Just like the English Ashes cricket team, The Old Enemy has once again come out on top, with England's Richard Ashby defeating Australia's Bruno Portaro heads-up for the 2011 Aussie Millions $1,100 8-Game Mixed Event title!
Ashby is certainly no newcomer and he's been to the Aussie Millions plenty of times before. In fact, Ashby's first Aussie Millions title was way back in 2005 when he won a $200 No Limit Hold'em side event.
Since then he's recorded six final table appearances here at Crown Casino, including a seventh-place finish in the 2009 Aussie Millions Main Event and a third in the $10,500 H.O.R.S.E. event in 2010 before following that up with a runner-up finish in the WSOP $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. in the same year.
Ashby also has the 2010 WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud bracelet to his name and over $1.1 million in tournament winnings across almost every discipline of poker. There's no denying that Ashby is a forced to be reckoned with in mixed games, and his powerhouse display against a stellar final table today is proof positive.
We're sure to see more of Ashby over the course of the series, but in the meantime, he's off to celebrate in true Pommie style - with his mates, at the bar, with a couple of pints. Warm one up for us, Richard!
And with that, it's time for us to go, but stick with us as coverage of Event #6: $1,100 No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed continues. Be sure to also join us tomorrow when we bring moreLive Updates from the 2011 Aussie Millions.
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