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NEXT EVENT: October 18th, 19th and 20th - Matthew Flinders Hotel, Chadstone

October VIC Grand Slam Qualifiers List


Congratulations to the new Season 2 VIC GRAND SLAM WINNER Andrew Roberts, who travelled across the West Gate from MILLERS INN. 270 runners Andrew got it in behind but caught his cards and won the slam winning the full $8,500 CASH and securing a seat to the 2020 APL Millions.

Held at Matthew Flinders Hotel Chadstone | ALH GRAND SLAM

Total Prize pool $53,150

Total APL Millions tickets won: 7!

Congratulations to our runner up Jimmy Nguyen from Sandown Parkinning $6,000.00 CASH also claiming his first 2020 APL Millions seat.

Brad McConnel our runner up from last month's State Champs came in just behind for third place securing his second ticket in as many months. Watch out if you’re around MILLERS INN Ernie breeds them tough!

Jimmy Nguyen had a substantial lead earlier on the final table when he found himself with AJ spade suited against an off suit pocket aces which just not as nice as suited aces, bringing his stack up to 15 million over half over the total chips with still 4 to go! This set the mood the players remaining knew a chop was basically off the table, especially with plenty of juice in the tank. After 18 hours of play over two days it was going to come down to strategy and not sheer negotiation skills to take home the most cash.

The damage came to Jimmy when he received Q 10 offsuit against J 6 offsuit, the flop came with 3 hearts giving both Jimmy and Andrew a flush draw but Andrew had hit a pair of 6s on the flop. All the chips went in. The following 2 cards bricked out doubling up Andrew to put him in the lead for the first time since the start of the final table.

LAST HAND: Jimmy Calls from the small blind, Andrew Goes all in with AJ off suit, Jimmy snap calls with Pocket 8s. Jimmy ahead!

FLOP 2 K 10

TURN J Giving Andrew the lead

RIVER A to secure the win for andrew with two pair

Stats: Jimmy 55.6% vs Andrews 44.4% pre Flop. on the turn Andrew had 95% chance of holding with 2 outs only for Jimmy!

A big thank you to all the bad beats, lucky flops, bricky turns and TILTING rivers we had this weekend at Matthew Flinders Hotel, who did a great job in hosting us all especially the waiter Matt who spent the majority of his weekend watering us all!

See you at the next Grand Slam! See our website for details of how to qualify.



Victoria’s APL Grand Slam is here! Returning on October 18th to October 20th!

This is a HUGE weekend with a great range of side events for those who do not qualify or are sent to the rail early. The long blinds and deep stacks mean that this is an event not to missed!

NEXT EVENT:  October 18th, 19th and 20th - Matthew Flinders Hotel, Chadstone

The Grand Slam is a qualifier only tournament with entry limited to the Grand Slam qualifying venues leaderboard or anyone who plays 30 Grand Slam qualifying events. These venues are part of ALH Group.

If the venue has more than one event per week, the top 15 on each of the nightly leaderboards and the top 15 on the venue leaderboard will qualify through.

A full list of the Grand Slam venues can be found by keeping an eye out for the Grand Slam qualifying venues on our daily schedules at playapl.com. 

There will be a $3 prize pool fee per player at each of the events that are not FreeRolls. 100% of these funds will go towards the prize pool. At the event there is a $25 optional addon of which 100% will be placed into the prize pool helping to generate at least $42,500 in cash and 5x $1500 APL Million seats. 

If the prize pool does not exceed $50,000 APL will pay the difference.  If the prize pool exceeds $50,000 cash will be paid out to the top 10% of players.

Tips to Qualify!

- Play the same night, at the same venue every week!  By doing this you increase your chances of getting on a venue leaderbaord.

- It is easier to qualify through a venue with less players! 

How the leaderboards work.

- Top 16 of each event get extra points, you get 10 points for playing and 1st will receive 125 points + the number of players at the event.

- If you get points early on, you are in a good position, keep playing that event over the season to help qualify!


*Please note, APL has the right to add extra qualifiers to the event at their discretion.  This can be done by extending qualifications, running satellite events or by special invite.

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