Richard Ashby Defeats a Star-Studded Final Table to Win Aussie Millions Event #7
United Kingdom's Richard Ashby outlasted a field of 71 players and a star-studded final table to win Aussie Millions Event #7: A$2,500 8 Game Mixed Event for A$52,720.
Ashby is no stranger to success at the Aussie Millions as he now has 15 cashes including three victories. Also among his more than $2.4 million in live tournament cashes are four podium finishes in the World Series of Poker, including winning a gold bracelet in 2010.
Aussie Millions Event #7: A$2,500 8 Game Mixed Event Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize in A$||Prize in US$|
|1||Richard Ashby||United Kingdom||A$52,720||$42,104|
|3||Samuel Panzica||United States||A$22,365||$17,861|
|5||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||A$12,780||$10,207|
The final table was filled with big names from five different countries. Remarkably, none of the players were from the festival's home country of Australia.
A pair of Germans in Tobias Hausen (seventh - A$9,585) and Thomas Scholze (sixth - A$11,185) were the first players to hit the rail at the final table. Hausen now has over $1 million in live tournament cashes with his biggest cash coming in last year's Aussie Millions Main Event where he took third place for A$620,000. He has also won three EPT side-events among his many cashes.
Meanwhile, Scholze was the only player at the final table to not surpass the seven-digit barrier with tournament cashes. He now has almost $300,000 in live tournament cashes including four cashes at Aussie Millions events.
Brazil's Felipe Ramos was eliminated in fourth place for A$17,570
United Kingdom's Benny Glaser was the next to go in fifth place for A$12,780. Glaser, who has over $1.2 million in live tournament cashes, is best known for shipping three WSOP gold bracelets in 2015 and 2016.
Brazil's Felipe Ramos was eliminated in fourth place for A$17,570. With $2.2 million in live tournament cashes, Ramos ranks second on The Hendon Mob's Brazil All Time Money list, just behind the $3.4 million accumulated by Alex Gomes.
American Sam Panzica was the most accomplished player at the final table with $3.8 million in live tournament cashes including a win last year in the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star for $1,373,000. However, he was unable to find gold in this event and instead took third place for A$22,365.
This left Italy's Walter Treccarichi and Ashby battling heads-up for the title. Treccarichi, who previously won an Aussie Millions event in 2016 as part of his $1.3 million in live tournament cashes, was unable to hit the winner's circle again and instead claimed the runner-up prize of A$33,545. Ashby became the seventh player this festival to win a title and the coveted ANTON ring.
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