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.
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.