NEWS: Biba takes down 2017 Vic Champs

Diego Biba, 2017 Victorian Champs Main Event winner

The 2017 Victorian Poker Championships have recently concluded at Crown Melbourne. The eventual winner of the Main Event was Melbourne local Diego Biba who took down the title and over $115,000 for his efforts. He overcame a strong final table and a field of 291 players to claim victory. Other notables to reach the final table of the Main Event included Dean Blatt (5th), Julius Colman (8th), Matt Rolfe (9th) and Billy ‘The Croc’ Argyros (10th).

Diego Biba, 2017 Victorian Champs Main Event winner

Top 10 payouts (or final tables) across the 16 events as follows:

Event 1 – Opening Event – NLHE Accumulator
Buy-in $200, Entrants 493, Prizepool $78,880

1st $18,140 Ryan Peters
2nd $11,430 Farhad Mohajerani
3rd $7,100 Stelios Yenofkian
4th $5,600 Paul Sing
5th $4,140 Trent Rowe
6th $3,350 Steve Goodridge
7th $2,560 Jesse Maxwell
8th $2,170 Huseyin Hamit
9th $1,810 Jordan Wallace
10th $1,500 Tania Mcbride

 

Event 2 – Pot Limit Omaha Terminator ($100 per KO)
Buy-in $400, Entrants 77, Prizepool $26,950

1st $5200 Michele Guzzardi
2nd $3455 Alan Jordan
3rd $2310 David Munday
4th $1925 Chris Bowen
5th $1545 Simon Chahine
6th $1350 Tomislav Ceh
7th $1155 Sotirios Kiokpasoglou
8th $965 Michael Madden
9th $770 Daniel Cohen
10th $575 Sayak Khan Ratul

 

Event 3 – Teams No Limit Holdem – Shot Clock
Buy-in $300, Entrants 58, Prizepool $14,500

1st $2,437 Brett Whitney
1st $2,437 Arif Mustafa
2nd $1,522 Jayne Robinson
2nd $1,522 Christopher Hearn
3rd $1,015 Petross Renfrey
3rd $1,015 Ria Renfrey
4th $798 Fabio Barichello
4th $798 Joseph Riesz
5th $580 Dimitrios Tremmos
5th $580 Nhi Truong
6th $508 Jim Andreadis
6th $508 Chris Andreadis
7th $435 Ross Mullen
7th $435 Michael Courmadias

 

Event 4 – No Limit Holdem Deepstack
Buy-in $400, Entrants 373, Prizepool $130,550

1st $30,030 Mustafa Tekin
2nd $18,935 Craig Bourke
3rd $11,750 Anthony Legg
4th $9,270 Danny Rae
5th $6,890 Petar Vujic
6th $5,555 Andy Chong
7th $4,245 Corey Braithwaite
8th $3,590 Ricardo Garcia
9th $3,000 Nicholas Georgoulas
10th $2,480 Alan King

 

Event 5 – 8 Game Mixed Event
Buy-in $550, Entrants 29, Prizepool $14,500

1st $6,235 Brendan Hui
2nd $3,915 Eugene Portlen
3rd $2,465 Hyung Tai Kim
4th $1,885 Ashwin Jholl

 

Event 6 – No Limit Holdem Freezeout – NO Re-Entries
Buy-in $550, Entrants 111, Prizepool $55,500

1st $14,710 Than Huynh
2nd $9,990 Lou Boliang
3rd $6,660 Oliver Gaber
4th $5,275 Fabiah Ricardo
5th $4,160 Trung Tran Khac
6th $3,610 Milton Trickey
7th $3,050 Thomas Grigg
8th $2,500 Gerald Trass
9th $1,940 Vincent Wan
10th $1,385 Sotirios Kiokpasoglou
11th $1,110 Morgan Ma
12th $1,110 Gary Reimer

 

Event 7 – 6-MAX
Buy-in $550, Entrants 108, Prizepool $54,000

1st $15,120 Richard Aspinall
2nd $10,260 Dang Phoung
3rd $6,750 Au Yong Wei Chung
4th $4,995 Davor Derek
5th $3,645 Rahul Rastogi
6th $2,970 Micah Keall-Grant
7th $2,430 Simon Chahine
8th $2,430 Omar Melki
9th $1,890 Sheki Bogdanovic
10th $1,890 Dean Blatt

 

Event 8 – No Limit Holdem Terminator ($100 Per KO)
Buy-in $400, Entrants 112, Prizepool $39,200

1st $7,420 Andre Moracchini
2nd $5,040 Haki Sejnovski
3rd $3,360 Hugh Cohen
4th $2,660 Lukas Byrns
5th $2,100 Jensen R. Chon
6th $1,820 James C. Middleton
7th $1,540 Giuseppe Patamia
8th $1,260 Hari Uarma
9th $980 Omar Melki
10th $700 Fabian Ricardo

 

Event 9 – No Limit Holdem 6-Max – Shot Clock
Buy-in $1100, Entrants 66, Prizepool $66,000

1st $21,780 Michael Matsioukkou
2nd $13,860 Bradley Kain
3rd $9,240 Orien Rasmussen
4th $7,260 Stephen Sharp
5th $5,280 Khac Tran
6th $4,620 Hyung Kim
7th $3,960 Micah Grant

 

Event 10 – Hyper Turbo NLHE 10/10/10 (10k,10secs,10mins)
Buy-in $200, Entrants 158, Prizepool $24,778

1st $6,440 Murphy Mckenna
2nd $4,295 Teng C Ung
3rd $2,278 Shuai Wang
4th $2,150 Nicholas Williams
5th $1,770 Dang Phuong
6th $1,455 Daniel A Frith
7th $1,200 Krasimir Vasilev
8th $950 Karl G Donald
9th $695 Michael Azimov
10th $570 Brian J Vinson

 

Event 11 – $5,000 Challenge
Buy-in $5000, Entrants19, Prizepool $90,250

1st $45,125 Ahmed Adbellatif
2nd $27,075 Michael Egan
3rd $18,050 Daniel Neilson

 

Event 12 – 2017 Victorian Champs Main Event
Buy-in $2300, Entrants 291, Prizepool $596,550

1st   $141,685   Diego Biba
2nd   $90,975   Rajat Kumar Gajula
3rd   $58,165   Brian Payne
4th   $46,235   Shane De Clifford
5th   $34,900   Dean Blatt
6th   $28,335   Daniel Gabriel
7th   $22,370   Shy Jachimowicz
8th   $17,900   Julius Colman
9th   $14,315   Matt Rolfe
10th   $11,630   Bill Argyros

 

Event 13 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
Buy-in $350, Entrants 66, Prizepool $19,800

1st $6,535 Matthew J Howearth
2nd $4,155 Alan Edwards
3rd $2,770 Peter Liakos
4th $2,185 Joshua Monk
5th $1,585 Christine Hia
6th $1,385 Farhad Moaajerani
7th $1,185 Oliver Gill

 

Event 14 – NLHE Bounty
Buy-in $550, Entrants 89, Prizepool $44,500

1st $10,680 Luis Pamplienga
2nd $7,120 Alex Palantinis
3rd $4,745 Jesse Maxwell
4th $3,955 Simon Chahine
5th $3,165 Scott Wilson
6th $2,770 Suraj Dutt
7th $2,375 Rainer Quel
8th $1,975 Cale Treacy
9th $1,580 Naz Sibael
10th $1,185 Giuseppe Famulari

 

Event 15 – NLHE Deepstack
Buy-in $550,Entrants 174, Prizepool $87,000

1st $22,190 Harry Demetriou
2nd $14,790 Chris Vlahos
3rd $9,575 Paul Burne
4th $7,400 Stephen Sharp
5th $6,090 Brett Whitney
6th $5,000 Dennis Huntly
7th $4,130 Cale Treacy
8th $3,260 Nick Trajkovski
9th $2,390 Michael Tomeny Jr
10th $1,955 Xiuming Huang

 

Event 16 – NLHE/PLO
Buy-in 200, Entrants 122, Prizepool $19,520

1st $5,175 Damien Walsh
2nd $3,515 Mansour Deghanimotlagh
3rd $2,340 Melanie Wohlers
4th $1,855 Simon Chahine
5th $1,465 Mauro Sassano
6th $1,270 Jackson Byrne
7th $1,070 Chee Yuet
8th $880 Daniel Lyons
9th $680 Brian Hull
10th $490 Omar Melki

 

 

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