Dinesh Alt won the Sydney Main Event of the Pokerstars Australia New Zealand Poker Tour at Sky City Casino this weekend.
Alt ended the amazing run of Dejan Divkovic, who was looking to claim back to back ANZPT titles, and took home the first place prize of $226,320.
It looked as though Divkovic was going to win his second ANZPT trophy when he took the lead at the start of the heads-up battle but his chip stack was crippled when he went all-in with a set of sixes only to be called by Alt who had a jack-high straight.
Alt travelled all the way from Switzerland for the event and was delighted to have claimed victory after an extremely long final table.
“I am feeling very good, I’ve never had this feeling before because I’ve never won much money before and this is my first big event,” Alt said.
Alt won a qualifier at Pokerstars and has managed to turn his initial outlay of $40 into $226,320 and an ANZPT Trophy.
“I just can’t believe it, it is very cool,” Alt said.
The final table was stacked with poker talent with ANZPT Perth winner Divkovic and Australian poker legend Gary Benson both taking big stacks into the final day of the event while Alt had one of the smallest stacks at the table.
“I had a lot of luck as I was a small stack and won two all-ins,” the Switzerland native said.
“I had some good hands and I just tried to play my best.”
The result was Alt’s first cash in a live poker tournament as before yesterday he could even be found on the Hendon Poker database.
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