Jeff "Actionjeff" Garza, a well-known name in the world of online poker, took down the Heads Up Championship at the Aussie Millions, taking down $100k in Australian dollars after besting Masaaki Kagawa in the finals. "Actionjeff" fell behind 1-0 in the best of three finals but came back to win after his A J held up against the A 8 of Kagawa.
Garza eliminated six opponents en route to victory in the $5300 buyin event, including:
Marius Torbergsen, Robin Bergren, Sorel "Imper1um" Mizzi, David Sonelin, Xuan Nguyen, Masaaki Kagawa
Kagawa receives $60k for coming in second place. There were 64 entrants in the event, and the top eight spots paid.
This is Garza's second "live" victory of his young career. He took down an $1100 buy-in tournament at the Johnny Chan Poker Classic for $68k USD in 2007. Expect many more victories from Garza in the future, as he is certainly one of poker's best young talents.
The final table to the Aussie Millions main event has been set, and play will begin at 12:30 pm local time. Erik Seidel is the most notable name left in the tournament, and Michael Chrisanthopoulos is your chip leader. Chip counts are as follows heading into the final day of the event:
Michael Chrisanthopoulous, 6.8 million
Antonio Casale, 1.995 million
Nino Marotta, 1.65 million
Erik Seidel, 1.49 million
Alexander Kostritsyn, 1.439 million
Peter Mobbs, 1.357 million
Peter Ling, 877k
All of the players at the final table are now guaranteed 225k AUD with the first place finisher receiving $1.65 million AUD.
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