Daniel Mayoh Wins Second Aussie Millions Ring; Ari Engel Banks His Third

Daniel Moyah

Daniel Mayoh and Ari Engel were busy adding to their Aussie Millions ring collection while Kahle Burns was on his way to scooping the A$100,000 Challenge title. Mayoh banked what is his third such ring, while Engel got his hands, or should that be fingers, on ring number two.

A$1,150 Pot Limit Omaha High/Lo Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (AUD)Prize (USD)
1Daniel MayohAustralia$35,445$24,369
2Michael WangUnited States$23,855$16,401
3Dylan WilkersonUnited States$15,675$10,777
4Thomas ScholzeGermany$12,270$8,436
5Graeme PuttNew Zealand$9,545$6,562
6Piere RodriguezNew Caledonia$8,180$5,624
7Alan WusonAustralia$6,815$4,685
8Joe HachemAustralia$5,455$3,750[
9Benjamin PockettAustralia$4,090$2,812

Some 133 players turned out for the $1,150 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo event, creating an A$136,325 prize pool as a result. This was shared among the top 16 finishers, a min-cash being worth A$2,045.

The prize money increased to A$4,090 by the time the nine-handed final table was reached. Benjamin Pockett was the first to fall under the spotlight and Joe Hachem joined him in eight. Hachem, of course, won the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event and is something of a legend in Australian poker circles.

Alan Wuson’s first recorded Hendon Mob cash is this A$6,815 he won for finishing in seventh-place. Sixth-place and A$8,180 went to Pierre Rodriguez, which incidentally is the exact same position he busted from this very event last year.

New Zealand’s Graeme “Kiwi” Putt fell in fifth for A$9,545 and he was joined at the cashier’s cage by Germany’s Thomas Scholze. The A$12,270 he banked is his largest live cash to date.

America star Dylan Wilkerson crashed out in third for a A$15,675 addition to his bankroll, a result that also took his lifetime earning to almost US$3.3 million.

Wilkerson’s exit set up a heads-up clash between American WSOP bracelet winner Michael Wang and Mayoh. Mayoh had home-field advantage and romped home to victory, locking up A$35,445 and resigning Wang to the A$23,855 consolation prize.

This is Mayoh’s second Aussie Millions ring, joining the one he was awarded for taking down the A$2,500 H.O.R.S.E event in 2019.

A$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

Ari Engel
Ari Engel
PlacePlayerCountryPrize (AUD)Prize (USD)
1Ari EngelCanada$141,775$97,473
2Eden ReyesAustralia$120,595$82,911
3Petrit AbaziAustralia$65,595$45,098
4Paul TedeschiFrance$52,140$35,847
5Landen LucasUnited States$39,355$27,057
6Rob FennerSouth Africa$31,955$21,970
8Richard BalkauAustralia$20,185$13,878
9Neil CorreaAustralia$16,145$11,100

Ari Engel won his third Aussie Millions ring to go with the one secured when he triumphed in the 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event and last year's A$1,150 Mix Max. Engel was the last man standing in the A$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em event, a tournament attracting 299 entries.

Stevan Chew was among the 32 players who cashed. Chew busted in 17th for a A$7,400 score. Linda Currie exited in 11th place to make the tournament an all-male affair, with Mitchell Bognar being the 10th place finisher and burster of the final table bubble.

Neil Correa locked up his third 2020 Aussie Millions cash and the largest of his career so far when he busted in ninth-place for A$16,145. Richard Balkau was the next player eliminated and the A$20,185 he collected was also his best-ever live result.

A German wishing to remain anonymous fell in seventh before Rob Fenner of South Africa pushed his lifetime winnings over the $450,000 mark with his sixth-place exit.

It didn’t prive third time’s a charm for Landen Lucas as he ran out of steam in fifth. This was Lucas’ third in the money finish of the series and his largest at A$39,355.

Frenchman Paul Tedeschi is no stranger to major final tables but he couldn’t put his experience to good use and had to make do with the A$52,140 fourth-place prize. This exit left Canada’s Engel to lock horns with a brace of Aussies in Petrit Abazi and Eden Reyes.

Abazi scooped A$65,595 for this third-place finish, a career-best. Engel then dispatched of Reyes in second-place. Reyes won his first six-figure prize, namely A$120,595 meaning Engel hauled in Aussie Millions ring number two plus A$141,775 in prize money.

  • Daniel Mayoh won his second Aussie Millions ring while Ari Engel secured his third such title.

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