Last year, Alex Trevallion topped a field of 104 entrants to win this very event for AU$645,150. Trevallion is in action today looking to defend his title, and so far so good.
In a recent hand, action folded to Trevallion in the small blind and he just limped while he chowed down on a salad. Daniel Neilson, who is sporting quite the beard, then exercised his option to raise in the big by making it 400. Trevallion made the call and then check-called a bet of 450 on the flop.
Both players then checked the turn as well as the river. Neilson tabled the for a pair of sixes, but it was no good as Trevallion had rivered a straight with the .
That may have been a small win, but as you can see by his chip count, it's been a good start for the defending champ.