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Asia Pacific Poker Tour -- Sydney Grand Final Begins Tue

Sydney Hosts the Finale for the Third Season of the PokerStars APPT

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APPT LogoThe final stop for season three on the PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour will begin tomorrow in Sydney, Australia. The $5,636 ($6,300 AUD) no-limit hold’em Grand Final will start at 12:30 p.m. local time. There will be three day-one flights in this event, and the tournament participation is capped at 750 entrants. The Sydney Grand Final will crown a champion on Sunday, Dec. 6.

There will be numerous side-events taking place at the Star City Casino in Sydney this next week in conjunction with the APPT stop. A $15,300 AUD no-limit hold’em high-rollers event will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, and a champion will be crowned at the final table on Wednesday. There will also be a $550 AUD ladies no-limit hold’em event on Thursday, and a $3,200 AUD heads-up no-limit hold’em event on Sunday. The annual APPT Tournament of Champions will take place on Monday, Dec. 7. Check back at the conclusion of the event for a recap of the Sydney Grand Final on CardPlayer.com. Here is a look at the schedule for the event:

2008 APPT Sydney Grand Final:

Buy-in: $4,397
Number of Entries: 477
Total Prize Pool: $1,994,501
First-Place Prize: $665,100
Places Paid: 37

Final-Table Results:

1: Martin Rowe — $665,100
2: Jason Gray — $316,587
3: Tony Basile — $176,917
4: Antonio Fazzolari — $121,048
5: Timothy English — $93,114
6: Frank Saffioti — $67,042
7: Daniel Kowalski — $48,419
8: Hai Chu — $35,383