After a thrilling four days of play and a dominant display on the final table we would like to congratulate Huss Hassan for taking out the third running of The APL Million. Huss edged out fellow New South Welshman Peter Curtin to take home $300,000 in cash and prizes!
This is Huss’ second win at a major APL tournament after he took home over $100,000 in cash and prizes at the 2015 APL Main Event in Melbourne.
The third APL Million saw a record breaking 1,294 players converge on The Star Poker Room for four incredible days of play. The sheer number of players saw a record breaking $1,617,500 cash prize pool. This was the biggest league based prize pool in the world with the top 135 players taking home at least $2,500 in cash!
Although only one could walk away with the coveted APL Million trophy, every player in attendance enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with friends from around the country and make new friends while enjoying all the hospitality on offer at The Star.
With the final table confirmed by Sunday evening there was a great consolation prize waiting for those knocked out as players made their way 24/7 Sports Bar for a night of socializing and an exciting poker quiz event.
Monday saw the anticipation build with the nine final table players returning to chase the glory. Huss was the man to beat as he entered the day chip leader with 12.040 Million in chips! The live stream was being telecast at poker venues all around Australia with our players keen to tune into the action.
It got down to two, with the New South Welshmen Huss and Peter, going head to head. After six hours of final table play Huss was simply too good and was a deserving winner over Peter, who fought gallantly all evening.
On behalf of Full House Group and our players we would like to thank everyone at The Star for hosting an unforgettable week and a half of poker. It was one that will go down in Australian poker history.
Good luck to everyone out there trying to qualify for the 2020 APL Million. Let’s see if we can break even more records next year!