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: 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

Team Pros talk about their best live tournament memory

For many of us our most memorable live tournament is the first one we win. Who can forget those moments after you successful navigate the final table, when you slip away to somewhere private to leap up and down with a stupid grin on your face (before doing a lap of honour of the ...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 21, 2014 8:38 AM

Slapshot! Watch Jeremy Roenick face off against Igor Kurganov

Maybe you don't follow hockey, or maybe you're a youngster and weren't alive to see Jeremy Roenick in his prime. Or maybe you weren't a video gamer in the days of Sega hockey and didn't spend countless hours guiding a little digital version of Roenick up and down the ice. If you'...more

by Brad Willis on November 21, 2014 8:09 AM

How to host two TV shows at once

In recent weeks I didn't have much time for poker, but I had my reasons. My job as a TV presenter brought me in October to Cologne and into the studios of the "TV Total Night," a German poker show with celebrities, an online satellite winner, and €100.000 in cash pr...more

by Natalie Hof on November 21, 2014 7:09 AM

APPT8 Auckland Day 1C: Massive stack for Matenga

Friday would bring the third and final opportunity for players to hand over NZ$2,500 for a shot at glory. They didn't disappoint as a total of 79 players turned out to swell the prize pool to in excess of half a million dollars for the APPT Auckland Main Event.The total of 225 is...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 20, 2014 9:46 PM

Live Tournament Coverage

APPT Auckland

Day 2 is complete
225 entrants, 9 remain
FT commences 12:15pm Sunday