ASIA: Rossiter shooting for AUD $4.67m first prize in GDAM Main Event

Jeff Rossiter (pictured above, far left) is already guaranteed a payout of AUD $800,000 but hoping for much more at the final table of ‘GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions’ (GDAM) Main Event at City of Dreams in Macau today.

The Aussie, who pocketed almost AUD $700,000 for his third in the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event, is out to claim the second biggest tournament prize ever captured by an Australian (AUD $4.67 million) after Joe Hachem’s USD $7.5 million at the 2005 WSOP.

Rossiter is sixth in chips entering the final table behind Canadian Sorel Mizzi (who coincidentally placed ninth in the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event), Zheng Tang (fourth in this event last year), German duo Igor Kurganov and Niklas Heinecker along with Black Friday refugee Pratyush Buddiga.

GDAM Warm-up winner Nick Wong was sent to the rail by Rossiter late on day two with bubble finisher Rono Lo following soon after when he shoved his short stack with Q-10 into the pocket aces of Buddiga.

It might not take long to crown the champion today, with blinds set to resume at 500,000/1,000,000 with an ante of 100,000 and the average stack at 15,625,000 just 15 levels into the tournament. Looks like there’ll be some mighty big flips!

GDAM Main Event (HKD $1m buy-in, 71 players, 54 rebuys, total prizepool HKD $119,375,000) final table chip counts

Sorel Mizzi (Canada) 28,300,000

Zheng Tang (China) 24,300,000

Igor Kurganov (Germany) 18,400,000

Niklas Heinecker (Germany) 15,275,000

Pratyush Buddiga (Canada) 13,075,000

Jeffrey Rossiter (Australia) 12,825,000

Isaac Haxton (Malta) 7,075,000

Anson Yan Shing Tsang (Hong Kong) 5,750,000


1 HKD $34,600,000/USD $4,464,516

2 HKD $24,500,000/USD $3,161,290

3 HKD $16,100,000/USD $2,077,419

4 HKD $12,525,000/USD $1,616,129

5 HKD $10,200,000/USD $1,316,129

6 HKD $8,300,000/USD $1,070,968

7 HKD $7,150,000/USD $922,581

8 HKD $6,000,000/USD $774,194

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