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Aussie Millions Highlights

Glaser, Kozlov and Madsen Eye Victory in Event #6 A$2,500 PLO

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Benny Glaser and Martin Kozlov

Another event at the 2020 Aussie Millions that has surpassed the field size of the previous year is Event #6 A$2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha. Back in 2019, Steve Moreschi topped a field of 145 entries to take home A$82,825 for his efforts and the 2020 edition drew a total of 170 entries, creating a prize pool of A$382,500.

The top 18 spots were paid at least A$4,780 and Day 1 concluded with 35 minutes remaining in level 17 as the final table of the last nine was reached. Several mixed game aficionados showcased their talents and reached the final nine including the WSOP bracelet winners Jeff Madsen (318,000), Benny Glaser (241,000), and Martin Kozlov (111,000). Germany's Maxi Lehmanski is also in the mix with a stack of 169,000 while a trio from Australia tops the leader board.

Richard Johnston leads the finalists by some margin with a stack of 668,000 followed by local regular Sherif Derias (456,000) and Wei Jin (327,000). Furthermore, Alexander Everitt (156,000) and PLO specialist James Gilbert (106,000) complete the final table line-up. For Gilbert it is the first trip to the Aussie Millions and he has enjoyed the experience in the city so far.

Event #6 A$2,500 PLO Final Table Assignments

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Sherif DeriasAustralia456,00057
2Maxi LehmanskiGermany169,00021
3Alexander EverittAustralia156,00020
4Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom241,00030
5Martin KozlovAustralia111,00014
6Richard JohnstonAustralia668,00084
7Wei JinAustralia327,00041
8James GilbertUnited States106,00013
9Jeff MadsenUnited States318,00040

For Madsen, it is not the first trip to Australia as he already has a third place finish in the 2009 Aussie Millions A$10,200 H.O.R.S.E Event to his name and he also cashed in Melbourne during the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific. Lehmanski and Glaser have also previously visited Down Under in their poker exploits and aim to bring the ANTON Jewellery Championship ring home this time around.

Event Payouts

PlacePayout (in AUD)Payout (in USD)
1$97,525$67,310
2$65,025$44,879
3$42,075$29,040
4$32,515$22,441
5$26,775$18,480
6$21,995$15,181
7$18,170$12,541
8$14,345$9,901
9$10,520$7,261
10$8,605$5,939
11-12$6,695$4,621
13-15$5,740$3,962
16-18$4,780$3,299

The action recommended at 1 p.m. local time with blinds of 4,000-8,000 and the event will play down to a winner today.

Tags: Aussie MillionsBenny GlaserJames GilbertJeff MadsenMartin KozlovMaxi LehmanskiRichard JohnstonSherif DeriasWei Jin