APPT Day 1b concludes, Daniel Neilson leads the field

APPT Day 1b concludes, Daniel Neilson leads the field

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

The Grand Final of the Asian Pacific Poker Tour series saw the PokerStars crew land in Sydney for a $6,000 AUD event that attracted 75 players for Day 1a and 68 for Day 1b; we expect today’s Day 1c field to be the largest yet and bring us above maybe even 300 players.

Last year, Aaron Benton beat Ernst Hermans heads-up to take down the 2009 APPT Grand Final and win over $500,000 (AUD or USD, they’re both rubbish) after beating a field of 396 players. Tomorrow, we expect to see the likes of Tony and Joe Hachem, Chris Moneymaker, Jeff Lisandro, James Obst and Aussie Millions champion Tyron Krost enter the event, any one of whom can repeat Benton’s feat.

Yesterday by far the bigger name in the field was that of Daniel Negreanu , who wrapped up the day with 57,400 but was joined in the bracelet-winner club for Day 1b by Kiwi Simon Watt, who you may remember as the man who beat Tom Dwan heads-up for $1,500 NL bracelet last year.

Negreanu wasn’t the Daniel topping the chip counts – that honour belongs to Daniel Neilson who racked up 164,100 by the end of play, leading Aaron Tran and Sean Dunwoodie in the top three with Grant Levy and Jay “SEABEAST” Kinkade close behind.

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