Eugene Portlen Ships Aussie Millions Event #8 for A$154,925
Australia's Eugene Portlen outlasted a field of 687 players to win Aussie Millions Event #8: A$1,150 No Limit Hold'em Accumulator for A$154,925.
Portlen, whose bulk of his career $200,000 in live tournament cashes came from his latest victory, previously won the only other Aussie Millions tournament he cashed when in 2010 he shipped the A$550 Pot Limit Omaha event for A$9,765.
Aussie Millions Event #8: A$1,150 No Limit Hold'em Accumulator Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize in A$||Prize in US$|
|6||Samuel Butters||New Zealand||A$24,645||$19,682|
The final day began with Australia's Victor Teng as the only player with a seven-figure chip count and Portlen not too far behind in fourth place at the final table.
Australia's Luke Martinelli had the shortest stack to begin the final table and was the first player eliminated in 10th place for A$11,190 for his fourth career Aussie Millions cash.
Three more Aussies hit the rail in succession including James Broom in ninth place for A$14,085, Michael O'Grady in eighth place for A$16,900 and Joshua Mccully in seventh place for A$20,075.
Broom now with four Aussie Millions cashes and O'Grady with 11 have both previously found success at the Aussie Millions while Mccully notched up his first-ever Aussie Millions cash.
New Zealand's Samuel Butters secured his second Aussie Millions cash this festival and his third in his poker career after being eliminated in sixth place for A$24,645.
Next to go was Germany's Frank Koopmann who notched up his first Aussie Millions cash in a big way with his fifth place being worth $30,990.
Mayalsia's Natalie The was the final table's only female representative. She entered the final table in ninth place with just a few thousand chips more than Martinelli held. However, she held on strong as she watched her opponents hit the felt before eventually bowing out in fourth place for A$45,070 for only her second-ever live poker tournament cash.
Teng has found the most success out of any of the players at the final table with nearly $800,000 in tournament cashes. He was unable to parlay his experience or the chip lead into his first Aussie Millions win and instead, his seventh Aussie Millions cash resulted in a third-place finish for A$59,855.
This left Belgium's Cheng-Wei Yin and Portlen battling heads-up for the title. Yin, who now has nearly $600,000 in live tournament cashes, was unable to find gold in his first Aussie Millions cash and instead claimed the runner-up prize of A$96,825. Portlen became the eighth player this festival to win a title and a coveted ANTON ring.
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