Rodrigo Meneses, from Sydney, who has over USD$200,000 in lifetime live and online poker earnings added AUD$119,500 to his total after besting a field of the 357 players that played in Event #10, the $1,650 no-limit hold’em Bounty event.
A total of 32 players cashed in the Bounty event and among them were notables Andrew Hinrichsen, 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event champ, Tyron Krost, 2016 PokerNews Cup Borgata winner, Ryan Van Sanford, Mark Vos, Jackie Glazier and Gary Benson.
The final table was highlighted by Griffin Benger, who made his first final table appearance since the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event, where he famously sparred with William Kassouf back in July. Benger, improved on his performance in Vegas finishing in fifth place for AUD$30,515. He was preceded by the eliminations of Colin Morris Denby and John Lombardo, who finished in 7th and 6th respectively.
Grayson Ramage, who won an Aussie Millions event back in 2013 finished in fourth place, good for AUD$40,680. Ramage’s lifetime tournament earnings are now well over $1.1 million. Daniel Murphy finished in third, the second time he’s finished third in a major event in Melbourne. He’d previously finished third in the 2014 WSOP APAC $1,100 no-limit accumulator event back in 2014.
Meneses had a tough heads-up battle on his hands facing off against Michael Kanaan, who has combined lifetime live and online tournament earnings of almost USD$3 million. Kanaan also currently sits 38th on the all-time money list in Australia as well, but that would not be enough on this day as he finished second for AUD$81,360.
The 357 entrants in this year’s Event #10 is an increase over last year’s event, won by Brendon Rubie that boasted 349 players.
Official Final Table Results
|7||Colin Denby||New Zealand||$20,090|