It took two days to complete what was scheduled for one day, but finally an Event 15: $10,500 8-Game Mixed Event champion has been crowned with Team Full Tilt’s Andy Bloch too good for the rest, taking home a 2011 Aussie Millions gold ring.
Starting early in the afternoon yesterday it only took a few hours to dwindle the field down to a few tables with the likes of Richard Ashby, Jeffrey Lisandro, Daniel Alaei, Joseph Serock, David Oppenheim and last years Aussie Millions H.O.R.S.E champion, David Bach all making their way to the rail throughout the day.
But by the time the tournament was down to six players it was early in the morning and talks of bringing it back the next day had begun. The table decided that once the money bubble was burst they would reevaluate the situation and take it from their.
It would be Full Tilt Red Pro Eli Elezra who would play the longest for no tangible reward as the remaining five were set at around 3 a.m AEST. The five left sitting at the felt made the decision to play the twenty minutes remaining in the current level and then make a decision. During that time Mike Watson bit the dust, sent home in 5th place for AUD$20,000, after which the players said it was time for bed and would come back to play it out today.
Justin Smith would be the first eliminated on day two, the Full Tilt Red Pro only coming back today to play for a few hands. Next to hit the rail in 3rd was Melbourne’s own Robert Campbell, as he represented Australia in one of the toughest fields assembled at this years Aussie Millions.
Heads-Up would only last a few hands of Omaha Hi/Lo as Maria Ho’s stack only allowed for a few bets at any of the games. Ho was the chip leader for much of day one action but can’t be too disappointed with a runner-up finish and AUD$70,000 to go along with it.
As always, there can only be one victor and Andy Bloch must be congratulated for his first Aussie Millions gold ring and his continuing form that solidifies him as one of the finest tournament players in the world.
That’s all from the 8-Game Mixed Event, but please don’t forget to tune into the
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