2012 Aussie Millions – Day 19 Wrap-Up
Posted by: James Carter - Tue, 2012-01-31 16:12
The 2012 Aussie Millions has finally wrapped up after the 19th day of green felt hostilities wound down. The series included no fewer than 26 events, which produced some highlight-reel worthy moments, like Phil Ivey’s deep Main Event run, his $250k High Roller win and Tom Dwan’s emergence from ‘hiding’. All in all, the Aussie Millions was a resounding success this year, having attracted impressive starting fields and having awarded more than impressive prizes.
The 19th and final day of the Series was a relatively quiet one. With the Main Event gleaming in the sunshine of hindsight, two side-events wrapped up the deal: event #25, the $550 Australian Poker Hall of Fame Classic and event #26, the $10.5k 8-Game Mixed event.
The Australian Poker Hall of Fame Classic drew a starting field of 132 players. Each and every participating Hall of Fame member had a $1k bounty on his/her head, so the action was rather juicy as players were cashing left and right from the get go. Hall of Famers were the primary target of course, but two of them managed to sneak through to the final table regardless.
Eventually, the title went to Roy Agresta, who picked up $16k for his efforts, after he bested Evan Cramp heads-up. Cramp’s second place was worth $10.4k. The top two players were the only 5-figure winners. 3rd place man Mario Ljubicic picked up $8.5k.
The $10.5k 8-Game Mixed Event drew a starting field rife with high profile professional competitors. Van Marcus, Jeff Lisandro, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Barry Greenstein, and David Bach all played.
Tom Koral was the one who won the last event of the 2012 Aussie Millions, after he disposed of Jan Suchanek heads-up. Koral picked up $75k for his efforts, while Suchanek pocketed $50k for his second place. The final hand of the poker tournament
was a PLO one, in which Koral hit a flush on the river to score the knockout.