Sam Trickett Takes Down Aussie Millions $100k ChallengePublished on January 23rd, 2011 4:36 pm EST
1. Sam Trickett Wins $100k Challenge.
Sam Trickett managed to navigate through a talent-rich field at the 2011 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge to take down the $1.525 million AUD first place prize. Trickett, who finished Day 1 as the tournament chip leader, dispatched of Tony Bloom in second place to take down the title.
The final hand of the event came when Bloom moved his short stack into the middle pre-flop with Qd-9d. Trickett, who had been dealt Ah-Kd, made the quick call.
The board ran out 8h-3c-2c-8c-4c, giving Trickett the pot and the title. Tony Bloom walked away with $975,000 AUD for finishing in second place.
Speaking of Bloom, this is the THIRD time that Bloom has cashed in the $100k Challenge at the Aussie Millions. Bloom finished in 4th place last year for $200k AUD and in 2nd place in 2009 for $600k AUD.
Erik Seidel, who seems to love playing in Aussie Millions events (he took second in the 2008 Aussie Millions main event and 2nd place in the 2007 $100,000 Challenge), finished in third place and took home $625,000 AUD.
Here is how the final table ended up finishing out:
1. Sam Trickett, $1,525,000 AUD
2. Tony Bloom, $975,000 AUD
3. Erik Seidel, $625,000 AUD
4. David Steicke, $325,000 AUD
5. James Obst, $200,000 AUD
6. David Benyamine, $150,000 AUD
7. Jeff Lisandro, -
8. Chris Ferguson, -
David Steicke, who was looking to become the first two-time winner of the $100k Challenge, ended up finishing in fourth place for $325k AUD.
2. Erick Lindgren Leads Main Event After Day 1a.
"Team Full Tilt" member Erick Lindgren ended Day 1a of the 2011 Aussie Millions main event as the chip leader after accumulating 186k in chips.
Fellow "Team Full Tilt" members Patrik Antonius (176,500) and Phil Ivey (134,200) also finished the first day of the Aussie Millions main event with top 10 chip stacks.
Of the 238 players who registered to play on Day 1a of the 2011 Aussie Millions main event, 79 managed to survive and make it through to Day 2. Some of the other notable names who are still alive at this point are:
Carter Phillips - 167,500
Chris Moorman - 116,900
Mike Sowers - 85,000
Howard Lederer - 62,500
James Akenhead - 56,000
Joe Cassidy - 45,000
Mike Matusow, Eli Elezra and Tom "durrrr" Dwan all busted on Day 1a.
Day 1b of the main event is slated to get underway in just a few hours.
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