Aussie Millions $100K Poker Challenge Won by Sam TrickettThis was published 26-01-2011
Professional UK poker player, Sam Trickett, who is considered to be one of the country’s best high stakes cash game players succeeded in winning the Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge at the Crown Casino in Melbourne on Saturday, 22nd January, 2011.
All in all 38 players came to the felt, thus smashing the record field of 24 set for the event at the 2010 Aussie Millions.
The event came to an end with Trickett and Tony Bloom facing off for the first prize and gold ring.
Twenty Four year-old Trickett held a healthy chip advantage as heads up play got underway and landed a damaging blow to Tony Bloom’s hopes after completing top two pair with A-Kd hole cards and closing out the victory soon after to land the impressive jackpot.
UK born Sam Trickett has now won $3,165,466 during his live poker tournament career.
The Aussie Millions $100K Poker Challenge attracted almost 40 of the top pros in the poker industry, including Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Patrik Antonius and Australian Joe Hachem.
Bubble boy Jeff Lisandro and Chris Ferguson were the last two players to head for the exit door.
The final table of the event consisted of players such as James Obst, David Benyamine, Erik Seidel, David Steicke and Tony Bloom and actually looked like a Who’s Who in the poker celebrity world.
Due to the fact that only top pros can afford the high buy in stake to the $100,000 Challenge, it is considered one of the most prestigious poker events of the year. The event is very exciting as players all begin with 100,000 in chips and have to make their decision in only 30 seconds.
Trickett was awarded AUD$1,525,000 (1.5 million USD) for his efforts.
Those players who finished in the money were rewarded with prizes as follows:-
Sam Trickett $1,525,000
Tony Bloom $975,000
Erik Seidel $625,000
David Steicke $325,000
James Obst $200,000
David Benyamine $150,000