Erik Seidel, David Gorr and Sam Trickett Were This Year's Big WinnersPublished on January 30th, 2011 4:47 pm EST
The last event (#20, $1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold'em) of the 2011 Aussie Millions has come to a close, meaning that the tournament series has now wrapped for another year.
Due to Full Tilt Poker's involvement with the Aussie Millions, many members of "Team Full Tilt" elected to make the trip to Melbourne. Phil Ivey, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius were just some of the names who elected to take part in this year's Aussie Millions.
It was another member of "Team Full Tilt" who was the big story at the 2011 Aussie Millions though, as Erik Seidel managed to collect over $3 million in winnings over the course of the 2 1/2 week event. Seidel kicked things off with a third place finish in the $100,000 Challenge for $625k AUD ($618,139), and then took down the biggest score of his career a few days later when he won the $250,000 Super High Roller event for $2.5 million AUD ($2,472,555 USD). Seidel now has $13.79 million in total lifetime tournament cashes, putting him in third place on the all-time money list behind Daniel Negreanu ($14,116,192) and Phil Ivey ($13,859,944).
David Gorr was also one of the big winners this year, as he managed to walk away with the main event title after successfully navigating through a field of over 700 players. Despite the fact that one of the best poker players in the world (Patrik Antonius) was able to make it to the final day of play in the main event, David Gorr was still able to emerge victorious and walk away with the $2 million AUD first-place prize.
Sam Trickett also turned in a performance for the ages at this year's Aussie Millions, as he was able to walk away with nearly $2.9 million USD in total prize money. Trickett won the $100k Challenge for $1.525 million AUD ($1,508,258), and then followed this up with a 2nd place finish in the $250k Super High Roller event for $1.4 million AUD ($1,384,631).
The Million Dollar Cash Game taped on January 24th and 25th, and included the likes of Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan and Mike "The Mouth" Matusow. The two-day cash game will hit your TV sets sometime later in 2011.
All in all, this was another very successful Aussie Millions event.
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