Joined: Apr '11
Age: 50 (M)
The Aussie Millions opening event has broken a record with more than 1,300 entry fees being collected for the $1,100 event. Three starting days of re-entry action (players were allowed to rebuy a maximum of twice on each starting day) a total of 708 unique players bought into the tournament. In total, 1,338 entries were collected, which is a record for an Australian $1K event. More importantly for the players, however, the swell of entries meant the prizepool reached an impressive $1,338,000. Leading the race for the $250,000 top prize is Iqbal Ahmed with 356,000 chips. However, with the likes of Rupert Elder, Joe Hachem and Chris Brammer, amongst the remaining 146 players, Ahmed's route to the finale won't be easy.
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 50 (M)
Rupert 'RupertE' Elder has become the first championship ring winner at this year's Aussie Millions.
After the opening event collected a record-breaking number of entries over the course of three opening days, Elder and his fellow finalists were playing for a top prize of $250,000.
While Elder was one of the favourites going into the finale, German Martin ' 0piggybank' Finger and the event's defending champion Brendon Rubie also held healthy stacks.
However, once Rubie exited in fifth, it became a battle between Elder and Finger . Having both tasted EPT success in the past, neither player was going to buckle under the pressure.
The experience couldn't help Finger, though, as Elder's chip lead proved insurmountable and Finger's hopes were finally thwarted after Elder's broadway straight sent the German to the rail in second place.
Joined: May '08
Age: 32 (M)
Hello all the wonderful mobsters out there, this is your friend pochui from Lithuania, somewhere near the sea writing to you, wish a good day to each and everyone of you.
I am very happy to be a part of such a great community, wish you the best of luck at the tables, off the tables, behind the tables, under the tables and in your life in general. Yours truly pochui, somewhere near the sea, Lithuania
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 36 (M)
It sure is nice to see a prize pool increasing due to the fact of having the possibility of making re-buys and also for having so many players doing it, and it must be even better to be one of those who didn’t have to make a re-buy and kept on the game.
Joined: Sep '12
Age: 24 (M)
Good day everyone Well the first event has turned out to be an epic event !!!! with a great deal of events to follow on in the coming days ... the prize pool for the first event was really big ... the making of rebuys did the trick to it ... it seams to be still a lot of records are to be broken in the coming days of the events ...