Asia Pacific Poker Tour

Pete Chen wins APOY, Celina Lin and Steve O'Dwyer top all-time lists

Taiwanese poker professional Pete Chen has officially been named as the 2014 Asia Player of the Year (APOY) after delivering one of the greatest seasons since the ranking system was introduced in 2009.Chen set the record for largest margin of victory (1,714) and his final score of 5,691 points is th...more

by Fred Leung on December 2, 2014 3:20 AM

APPT8 Auckland: Minh Nguyen flips his way to victory!

The APPT Auckland Main Event has reached an exciting conclusion with Australia's Minh Nguyen crowned the APPT Auckland Main Event champion!However in the end, victory didn't come quite as easily as we first thought.Nguyen had dominated for the best part of two days. He mauled his opposition on the b...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on November 22, 2014 9:34 PM

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 small blind and Willi...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 and finding little re...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 intense, extended money bu...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.Williams has a previous cas...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 80 players remaining ...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 champion Brotha D, befor...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 Luke Brabin, who ran hi...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 conclusion here in Auck...more

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