The month of April saw the online young guns take to the virtual felt and dominate on the international stage in the PokerStars SCOOP series. Many Australians put in some fantastic results with several big scores bringing the dollars down under.
On the live scene the month ended with the ANZPT Main Event from Star City in Sydney. Many new faces emerged to capture live titles as the Main Event attracted record numbers.
Once again PokerNetwork recognizes the achievements of the community with the our Players of the Month awards for April.
Player of The Month – Paren “Puzz” Arzoomanian
From crushing cash games to winning the Main Event at the ANZPT in Sydney, life is pretty good for Paren Arzoomanian at the moment. The man they call “Puzz” overcame a record field of 493 players to take down the ANZPT Sydney title and collect a staggering $246,500 in prize money.
Puzz is an active member of the PokerNetwork community and regularly contributes to the Hand Discussion forums with his wisdom and deep understanding of the game of poker.
Primarily a cash game player, Puzz has proven his ability on the big tournament stage and we look forward to seeing him active on the Australian tour in the future. A tremendous achievement and one worthy of the PokerNetwork Player of the Month Award.
Young Gun of The Month – James “Andy McLEOD” Obst
James Obst is a previous young gun award winner and cemented his status as one of Australia’s premier tournament players with an incredible month highlighted by his victory in Event 11 of the PokerStars SCOOP series.
Obst laid down a challenge to the world to win the most cash during the SCOOP series and delivered with his win in the high stakes $3,150 Mixed Holdem (6 Max) worth a massive US$184,000. His challenge, classic rejection of a heads-up deal and ultimate victory will go down as one of the most memorable moments in Australian online poker history.
Still a teenager, this online phenom has the world at his feet and we look forward to many years of reporting his achievements on the felt. A worthy winner of the PokerNetwork Young Gun of the Month for April.
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