Friday January 17, 2020 at 9:38 pm

Farid Jattin outlasted 169 runners to win the $25K Challenge at the 2020 Aussie Millions hosted at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. Jattin chopped heads up with George Wolff to win $983,646 AUD or approximately $679K USD. The final table also included Steve O'Dwyer, Sam Greenwood, Masato Yokosawa, Jack Sinclair, and Kenny Hallaert.


Ship it to Colombia. Farid Jattin, the top money winner from Colombia according to Hendon Mob, just shipped the 25K Challenge at the 2020 Aussie Millions down under at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. Jattin passed the $5 million mark for the first time with his second-largest cash to date. Last January, Jattin took seventh place in the inaugural $25K PokerStars Players Championship. He banked $756K for his deep run last January.

And Jattin kicked off 2020 with a bang once again in January with a first place finish in the $25K Challenge.

The 2020 Aussie Millions has been under way for over a week. The Crown Casino is the epicenter of poker in the southern hemisphere. That's where you'll find all the big action in Australia with high rollers flying in from all over Asia, North America, and Europe. And in this case... South America with Farid Jattin's epic run down under.

The $25K AUD Challenge featured 169 runners with only 10% of the field paid out of the $4 million AUD prize pool.

Only the top 17 places paid out in this seriously top-heavy event. Most of the cheesecake was set aside to the top three places. After a deal, the winner would secure $983K AUD or approximately $679K USD. Not too shabby, eh?

The final table also included Farid Jattin, George Wolff, Steve O'Dwyer, Sam Greenwood, Masato Yokosawa, Jack Sinclair, and Kenny Hallaert.

Tom Rafferty bubbled the final table in eighth place.

Belgium TD turned pro, Kenny Hallaert, went deep with a seventh place finish. British pro Jack Sinclair bowed out in sixth place, which paid out $172K AUD, or approximately $120K USD.

Masato Yokosawa from Japan show his epic run come to an abrupt halt in fifth place. Yokosawa banked $243K AUD for a couple days of work.

With four to go... it came down to Steve O'Dwyer, Sam Greenwood, George Wolff, and Farid Jattin.

Greenwood would be the next to hit the bricks in fourth place. Steve O'Dwyer busted shortly after in third place, which paid $322K USD or $466,420 AUD. With O'Dwyer's exit, it set up the heavyweight bout between American George Wolff and Colombia's top player, Farid Jattin.

They eventually chopped up the money and then played down for a little extra cash and the coveted title.

George Wolff busted in second place, which paid out $821,273 AUS as per terms of the deal. He walked with $567K USD. Not too shabby for a runner-up, eh?

Farid Jattin banked $983,646 AUD for first place, or roughly $679K USD. He secured the $25K title and passed $5 million in career earnings with his second-best cash of his short career.

Only the top 17 places paid out. Notables who went deep and cashed in the $25K Challenge but missed the final table included... Tom Rafferty, Yake Wu, Dietrich Fast, Martin Zamani, Chino Rheem, Sam Higgs, Derek Ip, Koray Ademir, Vincent Huang, and Najeem Ajez.

2020 Aussie Millions $25K Challenge

Buy-in: $25,000 AUD

Entrants: 169

Prize Pool: $4,056,000 AUD

Payouts: 17


Final Table Results:

1. Farid Jattin (Colombia) $983,646 AUD*

2. George Wolff(USA) $821,273 AUD*

3. Steve O'Dwyer (USA) $466,440 AUD

4. Sam Greenwood (Canada) $344,760 AUD

5. Masato Yokosawa (Japan) $243,360 AUD

6. Jack Sinclair (UK) $172,380 AUD

7. Kenny Hallaert (Belgium) $131,820 AUD

* heads-up chop

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