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2019 Aussie Millions AU$100K Challenge won by Cary Katz for AU$1,481,760

Tags: Aussie Millions, Cary Katz, Johannes Becker.
Posted on 04 February 2019 by "T".

The 2019 Aussie Millions AU$100,000 (approx. US$72,799) Challenge NLHE Super High Roller event attracted a player field of 42 entrants. The turnout built a prize pool of US$2,963,520 which was given away as rewards to the top six players.

The lion's share went to Cary Katz, who won US$1,066,867. The Poker GO founder currently has $18,463,931 in lifetime live tournament wins.


The final showdown saw Cary Katz and Johannes Becker. By the time the final hand was up, Katz was able to build around a 17-to-1 chip advantage.

Katz had a pair of 9s

Becker had K-2

The board revealed 8-8-5-2-J, therefore declaring Katz' pair as superior, earning him the title and the pot.

The 48-year-old American poker pro's recent victory catapults him to the $18M milestone on lifetime tourney cashes, and is now in 25th place in the All Time Money List.



Prize (AUD)

Prize (USD)


Cary Katz




Johannes Becker




Abraham Passet




Rainer Kempe




Jack Salter




Kristen Bicknell





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6 comments on "2019 Aussie Millions AU$100K Challenge won by Cary Katz for AU$1,481,760"

 doubletop77704/02/2019 09:25:43 GMT
Many congratulations to Cary Katz on winning this super high roller event and a very nice million dollar prize. These super high roller events never attract many entrants but, whoever plays, they are all top top players
 Mober04/02/2019 13:35:08 GMT
This one had almost ten times the buy in of the main event in australia,
but almost the same prize for the first place, since it had only 42 players in.
Lot easier to be in the paying positions now, but you had to risk
way more money to get paid Smile
Nice all time winnings for the winner.
 Gerimantas04/02/2019 17:27:53 GMT
I personally think it is not very good to ppay these events because too big buyin and too small amount of players, so risk is very big. Better tp play smaller buyin events where you can havr many times more buyins and play in events where many people play
 CALICUL04/02/2019 18:37:24 GMT
This genre of tournaments are very difficult for these professional players.
One place is paid out of 7 players.
Those who make these calculations for the prize poo,l he should have added a place or two and instead of 6 places in the money, to exist 7 or 8 happy players.
Where the buy-in is huge prizes must be adjusted. Smile
Congratulations to the winners.
 dule-vu05/02/2019 06:32:27 GMT
big buy in,not so many players ofcourse,its not something that you can spend just like that if you have this money!congratulations on nice win,but as I see in australia people have more problems in life!first they had high temperatures,now they dont know what to do with wather and lot of crocodiles and snakes!thats important!
 Tony_MON7ANA24/02/2019 16:26:38 GMT
Congratulations to Cary Katz! I think I heard of his name somewhere. Isn't he a billionaire and a regular at high-stakes cash game tables also? AUD1,481,760 is not a lot of money to him, I guess. Congratulations also to Kristen Bicknell for her sixth-place finish. She has consistently been getting great results.

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