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APPT Grand Final Sydney

[ Posted December 6th, 2008 ] by contract

APPT SydneySydney’s Star City Casino in Australia plays host to the APPT Grand Final. The Main Event is closing in on the final table bubble, and play is tightening up. Tom Rafferty sits atop the leaderboard with over a million in chips. Final will start on Sunday 7th December at 1.30pm. Play will not end tonight until there are 4 more eliminations and a final table of 9 is finalised.

Level 20 – Blinds are 8000 / 16000 with 2000 ante

13 out of 477 Players remaining

Tom Rafferty 1130000
Daniel Kowalski 1070000
Antonio Fazzolari 1043000
Martin Rowe 788000
Timothy English 780000
Tony Basile 700000
Jason Gray 685000
Frank Saffioti 658000
Michael ‘TheBigSiCkO’ Guzzardi 630000
Lisa Delellis 543000
Brendan Edmonds 440000
Hai Bo Chu 400000
George Kassis 387000

The action has been very eventful with many big names missing out on the cash. Noteable exits include past WSOP champion - Joe Hachem. The current WSOP champion Peter Eastgate (who had a last longer bet with Bill ‘the Croc’ Argyros – which didn’t eventuate because both players busted on different day 1′s, with the bet standing only if one made the money). Chris Moneymaker was the only other World Champion in the mix and although he did last longer than the others, he still busted out before cashing.

Tony Hachem did last longer than his famous brother but busted out before the 48th place money finish cut-off. Gavin Griffin, who started day1 in spectacular fashion by dominating his table all day, ended up at the rail before cashing.

Others out of the money were John Juanda, last years champ Grant Levy and a host of others.

The one and only woman standing is young Aussie Lisa Delellis. Let’s hope an Aussie can keep this title in Australia.

Be sure to check back for updates.

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