15Feb
Leo Boxell Takes Home the APPT Melbourne Title

Melbourne was the first destination for this year’s Asian Pacific Poker Tour. Leo ‘The Mechanic’ Boxell thanks everyone that showed support to him including his sponsors in his endeavor on this year’s Asian Pacific Poker Tournament in Melbourne. The 69 year old professional poker player Leo Boxell outlasted his younger opponents and claimed the title for this year’s event. The long time regular poker player Leo Boxell has made over AUD $1 million in his career and has now proved his skill by winning this year’s tournament in Melbourne.

Boxell’s Exceptional Plays

The Mechanic displayed excellent skills and patience as he took down some of the best poker players who’ve participated in the event. Among his greatest opponents stood Phillip Willcocks but Boxell eventually won over him during the heads up play in Crown Poker Room. The Buy in for the event cost the players a nice AUD $ 5,000 each and Boxell was able to walk away with the winning prize totaling to a nice $330,000 and proved that his skills are pretty much on par with his younger opponents. There were many notable faces in the event including Chris Moneymaker, Joe Hachem, Bryan Huang, and Keiran Harris who unfortunately didn’t make it to the final table.

The Final Rankings

At the end of the event, it al came down to the best and Boxell came in first with his AUD $330,000 first prize winning. Following him on second place is Phillip Willcock who’s came in from New Zealand with a nice AUD $207,600. The third place eventually fell on Steve Bouya’s lap and was able to walk away with a nice AUD $116,000. Not far behind Bouya is Will Jones with a winning of AUD $88,600 and following him closely is Van Marcus with a total of AUD $73,300 in his pockets. On the sixth place is Michael Frydman with a total of AUD$ 58,000 which is followed by Eddie Miscardi, who qualified online through PokerStars with AUD $45,800 on seventh place. Jackson Zheng, another player from New Zealand who has also qualified through PokerStars made it to the rankings aside from Boxell with a nice AUD $36,700 to take home. Last, but not the least, Julius Colman came in tenth with AUD $27,500 in winnings. It was an exciting finish in Melbourne’s APPT and players indeed have displayed some excellent skills in the game.

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