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Inaugural NZ Poker Tour Queenstown Won By Chevalier - Poker News

��Danny Chevalier Wins Very first NZ Poker Tour Queenstown

July 27, 2009 9:41

Danny Chevalier, the 46 year previous poker player from Australia, has just been crowned the 2009 NZPT Queenstown-Skycity Alpine Journey champion.

The tournament drew a top class field from around the world, including Australia, Argentina, Germany, the United States, Finland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Canada. Despite the fact that such notable names as Eric Assadourian, Grant Levy, Celina Lin, Tony Hachem, Emad Tahtouh and New Zealand-primarily based Lee Nelson, had entered the tournament, in a very good omen for New Zealand poker, six of the nine gamers at the last table have been New Zealand based mostly.

Getting battled his way by way of 134 opponents in excess of a 6 days period, Chevalier is delighted to be walking away with the NZ $87,435 first prize and mentioned:  I perform large-stake cash games, so tournaments [like this] are like the icing on the cake."

Mr Chevalier stated that the very first round of the tournament was notably hard going and that luck had played its portion in him progressing additional in the competition.  I was going backwards all day and played to survive," he explained.

By the time the second round started out, he found himself with only $13,000 chips but was in a position to flip that sum into $185,000 for the ultimate table.  I shifted gears and played aggressively& It was boom or bust," he mentioned.

Eventually he discovered himself heads up with Andrew Hinrichsen, and when his A 7s turned into the 'nut flush' the writing was on the wall for his Australian opponent, who walked away with $57,285.

Danny Chevalier was delighted to have won in Queenstown and explained:  Queenstown is my second house and it was like playing in front of my residence cr

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