Season 7 of the APPT brings big money live poker tournaments to South Korea, New Zealand and Australia.
Season 4 of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) came to a thrilling close at the Star City Casino in Sydney, as online phenom Jonathan Karamalikis took down the title and a huge AUD$459,510 payday. The season Grand Final was a star-studded event, with Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu making the final table, scooping AUD $36,415 for his ninth place finish. A total of 289 players celebrated the close of another successful APPT season, with 32 players, including nine PokerStars qualifiers, making the money.
In all, 1,515 seats were filled across the five APPT Season 4 Main Events, creating massive prize pools at every stop. Big winners included Binh Nguyen who pocketed $260,700 for his victory in Manila, Victorino Torres who won in Macau for HKD $3,246,200, and Hip-Hop legend and rising poker star Danny ‘Brotha D’ Leaoasavaii who netted $170,700 on home soil in Auckland. Big congratulations also go to Korea’s Young-shin Im, who became the first-ever female APPT winner when she won the Cebu event, good for PHP 5,810,000.
That’s it for Season 4. You can relive all of the exciting action on the PokerStars Blog, plus there are plenty of video reports and blogs from the events at PokerStars.tv. Go to the APPT website to find out more about the tour.
|APPT Manila||March 20-25, 2010||$1,042,750||Binh Nguyen ($260,700)|
|APPT Macau||May 18-23, 2010||HKD $12,730,608||Victorino Torres (HKD $3,246,200)|
|APPT Auckland||September 15-19, 2010||NZ $654,000||Danny ‘Brotha D’ Leaoasavaii (NZ $170,700)|
|APPT Cebu||November 12-16||PHP 21,518,480||Young-shin Im (PHP 5,810,000)|
|APPT Sydney||December 7-12, 2010||AUD$1,734,000||Jonathan Karamalikis AUD$459,510|
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