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Tournament of Champions

Event Info

Players 8
Tournament of Champions
Day 1 Completed

Tyron Krost Wins Aussie Millions Tournament of Champions!

Tyron Krost
Tyron Krost

Tyron Krost was the winner of the 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event and now has quite the excuse to go for a second title every single year for the rest of his life as he's just won the "golden ticket" by defeating Tony Bloom heads-up in the Tournament of Champions.

A special event added to the schedule for this 10th anniversary Aussie Millions, eight of the nine Aussie Millions Main Event champions took to the felt with the eye on the prize: a lifetime entry to the very event they all once won. Krost came into the event as the youngest player at the table and was effectively the person with the most to win as he'd theoretically live the longest. Indeed it was Krost who took the title and will now have an entire lifetime to cash in on his winnings.

With that, our coverage of the Tournament of Champions event has concluded, but there's plenty more Aussie Millions coverage to come, kicking off tomorrow with the $10,000 Main Event at 12:30 PM local time. Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for all of your 2012 Aussie Millions coverage.

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Bloom Falls Short of "Golden Ticket"


Tony Bloom raised all in from the button and Tyron Krost made the call from the big blind, once again creating an all-in situation during heads-up play with the chance to win the event and the "golden ticket."

Krost tabled the {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} for two overcards to Bloom's {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}.

The flop came down {K-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and the nines for Bloom held up. After the {8-Clubs} landed on the turn, some outs were taken away from Krost as he could no longer hit the {A-Clubs} or {J-Clubs} because Bloom would make a flush.

The river completed the board with the {A-Hearts} and found one of the outs Krost was looking for. He spiked his non-club ace to win the pot and take down the event, earning the "golden ticket" which awards entry to the Aussie Millions Main Event for an entire lifetime.

Tyron Krost au 240,000 38,400
Tony Bloom gb Busted

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Another Double for Bloom


Tony Bloom moved all in from the button for 19,200 and Tyron Krost called from the big blind. Bloom held the {9-Spades}{7-Spades} for two overs to Krost's pair of fours — {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}. The flop came down {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Bloom took the lead after flopping a pair of nines. He stayed there after the {Q-Hearts} and {8-Hearts} completed the board and doubled back to nearly 40,000 in chips.

Tyron Krost au 201,600 -9,200
Tony Bloom gb 38,400 9,200

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Krost's Kicker Crushes


Tony Bloom and Tyron Krost got all of the money in on the {K-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop after a series of raises back and forth. Bloom held top pair with the {K-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, but he was out-kicked by the {K-Clubs}{8-Spades} for Krost.

After the {Q-Spades} landed on the turn and {7-Spades} on the river, Krost's eight kicker held up and he was able to win the massive pot from Bloom. On the flop, Krost was all in for 103,700 and moved to over 225,000 in chips.

Tyron Krost au 225,400 67,400
Tony Bloom gb 14,600 -67,400

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Krost Extends Lead


With the blinds now up to 1,500/3,000 and no ante during heads-up play, Tyron Krost raised to 7,000 on the button. Tony Bloom defended with a call from the big blind and the flop came down {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{J-Clubs}. Both players checked.

The turn was the {3-Spades} and Bloom check-called a bet of 9,000 from Krost. The river then completed the board with the {7-Hearts} and Bloom check-called 26,000. Krost showed the {K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} for two pair, jacks and sevens. Bloom mucked and Krost won the pot.

Tyron Krost au 158,000 21,800
Tony Bloom gb 82,000 -21,800

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Preflop Battle


From the button, Tyron Krost raised to 5,100. Tony Bloom three-bet from the big blind to 15,000, but Krost came back with a four-bet to 38,000. Bloom gave it up and Krost won the pot.

Tyron Krost au 131,000 7,000
Tony Bloom gb 109,000 -7,000

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