Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Queenstown Concludes.

Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Queenstown Concludes.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

The Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Queenstown event attracted 134 poker hopefuls who put up the dough to create a prize pool of over $300,000. In the end, Danny Chevalier prevailed at the final table to win almost $90,000.

The tournament moved quickly with 18 players sitting down today, Danny Chevalier and Andrew Hinrichsen were heads up after eight hours of play. Chevalier had edged out to a handy chip lead and claimed the title when he made the nut flush against Andrew Hinrichson’s top pair.

This is the first time a poker event of this size has been held in Queenstown and the event was the largest on the South Island of New Zealand this year. The tournament started on Monday with four day ones. This allowed players to enjoy some of Queenstown’s famous tourist attractions. There were groups going up to the mountain’s around Queenstown to enjoy the skiing and snowboarding, trips to the beautiful Milford Sound, bungy jumping, heli-rafting and jet boating.

Searching for the next local Poker Star, the ANZPT has been travelling to Australia and New Zealand’s leading casinos, with stops thus far in Adelaide’s SkyCity, Sydney’s Star City, Melbourne’s Crown poker room and now at Queenstown SkyCity casino. The tour is league based which means there is a point system awarding players for every event they enter as well as for the position they finish in each tournament.

Team PokerStars PRO Australia player and brother of World Champ Joe, Tony Hachem, has cashed in all four ANZPT events - a fabulous performance proving his consistency as a player. He has taken over the lead in the point race in the tour with only one event left in the first season. Tony is on track to take down the title of ANZPT overall point’s champion.

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