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The APL Million – that’s a wrap!

 

The APL Million, a combined effort between The Star and Full House Group’s Australian Poker League (APL) and 888 Poker League (888PL) was run and won over the weekend, breaking records as by far the biggest league based poker tournament in Australian history.

The APL and 888PL placed at least 667 players into this Million Dollar Guaranteed tournament and The Star added another 497 entrants through direct buyins and satellites to generate a whopping $1,455,000 prize pool with 1,164 entrants.  Players came from all over Australia. There were over sixty representatives from WA, two hundred from VIC, seventy from QLD, twenty from SA and of course a LOT from NSW, who had the home ground advantage.

There were four day 1 flights in this massive event with just under 300 of the 1,164 starters making it through to day 2. Over a third of the players seated on Saturday were going to make the cash, 117th would be the first to make the cash and walk away with $2350 for their efforts! Once the cash bubble burst there was a flurry of all ins, double ups and eliminations!

Not only did a lot of the players at The Star Sydney make the cash on Saturday, but there was a VIP Invitational $10,000 minimum Prize Pool event that was open to all players who played the APL Million and their guest.  With busses running to and from The Star Sydney this event sparked a lot of interest with 622 players taking their seats at Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL. There was another $2500 in addons which lead to over $12,500 in the pool with players having a fantastic day at this excellent RSL.  They then jumped back on the bus to head to the Star Sydney for a fantastic night out!

Day 3 started with just under 40 players hitting the felt, all with the $265,000 first prize on their mind, as well as the glory of course!  Day 3 was full of fantastic play, laughs and a lot of cash being handed out! The play was 8 handed and finished right before 7pm with 8th being the final table bubble earning $33,000 for their weekends play!

The Player Party was on the stunning Sky Terrace, The Star Sydney, and was overlooking Sydney Harbour, with the sunset at the back and the moonrise over the city looking forward. The feast was not just for the eyes but also a literal feast as the delicious food continued throughout the night whilst the drinks flowed.  With half the final table having a very quiet night while enjoying the view, the DJ played and everyone had a great time and the Sydney weather held out!

The Final Table came back on Monday to fight it out for the $265,000 First Prize. Four final table players qualified through the APL/888PL and three of The Star Sydney full time players, many were commenting that the APL Players did not have a chance. How wrong they were! Branko Usljebrka ended up taking out the APL Million for $265,000 In COLD HARD CASH!

I would like to thank the players, The Star Sydney, TD’s, Licensees, Regional Managers, Live Reporters and anyone who was involved in this fantastic tournament. We are hoping to secure the APL Million for next year and there will be some exciting news in the coming months.  For the meantime, check out www.facebook.com/livereporting for all the up to date action.

Full payout list will be live on the websites shortly! Like www.facebook.com/APLMillion to stay up to date, with all the photos from the event being released in the next week we are thrilled with the way this year went and we hope you enjoy all the APL, 888PL regular events in the meantime, and of course if you are like Branko, there is the chance that you could win a regular event to get into a regional to win an APL Million Ticket and over $250,000+  There will be satellites starting in most states already!

 

Michael Ratnik

National Operations Manager

First Name

Last Name

Place

 Prize

Branko

Usljebrka

1st

 $      265,000.00

Martin

Rowe

2nd

 $      165,000.00

Adrian

Attenborough

3rd

 $      120,000.00

Renay

Murray

4th

 $        91,000.00

Mayer

Sheldon

5th

 $        70,000.00

Emmanuel

Derecho

6th

 $        54,000.00

John

Thomson

7th

 $        42,000.00

Luke

Martinelli

8th

 $        33,000.00

Meroslav

Merenda

9th

 $        27,000.00

Michael

Doumani

10th

 $        21,400.00

Brendon

Rubie

11th

 $        21,400.00

Seyed

Nasab

12th

 $        21,400.00

Peco

Stojanovski

13th

 $        17,900.00

Mohammad

Musaghazi

14th

 $        17,900.00

Daniel

Pehlivan

15th

 $        17,900.00

Michael

Frazi

16th

 $        14,300.00

Jimmy

Sim

17th

 $        14,300.00

Daryl

Vine

18th

 $        14,300.00

Mark

Cooke

19th

 $        11,800.00

Phillip

Huang

20th

 $        11,800.00

Ryan

Hunter

21st

 $        11,800.00

Andrew

Miller

22nd

 $        10,000.00

Marc

Liddell

23rd

 $        10,000.00

Norman

Sierak

24th

 $        10,000.00

Au

Chung

25th

 $          8,500.00

Francesco

Ferraro

26th

 $          8,500.00

Steve

Pappas

27th

 $          8,500.00

Jacob

Horowitz

28th

 $          7,300.00

Hoi Wing

Cheung

29th

 $          7,300.00

Richard J.

Kellett

30th

 $          7,300.00

Zhi

Ma

31st

 $          6,400.00

David

Nguyen

32nd

 $          6,400.00

Jim

Pizanias

33rd

 $          6,400.00

Joanne

Down

34th

 $          5,550.00

Zac

Vigar

35th

 $          5,550.00

Timothy

Kirkman

36th

 $          5,550.00

Patrick

Vartuli

37th

 $          4,900.00

Sum

Trinh

38th

 $          4,900.00

Brad

Kohler

39th

 $          4,900.00

Robert

Sweid

40th

 $          4,900.00

Wej

Jin

41st

 $          4,900.00

Robert

Damelian

42nd

 $          4,900.00

Andrew

Mitchell

43rd

 $          4,900.00

Lynda

Drake

44th

 $          4,900.00

James

Langford

45th

 $          4,900.00

Cameron

Ridd

46th

$         4,400.00

Jason

Bligh

47th

 $          4,400.00

Nathan

Susnig

48th

 $          4,400.00

Thomas

Lau

49th

 $          4,400.00

Mele

Poulivaati

50th

 $          4,400.00

Hao

Li

51st

 $          4,400.00

Toby

Marsh

52nd

 $          4,400.00

Erdinc

Ibrahim

53rd

 $          4,400.00

Daniel

Hope

54th

 $          4,400.00

Vincent

Xu

55th

 $          4,000.00

Melvyn

Judah

56th

 $          4,000.00

Thonghath

Chanthaboury

57th

 $          4,000.00

Johnny

Kavana

58th

 $          4,000.00

Salvatore

Lucisano

59th

 $          4,000.00

Paul

Ribaud

60th

 $          4,000.00

Petros

Aristidou

61st

 $          4,000.00

Jacqueline

Bailey

62nd

 $          4,000.00

Darrell

Kerr

63rd

 $          4,000.00

Ismail

Ismail

64th

 $          3,600.00

Antonio

Tavella

65th

 $          3,600.00

Nathan

Histon

66th

 $          3,600.00

Ricky

Lee

67th

 $          3,600.00

Keith

Walker

68th

 $          3,600.00

Esstathia

Bouyioukos

69th

 $          3,600.00

Matti J.

Konttinen

70th

 $          3,600.00

Marcial

Dias

71st

 $          3,600.00

Gaetano

Scaravilli

72nd

 $          3,600.00

Nathan

Elder

73rd

 $          3,300.00

Steven

Yahko

74th

 $          3,300.00

David

Finlay

75th

 $          3,300.00

Robert

Spano

76th

 $          3,300.00

Michael L.

Wood

77th

 $          3,300.00

George

Mavridis

78th

 $          3,300.00

Marcus

Pellegrino

79th

 $          3,300.00

Wendy

Horan

80th

 $          3,300.00

Lance

Patison

81st

 $          3,300.00

Raja

Gogoi

82nd

 $          3,050.00

Connie

Graham

83rd

 $          3,050.00

Terence

Revell

84th

 $          3,050.00

Ehsan

Amiri

85th

 $          3,050.00

Miroslav

Cujic

86th

 $          3,050.00

James

Boardman

87th

 $          3,050.00

Chris

Wallace

88th

 $          3,050.00

Kelly

Dubberly

89th

 $          3,050.00

James

Broom

90th

 $          3,050.00

Janet

Brooks

91st

 $          2,800.00

San Van

Mai

92nd

 $          2,800.00

Junying

Zhang

93rd

 $          2,800.00

Matt

Rooke

94th

 $          2,800.00

Joel

Galvin

95th

 $          2,800.00

Nurlan

Boobekov

96th

 $          2,800.00

Natt

Armstrong

97th

 $          2,800.00

Andrew

Li

98th

 $          2,800.00

Hayden

Walsh

99th

 $          2,800.00

Andrew

Lock

100th

 $          2,550.00

Yifan

Zhou

101st

 $          2,550.00

Pratik

Mehta

102nd

 $          2,550.00

Victor

Teng

103rd

 $          2,550.00

Nick Minjia

Tang

104th

 $          2,550.00

Hauman

Darbani

105th

 $          2,550.00

Simon

Shaw

106th

 $          2,550.00

James

Allen

107th

 $          2,550.00

Luca

Borreggine

108th

 $          2,550.00

Anthony

Quattrone

109th

 $          2,350.00

Paul

Collings

110th

 $          2,350.00

Angelo

Hamataj

111th

 $          2,350.00

Shaun

Zammit

112th

 $          2,350.00

Bob

Sabo

113th

 $          2,350.00

Kahlia

Thompson

114th

 $          2,350.00

Michael

Mayar

115th

 $          2,350.00

Nabil

Edgtton

116th

 $          2,350.00

Daniel

Pacini

117th

 $          2,350.00




 $  1,455,000.00

   
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