Billy Argyros wins APPT Melbourne

Billy Argyros wins APPT Melbourne

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Hopes were high for British success Down Under overnight with Brit Ashley Mason holding the chip lead going into the final table of APPT Melbourne. Despite a valiant effort, the 24-year-old was to fall just short, busting in fouth when his pocket queens lost a flip against Billy Argyros' AK. To makes things worse for the Englishman he had to wait until the river for the knockout blow to be delivered. $58,400 will be some consolation.

After Mason's departure the final trio agreed a chop based on chip counts but left $29,500 in the middle to be won. A split can ofter mean a swift resolution to the action but that was far from the case this time out with the next elimination not arriving for another four hours. David Yan was the man to go after Bowdy Tolphof rivered a 9 to pair his A9 and crush Yan's AK.

The heads up duo greed another deal for the final $29,500 with Argyros guaranteed $14,500 and Tolphof $10,000 with $5,000 still to play for. It didn't take long for Argyros, aka The Croc, to snap up the final $5,000 and the title, sealing the win when his pocket eights won a flip against Tolphof's A10.

APPT Melbourne Final Table Results
1st Billy Argyros - $134,500**
2nd Bowdy Tolhopf - $166,000**
3rd David Yan - $133,000*
4th Ashley Mason - $58,400
5th Robert Damelian - $45,900
6th Joe Cabret - $37,550
7th Phi Luu - $29,200
8th Ravi Maravar - $22,920
9th Jazz Mathers - $16,650

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