APPT4 Coverage - Sydney

APPT Sydney December 7-12, 2010 Event Coverage

The total field for the APPT Sydney Season 4 Main Event was made of 289 players generating a total prize pool of AUD $1,734,000.

Jonathan Karamalikis from Australia took home the first place prize of AUD $459,510 at the Main Event.

Follow the links below to view archived content from the event:

Player Lists

Chip Counts & Player Lists

Please see below for archived player lists from the December 7-12 2010 APPT Sydney event.

Player Lists

Follow the links below to find downloadable Seat Draws.

Chip Counts

Follow the links below to find downloadable chip counts.

Gallery

Gallery

Payout

Payout

The PokerStars.net APPT Cebu Main Event champion for Season 4 is Jonathan Karamalikis from Australia who won AUD $459,510.

Position Name Country Prize
1 Jonathan Karamalikis Australia $459,510
2 Ben McLean Australia $294,780
3 Tom Rafferty Australia $164,730
4 Peco Stojanovski Australia $121,380
5 Antoine Amourette, PokerStars Qualifier France $97,970
6 Eddy Sabat, PokerStars Player United States $79,765
7 Manuel Hansimikali Australia $65,025
8 Roland de Wolfe United Kingdom $50,285
9 Daniel Negreanu, Team PokerStars Pro Canada $36,415
10 Reza Vakili Australia $24,280
11 George Moussa Australia $24,280
12 Heinz Kamutzki Austria $24,280
13 In Wook Choi, PokerStars Qualifier South Korea $19,050
14 Craig Bourke, PokerStars Qualifier Australia $19,050
15 Brendon Rubie Australia $19,050
16 Daniel Ling, PokerStars Qualifier China $19,050
17 Konstantin Bücherl, PokerStars Qualifier United Kingdom $15,610
18 Grant Levy Australia $15,610
19 Andrew Stergiotis Australia $15,610
20 Stefan Streifeneder Australia $15,610
21 Mitchell Carle Australia $13,875
22 Jason Brown - PokerStars Qualifier New Zealand $13,875
23 Miray Badaoui Australia $13,875
24 Jarred Graham Australia $13,875
25 Vijayan Nagarajan - PokerStars Qualifier Malaysia $12,145
26 Giuseppe Scaravilla Australia $12,145
27 Joachim Chia - PokerStars Qualifier Singapore $12,145
28 Silkin Mong Australia $12,145
29 Tyron Krost Australia $12,145
30 Alan Bustany Australia $12,145
31 Omer Silatozija Australia $12,145
32 Con Angelakis Australia $12,145

Side Events

Side Events

Final Table

Final Table

Player Profiles for the final nine players at Season 4 of the PokerStars.net APPT Sydney Main Event.

Seat 1:  Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu – Las Vegas, USA
One of poker’s global superstars, Daniel Negreanu is one of the most accomplished players in the game.  Scanning through his tournament resume, you’ll notice there are few things he hasn’t already done.  Negreanu ranks second on the all-time money list, trailing only Phil Ivey, boasting more than $13 million in lifetime earnings.  Negreanu owns four WSOP bracelets, two WPT titles and the respect and adoration of millions of poker fans around the world.  Most recently, Negreanu finished 4th at EPT Vienna (€175,000) back in October.  “Kid poker” can now scratch off ‘APPT cash’ from his to-do list.  The only thing left for him to do now (this weekend, anyway), is win it.  Negreanu will have his work cut out for him though, entering the final table as its short-stack with 267,000 in chips.

Seat 2:  Antoine Amourette, PokerStars Qualifier – Paris, France
Antoine Amourette is a 27-year-old professional poker player from Paris, France.  Amourette has been playing poker for six years and already has more than half a million dollars in career tournament earnings to his name.  His largest cash to date was a runner-up finish at this year’s €10,000 buy-in WPT Grand Prix de Paris back in May, where he collected €328,690 in prize money. Amourette also cashed here at APPT Sydney last year, finishing 22nd ($16,632 AUD).  Amourette qualified for the APPT Sydney Grand Final on PokerStars.  The Frenchman enters the final table second in chips with T1,640,000.

Seat 3:  Jonathan Karamalikis – Adelaide, Australia
Jonathan Karamalikis, who goes by the pseudonym ‘MONSTER_DONG’ online, has won more than $2.3 million dollars playing tournaments on the virtual felt since he began playing poker almost six years ago.  He’s also earned more than $600,000 playing live tournaments since he became of age to play in casinos in Australia (18), his native country.  The 22-year-old pro from Adelaide claims to be a monster ‘NBA Jam’ player and has a soft spot for penguins.  Karamalikis will begin the final table with 890,000 in chips.

Seat 4:  Ben McLean, PokerStars Qualifier – Canberra, Australia
Ben McLean is a 32-year-old amateur poker player from Canberra, Australia.  A town planner by trade, McLean plays poker as a hobby and qualified for the APPT Sydney Grand Final on PokerStars.  McLean has been playing poker for six years and honed his skills playing in local town tournaments.  When he’s not playing cards, or breathing new communities to life, McLean enjoys cycling and hanging out with mates.  McLean said he’d like to get heads-up against Jonathan “MONSTER_DONG” Karamalikis.  He’ll enter the final table with 530,000 in chips.

Seat 5:  Roland de Wolfe – London, United Kingdom
Roland de Wolfe was the second player in poker history to achieve the game’s “Triple Crown;” winning EPT, WSOP and WPT titles.  The 31-year-old is making the most of his trip Down Under, as his primary reason for coming was to support his native country England in cricket’s Ashes series.  He found out there was a poker tournament at Star City, showed up and earned a seat at the final table.  Notably, this is Roland’s first APPT event.  The Englishman has more than $5 million dollars in career tournament earnings to his name.   He’ll unbag a field-leading 1,663,000 in chips at the final table on Sunday.

Seat 6:  Eddy Sabat, PokerStars Player – Los Angeles, USA
24-year-old Eddy Sabat has a chance to make APPT history this weekend.  Should he conquer Sunday’s final table, he would become the first player ever to win two APPT titles.  Sabat won the 2008 APPT Macau Main Event and with it, $453,000 in prize money.  Currently residing in Los Angeles, California, Sabat has been playing poker professionally for three years and already has more than $670,000 in cashes to his name.  Sabat credits his brother Joseph for teaching him the game and said he hopes to get heads-up with friend Daniel Negreanu, who helped talk Sabat into making the trip Down Under.  Sabat was all set to head down to Panama with his girlfriend, but changed his plans last minute and came to Australia instead.  Sabat has as good a shot as any to take down the title on Sunday, entering the final table with a fourth-best 917,000 in chips.

Seat 7:  Peco Stojanovski – Sydney, Australia
Peco Stojanovski is an amateur poker player with perhaps the most diverse background of any player at the final table.  The 36-year-old is versed in sales, producing hip-hop music and day trading.  When he’s not working to make money, Stojanovski performs magic, plays the piano and is into rugby league.  Stojanovski resides in Sydney and has been playing poker for six years.  Already guaranteed a minimum payout of $36,415, Stojanovski has more than doubled his career tournament earnings total by making the APPT Sydney Final Table.  He’ll start the final round with a third-best 1,608,000 in chips.

Seat 8:   Tom Rafferty – Sydney, Australia
Tom Rafferty is a 26-year-old professional poker player from Sydney, Australia.  Rafferty has been playing poker for seven years and he considers himself primarily an online pro.  Rafferty has been to the APPT Sydney Main Event final table before, finishing 9th here in 2008 ($39,000 AUD).  The final table result in Sydney was the largest live cash of his career.  When he’s not playing cards, Rafferty enjoys sports, music and traveling.   Rafferty enters the final table with 482,000 in chips.

Seat 9:  Manuel Hansimikali – Sydney, Australia
At 55, Manuel Hansimikali is the senior-most contestant at the final table.  Hailing from Sydney, Australia, the self-employed businessman discovered poker five years ago and has remained a hobby player since.  Hansimikali said he taught himself how to play by practicing on PokerStars.  Hansimikali has some local live cashes here in Sydney, but nothing close to the $36,000 he’s already guaranteed to win no matter how the final table pans out.  When he’s not playing cards, Hansimikali enjoys golf and fishing in his spare time.  He’ll enter the final table with a sixth-best 589,000 in chips.