APPT Sydney: Champions, one and all

After a long night of celebrations for new APPT Grand Final champion Martin Rowe (not sure if he made it to bed), Martin Rowe is back at Star City along with the biggest names in the game for the 2008 APPT Tournament of Champions.

Introduced last year, the TOC is the perfect way to end a long year on the road for the touring pros – there’s AUD $45,000 up for grabs for the charity of the winner’s choice and AUD $5000 for the runner-up’s favourite charity. But more importantly, the bragging rights up for grabs are significant!


Martin Rowe, welcome to the party

Last year’s champion was Team PokerStars Pro and 2005 WSOP main event winner Joe Hachem. It was Joe’s first major tournament in Australia. He will grimly defend this title and try and make it back-to-back success, all for the Shane Warne Foundation.

The field for today’s event is:

Seat 1: Eric Assadourian, 2007 APPT Macau High Roller champion (charity: Samuel Morris Foundation)
Seat 2: Grant Levy, 2007 APPT Grand Final winner (charity: Samuel Morris Foundation)
Seat 3: Van Marcus, 2008 APPT Manila champion (charity: Child Fund)
Seat 4: Joe Hachem, Team PokerStars Pro, 2007 APPT TOC winner (charity: Shane Warne Foundation)
Seat 5: Chad Brown, Team PokerStars Pro (charity: No Limit, No Profit Initiative)
Seat 6: Eddy Sabat, 2008 APPT Macau champion (charity: Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California)
Seat 7: Martin Rowe, 2008 APPT Grand Final (charity: Save the Children)
Seat 8: Lee Nelson, Team PokerStars Pro (charity: Canteen NZ)
Seat 9: Vanessa Rousso, Team PokerStars Pro (charity: No Limit, No Profit Initiative)
Seat 10: Daniel Craker, 2008 APPT Auckland champion (charity: Te Omonga Hospice)

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