WHAT AN AMAZING SERIES
In Part 1 we told you about the first 6 events on the schedule, now we will go over the other six events that were in the series.
Event 7 was the Kings Playing Cards Ladies Event. Only the second time we have had this event on our schedule and it is growing in popularity. There were 95 entries for this and the guarantee of $2,000 was easily reached as the players were playing for a total prize pool of $3,800* and the top 10 players made the money. Emma Hawkins won the event and took home a cool $1,115.
The last event of day 2 was Event 8 The Terminator, sponsored by Upswing Poker. A total of 131 entries were in this event which meant there was $2,620 in the bounty prize pool as well as a further $2,570 for the top 12 players. Quite a fun event as each player you “terminated” you made yourself $20, so you didnt have to make the final 12 to earn some money. Ben Finlayson won this event and also won for himself a Upswing Poker Lab training package.
The final day of the series kicked off with entry to event 9, the Blue Shark Optics High Roller for $450. The event advertised a $50,000 guarantee, very quickly this figure blew out as the total amount of entries reached 249 and the final prize pool was a massive $99,600*. The top 25 players were paid. When there were 3 left we had our 2018 Sydney Main Event Champion Ling Liu, The 2017 Aussie Millions main Event Champion Shurane Vijayaram and finally our 2018 Gold Coast February Main Event and Brisbane Super High Roller Champion Jo Snell fighting it out to see who would take the High Roller title. Congratulations to Shurane Vijayaram for winning this event and taking home $23,200.
Event 10 was the $5,000 guaranteed Kings Playing Cards Event. Again the guarantee on this event was easily passed as there were a total of 223 entries making the total prize pool $8,745*. The top 22 players made the money however it was Gregory Finn who took the glory and $2,080.
The last of our Upswing Poker sponsored events was the Pot Limit Omaha (event 11) with unlimited re-entries. 75 entries in total for this event bought the prize pool to $5,625* with 8 players making the money. What made this event even more exciting was that Jai Pillar made the final table and was a good chance of taking out Player Of The Series. He needed a strong finish as on the Feature Table of the Main Event being played out right next to him was Kalan Roberts who was also in the running for P.O.T.S. Unfortunately for Jai he came 3rd in this event and as we know from part 1 Kalan won the main Event. The winner of this event pretty much had a healthy stack of chips all through the final table. Chris Boase won $1,640 for his effort plus a PLO Lab package from Upswing Poker.
The final event #12 of the day was the $550 6 max event, which had 46 entries in total making the prize pool $23,000*. The sponsors for this event was the Hachem Management Group. This is another event that we have on the schedule that keeps getting bigger. The top 3 did a deal and playing out for the win was Nathan Zappia for $7,000.
The Australian Poker Tour would like to once again thank all the players for coming along and making the series our biggest ever. We would also like to thank all the tournament staff, dealers, admin, our photographer Paul Neary, the fabluous Gigi, Tom Bower (LCA Poker), The Southport Sharks Club and also our sponsors. Looking forward to seeing you all in SYDNEY.