While the month of November saw the attention of the poker world on the Rio in Las Vegas for the “November Nine” where Peter Eastgate became the 2008 World Champion, there was still plenty of poker being played around the world with plenty of Australians featuring prominently. November saw the APPT visit Manila in the Philippines for the fourth leg of the season, while Burswood Casino hosted the largest tournament ever in Western Australian with the Western Classic producing a huge prize pool. Meanwhile the Aussie were hard at work in the online scene once again with several excellent results.
PokerNetwork is proud to recognize the achievements of our players with the Players of the Month awards for November.
Player of The Month – Van Marcus
Van Marcus is a regular fixture on the PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour, with several final table finishes over the first two seasons. His most significant result came in Manila in 2007 where he entered the final table as a huge chip leader to end up in a disappointing fifth place.
At the 2008 APPT Manila, Van found himself in familiar territory at the final table once again, but this time he made sure he came home with the trophy. After overcoming a field of 285 starters, Van captured the trophy that he desired so fiercely and a handsome US$162,856 in prize money.
This is a huge result for Van who despite being veteran on the Australian poker scene and a previous PNW Young Gun of the Month winner, is still only in his mid-twenties, so you can expect to see “Sirens” dominating the international poker scene for many years to come!
Young Gun of The Month – Jarred Graham
Jarred “FlopNutsOnYou” Graham is another Australian young gun who is killing the online poker world with some impressive results. Graham was very close to winning this award in October where he raked in over US$100,000 in tournament earnings including a huge US$50,000 score for a 3rd place finish in the PokerStars “Sunday 500” tournament.
Jarred then backed this up with a high volume month in November that featured 57 tournament cashes including three FTOPS cashes. He captured three different major online titles during the month and was very close to winning the prestigious Triple Crown. His near US$70,000 month should see him elevated into the world’s top 100 in online poker rankings.
Jarred is an incredible talent that is producing some huge results online and we are proud to recognize his achievements with the PokerNetwork Young Gun Of The Month award.
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