Last week saw the commencement of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Melbourne, as the APPT series began with satellite and accumulate events that build up to the Main Event over the course of the weekend – with the four day big game having started on Friday, meaning that it will conclude today. Taking place at the Crown Casino, this is one of the highlights of the professional poker year, and there will be some big stakes and big prize pots up for grabs.
The games do not end today in full even if the main event does; the $350 Seven Game mixed event, which is made up of HORSE, No Limit Hold ‘em, and Pot Limit, commences today, and the $550 Pot Limit Omaha event kicks off on Wednesday. Finally there is a No Limit Hold ‘em Six Handed event on Thursday, so if you are interested in poker and you are in the area this could be a great chance to watch some of the professional players at work.
You will be sure to see many players who have come through from Australian online gambling satellite tournaments as there are more and more of them each year, thanks to the increased and continued interest in online poker rooms which is evident here. It is interesting to see that many online players do not struggle with coming to play at live casinos, even though one might think that that would be the case! The Main Event was won last year by British poker pro Sam Razani, who was able to walk away with $326,125; the prize pot this year looks to be bigger than ever.
It is certain that this year is going to be a thrilling event, with all of the games that we have already mentioned plus a Deepstack No Limit Hold ‘em event and a number of other hold ‘em games going on around the tournament, and plenty of options for those who want to enter smaller events too. This is a great place to pick up some poker playing tips for the future.