APPT Sydney: Nelson Going Nowhere

By Heath Cram

There could be no better book launch for Team PokerStars Pro Lee “Final Table” Nelson, then to live up to his nickname with another final table appearance at the 2007 APPT Grand Final in Sydney. To do so, Nelson only has to outlast less than 30 players, as the tournament field diminishes.

The cards are in the air after the dinner break, and another player has already been eliminated (short stack Tiffany Williamson), as play resumed with the blinds at 6,000/12,000 (1,000 ante) and Lee Nelson has over $300k and 25 big blinds.

Earlier this week, Nelson was pleasantly surprised when Day 1a resulted in only 30 players remaining.

“It’s much easier to make the last 9 from a field of 90, then a field of 150”, said Nelson, implying that surviving day 1 was a mere formality. And it was.

The Team PokerStars Pro was already focused on another final table before playing his day 1 flight and came into Day 2 with a playable stack of just under 100k. This quickly turned into 200k, then 300, as Nelson began to accumulate chips in typical Lee Nelson fashion.

The 2005 World Poker Open & ’06 Aussie Millions winner certainly looks set to maintain his fitting tag of Lee “Final Table” Nelson in the coming hours.

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