Chance Kornuth Ships Aussie Millions Event #6 for A$134,850
Chance Kornuth has become the latest 2018 Aussie Millions winner, shipping Event #6: A$1,150 No Limit Hold'em - Six Max for A$134,850 to bring his total live poker tournament winnings to $5.8 million.
This represents his second Aussie Millions title, previously winning the 2016 Aussie Millions Event #9: A$25,000 No Limit Hold'em $25,000 Challenge for A$790,560. The American's impressive poker resume also includes a WSOP gold bracelet, a EPT High Roller victory, and two wins in WPT side events.
The tournament attracted a huge field of 598 entrants to generate a massive A$612,950 prize pool. This represents a 16 percent increase from the 516 entrants in the event last year, won by Belgium's Thomas Boivin for A$117,950.
Aussie Millions Event #6: A$1,150 No Limit Hold'em Six Max Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize in A$||Prize in US$|
|1||Chance Kornuth||United States||A$134,850||$107,925|
|5||Paul Hockin||New Zealand||A$26,975||$21,589|
|6||Scott Sanders||United States||A$21,455||$17,171|
American Scott Sanders was the first player eliminated at the final table taking sixth place for A$21,455 for his second cash during this year's Aussie Millions. The tournament became fully an international affair after Sanders hit the rail, with all of the five remaining players hailing from different countries.
Kornuth became the sixth player this festival to win a title and the coveted ANTON ring.
New Zealand's Paul Hockin recorded his second Aussie Millions cash this year too $after he bowed out in fifth place for A$26,975. He now has recorded almost $400,000 in live tournament winnings, placing him in 10th place on The Hendon Mob's New Zealand All Time Money List.
Casey Kastle was the most accomplished tournament player outside of Kornuth and has earned the most career tournament winnings in his country of Slovenia with $1.9 million in cashes. He was unable to turn his ninth Aussie Millions cash into a win and instead took fourth place for A$39,230.
Australia's Panayotis Flourentzoo was the next to go in third place for A$52,100 to bring his total career tournament winnings to over $200,000. Half of his 12 tournament cashes have come in Aussie Millions events.
This left Malaysia's Christopher Soyza and Kornuth battling heads-up for the title. Soyza, who previously won two Aussie Millions events, was unable to hit the trifecta and instead claimed the runner-up prize of A$84,280. Kornuth became the sixth player this festival to win a title and the coveted ANTON ring.
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