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ChipMeUp – Another way to get to the felt in 2009

ChipMeUp – Another way to get to the felt in 2009 0001

Taking the online and offline poker world by storm, ChipMeUp is another surefire way to find yourself in the world's biggest poker tournaments.

In our recent 888 Aussie Millions Qualifier on ChipMeUp, it was Englishman Luke "Resteal" Abolins who managed to win the $12,500 Aussie Millions Package and soon found himself on a plane to sunny Melbourne.

In line with the staking theme, Luke walked away with the package on the condition that he would only receive 50 per cent of his Main Event winnings – the remaining would be distributed to the top 18 satellite finishers. Luke admits this was a huge factor in attracting him to the promotion. "I liked the fact that there was a consolation for other finishers as it can be very frustrating to play for hours, bust out of these satellites and get nothing," says Luke.

Additionally, knowing players had a stake in him gave him more focus throughout the tournament. "It stopped me from tilting at all as I was not just playing for myself but for a bunch of other players which included a couple of friends… The fact that I would only receive 50% of my winnings also helped me stay focused on trying to win the tournament and not just make the money, which is an extremely important concept in tournament poker," explains Luke.

Luke finished 79 out of the 681 strong field when his hand of {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} couldn't overtake {k-Spades}{10-Diamonds} off suit. However, Luke is confident he has left this tournament a better player. "Despite just missing out on cashing, I thoroughly enjoyed playing the event," comments Luke. "I gained a tonne of experience and learn a lot every time I play a big tournament which puts me in better stead for the next event."

You can definitely expect to find Luke on ChipMeUp again. To join him and so many others, head to

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