Several champions already crowned at 2018 Aussie Millions

One of the most popular tournament festivals have been underway for a week now and several events have already been taken down.

Benedikt Eberle

The 2018 Aussie Millions started on January 17th with the Flight 1 of the $1,150 Opening Event. The event generated a massive field of 1,538, generating a prize pool of A$1,576,450($1,254,466) with A$315,295($250,897) for the eventual winner. Austrian Benedikt Eberle was the fortunate one to scoop the trophy and the quarter-million. This score was by far the biggest for the young player as he had less than $4,000 in total live tournament earnings prior to this.

Player Prize
Benedikt Eberle A$315,295
2nd Michael Adamo A$194,690
3rd Ben Jee A$115,875
4th James Bills A$83,715
5th Jeron Tan A$56,755
6th Benjamin Richardson A$40,990

Event #2: $2,500 H.O.R.S.E kicked off on the 18th. The mixed-game event

Salvatore Ribbera

attracted a total of 49 players, who were all aiming for the A$39,700($31,662) first prize. Local Melbourne player, Salvatore Ribbera, executed this plan perfectly as he won the event and the prize. Salvatore had 5 2nd place finishes before this, so it looks like he was well prepared for a win. He now has $80k in total earnings.

Final results:

Place Player Prize
1st Salvatore Ribbera A$39,700
2nd Greg Cook A$25,355
3rd Christopher Bolek A$16,535
4th Jarred Graham A$12,125
5th Richard Ashby A$8,825
6th Mark Betts A$7,710

On Sunday 192 players got together to decide who will be this year’s A$1,150 No Limit Holdem – Shot Clock Shootout (Event #3) champion. The 7-handed final table was made up of participants from 6 different countries. After the fall of Japan’s Keita Koyama (7th; A$8,860), Hong Kong’s Hon Cheong Lee (6th; A$10,825), UK’s Vasco Zapantzis (5th; A$10,825) and Australians Harold Schmidt (4th; A$16,735) and Craig Landry (3rd; A$20,670) the heads-up started between Jason Brown from New Zealand and Thomas Mühlöcker from Austria.

Thomas Mühlöcker

Mühlöcker, who was the most accomplished player in the finals with $5.4 million in total earnings, was no stranger to the final table of this event either since he managed to take down the exact same event last year, for A$40,125($30,084).



However, this time he couldn’t do the same, as he got 2nd against Jason Brown. Jason earned A$49,200 for the win as well as the ANTON ring. He now stands with $186k in live tournament winnings.

Place Name Prize
1st Jason Brown A$49,200
2nd Thomas Mühlöcker A$32,475
3rd Craig Landry A$20,670
4th Harold Schmidt A$16,735
5th Vasco Zapantzis A$13,285
6th Hon Cheong Lee A$10,825
7th Keita Koyama A$8,860
8th Yang Zhang A$6,890
9th Paul Hockin A$4,920

A$1,150 Pot-Limit Omaha (Event #4) also finished, after 283 busted the event. Australia’s Andrew Locke was the only one, who left the table without a lost final hand, as he took down the whole thing for A$69,140($55,249). He beat Chuyue Cui in the heads up.

Place Name Prize
1st Andrew Locke A$69,140
2nd Chuyue Cui A$44,390
3rd Gerald Karlic A$28,385
4th Antonis Kambouroglou A$22,560
5th Nipun Java A$17,035
6th David Wang A$13,825
7th Brett King A$10,920
8th Weng Wong A$8,735

The series will continue tomorrow with the A$1,150 No Limit Holdem – Mix Max (Event #5). Notable events such as the A$10,600 Main Event, the A$50,000 Challenge or the A$100,000 Challenge are still yet to be started. Stay tuned for the updates.

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