AM TODAY: Jan 22; UK on the board with Elder’s Opening Event win

Aussie Millions daily report – January 22, 2013

The proud reputation of international players in the Aussie Millions has been further enhanced with the victory of Rupert Elder in the Opening Event on the 2013 slate.

The winner of the more than $1.3 million as champion of the EPT title in San Remo in 2011, Elder added a further $250,000 to his burgeoning bankroll as champion of the traditional $1100 No Limit Hold’em Aussie Millions opener.

The stacks looked like this at the start of play on the final day: Rupert Elder 3,412,000, Ashley Warner 1,884,000, Brendon Rubie 1,524,000, Martin Finger 1,450,000, Phillip Libeau 1,408,000, Dusan Stoevski 916,000, Marwin Nassif 849,000, Ted Nguyen 681,000, Nali Kaselias 668,000 and Fabian Craib 616,000.

After Brendon Rubie’s gallant title defence ended in fifth, the two international players cleaned house to ensure the title would be heading offshore for the first time since Christian Heich’s victory in 2009.

Elder made short work of fellow EPT champion Germany’s Martin Finger after his K-T improved to a straight on a board of 2-Q-J-Q-A against the trip Queens of Finger.

Aussie Millions Event 1: $1100 No Limit Hold’em (1338 entries; 708 players; 110 players paid; total prizepool $1,338,000) results

1 Rupert Elder (UK) $250,000
2 Martin Finger (Germany) $160,000
3 Fabian Craib (Australia) $120,000
4 Dusan Stoevski (Australia) $96,000
5 Brendon Rubie (Australia) $81,000
6 Ted Nguyen (Australia) $66,000
7 Marwin Nassif (Australia) $52,000
8 Phillip Libeau (Australia) $38,000
9 Ashley Warner (Australia) $25,000
10 Nali Kaselias (Australia) $13,500
11 James Bills (Australia) $9500
12 Tony Kondevski (Australia) $9500
13 Paul Sharbanee (Australia) $9500
14 Joe Hachem (Australia) $9500
15 Stephen Goodridge (Australia) $9500
16 Spyridon Kritsas (Australia) $9500
17 Toby Lewis (UK) $9500
18 Shannon Vandenberg (Australia) $9500
19 Bill Jordanou (Australia) $7000
20 Louie Elias Srour (Australia) $7000
21 Inaki Santos (Spain) $7000
22 Iqbal Ahmed (UK) $7000
23 Marlon Goonawardana (Australia) $7000
24 Joe Cabret (Australia) $7000
25 Kahle Burns (Australia) $7000
26 Milan Gurung (Australia) $7000
27 Geordie Cutler (Australia) $7000
28 Cuong Le (Australia) $5500
29 Errolyn Strang (Australia) $5500
30 Phillip Kyawthaung (Australia) $5500
31 Vincent Green-Gib (Australia) $5500
32 Larry J Karambis $5,500 Texas USA
33 Bosco Cheung (Singapore) $5500
34 Julian Cohen (Australia) $5500
35 Michael Guzzardi (Australia) $5500
36 Stefano Accardo (Australia) $5500
37 Bruno Portaro (Australia) $4500
38 Sam Vakili (Australia) $4500
39 Alexander Spachmann (Germany) $4500
40 Dimitrios Mastorakos (Australia) $4500
41 Ismail Sahin (Australia) $4500
42 Tty Ly (Australia) $4500
43 Danny Mountt (Australia) $4500
44 Peter Mobbs (Australia) $4500
45 Steven Vun (Australia) $4500
46 Paul Birman (Australia) $4500
47 Ayaz Mahmood (USA) $4500
48 Ashish Gupta (Australia) $4500
49 Brett Daphne (Australia) $4500
50 Robin Bergren (Canada) $4500
51 Paul Bennett (Australia) $4500
52 James Keys (UK) $4500
53 Amanda DeCesare (Australia) $4500
54 Daniel Kochan (Australia) $4500
55 Seonglee Ang (Australia) $3500
56 Robert Cockerell (Australia) $3500
57 Sam Higgs (Australia) $3500
58 Dale Marsland (Australia) $3500
59 Bassam Habib (Australia) $3500
60 Tony Messer (Australia) $3500
61 Mads Amot (Norway) $3500
62 Ziad Katebian (Australia) $3500
63 Krasimir Vasilev (Australia) $3500
64 Antonio Fazzolari (Australia) $3500
65 Mervin Chan (Malaysia) $3500
66 Justin Cohen (Australia) $3500
67 Liang Chen (Australia) $3500
68 Tamara Volkoff (Australia) $3500
69 Harry Demetriou (UK) $3500
70 Ben Savage (Australia) $3500
71 Josh Wilson (Australia) $3500
72 Gary Benson (Australia) $3500
73 Jonas Mackoff (Canada) $3000
74 Joseph Sandaev (Australia) $3000
75 Eduard Puia (Australia) $3000
76 Gabriel Xiourouppa (Australia) $3000
77 Jesse Rockowitz (USA) $3000
78 Ti K Tran (Australia) $3000
79 Vineet Jindal (Australia) $3000
80 Kenneth Leong (Hong Kong) $3000
81 Ronit Chamani (Sth Africa) $3000
82 Joel Rozenoxley (Australia) $3000
83 Liwei Han (Australia) $3000
84 Simon Chahine (Australia) $3000
85 Sen L Ye (Australia) $3000
86 Ryan Smith (Canada) $3000
87 Shivan Abdine (Australia) $3000
88 Lior Segre (Australia) $3000
89 John Chu (Australia) $3000
90 Kym MacNaught (Australia) $3000
91 Michael O’Brien (Australia) $2500
92 Tom Grigg (Australia) $2500
93 Dean McIver (Australia) $2500
94 Patrick Healy (Australia) $2500
95 Aytunc Tezay (Australia) $2500
96 Martin Spargo (Australia) $2500
97 Michael Russell (Australia) $2500
98 Stylianos Makariou (Australia) $2500
99 Robert Wilson $2500
100 James Heath (Australia) $2500
101 Jie Gao (Australia) $2500
102 Mark Betts (Australia) $2500
103 Simon Moshi (Australia) $2500
104 Graham Gillespie (Australia) $2500
105 Orjan Skommo (Norway) $2500
106 Sam Korman (Australia) $2500
107 Melanie Weisner (USA) $2500
108 James Keenan (NZ) $2500
109 Nick Vanengelenburg $2500
110 Phillip Siddell $1250
110 Tony Grosso $1250

Fast fact

Joe Hachem placed eighth in the first Aussie Millions event ever played, a $340 buy-in Hold’em event in 2003 (won by the UK’s Carlo Citrone); he managed 14th in this year’s Opening Event

What’s on today

10.15am $250 Aussie Millions Phase 2 Satellite

12.30pm Event 3: $1100 No Limit Hold’em Shootout

2.15pm $250 Aussie Millions Phase 2 Satellite

4.15pm $250 Aussie Millions Phase 2 Satellite

6.15pm $1150 Aussie Millions Phase 3 Supershot Satellite

9.15pm $130 Aussie Millions Main Event Rebuy Satellite

• Special thanks to Crown Poker for supplying information used in this report, photography Shannon Morris – 2013 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

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