Tyron Krost Takes Down 2010 Aussie Millions Main EventPublished on January 30th, 2010 1:07 pm EST
Tyron Krost just defeated Frederik Jensen in heads up play to take down the 2010 Aussie Millions main event.
For his victory, Krost will take home $2 million dollars AUD, while Jensen will receive a $1.1 million AUD consolation prize for his second place finish.
Heading into the final table, many people assumed that Sorel Mizzi would use his massive chip stack to bludgeon his way to victory.
However, things didn't work out quite as Mizzi had planned, as the young Canadian poker player was sent to the rail in 3rd place for $715,000. Mizzi never really got going on the final day of play, as he was unable to hit the types of hands that had given him such a big chip lead on Day 4.
The final hand of the tournament came when a short-stacked Jensen and Krost got all-in after a flop of Kc-3h-2d.
The two players showed:
Jensen - Kd-6s
Krost - Ks-9d
The turn brought the 7h and the river brought the 2h, giving the tournament (and the $2 million AUD first place prize) to hometown hero Tyron Krost.
Annette Obrestad, who was the most recognizable name at the final table, ended up finishing in 7th place for $175,000 AUD.
Here is how the final table finished out on Saturday:
1. Tyron Krost, $2,000,000
2. Frederik Jensen, $1,100,000
3. Sorel Mizzi, $715,000
4. Kosta Varoxis, $540,000
5. Peter Jetten, $350,000
6. Steve Friedlander, $250,000
7. Annette Obrestad, $175,000
8. Stephen Shelly, $125,000
The final table ended up taking around 13 1/2 hours to finish, though the rail remained rowdy throughout.
Prior to his victory in the Aussie Millions main event, Tyron Krost's largest cash came when he finished in 249th place ($35,383) in the 2008 World Series of Poker main event.
Congratulations to Tyron Krost on his impressive victory.
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