PokerStars APT Auckland Main Event

The Poker Stars Asia Pacific Tour went to Auckland and the Main Event drew in 128 players today to create a total of 263 players.  The number of players is down from last year but the $209,085 NZD first place prize is still nothing to sneeze at.
The Poker Stars Team Australia Pros Eric Assadourian and Tony Hachem made it through the playing field without any major hits to their chip stacks.  Hachem even got dealt the ever elusive Royal Flush.
But not all the players had such good fortune and went home early on in the day.  Jai Kemp, Bruno Portaro and PokerStars Asia Pro Bryan Huang were some of the players that were eliminated early on.
During the last level of play Tony Dunst gave up all his chips and was elliminated by Lance Climo giving him the position of chip leader with 134,000 chips. Tomorrow the remaining combined 130 players will resume at 12:15pm local time.
From those 130 only the top 32 will continue on for a chance at a payout.  New players are eligible for a new player bonus of 100% up to $600 dollars on their first deposit using the Poker Stars Bonus Code.

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