The Poker Palace, a mortar and brick poker room in Western Sydney held their annual “The Championships” series from November 2 to November 21 . The festival featured 13 events including a AU$1500 Main Event which guaranteed AU$125,000.
Having a participation of more than 900 players, the festival was attended by local players as well as a number of famous poker celebrities like Sam Higgs, Rory Young, David Wang, Matthew Wakeman, Adrian Attenborough and Stevan Chew just to name a few.
Being the first poker room outside a casino, the Poker Palace did another first with “The Championships” this year. The Championships was being featured in YouTube via live stream, something done in the Sydney poker scene for the first time. The live stream was being handled by LCAPoker, This move had garnered the Poker Palace 15,000 unique viewers which would definitely boost attendance further in future events. This may be the reason why another series maybe scheduled early next year.
Some of the winners of the festivities are as follows: Tty Ly won the Main Event and took over AU$50,000 for first place; Adrian Attenborough took home AU$55,460 for winning the High Roller Event; and, Nurlan Boobekov won the Main Event Warm UP for AU$13,705. All results can be seen on Hendonmob.
Article by Gabrielle Ruiz-Barredo