NZ POKER: Healy leads Aussie charge at Auckland final table

The SKYCITY Festival of Poker, New Zealand’s most prestigious tournament series, culminates today with one player set to walk away with a first prize of NZD $107,640 and the exclusive SKYCITY Festival of Poker bracelet valued at more than NZD $5000.

The final table has been decided for the 2012 Festival of Poker Main Event and, not surprisingly, local players will dominate the line-up at SKYCITY Auckland this afternoon.

Auckland resident Jamie Mulligan holds a comfortable lead over the other eight players. They include West Australian Patrick Healy, who placed fifth in the 2012 Aussie Millions Main Event, and Graeme ‘Kiwi G’ Putt; the short stack entering the final table.

The list of players to have already collected one of the 24 spots in the money includes Cole Swannack (13th), Angie Fitzgerald (17th) and Michael Guzzardi (18th).

Along with the cash prize from the guaranteed prize pool a very special bracelet will be awarded to the winner of the Main Event.
Crafted by the talented jewellers at Aurum Fine Jewellery ( the solid 9ct gold SKYCITY Festival of Poker plate inlayed with genuine New Zealand Ponamu on a sterling silver gold plated bracelet strap will give the player wearing it the ultimate respect in the New Zealand poker community.

$2200 SKYCITY Festival of Poker No Limit Hold’em Main Event (final table chip count)

Jamie Mulligan 987,000
Pravin Harji 597,000
Slav Sheynin 510,000
Monica Eastick 458,000
Sebastian Martineau 454,000
Geoff Smith 347,000
Patrick Healy 255,000
Xiaodong Xia 169,000
Graeme Putt 130,000

Payouts (NZD)

1 $107,640
2 $68,310
3 $38,502
4 $31,050
5 $25,875
6 $21,735
7 $17,595
8 $13,455
9 $10,350
10 $7245
11 Andre Nunes-Carreira $7245
12 Jason Lee $7245
13 Cole Swannack $6210
14 Brendan Ng $6210
15 Jie Gao $6210
16 Emile Gissaud $5175
17 Angie Fitzgerald $5175
18 Michael Guzzardi $5175
19 Leang Kang $4140
20 Jared Adams $4140
21 Hoshy Patel $4140
22 Kani Edwards $3726
23 Jun Ho Hwang $3726
24 Stefan Gruenewald $3726

• Information kindly provided by SKYCITY Auckland

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