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APPT Sydney Day 4: Monster "ding" for Karamalikis

All hail King Karamalikis! The 22-year-old Aussie online phenom known as "xMONSTERxDONGx" is now the toast of the nation after winning the 2010 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Grand Final. From the moment after the final river card was dealt, the champagne bottles started popping and the we...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 13, 2010 12:33 AM

APPT Sydney Day 4: Levels 25 & 26 (Blinds 30000-60000, ante 5000)

10:00pm: Ben McLean eliminated in second place, Jonathan Karamalikis wins!With Australian PokerStars Qualifier Ben McLean having been crippled severely in the penultimate hand of this heads-up battle, it didn't take long for Jonathan Karamalikis to be confirmed as the fourth consecutive Aussie to cl...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 12, 2010 11:44 AM

APPT Sydney Day 4: Levels 23 & 24 (20000-40000, ante 4000)

7:25pm: Level up, blinds 25,000-50,000, ante 5,0007:20pm: Limp backfires for StojanovskiPeco Stojanovski decided to try something different with a limp from the button, but Tom Rafferty was having none of it as he raised to 120,000 from the small blind. Jonathan Karamalikis folded his big blind bu...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 12, 2010 8:59 AM

APPT Sydney Day 4: Levels 21 & 22 (12000-24000, ante 3000)

4:25pm: Double for Peco!Peco Stojanovski has found a big double up as Jonathan Karamalikis has taken his first major hit of this final table.Karamalikis started things off with a standard raise before Stojanovski three-bet to 200,000 in the big blind. Karamalikis moved all in and Stojanovski made t...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 12, 2010 8:57 AM

APPT Sydney Day 4: This premiership's no cakewalk

Imagine, if you will, that you're at the final table of the WSOP Main Event. You're in the Penn & Teller Theatre at the Rio Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, with the roar of thousands of screaming fans ringing in your ears, sitting across from your heads-up opponent. You're tired. You're hurting. ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 12, 2010 2:02 AM

APPT Sydney Day 4: Final table profiles

Seat 1: Daniel Negreanu, Las Vegas, USA, Team PokerStars Pro Canada (267,000 in chips)One of poker's global superstars, Daniel Negreanu is one of the most accomplished players in the game. Scanning through his tournament resume, you'll notice there are few things he hasn't already done. Negreanu ra...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 12, 2010 2:00 AM

APPT Sydney Day 3: Who's afraid of the big bad Wolfe?

When Triple Crown winner Roland de Wolfe slipped into the Star City Poker Room in Sydney this week, he told us that the 2010 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Grand Final was not the reason that he was here - rather, he was backpacking with English cheer squad (AKA "The Barmy Army") around the ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 12, 2010 1:57 AM

APPT Sydney Day 3: Levels 21 & 22 (blinds 12000-24000, ante 3000)

10:05pm: Reza Vakili eliminated in 10th place; Our final table is set!After losing the previous pot, Reza Vakili was down to his last 332,000 which he moved in preflop from under the gun. Roland de Wolfe quickly called next to speak and the table folded around.Vakili tabled Q♠J♦ and de Wolfe ha...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 11, 2010 9:32 AM

APPT Sydney Day 3: Levels 19 & 20 (blinds 8000-16000, ante 2000)

8:15pm: Dong soars!As we approach the end of the level, Jonathan Karamalikis has just taken down a monster pot after sustaining a check-raise and three barrels of fury from George Moussa.It started with Karamalikis raising to 35,000 from the hijack position and Moussa making the call in the small bl...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 11, 2010 6:59 AM

APPT Sydney Day 3: Levels 17 & 18 (blinds 5000-10000, ante 1000)

5:25pm: Grunter's goneInauguaral APPT Grand Final champion Grant "Grunter" Levy is no longer with us, having just been sent to the rail in 18th place to pick up $15,610 in prize money.The action folded around to Tom Rafferty who raised to 21,000 from the cutoff before Levy reraised all-in for 126,00...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 11, 2010 4:01 AM

APPT Sydney Day 3: Levels 15 & 16 (blinds 3000-6000, ante 500)

2:40pm: Ten-minute break2:20pm: Rubie on the riseAussie online phenome Brendon "brendoooor" Rubie is up to almost half a million in chips after taking a massive pot off Singaporean PokerStars Qualifier Daniel Ling.We caught the action as the board read A♠K♠4♣2♥ with a pot worth more than 100...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 11, 2010 1:37 AM

APPT Sydney Day 3: Lights, Camera, Action!

Welcome back to the harbour city and another ridiculously sunny December day (who said it rains up here?) Whether enjoying a stroll along the picturesque Darling Harbour, or a light breakfast in one of the local cafes, there's no better place for our 32 remaining players to relax and soak in the mo...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 11, 2010 12:59 AM

APPT Sydney Day 3: Seat Draw

Feature TableSeat 1: Giuseppe Scaravilli (Australia) 119000Seat 2: Reza Vakili (Australia) 775000Seat 3: Miray Badaoui (Australia) 148000Seat 4: Tyron Krost (Australia) 94500Seat 5: Heinz Kamutzki (Australia) 131500Seat 6: Daniel Negreanu (Canada) Team PokerStars Pro 293500Seat 7: Konstantin Bücherl...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 10, 2010 3:15 PM

APPT Sydney Day 2: Fortune favours the brave

It was a day of coolers, suck outs and the cream rising to the top as Day 2 of the PokerStars.net APPT Sydney Grand Final has come and gone.163 players hit the floor of the Star City Casino in the hopes of reaching the money but one by one they dropped away until a little after 11pm when our final 3...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 10, 2010 3:11 PM

APPT Sydney Day 2: Levels 14 & 15 (blinds 2500-5000, ante 500)

11:10pm: That's a bubble handWhile everyone was watching Con Angelakis move his short stack all in over on table 24, a brutal cooler was going down as the cry of "ALL IN! CALL!" grabbed our attention.We rushed to the table to see the ultimate bubble horror story. Ali Khalil had his chips in the mid...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on December 10, 2010 3:09 PM
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