Altergott Takes Down Event After Final Table Chop

Published on February 4th, 2014 1:18 am EST

Aussia Millions 2014 - LogoMax Altergott took down the 2014 Aussie Millions $25,000 Challenge yesterday for $241,785.

Despite the fact that Altergott took down the title, he actually walked away with less money than four other players thanks to a final table chop.

When play was five-handed, the remaining players in the event (Martin Jacobson, Dan Smith, Scott Seiver, Jason Mercier and Max Altergott) agreed to a straight ICM chop. This meant that Martin Jacobson walked away with the most prize money ($285,921), despite finishing the tournament in fourth place.

Here is how the tournament ended up finishing out:

1. Max Altergott, $241,785
2. Dan Smith, $278,414
3. Jason Mercier, $263,342
4. Martin Jacobson, $285,921
5. Scott Seiver, $265,538
6. Dan Shak, $100,000
7. Marvin Rettenmaier, $70,000
8. Tobias Reinkemeier, $55,000

After the five-way deal was agreed to, the tournament ended extremely quickly as there was nothing more to play for. The final hand of the event came when Smith and Altergott committed the last of their chips with the following hands:

Smith - 6s-6c
Altergott - As-2s

The flop brought the Ac, giving Altergott the lead in the hand. The turn and the river were both blanks, and Altergott walked away with the victory.


The tournament ended up with 65 entries, which created a total prize pool of $1,560,000 AUD.


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