The first event in this year’s Aussie Millions is in the record books as a A$315,295 win for Austrian poker pro Benedikt Eberle, who bested a field of 1,538 to claim victory in the A$1,150 buy in Opening Event, which generated a A$1,576,450 prize pool.
Australia’s Benjamin Jee held the chip lead at the start of final table action, with Eberle the only non-Australian player at the table. Jee was not able to maintain his lead, and ultimately went out at third for A$115,875, setting the scene for a heads up between Eberle and Michael Adamo.
The duo duelled for a while but Eberle proved to be too strong in chips, cards and talent for his Aussie opponent, who left with the runner up prize of A$194,690.
Other final table cashes were:
James Bills A$83,715
Jeron Tan A$56,755
Benjamin Richardson A$40,990
Davor Derek A$34,685