Apl Poker Tour Announces Details of Apl Million

Back in January, the Australian Poker League showed that it was ready for 2022. The APL Poker Tour kicked off the new year with a series of 21 events at Southport Sharks. They had estimated the prize pools to be $500K, and the final tally was actually $548,075. With that, the APLPT went on to host several other successful stops on the tour. And now, organizers are revealing the details of the APL Million set for August at Southport Sharks.

February in Melbourne

The next major stop for the APL Poker Tour was at Club Italia in early February. They set 21 tournaments on the schedule with an overall estimate of $750K. The Club Italia Sporting Club in St .Albans hosted the festivities. The Main Event alone offered five starting flights and a $200K estimate. All in all, the action produced these results:

  • 1: $120 NLHE Opening Event = 119 entries, $13,700 prize pool, Eyal Levy won for $2,515
  • 2: $600 NLHE Deep Freeze = 166 entries, $87,150 prize pool, Zhixiang Ang won for $17,040
  • 3: $80 Crazy Pineapple = 69 entries, $6,880 prize pool, Kara Nikkel won for $1,855
  • 4: $2,500 Centurion NLHE = 17 entries, $182,400 prize pool, Daniel Dessman won for $49,250
  • 5: $180 NLHE Main Event = 360 entries, $233,400 prize pool, Daniel Dessman won for $46,080
  • 6: $80 NLHE Masters NLHE = 59 entries, $6,320 prize pool, Peter Karlovic won for $1,705
  • 7: $350 NLHE 6-Max = 96 entries, $36K prize pool, Romain Morvan won for $9,720
  • 8: $80 NLHE Turbo Deepstack = 73 entries, $6,480 prize pool, Andrew Gonn won for $1,355
  • 9: $120 NLHE Terminator = 110 entries, $10,090 prize pool, Zachary Harris won for $2,265
  • 10: $1,250 NLHE Super High Roller = 22 entries, $226,550 prize pool, Khac-Trung Tran won for $42,215
  • 11: $80 NLHE Ladies Event = 57 entries, $5,600 prize pool, Lisa Trevellick won for $1,850
  • 12: $80 NLHE Friday Freezeout = 119 entries, $9,520 prize pool, Josh Kitos won for $2,520
  • 13: $450 NLHE Mini High Roller = 178 entries, $84,100 prize pool, Liam Jehu won for $19,470
  • 14: $120 Big NLH120 = 128 entries, $16K prize pool, Thinh Pham won for $4,080
  • 15: $200 NLHE Teams Event = 72 entries, $12,160 prize pool, Caroline Lin won for $3,280
  • 16: $80 NLHE Hyper Turbo = 63 entries, $6K prize pool, Mark McQuinn won for $1,780
  • 17: $300 NLHE Monster Stack = 241 entries, $83,280 prize pool, Fred Mohajerani won for $18,425
  • 18: $80 PLO = 61 entries, $5,680 prize pool, Chris Jewell won for $1,860
  • 19: $80 Sunday NLHE = 114 entries, $11,520 prize pool, Venkata Potluri won for $2,320
  • 20: $350 PLO 8-Max = 93 entries, $38,100 prize pool, Jason White won for $8,290
  • 21: $60 NLHE Freezeout Finisher = 85 entries, $5,100 prize pool, Sam Beasley won for $1,375

This APLPT Main Event alone surpassed its estimate. And the whole series did as well. It surged past the $750K estimate to finish with a total of $1,011,130 in prize money awarded.

*The tournament numbers come from the APL website and Facebook page. They don’t always match what is reported on the Hendon Mob, but we take from the APL reporting.

March in Sydney

The next major stop on the tour was 3-6 March at the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club in New South Wales. Another 21-event series had lofty goals, with an overall estimate of $572K. And on par with the previous two events of the year thus far, it surpassed expectations.

  • 1: $120 NLHE Opener = 97 entries, $12,500 prize pool, Alex Falon won for $3,310
  • 2: $600 NLHE Deep Freeze = 45 entries, $23,625 prize pool, Jayden Zalac won for $8,515
  • 3: $80 NLHE Masters = 33 entries, $2,405 prize pool, John Gray won for $915
  • 4: $2500 NLHE Centurion = cancelled
  • 5: $350 NLHE Main Event = 1514 entries, $227,100 prize pool, Luke Thomas won for $43,920
  • 6: $80 Crazy Pineapple = 44 entries, $3,525 prize pool, Ross Fazzalaro won for $1,265
  • 7: $350 NLHE 6-Max = 42 entries, $16,500 prize pool, Josh Norvock won for $5,445
  • 8: $80 NLHE Deepstack Turbo = 18 entries, $1,495 prize pool, Greg Hoy won for $500
  • 9: $120 NLHE Terminator = 39 entries, $3,680 prize pool, John Gray won for $1,330
  • 10: $1250 NLHE Super High Roller = 177 entries, $194,700 prize pool, Arthur Maggs won for $42,505
  • 11: $80 PLO = 37 entries, $4,160 prize pool, Peter Christie won for $700
  • 12: $80 NLHE Freezeout = 42 entries, $2,730 prize pool, Brittany-Leigh Newton won for $800
  • 13: $450 NLHE Mini High Roller = 69 entries, $36,500 prize pool, Mantas Plynius won for $6,560
  • 14: $120 NLHE = 44 entries, $4,800 prize pool, Frank La won for $1,730
  • 15: $200 NLHE Teams = 54 entries, $10,070 prize pool, Ross Fazzalaro won for $2,890
  • 16: $80 NLHE Win the Button = 51 entries, $4,030 prize pool, Michaeley O’Brien won for $995
  • 17: $350 NLHE Monster Stack = 171 entries, $64,800 prize pool, Rob Firmani won for $13,145
  • 18: $80 NLHE = 62 entries, $4,745 prize pool, John Vartuli won for $1,565
  • 19: $80 NLHE Ladies = 41 entries, $3,315 prize pool, Sharon Hoy won for $1K
  • 20: $300 PLO 8-Max = 37 entries, $12,750 prize pool, Eddy Hosni won for $3,680
  • 21: $60 NLHE Freezeout Finisher = 101 entries, $5,050 prize pool, Leigh Rolfe won for $1,300

This series, too, surpassed its estimated cumulative prize pool. The grand total was $638,480.

*Again, the tournament numbers come from the APL website and Facebook page. They don’t always match what is reported on the Hendon Mob, but we take from the APL reporting.

Next Up: APLPT Queensland

In less than two weeks, the Australian Poker League Poker Tour will be back at it again. Organizers scheduled the APLPT Queensland at Southport Sharks 7-10 April. There will be 23 events on the schedule, with buy-ins ranging from $60 to $2,500. Their best estimate is that the series will produce $500K in prize money.

The full schedule is:

  • Event 1 (7 April): $120 buy-in NLHE Opening Event
  • Event 2 (7-8 April): $2500 NLHE Centurion (100K starting stack)
  • Event 3 (7 April): $600 NLHE Deep Freeze
  • Event 4 (7 April): $80 Crazy Pineapple
  • Event 5 (7-10 April): $175 NLHE Main Event (5 flights, $100K estimate)
  • Event 6 (7 April): $100 NLHE Masters (ages 50+)
  • Event 7 (8 April): $350 NLHE 6-Max
  • Event 8 (8 April): $80 NLHE Turbo Deepstack
  • Event 9 (8 April): $120 NLHE Terminator ($20 knockouts)
  • Event 10 (8-9 April): $1250 NLHE Jackstar Super High Roller
  • Event 11 (8 April): $100 NLHE Ladies Event
  • Event 12 (8 April): $80 NLHE Friday Freezeout
  • Event 13 (9 April): $450 NLHE Mini High Roller
  • Event 14 (9 April): $120 Big NLH120
  • Event 15 (9 April): $240 NLHE One-Shot Freezeout
  • Event 16 (9 April): $120 NLHE Teams
  • Event 17 (9 April): $80 NLHE Saturday Night Hyper Turbo
  • Event 18 (10 April): $350 NLHE Monster Stack
  • Event 19 (10 April): $80 PLO
  • Event 20 (10 April): $1100 NLHE Terminator ($200 knockouts)
  • Event 21 (10 April): $80 Sunday NLHE
  • Event 22 (10 April): $300 PLO 8-Max
  • Event 23 (10 April): $80 NLHE Freezeout Finisher

Long-Awaited APL Million Return

After a long pandemic-required delay, the Australian Poker League is bringing back the APL Million this year. It is now set for 5-15 August. The 11-day festival will take place at Southport Sharks on the Gold Coast.

Standing by its name, the APL Million estimates that the Main Event prize pool will hit approximately $1M. While that number is not guaranteed, the first-place prize IS guaranteed to be $250K. The Main Event will run 6-15 August, with the final table playing for the win on the last day of the series. There will be five starting flights. And the $1,500 buy-in is steeper than many casual poker players can afford, which is why there will be satellites running across Australia leading up to the APL Million.

There will be 43 events in all. Action will kick-off with a turbo event. The $120 buy-in Rapid-Fire Accumulator will offer three flights – all on 5 August – with survivors bagging chips after just four hours. A feature event will be the Jackstar Super High Roller 10-11 August with a $1,250 buy-in. And it will all conclude on the final day with a $600 Deepstack and $240 Last Chance Turbo.

For more details and to purchase event seats online, players can visit the APL website.

 

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