Mina Elias dominates the Star Gold Coast Champs PLO

After narrowly missing out on the final table in the Treasury Brisbane Poker Festival Main Event in January, Mina Elias has broken through for his maiden PLO title.

Elias went on a rampage throughout the finale of the Star Gold Coast Champs $440 PLO, eliminating all but one opponent on the second and final day of play to secure a $13,080 payday.

Speaking to PokerMedia Australia after his win, Elias said that the result was unexpected as it was only his third or fourth PLO tournament that he’d played, attributing the victory to a bit of “run good, pure and simple” and was delighted to have “got the job done”.

STAR GOLD COAST CHAMPS PLO – FINAL TABLE RESULTS ($440 buy-in, 159 entries, 14 players paid)

PlaceNameCountryAmount
1stMina EliasAustralia$13,080
2ndCarlos YoussefAustralia$8,066
3rdTaylor GrubeAustralia$4,840
4thAndrej SenicAustralia$3,161
5thDavid SebesfiAustralia$2,442
6thMatt PongrassAustralia$2,006
7thSimon PedlerAustralia$1,700
8thRatul SayakAustralia$1,482
9thCindy TamihanaAustralia$1,308

The runner-up result in this tournament also marked Carlos Youssef‘s second final table of the series after he finished eighth in the Opening Event last Sunday, while Far North Queensland’s Taylor Grube finished third to add to his impressive string of cashes across the last six months.

PokerMedia Australia‘s Live Reporting coverage continues today from 11:30am AEST with Day 2 of the $550 Big Bounty Shot Clock, leading into Day 1A of the $1,500 Star Gold Coast Champs Main Event at 12:30pm.

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