Luis Arrilucea Wins Event #10: AU$2,000 Bounty for AU$137,575

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  • The US$99,054 victory was the biggest so far for the Australian who topped a field of 343.

Luis Arrilucea secured the biggest win of his career in taking down the 2019 Aussie Millions Event #10: AU$2,000 Bounty for AU$137,575. In doing so, he denied Dutch player Bas de Laat a second Aussie Millions ring in two years after he won the 2018 Mix Max event.

Arrilucea topped a 343-player field to become the latest ring-winner to secure his victory at the 2019 Aussie Millions. Here are the final table results:

Event #10: AU$2,000 Bounty Final Table Results

PlaceNameCountryPayout (AUD)Payout (USD)
1Luis ArriluceaAustralia$137,575$99,054
2Bas de LaatNetherlands$93,665$67,439
3Ryan BowndsAustralia$58,540$42,149
4Craig McCorkellUnited Kingdom$46,830$33,718
5Danny TangHong Kong$35,125$25,290
6Ryan OttoNew Zealand$29,270$21,074
7Joel CohenAustralia$23,125$16,650
8Frank PezzanitiAustralia$17,270$12,434

Event #10: AU$2,000 Bounty Final Table Action

There were a bunch of big names still in contention, from home and abroad, when the Bounty final table resumed. Frank Pezzaniti recorded the ninth Aussie Millions cash of his career and his third final table, but bowed out first taking home AU$17,270.

Fellow Australian Joel Cohen's only Aussie Millions cash to date came back in 2010, finishing 26th in the Main Event for AU$40,000 and he added AU$23,125 to that with a seventh-place finish in this one.

Ryan Otto was eliminated in sixth place for AU$29,270. This is the second-biggest cash of his career, behind cashing in the 2017 WSOP Main Event. It's his best Aussie Millions result too after he finished fourth in the 2014 Terminator event.

The first of the big names fell in fifth place, with Danny Tang continuing his good start to 2019, cashing for AU$35,125. With five cashes in the Bahamas, he adds his first here in Melbourne at his first Aussie Millions final table.

Craig McCorkell recorded his first cash in over six months at his fifth Aussie Millions final table. McCorkell has made a habit of cashing here in Melbourne, with a trio of cashes coming in 2013, 2015 and 2018. It remains to be seen whether he will add to the AU$46,830 he takes home in fourth place from Event #10.

As the shortest stack three-handed, Ryan Bownds was the next player to go. He recorded his first Aussie Millions cash earlier this festival in the Mix Max event and now has his second, and his first final table, taking home AU$58,540.

Heads-up it was Bas de Laat who held the chip lead, but within an hour he was down to 11 big blinds. He eventually lost {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds} against the {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} of Arrilucea on a {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} board to bust in second place, narrowly missing out on his second Aussie Millions ring. He adds AU$93,665 to his career earnings which now top US$500,000.

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