James Honeybone Wins SKYCITY Auckland Anniversary Championships
Posted at 20:05 2010-02-02
Popular Kiwi James Honeybone has won the title of 2010 SKYCITY Auckland Anniversary Poker Champion after a hard-fought win over the region’s finest players. James defeated 121 players including well-known pros Martin Cardno and Dan Sing on the final table to collect NZ$36,030 for his win.
The tournament kicked off on Sunday with numbers increased from last year’s event. Some of the notable local players amongst the field included SKYCITY Poker Ambassador and TV celebrity Brooke Howard-Smith, New Zealand Comedian Mike King, local player Richard Lancaster, who came 5th in last year’s APPT Auckland Main Event, and Dawn Raid Entertainment boss, Brotha D.
35 players made it through to Day 2 action where a large crowd gathered on the rails of the beautiful SKYCITY Auckland Poker Room to see who would take home the title of 2010 SKYCITY Auckland Anniversary Poker Champion.
By 7:30pm the final table of nine players had formed, with play continuing through until 3am when the final hand was dealt. It was Honeybone’s ace-jack all in against Oliver’s pair of kings, with Honeybone making an ace-high flush to take the title of the 2010 SKYCITY Auckland Anniversary Poker Champion!
1st James Honeybone – Tauranga - NZ$36,030
2nd Oliver – Wellington - NZ$23,720
3rd Koray Turker – Auckland - NZ$14,280
4th Srdjan Mitrovic – Auckland - NZ$11,620
5th Martin Cardno – Auckland - NZ$9,200
6th Steve Quanborough – Australia - NZ$5,930
7th Dan Sing – Auckland - NZ$4,840
8th Mitch McClenghan – Auckland - NZ$4,240
9th Timothy Phillip – Auckland - NZ$3,510
10th Haiou Xu – Auckland - NZ$3,150
11th Paul Reid – Auckland - NZ$2,420
12th Thomas McDonald – Auckland - NZ$2,060
The next major event on the SKYCITY Auckland poker calendar is the Lee Nelson Deep Stack tournament held on the 27-28 March 2010.
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James Honeybone Wins SKYCITY Auckland Anniversary Poker Championships
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