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:
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:
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