It’s fair to think that the 43 players remaining in the battle for the first Star Poker Summer Series Main Event title to be offered in conjunction with the National Poker League (NPL) and Asian Poker Tour (APT) had a solid night’s sleep.
The first edition of the Star Poker Summer Series Main Event run in conjunction with the National Poker League (NPL) and Asian Poker Tour (APT) has proved popular – indeed, almost too popular. The field topped out at a massive 648 players, creating a prizepool of $1.17 million, after 379 players took their seats for flight two of the opening day at The Star yesterday (Friday).
The Australian poker record book is scheduled for an update with an unprecedented number of players already assured for the first Star Poker Summer Series Main Event featuring the support of the Asian Poker Tour and National Poker League. A huge line-up of 273 players packed into the southern end of The Star with all eyes on a slice of the prizepool that is expected to smash through the $1 million mark.
With the historic Asian Poker Tour Main Event about to kick-off at Sydney’s Star Casino as part of the Star Poker Summer Series, the preliminary schedule is almost complete.
The biggest edition of the Star Poker Summer Series (SPSS) is underway at The Star in Sydney. For the first time in the seven-year history of the series, the Main Event is being played under the auspices of the National Poker League and Asian Poker Tour.
Daniel Laidlaw’s victory in the 2013 Sydney Poker Champs Main Event may have taken the spotlight but there were other events also played along side the finale to the latest major tournament series at The Star.
Having fallen one spot short of victory in the recent Queenstown Snowfest Main Event, Daniel Laidlaw went one last night better to claim the 2013 Sydney Poker Champs Main Event crown and the first prize of $165,000.
Just 11 players remain in the race for the fifth Sydney Poker Championships Main Event title after a long day at The Star yesterday.
Flight 2 of this year’s $3000 buy-in Sydney Championships Main Event is done and dusted with Thomas Bilby topping the day 1B chip count on 118,525.
A full schedule of preliminary events were conducted in the days leading up to the 2013 Sydney Poker Champs Main Event with solid numbers across the board.
Peter Apostolou might not have been the biggest name in the room but he certainly showed the most composure as he built a big stack early and never looked back in taking out the PokerMedia Australia $1,100 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Six-handed Special Event as part of the 2013 Sydney Poker Championships at The Star yesterday.
The 2013 Sydney Poker Championships once again kicked-off in record-breaking fashion with Tom Bilby pocketing more than $60,000 as the $330 No Limit Hold’em Opening Event champion.
The 2013 Sydney Poker Championships have kicked-off in record-breaking fashion at The Star with a massive field of 914 players signing up for the $330 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Opening Event, with the last of the three day one flights wrapping up yesterday.
A long and at times exhausting day’s play ended in triumph for Switzerland’s Dinesh Alt after he survived a marathon final table to be crowned 2013 ANZPT Sydney Main Event champion.
A total of 175 players will return to Star Poker today for day two of the ANZPT Sydney Main Event with the UK’s Ashley Mason holding a comfortable chip lead.
Australian Poker Hall of Fame foundation inductee and WSOP bracelet winner Gary Benson turned back the clock to top the chip count after the opening day one flight of the ANZPT Sydney Main Event at Star Poker last night.
ANZPT Sydney is quickly turning into a tour de force for Australia’s leading female poker players. First it was Trudie Sultana’s deep run in the Opening Event followed by Errolyn Strang’s victory in the PMA Special Event.
An enthusiastic field of 113 players took their seats for the $550 No Limit Hold’em Bounty Event, with an even dozen sharing the lion’s share of the $45,200 prizepool.
A huge St Patrick’s Day at Star Poker ended with an Irish-born player taking out the $330 buy-in ANZPT Sydney No Limit Hold’em Opening Event title.
Errolyn Strang has been crowned the latest PokerMedia Australia $1k Special Event champion, outlasting a top quality field of 91 players to take down the $27,300 first prize at Star Poker as part of the 2013 ANZPT Sydney series.
The 2012 Star Poker Summer Series is underway with the first of three day one flights for the $330 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Opening Event kicking off earlier this evening (Wednesday, November 28). A capacity field of 277 players turned out for the first event on the schedule.
Since 2007, the Australian poker year has ended at The Star in Sydney and, for the sixth year in-a-row, the tradition will continue with the second running of the Star Poker Summer Series.
Dean Yuen overcame a 2:1 chip deficit heads-up to capture a famous victory in the 2012 Sydney Poker Championships Main Event title at The Star for a first prize of $127,133.
An even dozen players will return to the felt at The Star this afternoon (Sunday) at 2pm to decide the 2012 Sydney Poker Champs Main Event title and who will take home the first prize of $127,133.
David Tam leads the field into day two of the 2012 Sydney Poker Championships Main Event after another eight levels of action on day 1B in the Sports Theatre at The Star.
Poker is back in the spotlight at The Star with the Sydney Champs Main Event returning to the main casino floor and the stunning Sports Theatre for 2012 after four years of redevelopment to the property.
As players took to the felt for the Sydney Poker Champs $1650 Main Event starting with tonight’s (Thursday’s) first flight, several players have already tasted success as part of the preliminary schedule.
Simon Dwyer started the 2012 Sydney Champs in impressive fashion with victory in the $330 No Limit Hold’em Opening Event. He earned an impressive payout of $57,915 after outpointing Suzy Khoueis heads-up. Chip leader at the start of the final table, Stefan Post, placed sixth.
After a marathon day that lasted 14 and-a-half hours later, Antonis ‘Toothpick Tony’ Kambouroglou triumphed in the PokerMedia Australia $1k Special as part of the 2012 Sydney Champs.
As recently as 2008, Sydney was home to just one major tournament series each year. That all changed the next year with the addition of the Sydney Poker Championship, which quickly became one of the most sought after titles on the national tournament scene.
Two of Australia’s most prolific and well-respected players put a full stop on the 2012 ANZPT schedule with victory in the final two events on the schedule.
It’s normally the Main Event that attracts all the attention but all eyes were on the ANZPT Sydney NLHE Teams Event last night with a star-studded line-up of sporting stars joining the packed field of poker pros.
The second biggest field in tour history has been slashed from 461 players to 207 after the opening two flights of the ANZPT Sydney Main Event at The Star. The total number of Main Event entrants is more than both 2010 (446) and 2011 (373) and second only to the inaugural ANZPT Sydney in 2009 (493).
After more than two years in the shadows, poker is back in the spotlight at The Star as, for the first time since 2009, poker tables are back on the main casino floor at The Star.
Gordon Huntly is well known on the regional poker circuit with his name often conspicuous among lists of Chinese players from results in Macau.
Always among the most popular events on any major schedule, the $550 ANZPT Sydney Six-handed event drew a classy field of 126 players. And to add an international flavour to a series dominated by local players, it was Timo Pfutzenreuter who emerged victorious.
He’s played, cashed in and won tournaments all over the world but until last night, ultra-popular Melburnian Dennis Huntly had never saluted the judge on home soil.
Naji Hassoun has topped the podium in the Opening Event on the 2012 ANZPT Sydney schedule at The Star after overcoming a tough line-up of experienced campaigners at Sunday’s final table.
After a 12-hour opening day and a final table that ebbed and flowed more than Sydney Harbour, Blaze Scott-Hutchinson has outlasted a strong 98-man field to be crowned champion of the inaugural PokerMedia Australia $1k Special at The Star, pocketing a tidy $29,400 first prize.
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