Day 4

APPT Queenstown: Schreiner Ships the Snowfest!

Three months ago, tens of thousands of people from all corners of the globe swarmed through the gargantuan halls of the Rio Hotel & Casino for their shot at fortune and fame at the 42nd Annual World Series of Poker. It's the one opportunity for every poker player each year to play on the game's big...more

by Landon Blackhall on August 28, 2011 10:22 AM

APPT Queenstown Day 4: Level 26 (blinds 25,000-50,000, ante 5,000)

Congratulations to Marcel Schreiner, 2011 APPT Queenstown Snowfest Main Event champion!It couldn't have been a more epic finish to an amazing week here in Queenstown, with Germany's Marcel Schreiner defeating New Zealand's Matty Yates in one of the most intense heads-up battles in APP...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 28, 2011 4:53 AM

APPT Queenstown Day 4: Levels 22-25 (blinds 20,000-40,000, ante 5,000)

11:40pm: Ten-minute break11:38pm: Yates on the ropesMarcel Schreiner now has a big lead as the final hand before the break has left Matty Yates on the ropes.Schreiner raised from the button to 80,000 and Yates made the call. Yates decided to lead out and he fired three barrels on the board of 7♦[...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 28, 2011 12:42 AM

APPT Queenstown Day 4: Levels 20-21 (blinds 8,000-16,000, ante 2,000)

7:00pm: Dinner breakThe players are now taking a thirty-minute dinner break with play set to recommence at 7:30pm local time. Here are the approximate chip counts at the break:Marcel Schreiner: 840,000Matty Yates: 703,000John Waterman: 698,000Carl Knox: 126,0006:50pm: Yates thinks twiceMatty Yates ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 27, 2011 10:05 PM

APPT Queenstown Day 4: Levels 18-19 (blinds 5,000-10,000, ante 1,000)

4:50pm: Ten-minute break4:35pm: Daniel Laidlaw eliminated in 5th placeMatty Yates opened to 23,500 from the cutoff before Marcel Schreiner three-bet to 59,500 in the small blind. PokerStars qualifier Daniel Laidlaw moved all in for 98,500 from the big blind, forcing Yates out of the way, but Schrei...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 27, 2011 7:58 PM

APPT Queenstown Day 4: Levels 16-17 (blinds 3,000-6,000, ante 500)

2:35pm: Ten-minute break2:20pm: The million dollar man, Matty YatesWe've just seen the biggest pot of the tournament so far as New Zealand's Matty Yates has decimated the lead of Marcel Schreiner in a massive million-plus pot.It started with Schreiner opening to 12,500 from middle position before Ya...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 27, 2011 5:14 PM

A fitting finale looms in Queenstown

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. So it's with a touch of sadness that our time here in beautiful Queenstown is up and we must head home from this winter wonderland back to our normal, boring, everyday lives. The good news is that every player we've spoken to has had nothing...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 27, 2011 4:29 PM

APPT Queenstown Final Table Player Profiles

The 2011 APPT Queenstown Snowfest produced a field of 127 entrants for the Main Event. After three days of play in the felt of the SKYCITY Queenstown Casino, we have reached our official final table of nine players.Here's a little more about the background of our final table particip...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 27, 2011 4:45 AM

Live Tournament Coverage

Asia Championship of Poker

The 2017 ACOP is under way in Macau

Saturday's action:

Super High Roller: Day 1
ACOP Warm-Up: Day 2