The Main Event of Aussie Millions became a huge success this year as not less than 1143 players took part and created the largest Australian championship poker tournament field in history. After Day 1 a b c, Day 2 & 3 had been played, Matthew Ephraums and Brandan Edmonds were the 2 remaining players who were going to fight for the first prize of $200,025. At this point, both of them had equal stacks and plenty of chips to play with. In other words, it seemed like it would take all night before a winner could be crowned. Edmonds took the lead almost straight away thanks to his aggressive style of playing poker. But it didn't take long before Ephraums striked back and took half of Edmonds stack. All thanks to this great read.
Ephraums raise 400,000 on a 2Q10 flop. Edmonds calls.
Turn is 4 and Ephraums bet 600,000 and Edmonds called again.
The river is a 8. Ephraums bet 500,000. Edmonds goes all in almost straight away.
Ephraums thinks for a moment before he decides to call with J9 - straight.
Edmonds shows 106 - only 1 pair.
After this hand, it didn't take long before the last hand was about to be played.
Edmonds raise to 300,000 on the button. Ephraums reraised to 1 million straight away. Edmonds pushed in the rest of his chips. Ephraums calls.
The flop is 33A
Edmonds now needs to get lucky on turn and river to stay in the game.
The turn card is a 6 and its game over for Edmonds. After 17 hours of poker, 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event has finally found its winner, Matthew Ephraums.