APPT Auckland: Things tighten up on Day 1B

By James Potter and Eliot James

We are down to 65 players and it has certainly tightened up in the last hour after a flurry of eliminations. The room is starting to fill up and the spectators section is 10 deep as the locals pour in to cheer on their players and catch a glimpse of some of their poker idols.

Team PokerStars Pro Lee Nelson is the latest casualty and had been nursing a small stack for some time. He pushed in on a draw and failed to hit after he was called down. Nelson is a true ambassador of NZ poker and was applauded on his departure.

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Team PokerStars Pro Lee 'Final Table' Nelson will not be the one keeping the title in New Zealand.

Andrew Scott is an interesting character and has been on a roller coaster ride all day by his own admission. He has been up to over 30k in chips and well down under 10k at different stages. He is currently at a little over 20k and the blackjack expert always keeps his opponents guessing with his strange style and colourful antics. Scott recently gained a huge poker status by finishing second in the APPT Macau High Rollers Event this year.

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Beam me up Scotty.