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Aussie Millions Results $250,000 Buy-In Winner Erik Seidel

[ Posted February 1st, 2011 ] by BENjTRON

All the talk used to be about the $100,000 buy-in at the Aussie Millions, but this year, the rumours were all about the possible $250,000 tournament. No-one was sure the event would even come to fruition, then it was decided, it was on.

It first was confirmed that there will be a 8-seat single table 250k buy in. Although, no-one really expected that more than double the expected entrants would pony up the coin, 20 in all, to enter this, the biggest buy-in poker tournament in history. What’s more, it’s hosted right here in the Land of Oz

The expected parties were as usual. Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Chris Ferguson, John Juanda, the only woman – Annette Obrestad, David Benyamin, Aussie James Obst, 100k buy-in winner Sam Trickett, Erik Seidel and a host of others.

The structure was fast and furious, not the usual deep stack and long levels as many may have expected. This was to accommodate the 3 Chinese business men, Paul Phua, Richard Yong and Wang Qiang who had a flight to catch later that evening.

At the end it was 2 Full Tilt Poker pro’s – Benyamine and Seidel vs. The latest thing in poker, Sam Trickett. But heads-up it was left to Trickett and Seidel who play it out. Trickett went into heads up with a sizeable chip-lead. Although self-confessed ‘run good’ was all that was needed for Seidel to take the chip and then the big win, as he quoted Sam Trickett as his toughest opponent.

For both these players it has been a start to the year they will never forget. Trickett now has a 100k Buy-in 1st place prize of $1,525,000, in addition to the $1,400,000 he picked up for the 2nd place in this event. For Seidel, it was slightly better. Apart from winning this event and $2,500,000, he also took 4th place finish in the 2011 PCA high roller event, and let’s not forget his 3rd place finish in the 2011 Aussie Millions 100k challenge for $625,000. In total, this gives Seidel $3.46 million in earnings this month alone, which would almost give any other poker player a spot in the Top 100 All Time Poker Tournament Money List – A truly amazing feat.

Final Payouts:

1, Erik Seidel – Full Tilt Poker Pro – $2,500,000

2, Sam Trickett – Titan Poker Pro – $1,400,000

3, David Benyamine – Full Tilt Poker Pro – $1,100,000

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