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Daniel Craker Triumphs at the Sky City Festival of Poker

On October 14th, 2008, New Zealand's biggest poker event concluded over the weekend and it was Daniel Craker, a plasterer who won the top prize. He edge out a player field that included local players. The poker event, which as a part of Sky City's festival of poker, ran for about 4 days.

Over three hundred players participated, but it was Craker that walked away with the title and the 1st place prize for the event. While most of the players in the event were from New Zealand, that was not the case at the final nine players. Four of the final nine table participants were from New Zealand. Craker said that he is very happy with this win since the other participants in the tournament are very talented.

The other nationalities that are represented in the final table are Finland, Australia, Britain and Singapore. Matthew Konnecke from Australia was the final the player to take a shot in the title against Craker. But he was eliminated with Craker's pocket twos. Daniel Craker won a total of $257,040 while Konnecke won a total of $162,791 for his 2nd place finish.


11/18/2008, Tuesday
Sherry Barlow

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