The first annual Poker Player of the Year tournament concluded in the wee hours of the morning on July 5, 2012 at the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas with New Zealander, John Parker, 50, taking the championship and the symbolic “Golden Nugget” ring. John is a property developer in the Auckland region of North Island. His home in the Westmere suburb is about half an hour’s drive to the nearest poker room, where he is often found playing in a tournament. John is an avid poker tournament player who takes in about 100 events a year, including most major events in the Asia/ Pacific region.
His cashes in the last four months include: 24th in the ANZPT Sydney, Australia from a field of 545; 9th in the Wellington Champs in Christchurch, New Zealand out of a field of 90; 12th in the New Zealand Open from a field of 120; and 251st in Event #29 WSOP 2012 from a field of 4250.
Poker Player will be following John’s tournament performances over the next year and keeping you up to date on just how the Poker Player of the Year is doing.