PokerStars APT Auckland Winner Simon WattOctober 20, 2009 10:00 pm
The PokerStars Asia Pacific Tour (APPT) made a stop in Auckland at the Sky City Festival of Poker and found a new champion. Simon Watt became the winner after outlasting 262 other players to win NZ $209,000 dollars.
There were 29 different nationalities trying for the title and with 262 players buying in a NZ $789,000 dollar prize pool was created. Two of the players at the final table won their seats by qualifying online at PokerStars.
Simon was one of those players, he won his seat by winning a $22 dollar qualifier. Not too bad of an investment when you win first place and greatly increase the size of your wallet. Simon Watt went heads up against Gerome Gitteau and after 5 hands the tourney was done.
The final hand came when Simon’s pair of Fives were enough to win the hand and take the title. Also playing in the tourney were Team PokerStars Pro Eric Assadourian and his dad Assadour Assadourian.
Eric finished in the tournament at 19th place and his dad Assadour made it down to the final table and finished in 7th place. 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.