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Billy "The Croc" Argyros Wins APPT Melbourne Main Event

Tags: APPT Melbourne Main Event, Asia Pacific Poker Tour, Billy Argyros, Crocodile Dundee, johnny moss, the croc.
Posted on 10 September 2013 by "T".

On Monday, poker veteran Billy "The Croc" Argyros was crowned the champion of the 2013 Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Melbourne Main Event after five intensive days of play at the Crown Poker Room in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Hall of Famer bested a field of 309 entrants to secure the title and $134,500 - the second biggest live tournament cash of his career!

Apparently, Argyros received his nickname "The Croc" by poker legend Johnny Moss in a satellite event for the 1989 World Series of Poker. He introduced himself as "Crocodile Billy" (a reference to the popular Crocodile Dundee movies) when Moss asked who he was. Moss dubbed him "The Croc" and the name has been with him ever since that day.

 


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3 comments on "Billy "The Croc" Argyros Wins APPT Melbourne Main Event"

 lukasb10/09/2013 20:37:23 GMT
This is a veteran's 2nd biggest cash ever. Goes to say that not all poker pro make millions of dollars ( or lose in some well known cases) every year. The majority lives of smaller prey like us as it seems. Still a very nice prize even if it was his biggest one ever... I would be happy with $100 lol no need for 100k
 noonlion11/09/2013 11:46:40 GMT
Can't imagine anyone being unhappy at winning that sum, perhaps maybe Esfandiari..

Good to see an old timer win an event, seems the old guys are boning up a bit on the online style and making comebacks, or they just have a good feel for the game.
 doubletop77717/11/2013 13:01:48 GMT
Well done to Billy 'the croc' argyeos for winning his hometown event. Great to see the older pros still winning against these up and coming kids. Billy sounds like a proper poker player you could imagine him in a film, The Croc

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