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PokerStars Announce APPT Melbourne To Take Place End Of August

Posted at 06:00 2012-06-14 by Barry Gallagher

Have you, like thousands of other Australian poker players, being following the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and wishing you could be part of the big buy-in tournament action? Well fear not as PokerStars have just announced the return of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) to Melbourne. The event will begin August 30th and will run through until September 3rd and as you would expect, it will be held the spectacular Crown Casino.

The main event will feature a AUD$5,000 ($4,700+$300) buy-in and it will have two starting days. The event will be well structured as you may expect with such a prestigious title on the line and will run for four days of deep-stacked action. No doubt the Crown will fill out the schedule with some tasty side events as the tournament approaches and as always the legendary cash games should be running round the clock.

PokerStars are already running satellites to the tournament, the USD$8,000 package includes entry to the tournament, six nights’ accommodation at the luxurious Crown Metropol Hotel and $1,216 in cash. The online site is also running seat only qualifiers for those locals who do not need the full package.

Last year’s APPT Melbourne attracted 260 players and generated a AUD$1.222 million prize-pool. Australian and Melbourne legend Leo “The Mechanic” Boxell had the biggest score of his esteemed poker career as he took it down for $330,000.

The Melbourne stop will be the second event on the APPT Season 6 schedule as the road-show will first roll into Queenstown, New Zealand for a NZ$3,000 event at the SKYCITY Casino which will take place July 24th to July 29th. Exciting times ahead for the players down under are ahead so start grinding bankrolls in preparation of the festivals to come.

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