The Aussie Millions AU$250,000 Challenge attracted 46 entries this year. Phil Ivey was one of the players who fired only one $250k bullet and he made it to Day 2 with 622k chips (7th place). He then made it to the eigh-handed final table with the second smallest stack (976k), but he played very well and (after several hours of play) made it to heads-up againstIsaac Haxton(PokerStars Team Online).
After the Finnish poker pro Patrik Antonius had swept Rui Cao (France) clean in a Triple Draw match last Friday at Full Tilt Poker, Cao suggested that the two should start a $1 million challenge consisting of pot-limit Omaha ($350k match), no-limit hold'em ($350k) and 2-7 triple draw ($300k).
On Wednesday, the challenge kicked off at a $1,500/$3,000 2-7 Triple Draw table at Full Tilt Poker. Cao won $15k in the very first hand of the match and remained in front through out the match. In fact, it only took about 3 hours and 350 hands for him to take $300,000 from Antonius.
There is still no information on when the second match will be played. Let's hope that it won't take too long!
Congratulations to Sam Trickett, 26, winner of the LK Jewellery $250,00 Challenge of Aussie Millions. The tournament saw 18 entries (buy-in $250,000) and 4 players received a share of the AU$4,500,000 prize pool.
Friday is an action-packed and thrilling day of live poker. Patrik Antonius leads the Aussie Millions main event with only 13 remaining players and Sam Trickett is currently leading the $250,000 buy-in tournament.
Trickett leads the final 5 with almost 2 million chips - about double the stack of Tobias Reinkemeier in second place. The tournament attracted 18 entries, which means that there are some nice cash prizes up for grabs! Just another player needs to be eliminated before everyone's guaranteed a minimum payday of $500,000 (AUD) - with the chance of laying hands on $2,000,000 (AUD)!!
On Monday, the first of two Aussie Million High Roller tournaments concluded. A total of 21 players signed up for the tournament which had a buy-in of $100,000, and only 1 player, Andrew Robl, decided to use his re-entry. At the end of the day, Andrew Robl spent his $200k well since he ended up taking down the whole tournament after defeating Russian poker pro Igor Kurganov heads-up.
Payouts 2013 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge 1) Andrew Robl, $1 000 000 2) Igor Kurganov, $610 000 3) Masa Kagawa, $320 000 4) Dan Shak, $237 000
The second High Roller tournament will kick off on Thursday. It will have an even greater prize pool because the buy-in will be $250,000! Stay tuned!
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