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Representing poker’s elder statesmen at the APPT Auckland Main Event final table is 68-year-old Leo Boxell. The Melbourne, Australia native claims that he has been playing poker “Since Noah.” They say that with age, comes wisdom, and that would seem to hold true for Boxell, who has accumulated more than $500,000 USD in career tournament earnings, dating back to 1998. In December 2009, he finished third in the APPT Sydney Grand Final Main Event, posting an AUD $213,840 result. This was followed up by another final table appearance at the 2010 APPT Auckland Main Event, placing ninth for NZD$16,350. In 2003, Boxell finished runner-up to Peter Costa in the $10,000 buy-in Crown Australasian Poker Championships (now Aussie Millions), earning AUD $225,640 in prize money. Leo works as an auto mechanic by day, hence his nickname, “The Mechanic,” and currently ranks 19th on Australia’s all-time money list (per The Hendon Mob Poker Database).

Profile courtesy of PokerStars, dated September 2010.

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2012 APPT/ANZPT Melbourne
Main Event
19th 12,080 AUD
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship
54th €21,475
2011 APPT Melbourne
Main Event
1st 330,000 AUD
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #17: No-Limit Hold'em - 6-Handed
1st 108,000 AUD
2010 APPT Auckland
Main Event
9th $11,835
2010 Aussie Millions
Event 12: $550 PokerPro Seven Card Stud
1st 5,500 AUD
2009 APPT Sydney Grand Final
APPT Sydney Grand Final Main Event
3rd 213,840 AUD
2009 Aussie Millions
Event 5 - $1,100 H.O.R.S.E.
7th 4,410 AUD
2008 Aussie Millions
Event 12 - $10,500 Aussie Millions Main Event
76th 15,000 AUD
2007 Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) - Sydney
$6300 APPT Sydney Main Event
21st 18,416 AUD
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem
508th $25,101