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VIC $25,000 State Champs


SUN 14 JULY - Club Italia, Sunshine - $25,000 GTD PRIZEPOOL

Address: 128-152 Furlong Road, Sunshine, VIC, 3020

Rego: 9AM | Start 11AM

June 2019 State Champs Wrap Up

Congratulations to the new JUNE VIC State Championships WINNER Stuart Sharp hailing from MAC's HOTEL - North West Region. 443 runners Stuart crowned champ winning the full $8,500 CASH and securing a seat to the 2020 APL Millions.

Total Prize pool $27,350
Total APL Millions tickets won: 7!

Congratulations to our runner up Clayton Phillips from FERNTREE GULLY HOTEL winning $4,100.00 also claiming his first 2020 APL Millions seat.

At the top 4 the field went into lockdown discussing a chop for around 5 minutes, at this stage Stuart had the majority of the chips. With a deal in sight a fire must of been ignited as stuart pushed back and said we will play for the rest of the level. Soon Chris droped out just before a blinds were raised taking home his second ticket. With no re-disscussion of a split they played on. Jovan Mitrovski was the next to fall coming in at 3rd taking home his first ticket.

Then it was heads up arguably the best part of poker, where you get to test out your wit and fortitude against another human being. All the information you gathered across the day comes into full bloom, if you falter at this pointy end of the game kiss good-bye to your chips and any chance of winning.

Clayton phillips was arguably the most competitive clearly crunching his numbers on every hand, his hands were suttly shaking unlikely for Stuart to see from across the table but just enough for the audience to see. Clayton asked half way through heads up what his opponent would do with the money, a tactic to distract Stuart? Either way it did not work as Stuart took down the win!

LAST HAND: Stuart with the chip lead had the botton, Blinds were $200,000 $400,000 with no antes.
Stuart flat called the Big Blind, while Clayton did a min click and raised to $800,000.
Ernie pulled out the flop, 9s 10s 4h... Clayton checked in first position Stuart saw his chance and pulled out the all in Clayton took no time he knew his odds and made the call.
Turn was 2 of spades and river came out a 5 of spades.
Clayton missed his up and down draw for Stuart to take the win with top pair holding!

Stats: Clayton had 46.5% to Stuarts 53.5% when the chips went in!

A big thank you to all the bad beats, lucky flops, bricky turns and TILTING rivers we had a weekend at VENETO CLUB, who did a great job in hosting us all!

SEE NEXT MONTH for the JULY STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS held at CLUB ITALIA on the 14th of JULY, 09:00 rego, 11:00 start.

Cards will fly, and donkeys will knock out some fish.

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To qualify for the $25,000 Victorian State Champs simply achieve one of the below in the calendar month prior to the State Champs (the “qualifying month”);

  • Play eight (8) live games in the qualifying month at a combination of 888PL, APL or Pub Poker Events;
  • Win any 888PL, APL or Pub Poker Event in the qualifying month;
  • Come Second in any Live 888PL, APL event over 40 players in the qualifying month;
  • Come Third in any Live 888PL, APL event over 80 players in the qualifying month;
  • Come Fourth in any Live 888PL, APL event over 120 players in the qualifying month;
  • Play at least one Live event in the qualifying month and pay $100 on the day
  • Any new player who registers within the qualifying month will now automatically qualify for the $25,000 State Champs.

The Start Stack is T10,000 in chips and there will be one (1) optional Rebuy or Add-on for T25,000 in chips for $25.

SUN 14 JULY - Club Italia, Sunshine

Rego from 9am, Start 11am
LATE REGO til 12noon

* Blinds Structure listed below 



SUN 18 AUGUST - Tabcorp Park, Melton


$50 Freezeout for "    The APL Million"

$50 Entry, T75,000 starting stack.

For every $2,000 in the prize pool, an APL Million package consisting of a APL Million seat and $500 CASH will be generated. The remainder of the prize pool will be awarded as cash if under $1,500 or an APL Million seat and cash if over $1,500 but less than $2,000.

REGO from 3:30pm 
LATE ENTRY until the end of the first break

$50 Novelty Event
REGO from 6pm 
START TIME 6:30pm 
LATE ENTRY until the end of the first break

$2 Per Player
Of course, this all has to be funded and as many other States, Victoria has a semi player-funded finals model.  All cash buy-in and freeroll rebuy events will be $2 more than previously. The $2 will go towards the prize pool and nothing else. For Free events, the player will be given an option to double their stack with their last (or only) passport for $2.  This money does not go into the prize pool, but comes to Full House Group to manage and distribute and pay out in prizes to players. This will not cover the entire prize pool for these events, so Full House Group will continue to contribute to prize pools in 2017 to make 888PL, APL and Pub Poker the best Poker Leagues in Victoria and Australia as a whole!

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Place Name Points
1 1,309.00
2 1,100.00
3 1,095.50
4 1,032.50
5 937.00
6 932.50
7 931.00
8 895.00
9 874.50
10 874.00
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