Dave Allan Takes ANZPT Queenstown Snowfest

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Dave Allan

Noted Aussie online pro Dave Allan took down his first major title at ANZPT Queenstown Snowfest over the weekend.

Known as dave798111 online, Allan beat a surprisingly tough final table that included fellow pros Bryan Huang and Matt Wakeman to win the NZ$110,600 first-place prize.

Huang, who is a member of Team PokerStars Pro, was upset in seventh place when he made the mistake of shoving pocket sevens into Jordan Westmorland’s pocket kings. The Singapore pro picked up NZ$19,100 for his efforts.

Westmorland, who is another U.S. poker refugee now living in Thailand, also busted Wakeman in sixth place. Wakeman won NZ$23,100, which was the biggest score of his live tournament career.

Meanwhile the red-hot Westmorland, having eliminated four straight players, looked to be a lock to make it into heads-up play but was eventually ousted by Ken Demlakian in third place.

The Westmorland elimination paved the way for an all-Australian final match between Demlakian and Allan.

It was a long heads-up battle but eventually Allan proved victorious when he rivered a flush against Demlakian’s two-pair.

This year’s ANZPT Queenstown Snowfest drew a record-setting field of 149 players to create a prizepool of NZ$402,300. It was the biggest prizepool ever offered in Queenstown.

The fourth season of the ANZPT will wrap with the AUD$5,000 Grand Final at the Crown Casino from Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2012.

Here’s a look at the complete final table payouts from ANZPT Queenstown Snowfest (all amounts in NZ$):

1. Dave Allan - $110,600
2. Ken Demlakian - $70,400
3. Jordan Westmorland - $41,200
4. Ricky Kroesen - $34,200
5. David Zhao - $28,200
6. Matthew Wakeman - $23,100
7. Bryan Huang - $19,100
8. Ivan Zalac - $15,100
9. David Evans - $12,070

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