As we all come down from the highs of the World Series of Poker and the Main Event, our attention now shifts to the local calendar. From the scorching heat of the Nevada desert to the snow-capped hills of New Zealand’s Queenstown, poker is a game that is now extending to all corners of the globe.
The PokerStars.net ANZPT resumed its tour with the popular Queenstown leg attracting the best in the region. With events coming up in Melbourne, Queensland and Macau, its going to be a busy time ahead for the Australasian poker community.
While the online scene has been a little quieter recently, all the young guns are looking ahead to impress during upcoming FTOPS and WCOOP events.
PokerNetwork continues to recognize the achievements of the players of our community with the Players of the Month awards for July.
Player of The Month – Danny Chevalier
The major event on the local calendar during July was the ANZPT Queenstown event where 134 players braved the chilly New Zealand winter air. While many had time to enjoy the adventure capital of the world, Danny Chevalier didn’t have much time to see the sights as he went all the way to collect the trophy and NZ$87,435 in prize money.
This is Danny’s second title of the year, after he also took down the $100 No Limit Hold’em Rebuy event at the Melbourne Championships. Congratulations to Danny on his success and receiving the PokerNetwork Player of the Month award for July.
Young Gun of The Month – Charlie Elias
July held high hopes for an Australian deep run in the WSOP Main Event and the nation was clinging to the dreams of young Charlie Elias. A qualifier from the Australian Poker League, Charlie rode a wave of emotion and seven days of toil to ultimately bust out in 53rd place for a payday of US$138,568 when his ace-king couldn’t improve against his opponent’s pocket queens in a preflop clash.
Congratulations to Charlie on a wonderful effort as the last Australian standing and for receiving the PokerNetwork Young Gun of the Month award for July.
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