'Richest poker tournament in Africa' wraps up

The Prize Money

The ninth All Africa Poker Tournament was a much-anticipated event, and it showed as 120 players came out to play, creating a more than R3 million prize pool and the "richest poker tournament in Africa."

Outdoing them all to take home the top prize of R1 million as well as a seat in the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event was 26-year-old Claude Sacks.

Sacks went heads-up against Neville Eber, a former All Africa Poker finalist, to earn his win. Having to fight back after losing most of his stack, Sacks proved his skill and his fighting spirit. After 30 hours of play from start to finish at Piggs Peak Casino, he finally got his win.

The tournament was also filmed to be broadcast later on the All Africa Poker Channel.

This was the last tournament before players head to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker.

Sacks joins Eber, Darryn van Heerden, Ray Rahme and Ryan Brauer as part of the Team All Africa Poker in the Main Event in July. Stay tuned to our Live Tournament Section to see keep an eye out for their names and see how they do.

Once the dust settles from the World Series, the All Africa Poker Tournament will return to Piggs Peak once again.

The next event is scheduled for Aug. 16-18 and will award the top 10 finalists a seat in the Sun City Million Dollar Poker Challenge taking place in September.

"We have already been inundated with enquiries, and we would suggest that interested players register early for the tournament to avoid disappointment," said Wendy Graaf, Piggs Peak group marketing manager.

For more information visit AllAfricaPoker.com .

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