After a week of grueling poker, Alexander Kostritsyn outlasted a field of 780 players to win the 2008 Aussie Millions. He had to beat one of the toughest NL Hold'em tournament players in the world in Erik Seidel for the victory.
The young Russian collected $1,650,000 for his first place finish. Congrats to Alexander Kostritsyn for making his mark in poker history.
Here's the final table results and payouts:
1 - Alexander Kostritsyn - $1,650,000
2 - Erik Seidel - $1,000,000
3 - Michael Chrisanthopoulos - $700,000
4 - Peter Ling - $500,000
5 - Nino Marotta - $400,000
6 - Antonio Casale - $300,000
7 - Peter Mobbs - $225,000
Erik Seidel has the button. He raises to 300,000 and Kostritsyn calls. The flop is . Kostritsyn checks, Seidel bets 550,000, Kostritsyn moves all in and Seidel calls.
The turn is the , the river is the , and Alexander Kostritsyn is the 2008 Aussie Millions Main Event Champion! He wins $1,650,000 for his victory, while Seidel takes home $1,000,000 for his runner-up finish.
Erik Seidel has the button. He raises to 300,000 and Kostritsyn calls. The flop is and both players check. The turn is the . Kostritsyn checks, Seidel bets 250,000, Kostritsyn raises to 950,000, and Seidel calls. The river is the . Kostritsyn bets 1,750,000 and Seidel says, "That sucks." After a long time in the tank, Seidel eventually calls. Kostritsyn shows , Seidel mucks, and Kostritsyn wins the pot, taking a commanding chip lead of 12,295,000 to 3,315,000.