For a second straight year, the Aussie Millions Main Event trophy will remain in Australia. 23-year-old Sydneysider Tyron Krost is your 2010 Aussie Millions main event champion.
746 players from all over the world invaded Crown Casino this week with one common goal: win the largest poker tournament in the Southern Hemisphere. It took every bit of seven days to whittle the field down to one, and as we speak, that one is granting his first interviews as poker's newest millionaire.
Krost began the day second in chips, but at a severe chip disadvantage behind Sorel Mizzi. Not only did Krost break free of Mizzi's stronghold over the final table... once he gained the chip lead, he never looked back, steamrolling the table with four players remaining, until he was the last man standing. For his efforts, Krost will take home $2,000,000 AUD.
Without taking anything away from Krost who played top notch poker all week, Sorel Mizzi's fall from grace might also earn a few headlines as the Aussie Millions hype winds down. Many expected Mizzi to bulldoze the final table using his monstrous chip advantage and late-stage tournament experience, but things never seemed to pan out in his favor. Still, 3rd place money ($715,000 AUD) is not too shabby for a week's worth of work.
Here's a quick recap of the final table results:
1st: Tyron Krost - $2,000,000
2nd: Frederik Jensen - $1,100,000
3rd: Sorel Mizzi - $715,000
4th: Kosta Varoxis - $450,000
5th: Peter Jetten - $350,000
6th: Steve Friedlander - $250,000
7th: Annette Obrestad - $175,000
8th: Stephen Shelly - $125,000
That concludes our coverage of the 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event. Thanks for sticking with us. Be sure and catch the PokerNews Live Reporting Team in mid February for the Party Poker Premier League IV, PokerStars.com EPT Copenhagen, PokerStars.net LAPT Uruguay and the launch of the brand new PokerStars.net North American Poker Tour at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
Until then, from Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, good night and good luck!
This is gsqwared signing off... over and out.