Last Sunday, after 3 days of play, the opening event ($1,000 NLH) of Aussie Millions got a winner, Brendon Rubie (a well-known figure in the land down under thanks to several cashes in major poker tournaments). Rubie played very well on the final table and had a 2-1 chip lead when heads-up began. His opponent, Scott Wilson, fought really well though and didn't give away any chips for free. After some time of fighting back and forth, Rubie managed to get Wilson to believe that he was weak in a hand that he had flopped 2 pairs. After Wilson made the call on the river and mucked his hand, Rubie went up to his friends and started celebrating.
But it didn't take long until he got to know that Wilson actually had a few chips left. Rubie apologized and sat back down at the table. Wilson, who only had a few big blinds left, had no other option than to go all in. After a few double-ups for Wilson it seemed like the game was far from over. But Wilson ran-out of luck a few hands later when he moved all in on the flop 104Q with 43 and Rubie called with QJ. The turn and river was to no help for Wilson who received AUD125,00 for his second place. Brendon Rubie received AUD200,000 for his victory and an Aussie Millions gold ring.