Matti Konttinen Wins AUD$1,150 Hyper Turbo to Close Aussie Millions

Matti Konttinen
  • Finnish player Matti Konttinen topped a field of 102 runners to take the AUD$27,710 prize.

An AUD$1,150 Hyper Turbo closed out the 2017 Aussie Millions schedule, and Matti Konttinen of Finland was crowned the final champion of the festival at Crown Melbourne. He topped a field of 102 runners, who created a prize pool of AUD$104,550, with AUD$27,710 of that going to the champ.

Konttinen grabbed his third score of the 2017 Aussie Millions and his second five-figure cash of the series after he got fifth in the Tournament of Champions for AUD$13,525. He's now just a hair shy of $400,000 in overall cashes.

Heads up, Konttinen beat local player Michael Wood, who was one of three Aussies among the final nine. The others were Dean Blatt (fifth) and Amit Shorey (sixth). Blatt was logging an impressive fifth cash of the series, totaling over AUD$40,000. Shorey, meanwhile, was at his third final table, with two sixth-places and a runner-up to show for it, the latter coming in the AUD$1,150 Terminator.

Two of the most accomplished players to make the final table were Slovenian Casey Kastle (fourth), who has over $1.8 million in cashes, and two-time bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell (seventh) of Canada.

Official Final Table Results

1Matti KonttinenFinlandAUD$27,710
2Michael WoodAustraliaAUD$18,820
3Samuel InghamNew ZealandAUD$12,545
4Casey KastleSloveniaAUD$9,930
5Dean BlattAustraliaAUD$7,840
6Amit ShoreyAustraliaAUD$6,795
7Kristen BicknellCanadaAUD$5,750
8Kwok Chun YipHong KongAUD$4,705
9Nobuaki MitsumoriJapanAUD$3,660

Photo courtesy of Aussie Millions

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