino, the APPT Auckland Main Event field has been reduced from 225 to the final nine. They are now back to battle it out until just one man is left standing as our champion.Last night was a rollercoaster ride of an intens...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 22, 2014 3:49 PM

APPT8 Auckland: Final Table Player Profiles

Seat 1: Sam Williams (New Zealand) - 633,000 chipsSam Williams is a 27-year old Philosophy Student who has been playing poker for almost ten years. He got started in the game during his high school days but credits Paul Hockin and Carl Knox as his biggest poker influences.William...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 22, 2014 5:31 AM

APPT8 Auckland Day 2: Minh dominant as FT is set

A huge day of thrills and spills has come to a close at the APPT Auckland. The SKYCITY Auckland Casino was full to the brim with the poker tables overflowing with action around the room and the rail loving all the excitement of championship tournament poker.The day started with 8...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 22, 2014 2:12 AM

APPT8 Auckland Day 2: Spano bubbles, Lim claims POTY

Our last post was about some of the drama that was unfolding approaching the money stage of the tournament, but that was nothing compared to the 100 minutes of play that followed the dinner break.In the first few minutes of the level we had two eliminations, including former cham...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 22, 2014 12:15 AM

APPT8 Auckland Day 2: Bubble dramas

The bubble is always a dramatic period of a poker tournament and the APPT Auckland Main Event has been no exception with massive confusion on one table over the antes and building tension over the complexities of the ANZ Player of the Year race.After the recent elimination of Luk...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 21, 2014 9:49 PM

APPT8 Auckland Day 2: Photo finish in POTY

Our APPT Auckland field has just broken another table, leaving five tables and 45 players still in contention for the Main Event title. We thought this might be a good opportunity to take a closer look at the ANZ Player of the Year permutations as the race reaches an exciting con...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 21, 2014 7:01 PM

APPT8 Auckland Day 2: Swings and roundabouts

Poker is a game of extreme ebbs and flows. Some days it all comes so easily. The cards just fall your way and you just sit there on cruise control. Others you have to fight and scrap for every pot you can, just to keep your head above water. Then there are the days were just noth...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 21, 2014 5:37 PM

APPT8 Auckland Day 2: The numbers game

Eighty. Twenty-four. Nine. One.Those are the landmark numbers ahead of us at the APPT Auckland Main Event, and as we start Day 2 of play, we can already tick the first number off the list.Eighty - that's how many players are returning to the SKYCITY Auckland Casino today to conti...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 21, 2014 3:20 PM

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Congratulations to Minh Nguyen, winner of the APPT Auckland Main Event (NZ$111,600)!

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