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!
Not only a Main Event Champion was crowned yesterday, but also the High Roller event got a winner! Joel Nordkvist from Sweden had a huge lead with 1,2 million chips when the final table kicked off, and his closest opponent was Benny Spindler with about 840k
Yesterday we wrote about Justin Bonomo and what a fantastic chance he had to take down his second EPT Monaco High Roller event as he carried a massive lead to the final table. But unfortunately nothing seemed to work for Bonomo on the final table and he fell short in bid for a second High Roller title after getting knocked out in 4th place by Daniel Negreanu.
As Benny Spindler secured his win in the ETP Main Event, his fellow countryman Philipp Gruissem took the first prize in the EPT High Roller Event, giving him a neat payout of £450,200. The final battle was decided on Kurganov's Qd-6s and Gruissem's 9c-9h.
1. Philipp Gruissem, Germany £450,200 2. Igor Kurganov, Russia £318,300 3. Rob Akery, UK £205,500 4. Olivier Busquet, USA £171,200 5. Adrian Bussman, Sweden £102,250 6. Joel Nordkvist, Sweden £72,950 7. Sam Trickett, UK £68,800 8. Michael Tureniec, Sweden £58,400
There are now only 8 of 75 players with chips left in the EPT London high roller event. This means that the final table is set and all players are guaranteed at least £58,400 each from the £1,485,000 prizepool. The winner will take home amazing £511,300 while the runner-up will get £321,000.
In a big lead is Igor Kurganov (picture), from Germany, with 854,000. In second place is Robery Akery, from UK, with just about 622,000. Three players to keep an eye on the final table today are Olivier Busquet, Samuel Trickett and Michael Tureniec - great tournament players with fantastic results in the past!
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