Season 7 of the APPT brings big money live poker tournaments to South Korea, New Zealand and Australia.
The adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown, played host to the opening event of Season 6 of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour, as 149 of the region’s best players gathered to do battle. The big winner was Australia’s David Allan, who scooped the title, trophy and NZD$110,600 in cash. He defeated fellow countryman Ken Demlakian after a tough heads-up, rivering a flush to beat Demlakian’s two pair.
Rising star of the UK poker scene Sam Razavi was crowned APPT champion at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, after a putting in a big performance to beat a high-class field. In all 257 registered to play the Main Event, nudging the prize pool over the AUD $1,200,000 mark. Razavi, who qualified online via PokerStars, beat Keith Walker in the heads-up when he turned a flush to beat Walker’s pocket Jacks.
Season 6 finished up with a huge event in Macau. APPT Macau: Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) broke all kinds of records, with huge player fields and prize pools. The HKD$25,000 Warm-Up event was won by Australian Jeff Rossiter, who collected HKD$1,777,000 for first place, while Main Event honors went to Xing Zhou from China, who scooped HKD$3,547,500 and the trophy for the win.
|APPT Queenstown Snowfest||July 24-29, 2012||NZD$402,300||David Allan (NZD$110,600)|
|APPT Melbourne||August 30 - September 3, 2012||AUD$1,207,900||Sam Razavi (AUD$326,125)|
|APPT Macau: Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Warm Up||November 3-6, 2012||HKD$7,986,980||Jeff Rossiter (HKD$1,777,000)|
|APPT Macau: Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Main Event||November 7-11, 2012||HKD$17,305,200||Xing Zhou (HKD$3,547,500)|
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