Melbourne’s own Kahle Burns has capped an already memorable week by winning the Aussie Millions $100k Challenge.
Just four days after being inducted into the Australian Poker Hall of Fame alongside local media identity Lynn Gilmartin, Burns scored his first Aussie Millions win to add another $1,746,360 to the piggy bank and cement his position in second place on Australia’s all-time money list.
With live career earnings of US$9,541,399 (AU$13,939,600), he is also closing in on Australia’s all-time money leader, 2005 WSOP main event champion Joe Hachem, currently sitting on US$12,644,787 (AU$18,472,769).
Burns topped a high-quality field of 54 entries to win the $100k Challenge at Crown Melbourne on Thursday, overcoming a final table that boasted the likes of 2019 Aussie Millions main event champ Bryn Kenney, Malaysian gun Michael Soyza and WSOP bracelet winner Timothy Adams before making light work of heads up opponent Alex Foxen in front of vocal crowd of supporters.
It also continued a stunning run since mid-2019 that has seen Burns win more than US$6 million in prize money, including two WSOP bracelets at WSOP Europe in October and high roller titles at the 2019 Poker Masters in Las Vegas and partypoker MILLIONS UK in Nottingham.
Aussie Millions $100k Challenge final table placings:
|3rd||Aaron van Blarcum||$740,880|