Aplpt Preps For Tasmania

The Australian Poker League has been hosting one series after another in 2022. The APL Poker Tour hosted its January series in Queensland, February in Melbourne, and March in Sydney. Players are returning to the tables in significant numbers, and that was the case again in Queensland in April.

Big Queensland Goals

When the APL Poker Tour hit Southport Sharks in January, players found 21 tournaments. The hope was to pay out at least $500K in prize money, and they did just that. They paid $548,075 in total.

The return to Southport Sharks in April put up the same $500K estimate. This time, though, there were 23 events on the schedule. It was set for 7-10 April with buy-ins of $60 to $2,500. Organizers hoped to eclipse the total from the January stop and keep growing.

APLPT Queensland Results

The tournaments and results for the April tour stop were as follows:

  • Event 1: $120 buy-in NLHE Opening Event = 119 entries / $11,900 prize pool / Dave Jackson won for $3,155
  • Event 2: $2500 NLHE Centurion = 22 entries / $49,500 prize pool / Hussein Hassan won for $21,285
  • Event 3: $600 NLHE Deep Freeze = 58 entries / $30,450 prize pool / Steven Hoek won for $8,223
  • Event 4: $80 Crazy Pineapple = 83 entries / $5,395 prize pool / John Palat won for $1,200
  • Event 5: $175 NLHE Main Event (5 flights, $100K estimate) = 554 entries / $83,100 prize pool / Matias Asenjo won for $12,095
  • Event 6: $100 NLHE Masters = 55 entries / $4,400 prize pool / Belinda Smith won for $1,450
  • Event 7: $350 NLHE 6-Max = 68 entries / $20,400 prize pool / Karsten Kobbing won for $5,050
  • Event 8: $80 NLHE Turbo Deepstack = 69 entries / $4,485 prize pool / Hugh Mcphail won for $1,220
  • Event 9: $120 NLHE Terminator = 118 entries / $9,440 prize pool / James Walker won for $2,500
  • Event 10: $1250 NLHE Super High Roller = 77 entries / $83,700 prize pool / Mishel Anunu won for $19,058
  • Event 11: $100 NLHE Ladies Event = 36 entries / $2,340 prize pool / Melinda Simmons won for $1,150
  • Event 12: $80 NLHE Friday Freezeout = 79 entries / $5,135 prize pool / Scott Whitton won for $1,385
  • Event 13: $450 NLHE Mini High Roller = 130 entries / $52K prize pool / Jaymie Hunter won for $12,620
  • Event 14: $120 Big NLH120 = 72 entries / $7,200 prize pool / John Williams won for $1,700
  • Event 15: $240 NLHE One-Shot Freezeout = 53 entries / $10,600 prize pool / Vesna Pope won for $3,225
  • Event 16: $120 NLHE Teams = 76 entries / $7,600 prize pool / Shaun Thompson won for $2,050
  • Event 17: $80 NLHE Saturday Night Hyper Turbo = 49 entries / $3,185 prize pool / Michael Peach won for $1,150
  • Event 18: $350 NLHE Monster Stack = 186 entries / $55,800 prize pool / Bill Geary won for $13,950
  • Event 19: $80 PLO = 33 entries / $2,145 prize pool / Nicola Christensen won for $860
  • Event 20: $1100 NLHE Terminator = 7 entries / $7K prize pool / Octavian Voegele won for $3,360
  • Event 21: $80 Sunday NLHE = 74 entries / $4,810 prize pool / Tyrone Foster won for $1,585
  • Event 22: $300 PLO 8-Max = 59 entries / $14,750 prize pool / John Boardman won for $4,870
  • Event 23: $80 NLHE Freezeout Finisher = 45 entries / $2,250 prize pool / Mils Paasi won for $810

This series awarded $477,585 over the 23 events. That was less than the estimate and significantly less than the January series.

Next Stop: Tasmania

There is quite a lot happening for the Australian Poker League in May. There are numerous qualifiers from Victoria to NSW, as well as events for qualifiers only.

Meanwhile, the APL Poker Tour is planning for its big tour stop in Tasmania in June. Action will take place at the Wrest Point in Hobart.

The 20-event schedule is set for 9-12 June. Interestingly, the APL is not listing an overall series estimate for this one. It is only advertising a big Main Event with multiple starting days and an actual guarantee: $50K.

And now, the schedule is available:

  • Event 1 (9 June): $120 NLHE Opening Event
  • Event 2 (9 June): $600 NLHE Deep Freeze
  • Event 3 (9 June): $60 PLO
  • Event 4 (9-12 June): $175 NLHE Main Event (5 flights, 1x reentry, $50K guaranteed)
  • Event 5 (9 June): $80 NLHE Masters (players 50+)
  • Event 6 (9 June): $80 NLHE Thursday Night Deepstack
  • Event 7 (10 June): $80 Wrest Point NLHE Turbo Deepstack
  • Event 8 (10-11 June): $1,250 Jackstar NLHE Super High Roller
  • Event 9 (10 June): $120 NLHE Terminator ($20 knockouts)
  • Event 10 (10 June): $80 NLHE Ladies Event
  • Event 11 (10 June): $80 NLHE Friday Freezeout
  • Event 12 (11 June): $450 NLHE Mini High Roller
  • Event 13 (11 June): $120 The Big NLH120
  • Event 14 (11 June): $240 NLHE One-Shot Freezeout
  • Event 15 (11 June): $120 NLHE Teams Event (2-person teams)
  • Event 16 (11 June): $80 NLHE Saturday Night Hyper Turbo
  • Event 17 (12 June): $300 NLHE Monster Stack
  • Event 18 (12 June): $80 Sunday NLHE
  • Event 19 (12 June): $350 NLHE Terminator ($100 knockouts)
  • Event 20 (12 June): $60 NLHE Freezeout Finisher

Check the APL website for schedule details, such as starting stacks and late registration information.

 

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