Apl Poker Tour Exceeds Estimate at Southport Sharks

The Australian Poker League entered 2022 as a force. This month’s APLPT stop at Southport Sharks in Queensland was an example of perseverance alongside a strong brand. The series of poker tournaments estimated $500K in prize pools, but the actual numbers exceeded that. And the APL hopes this is only an indicator of the year to come.

Overall Results

The APL Poker Tour Queensland, the first stop of the 2022 schedule, awarded a total of $548,075 over the course of the 21 tournaments.

All of the winners in the series listed Australia as their home country with the exception of Anthony Cierco. Even though he listed France as his country, which was where he was born, he lives in Australia now. Considering the ongoing travel difficulties, though, it is no surprise that the APLPT was full of Aussies.

Of note, there was one player who captured two APLPT titles. Adam Kharman won two but also cashed in three others. His tournament history shows that he cashed in more than a few tournaments in 2019, but the pandemic put a stop to that. However, he appears to have traveled to Europe in June 2021. His Hendon Mob results show cashes in tournaments in Bratislava, Tallinn, and Nova Gorica. The last location was the home of the Italian Series of Poker (ISOP) 2021 Italian Championship, where he finished second in the Main Event for €20K. His latest APL results put his lifetime earnings over $135K.

Full Series Results

Without further delay, here is a list of the events, entries, prize pool, and winners:

  • 1: $120 NLHE Opener = 100 entries, $11,600 prize pool, Brodie Wealleans won for $3,080
  • 2: $600 NLHE Deep Freeze = 103 entries, $54,075 prize pool, Adam Kharman won for $11,500
  • 3: $80 Crazy Pineapple = 66 entries, $5,785 prize pool, Td Nathan Rose won for $1,560
  • 4: $2,500 The Centurion NLHE = 14 entries, $47,250 prize pool, Adam Kharman won for $17,500
  • 5: $175 NLHE Main Event = 731 entries, $109,650 prize pool, Dustin Jung won for $23,330
  • 6: $80 NLHE Masters (50+) = 48 entries, $3,380 prize pool, John Ross won for $1,115
  • 7: $350 NLHE 6-Max = 44 entries, $14,700 prize pool, Jonathan Cross won for $4,680
  • 8: $80 NLHE Turbo Deepstack = 61 entries, $4,485 prize pool, Renay Murray won for $1,480
  • 9: $120 NLHE Terminator = 77 entries, $7,520 prize pool, Craig Abernethy won for $2,030
  • 10: $1,250 NLHE High Roller = 91 entries, $138,600 prize pool, Anthony Cierco won for $36,035
  • 11: $80 NLHE Ladies Event = 28 entries, $1,885 prize pool, Irene Geddes won for $810
  • 12: $80 NLHE Friday Freezeout = 53 entries, $3,445 prize pool, Kota Kagasaki won for $1,135
  • 13: $450 NLHE Mini High Roller = 87 entries, $48,400 prize pool, Dexter McMillan won for $9,340
  • 14: $120 Big NLH120 = 55 entries, $6,500 prize pool, Jade Brunsdon won for $1,755
  • 15: $200 NLHE Teams Event = 32 entries, $5,760 prize pool, Harry Delidakis won for $1,840
  • 16: $80 NLHE Hyper Turbo = 30 entries, $2,405 prize pool, Dinesh Singham won for $960
  • 17: $350 NLHE Monster Stack = 139 entries, $59,700 prize pool, Alex Krepapas won for $14,925
  • 18: $80 PLO = 30 entries, $2,535 prize pool, Justin Gordon won for $1,015
  • 19: $80 Sunday NLHE = 52 entries, $3,770 prize pool, Jarrod Mowatt won for $1,020
  • 20: $300 PLO 8-Max = 31 entries, $12K prize pool, Marc Russo won for $3,230
  • 21: $60 NLHE Freezeout Finisher = 55 entries, $2,750 prize pool, Maurice Smith won for $745

Next Up: Melbourne

The next series on the APL Poker Tour begins on 3 February and runs from that Thursday to Sunday, 6 February. There will be 21 tournaments with this one estimating that prize pools will hit the $750K mark. It will all happen at the Club Italian Sporting Club in St. Albans.

As a refresher, that schedule is:

  • Event 1 on 3 Feb: $120 NLHE Opening Event
  • Event 2 on 3 Feb: $600 NLHE Deep Freeze
  • Event 3 on 3 Feb: $80 Crazy Pineapple
  • Event 4 on 3-4 Feb: $2,500 The Centurion NLHE (2-day event)
  • Event 5 on 3-6 Feb: $180 NLHE Main Event (5 flights) ($200K estimated prize pool)
  • Event 6 on 3 Feb: $80 NLHE Masters NLHE (50 years and older)
  • Event 7 on 4 Feb: $350 NLHE 6-Max
  • Event 8 on 4 Feb: $80 NLHE Club Italia Turbo Deepstack
  • Event 9 on 4 Feb: $120 NLHE Terminator ($20 per KO)
  • Event 10 on 4-5 Feb: $1,250 NLHE Jackstar Super High Roller (2-day event)
  • Event 11 on 4 Feb: $80 NLHE Ladies Event
  • Event 12 on 4 Feb: $80 NLHE Friday Freezeout
  • Event 13 on 5 Feb: $450 NLHE Mini High Roller
  • Event 14 on 5 Feb: $120 Big NLH120
  • Event 15 on 5 Feb: $200 NLHE Teams Event
  • Event 16 on 5 Feb: $80 NLHE Saturday Night Hyper Turbo
  • Event 17 on 6 Feb: $300 NLHE Monster Stack
  • Event 18 on 6 Feb: $80 PLO
  • Event 19 on 6 Feb: $80 Sunday NLHE
  • Event 20 on 6 Feb: $350 PLO 8-Max
  • Event 21 on 6 Feb: $60 NLHE Freezeout Finisher

Busy Schedule Ahead

As it stands, there will also be a bi-monthly VIP Loyalty event 20 February at Sandown Park Hotel, Victoria. It will offer $30K as a guaranteed prize pool. Qualifiers will play for free if they win a seat at any of the locations listed on the event’s page on the APL website.

There are then two listings for April, both on 13 April. One is the APL State Champs for qualifiers only at the Club Italia Sporting Club, with more information to be announced soon. The other is the APL Best of the Best at the same location on the same day. This, too, will be for qualifiers only. Both events will promise $30K guarantees.

In March, there will be an APLPT stop at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club in NSW. That series is scheduled for 3-6 March with 21 events and buy-ins of $80 to $2,500.

Much later in the year, the APL Million will take place at Southport Sharks. While more details will emerge in the coming months, the tour is saying that it will be the biggest series yet. It will span 5-15 August 2022 and offer 40 events. Buy-ins will range from $80 to $2,500, and the Main Event guaranteeing a prize pool of at least $250K.

 

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