The final table of the WSOP APAC AU$10,000 Main Event is being played right now at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. Daniel Negreanu (Canada) and Benny Spindler (Germany) are two of the big stacks on the final table. Check the live stream below to find out how they are doing.
Aaron Lim is the latest champion at Crown Casino in Melbourne. The 26-year-old Australian poker pro bested a field of 167 players in WSOP Asia Pacific Event #4 ($5,000 NLHE Six Max) and collected a first prize of $233,800 - along with a WSOP gold bracelet. This marked his second win of a major tournament this year. That's right. Lim took down the 2013 PokerStars.net APPT Seoul Main Event last month for $111,000! Very impressive!
"It's huge," Lim said following the win. It's at my second home, Melbourne's my second home. I'm incredibly honored to be the first Australian to take down a bracelet. I was a bit concerned when Americans took the first two, then Ivey took the third, so it is lucky number four for me I guess.
WSOP APAC Event #4 Final Table Results
1 Aaron Lim $233,800 2 Andy Lee $144,530 3 Jan Suchanek $103,766 4 Brendon Rubie $74,590 5 Sam Higgs $53,615 6 Billy Seri $38,545
Just a few moments ago, Phil Ivey won another WSOP bracelet at World of Poker Asia at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. The $2,200 buy-in tournament (WSOP APAC Event #3 - Mixed Event) drew 81 of the best mixed game players in the world, generating a total prize pool of $168,000. The top nine players received a piece of the prize pool and Mr. Ivey received $51,840 after defeating Brandon Wong heads up.
The American pro now has an incredible 9 bracelets under his belt and has climbed to 3rd place (shared with Johnny Moss) on the all-time WSOP bracelet leaderboard. Below are the top 5 players of that leaderboard.
1. Phil Hellmuth 13 2. Johnny Chan 10 2. Doyle Brunson 10 3. Phil Ivey 9 3. Johnny Moss 9
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 2[h]Q[c]10[h] flop. Edmonds calls.
Turn is 4[h] and Ephraums bet 600,000 and Edmonds called again.
Day 1b of Aussie Millions has now come to an end. 60 out of 357 players from Day 1 a & b have now made it to Day 2 of the tournament. Tomorrow its time for Day 1c of the tournament. Day 1c will probably have the highest amount of entries, and will probably also include the most interesting starting field so far. For example: Swewart Scott, Lee Nelsson and Tony Bloom (ex-Aussie Millions Main event champions) will play Day 1c of the tournament.
Top 5 players of the 60 players who already are through to Day 2 - Jim Mastorakos (174,700), Dean McIver (155,800), Kerry Stead (131,700), Thrung Tran (130,100) and Sarvesh Pershad (129,00)
Day 1a of Aussie Millions in Melbourne, Australia is being played at the moment. 327 players started today - 120 have survived so far. In the lead is Chris Chronis with 155,000 chips, closely followed by Xen Xenofontos (125,000). Chris has had a great run so far in the tournament and its a well deserved lead.
Tony Hachem (Joe Hachem's brother) & Richard Ashby (Full Tilt pro with great live tournament results since 2001) are 2 of the most notable players that still are in the tournament. Let's hope that both of them make it to Day 2 of the tournament, because it's always more interesting to follow a tournament when one recognizes some of the players.
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