Jim Psaros has defeated Emanuel Seal to win the $183,000 first prize at the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Main Event in Sydney, and the World Poker Tour upset the Asian Poker Tour applecart with a ill-timed return to the Philippines.
The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced plans to return to the Philippines in August.
Everyone is delighted.
Everyone except, that is, the Asian Poker Tour (APT).
The preliminary dates for the WPT’s return to the Solaire Resort and Casino in Entertainment City, Manila, are August 9-17, meaning they will clash with the APT’s event in Cebu (Aug 11-19).
According to PokerAsiaPacific scribe Brad Klain, this is not the first time that the APT has seen another tour make life difficult for them. They recently had to reschedule their APT Cambodia event after the PokerStars.net sponsored Asian Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) decided to open shop in Macau at the same time.
Now, now then boys and girls.
The WPT plan to host a Solaire Cup Aug 9-11, a $7,000 buy-in High Roller Aug 11-12, and a $1,650 buy-in Main Event Aug 13-17. Last year, Japan’s Tetsuya Tsuchikawa beat 385 players to win the WPT National Philippines Main Event.
Jim Psaros Wins the ANZPT Main Event in Sydney
Jim Psaros defeated Emanuel Seal, in heads-up action, to take the $183,000 first prize, after a three-way deal was struck in the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) Main Event in Sydney.
It was the first real mark on the Psaros Hendon Mon CV. Seal was far more experienced with close to half a million in live tournament earnings. He cashed in this event last year finishing in 54th place.
Final Table Results
1st. Dimitrios Psaros – A$183,000*
2nd. Emanuel Seal – A$175,000*
3rd. Denis Sekuloski – A$90,000*
4th. Murray Roach – A$62,000
5th. Li-Tsa Hsu – A$48,000
6th. Zhi Hong Ma – A$38,750
7th. Tom Rafferty – A$29,500
8th. Shaneel Chand – A$23,000
9th. Chung Liew – A$17,000
The tour now moves on to Crown Melbourne Oct 8-20, 2015.