APPT Sydney: Flying south for the winter

Mark Vos is one of Australia’s most successful poker players. He is a high stakes cash player who plays the majority of his poker online. He enjoys playing tournaments and won a WSOP bracelet in 2006 in the $2000 No Limit Hold’em event. He went deep in this year’s WSOP main event, finishing in 80th position. He also scored an eighth in the Aussie Millions main event in 2006.


Mark Vos on a sleepy Wednesday afternoon

Despite spending much of the year on the road, Vos said he loves coming home to play in big events like the APPT Grand Final. Mark is the sort of player that doesn’t lament on lost opportunities but it is clear that there is a touch of regret about falling at the final hurdle in this year’s WSOP main event.

“When you are one of the chip leaders with a 100 left in the Main Event you start thinking about the life-changing amount of money at the end of the tournament. I would never have to play poker again if I didn’t want to if I finished high up on the final table. I’m not a materialistic person, but on this occasion my disappointment was all about the money,” Vos said.

But the APPT is not all about the superstars of world poker. It offers the opportunity to players from across the globe to not only play in world class tournaments but to travel to places that they have never previously visited.

Scott Krueger has travelled all the way from Wisconsin in the USA. He was one of the many lucky players who qualified for this tournament on PokerStars. He has been sitting with Richard Holmes all day and they have been talking plenty of NFL. Scott is a huge Green Bay Packers fan and said it was nice to talk football with such a knowledgeable handicapper like Richard.


Scott Krueger is happy to be out of the Nth American winter

“I love the city of Sydney. I have walked around the harbour and it’s a great place. I am here for a few days after the tournament so I am looking forward to seeing a lot more before I return home to the cold,” he said. Soak it up Scott, and good luck.