|The runner-up is Matty Yates of New Zealand. The Kiwi came into the final table with the second largest stack and held the chip lead for much of the 12 hour final table. The heads-up portion of the tournament was back and forth with the lead changing many times. Yates earned NZD$60,000 for his second place finish.
PokerStars.net ran a series of freeroll tournaments that sent two players to the Queenstown Snowfest. Both John Waterman and Gavin Vickers turned their free main event seats into five and four figure pay days, finishing in 4th and 12th place respectively.
APPT Melbourne champion Leo Boxell will maintain his healthy lead in the Australia New Zealand Player of the Year race. The final qualifying events are ANZPT Melbourne (September 24-26), followed by ANZPT Darwin (October 4-8).
FINAL TABLE PAYOUTS
1st. Marcel Schreiner, Germany – $94,300
2nd. Matty Yates, New Zealand – $60,000
3rd. John Waterman, New Zealand (PokerStars Freeroll Qualifier) – $35,150
4th. Carl Knox, New Zealand – $29,145
5th. Daniel Laidlaw, Australia (PokerStars Qualifier) – $24,000
6th. Tom Grigg, Australia – $19,715
7th. Xiao Dong Xia, China – $16,290
8th. Hugh Cohen, Australia (PokerStars Qualifier) – $12,860
9th. Jonathan Karamalikis, Australia (PokerStars Qualifier) – $10,280
APPT QUEENSTOWN SNOWFEST MAIN EVENT VITALS
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CLICK HERE for the Australia New Zealand Player of the Year leaderboard after seven events
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CLICK HERE for a full event recap on the PokerStars Blog
The next APPT Season 5 event takes place in Macau, China, from November 17-27. APPT Macau will feature a schedule of 14 events highlighted by the HKD$30,000 Main Event. For more information on APPT Macau, please click here.
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