David Allan Wins ANZPT Queenstown Snowfest
Australian player David Allan emerged victorious from an 149-runner starting field in New Zealand last weekend as he took down the 1st place prize of $110,600 NZD for winning the 2012 ANZPT Queenstown Snowfest.
The Australian player – who already has decent pedigree on the ANZPT having finished 5th in a side event in Sydney during Season III – began Day 3 as the overall chip leader in the tournament and didn’t look back as he powered his way to victory.
In the end, that victory came heads-up against Ken Demlakian after a two hour battle was resolved in a limped pot pre-flop. With the board reading 8d 3h 7s Qs, Demlakian led out for 50,000 and Allan made the call before the Ks on the river caused all hell to break loose.
First Demlakian fired a second barrel of 60,000, which Allan raised to 170,000 total, but the action wasn’t done there and Demlakian moved all-in for the remainder of his stack, with Allan making the instant call. With the cards on their backs, Demlakian showed 7h 3d for two-pair, but it was no good against Allan’s 10s 3s, which had rivered a ten-high flush and he was eliminated in 2nd for $70,400.
With the ANZPT now done and dusted, the tour moves on to Melbourne next where the luxurious Crown Casino will host a tournament co-hosted by the Asia Pacific Poker Tour at the end of August.