PokerNetwork Newsletter Sep 15th

Posted at 07:00 2006-09-15 Table of Contents 1. Crown Poker Update 2. SKYCITY Adelaide Aussie Millions Satellites 3. PokerNetwork Aussie Millions Freerolls 4. Aussie Millions Satellites 5. Victorian Poker Championships 6. Lee Nelson PokerNetwork Player of the Year 7. Player of the Month/Young Gun of the Month – June 1. Crown Poker Update Victorian Poker Championship If you were one of the thousands of players who visited the new Crown Poker Room during the recent Victorian Poker Championship then you’ll no doubt agree it was the biggest and best ever! Congratulations to Main Event Champion Kris Evenstad from Norway who collected over $112k for first prize. Don’t forget, you’ll find all the Poker information you need, including Victorian Poker Championship news, results and webcast footage of selected final tables at www.crownpoker.com.au October Super Poker Weekend With a boosted line up of tournaments and cash games, don’t miss our next Super Poker Weekend from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October. New players will enjoy the $25 Saturday morning rebuy tournament while high-limit players can test their skill in our $1,100 Turbo Tournament held in the new VIP High Limit Poker Area. Blackjack Classic Championship Held in the Las Vegas Room from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 October and featuring an exciting line up of Blackjack cash tournaments and satellites including the Main Event with a $100,000 first prize, don’t miss out on all the action of the 2006 Crown Blackjack Classic Championship. Joker Poker Coming Soon Stay tuned for Australia’s newest Poker TV show, Wild Turkey Joker Poker. Sponsored by Crown and run by Crown tournament staff, the new series will star some of Australia’s top comedians and is scheduled to air on Network Ten in November. Back to Contents 2. SKYCITY Adelaide Aussie Millions Satellites SKYCITY Adelaide is hosting a one-off Aussie Millions Satellite on Sunday 12th November at 11:30am. Players can enter by buying in directly for $750, or through one of the many satellites on offer. The prizepool is expected to be more than $66,000 with up to four seats to the 2007 Aussie Millions Main Event (valued at $10,500) to be awarded. There are $75 satellites every Wednesday night at 7:00pm, with up to five seats and cash prizes on offer. There are also Super Satellites which cost $80 to enter and award one seat for every $750 in the prizepool. Dates for the Super Satellites can be found on the SKYCITY Adelaide Poker Zone website or by calling the Poker Zone on 08 8212 2811. During this period, there will also be regular Tuesday night tournaments. These cost $40 to enter and kick off at 7:00pm each week. Back to Contents 3. PokerNetwork Aussie Millions Freerolls Six Australians won their way onto Team PokerNews and went to this year’s WSOP for free. Now Team PokerNews is assembling for the 2007 Aussie Millions and PokerNetwork is hoping to send some more homegrown talent along. One Australian has already made his way through – Nathan ‘MakybeDiva’ Johnstone won the very first Aussie Millions freeroll at Titan Poker, remarkably while still in the US as part of Team PokerNews WSOP. Each freeroll winner receives a package which includes a AUD$10,500 entry to the 2007 Aussie Millions Main Event, 10 nights accommodation at the Crown Promenade Hotel, and approximately USD$2,800 for travel and spending money. There are plenty of freerolls coming up over the next couple of months. Check the Aussie Millions Freerolls page on PokerNetwork for the full schedule, qualifying dates and eligibility criteria. Upcoming Aussie Millions Freerolls (all times are Australian Eastern Standard Time) Saturday Sep 16 10:00 AEST Poker Ocean* Monday Sep 18 05:00 AEST PokerStars Sunday Sep 24 05:00 AEST Hollywood Poker Sunday Oct 8 05:00 AEST Titan Poker *Qualification for this tournament has ended, but there is another Poker Ocean Aussie Millions Freeroll in December. Back to Contents 4. Aussie Millions Satellites The Aussie Millions is quickly approaching and a number of online poker rooms have jumped on board by hosting satellites. There is an Aussie Millions Satellite Schedule on PokerNetwork which lists selected weekly satellites and also upcoming special tournaments. PokerStars has some Aussie Millions satellites at Aussie-friendly times. From Monday through to Friday, there is a 800 FPP rebuy tournament at 7:00pm AEST which awards 1 Super Satellite seat for every 33,000 FPP in the prizepool. At 7:30pm AEST there is a $15+$1 rebuy tournament which awards 1 Super Satellite seat for every $530 in the prizepool. The Super Satellite takes place every week on Sunday at 2:00pm AEST, cost is $500+$30 to enter with one Aussie Millions package for every 20 entrants. There are many other Aussie Millions satellites at PokerStars, please check their website for details. Back to Contents 5. Victorian Poker Championships The Victorian Poker Championships took place recently at Crown Casino. Players enjoyed the new raised High Limit area and there were record numbers across the board. Nineteen-year-old Kristoffer Evenstad from Norway took out the Main Event, collecting over $100,000 for defeating just over 400 players. PokerNetwork was there every step of the way, to see stories and photos, and links to results and archived live reporting (selected events) from the championships please go to PokerNetwork News and click on the event of your choice. Crown also produced some excellent webcasts for some of the final tables and also the $100,000. You can still view the footage (with guest commentary from Brett Jones, Gary Benson and Billy the Croc) at www.crownpoker.com.au Back to Contents 6. Lee Nelson PokerNetwork Player of the Year

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 info@pokernetwork.com Back to Contents

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