Lee “Final Table” Nelson is the PokerNetwork Player of the Year, as he topped the leaderboard despite missing the Victorian Poker Championships. Lee’s points came from his stellar Aussie Millions performance in January, where he came 6th in the $1,100 No-Limit Holdem, 5th in the Speed Poker, and won the $10,500 Main Event. Arul Thillai came a close second to Lee. Needing 960 points to catch up before the start of the Vic Champs, Arul drew perilously close by finishing 7th in the opening $550 No-Limit Holdem, which added 600 points to his total. Playing in the Main Event on his birthday, Arul was amongst the chip leaders and made it deep into the money. He finished short of the nine points places in 27th, but still wins the title of Junior Player of the Year. Angie Italiano picked up the Ladies Champion award as the highest female pointsgetter in 13th place. Angie’s points came from a fantastic Aussie Millions, where she made two final tables, coming 2nd in the $1,100 Omaha Hi-Lo, and 4th in the $565 Pot-Limit/No-Limit Holdem. 2006 PokerNetwork Australasian Rankings 1. Lee Nelson – 4,480 2. Arul Thillai – 4,120 3. Sam Khouiss – 3,840 4. Ian Schoots – 3,600 5. Gary Benson – 2,880 6. Martin Comer – 2,680 7. David Saab – 2,560 8. Emad Tahtouh – 2,400 9. Eric Assadourian – 2,280 =10. Wes Bugiera – 2,240 =10. Leo Boxell – 2,240 Back to Contents 7. Player of the Month/Young Gun of the Month – August Player of the Month for August is Jeff Lisandro. Jeff is one of Australia’s most successful poker exports and had a great run at the WSOP, finishing 17th in the Main Event for USD$659,730. He also made one other final table and cashed a further two times. Young Gun of the Month is Marcus Collins. Marcus is from Western Australia and also had a fantastic WSOP. He cashed three times, including finishing 251st in the Main Event, and made the final table in the $1,500 No-Limit Holdem, where he finished 5th. If you would like to nominate someone for Player of the Month or Young Gun of the Month, please email email@example.com Back to Contents
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