Back down to less than 1 million in chips, Dylan Garland defended his big blind against a min-raise to 100,000 by Christopher Soyza. The flop came and Garland check-raised all in for what looked like 750,000 chips. Soyza, who had bet 100,000, called quickly and they tabled the cards:
Garland: for middle pair
Soyza: for top pair
Both the turn and the river blanked and Garland was eliminated in 2nd place for A$92,460. Soyza not only won this event in 2016, but the defending champion secured a back-to-back triumph in Melbourne!