Trevallion Outlasts Large Field To Take Down $645,150 AUDPublished on January 25th, 2015 11:11 pm EST
Alex Trevallion outlasted 103 other players to take down the $25,000 Challenge at the 2015 Aussie Millions earlier today. The Australian local, who has remained largely absent from the "live" poker tour in favor of cash game tables, took home $645,150 AUD for his efforts, which is easily the largest tournament cash of his career.
The final hand of the event transpired when Trevallion set Tobias Reinkemeier all-in with the board reading 7c-10d-5h-4h-9h. Reinkemeier snap-called the bet, likely sure that his 8c-6s was going to take down the pot for the turned straight. Unfortunately for Reinkemeier, Trevallion had rivered a straight with his Jc-8h and took down the hand and the tournament.
A deal had been reached before the final hand took place, however, which meant that Reinkemeier was able to walk away with a payday of $614,850 AUD.
Here is how the final table ended up finishing out (all amounts in AUD):
1. Alex Trevallion, $645,150
2. Tobias Reinkemeier, $614,850
3. Pratyush Buddiga, $335,000
4. Stephen Chidwick, $250,000
5. Thomas Muehloecker, $195,000
6. Steve O'Dwyer, $156,000
7. Raiden Kan, $125,000
8. Rahul Byrraju, $100,000
9. Connor Drinan, $75,000
104 players turned out for this year's $25,000 Challenge, which ended up producing a total prize pool of $2,496,000. The upper end of the poker economy is clearly still healthy and kicking, as this year's field was up nearly 40 players from 2014.
A number of high profile players, including Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius, also participated in the event but were unable to cash.
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