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.


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.