ANZPT Queenstown champ crowned

Tony Hachem
Tony Hachem leads the overall points race.

Melbourne, Australia's Danny Chevalier took down the PokerStars Australia New Zealand Poker Tour's Queenstown Championship Saturday banking NZD $87,435 in the process.

The NZD $2,500 event held at New Zealand's SKYCITY Queenstown casino saw 134 runners creating a NZD $301,500 prize pool.

After four first day flights and a Day 2 that played from 92 down to the 18-person money bubble, it took just eight hours to play from 18 to a winner.

The win was particularly special for Chevalier given he actually lived in Queenstown for eleven years.

The Queenstown Championship was the fourth event in the ANZPT's inaugural season and by making the final 18, Tony Hachem, brother of 2005 WSOP Main Event champ Joe Hachem, has now cashed in every one.

As a result, Hachem leads the ANZPT Overall Points Champion race which guarantees the winner a sponsorship to the upcoming Asia Pacific Poker Tour and the Aussie Millions Main Event.

In fact, heading into the ANZPT's fifth and final Season One stop, only ANZPT Melbourne champion Chris Levick can catch Hachem.

The ANZPT will wrap up in Queensland, Australia with a five-day dual-venue event at both the Treasury Casino in the State's capital of Brisbane and Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast beginning August 5.

PokerStars is running qualifiers for the event. For more information check out the ANZPT website.

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