2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship Winners
Now, as the PokerStars Championship Bahamas, the PokerStars Festival London, and the Aussie Millions Poker Championship are history, it could be said that the poker year is off to a good start.
This year’s edition of the Aussie Millions Poker Championship was concluded yesterday. For yet another year, the popular poker festival attracted pros and recreational players from the Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world to provide them with arena for quality action and the chance to win big prizes and specially crafted champions’ rings, as well as to try their luck against other seasoned and less seasoned opponents.
Some players became millionaires overnight and others boosted their bankrolls substantially. There were less fortunate entries who did not win much or at all, but taking part in the Aussie Millions is a big adventure and excitement in itself so they should not feel disappointed for giving it a try.
This year’s A$10,600 Main Event attracted a total of 725 entries. A prize pool of A$7.37 million was created to be distributed to the top 80 finishers.
Shurane Vijayaram is the big winner of the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event. He made his first-ever live tournament appearance and become A$1.6 million richer. He beat seasoned poker pros like Fedor Holz, Nick Petrangelo, and Mustapha Kanit on his way to victory, an accomplishment that can only be described as impressive. Nick Petrangelo cashed in three Aussie Millions events this year, collecting over A$1 million and winning one of them. The player emerged victorious in the A$100,000 Challenge and scooped a first-place prize of A$882,000.
Prior to that, Petrangelo took 72th place in the Main Event for A$15,000 and 6th place in the A$25,000 Challenge for A$143,640.
James Chen cashed in two Aussie Millions events and won them both. The player first bested the field of the A$2,500 H.O.R.S.E. His share of the event’s prize pool totaled A$39,700. A few days later, Chen also scored a victory in the A$25,000 Challenge for A$861,840.
Robert Raymond won the 2017 Aussie Millions opening A$1,200 buy-in event. The player topped a massive field of 1,565 entrants to lock the title and the first-place prize of A$320,830.
Fedor Holz took 5th place in the A$10,600 Main Event, good for A$335,000 and finished 3rd in the A$100,000 Challenge, collecting A$352,800 for his efforts. Thus, Holz added a hefty amount to his already huge live poker bankroll of more than $20.8 million.