Aussie Millions: Phil Ivey wins $250K Super Highroller and 2 Canadians in Top 8 in Main Event

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Day 5 had resumed at the Aussie Millions Main Event with the 12 remaining competitors, among them 2 Canadians. The short stack was Phil Ivey, one of the most recognizable poker pros in the world whose deep run had him poised to make his much awaited comeback. It would not be so for Ivey, at least not at the main event as Ivey quickly got eliminated in 12th place for $100,000 AUD which was probably the best thing to happen to him under the circumstances considering his short stack.

Ivey later went to play in the $250,000 Super Highroller Event alongside 15 other well-known competitors, among them were Canadians Daniel Negreanu and Sorel Mizzi, last year’s winner Erik Seidel, and notable former fellow Team Full Tilt Poker Pros Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan, and John Juanda.

The total field was sixteen, 4 short of last year, to create a prize pool of $4,000,000 AUD with only the top 3 being paid, 3rd place to receive $800,000. Ivey would lead the pros into the final 4 with Negreanu’s bubble being burst as he finished in 4th as the bubble boy after losing with his A-8 to the pocket jacks of Patrik Antonius. Soon after, Gus Hansen would get eliminated in 3rd and would leave Antonius and Ivey in a heads up battle. In the end, Ivey took the title and $2,000,000 AUD and the 2012 Super Highroller title.

The win put Ivey into 2nd place of the all-time money list with total lifetime tournament cashes of $15,859,944. Only last year’s Aussie Millions Super Highroller champion Erik Seidel has a higher spot with $16,885,167 while the former number two, Daniel Negreanu, moves down to third with $13,098,447.

Here are the final results of the 2012 Aussie Millions $250K Super Highroller:

Place

Winner

Prize (AUD)
1 Phil Ivey 2,000,000
2 Patrik Antonius 1,200,000
3 Gus Hansen 800,000
4 Daniel Negreanu Busted
5 Sorel Mizzi Busted
6 Winfred Yu Busted
7 Tony Bloom Busted
8 Dan Smith Busted
9 Jason Mercier Busted
10 Paul Phua Busted
11 Nick Wong Busted
12 Erik Seidel Busted
13 Sam Trickett Busted
14 John Juanda Busted
15 Richard Yong Busted
16 Tom Dwan Busted

 

The Aussie Millions Main Event was won by Australian Oliver Speidel to win $1,600,000 AUD  for first place and the 2012 Aussie Millions Championship Title. Speidel beat Kenneth Wong in heads up with the final hand of the tournament coming down to pocket aces over pocket 9’s to seal the victory.

Going into the final day, there were two Canadian hopefuls Yann Dion who was chip leader with 12 players left and Daniel Idema. The two Canadians finished in 7th and 8th place out of 659 competitors to earn $170,000 and $125,000 respectively to carve their share of the $6,590,000 AUD total prize pool. The final table at this event consists of seven players and Yann Dion made his second final table at an Aussie Millions event.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Here are the final results of the 2012 Aussie Millions $10K Main Event:

Place

Winner

Prize (AUD)

1 Oliver Speidel 1,600,000
2 Kenneth Wong 1,000,000
3 Mile Krstanoski 610,000
4 Mohamad Kowssarie 405,000
5 Patrick Healy 300,000
6 Bjorn Li 230,000
7 Yann Dion 170,000
8 Daniel Idema 125,000
9 Lee Nelson 125,000
10 Janis Lesinskis 100,000
11 Karim Jomeen 100,000
12 Phil Ivey 100,000
13 Danny Chevalier 75,000
14 Matt Turk 75,000
15 Grant Levy 75,000
16 Minh Nguyen 60,000
17 Joey Lawrence 60,000
18 Slade Fisher 60,000
19 Borge Dypvik 45,000
20 Josh Barrett 45,000
21 Elton Tsang 45,000
22 Tim O’Shea 45,000
23 Louie Srour 45,000
24 Andrew Mellado 45,000
25 Ioannis Makris 35,000
26 David Steicke 35,000
27 Jason Koon 35,000
28 Octavian Voegele 35,000
29 Aage Ravn 35,000
30 Stanley Wu 35,000
31 Dennis Huntly 30,000
32 Andrew Hinrichsen 30,000
33 Steve Hansen 30,000
34 Michael Pedley 30,000
35 Pat Dillon 30,000
36 Sean O’Reilly 30,000
37 Michael Russel 25,000
38 Alexander Antonios 25,000
39 Robert Lam 25,000
40 Bob Sova 25,000
41 Rob Angood 20,000
42 Alexander Roumeliotis 20,000
43 Ben Jenkins 20,000
44 Paul Sing 20,000
45 Ben Savage 20,000
46 Michael Tureniec 20,000
47 Dominykas Karmazinas 20,000
48 Brett Watson 20,000
49 Robert Raymond 20,000
50 Wissam Boumadi 20,000
51 Billy Argyros 20,000
52 Michael Ivan 20,000
53 Ali Ghezelbash 20,000
54 Emad Moaref 20,000
55 Jeremy Simon 20,000
56 Diego Zeiter 20,000
57 Kenna James 15,000
58 Daniel Botta 15,000
59 Zakria Zahid 15,000
60 Armin Zoike 15,000
61 Louis Sawa 15,000
62 Stuart Kerr 15,000
63 Tom Grigg 15,000
64 Amanda De Cesare 15,000
65 Khiem Nguyen 15,000
66 Oscar Kemps 15,000
67 Matt Wakeman 15,000
68 Michael Langdon 15,000
69 Anthony Marenko 15,000
70 Patrick Lui 15,000
71 Lorinda Johnson 15,000
72 Paul Wilde 15,000

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