Rousso Takes APPT TOC Title

Deanna Goodson - 13 Dec 2008

10 Poker Stars pros and former Asian Pacific Poker Tour champions got together one last time in 2008 for an invitation-only tournament in Sydney earlier this week for the APPT Tournament of Champions. These champs gathered together for charity and bragging rights. The prize pool of AU$45,000 went to the top two finishers’ named charitable organizations.

Here’s who everyone was playing for:

  • Seat 1: Eric Assadourian, 2007 APPT Macau High Roller champion (charity: Samuel Morris Foundation)
  • Seat 2: Grant Levy, 2007 APPT Grand Final winner (charity: Samuel Morris Foundation)
  • Seat 3: Van Marcus, 2008 APPT Manila champion (charity: Child Fund)
  • Seat 4: Joe Hachem, Team PokerStars Pro, 2007 APPT TOC winner (charity: Shane Warne Foundation)
  • Seat 5: Chad Brown, Team PokerStars Pro (charity: No Limit, No Profit Initiative)
  • Seat 6: Eddy Sabat, 2008 APPT Macau champion (charity: Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California)
  • Seat 7: Martin Rowe, 2008 APPT Grand Final (charity: Save the Children)
  • Seat 8: Lee Nelson, Team PokerStars Pro (charity: Canteen NZ)
  • Seat 9: Vanessa Rousso, Team PokerStars Pro (charity: No Limit, No Profit Initiative)
  • Seat 10: Daniel Craker, 2008 APPT Auckland champion (charity: Te Omonga Hospice)

In the end, Vanessa Rousso, aka LadyMaverick, faced APPT Sydney Grand final winner, Martin Rowe, heads-up. With blinds at a break-neck pace, the heads-up match didn’t last long and the Rousso’s No Limit No Profit Initiative receive AU$40,000 for her efforts.

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