Down to 6 Super Mega Ultra High Rollers at the Aussie Millions.
Everything's big in Australia, right? Even the spectaular adjectives used to describe the high roller events.
The Aussie Millions hosts two high-end events: 25K and 100K. The 25K is complete and the 100K is down to a final table.
The Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia has been the eye of the high rolling hurricane. This year's 100K Challenge featured the usual cast of global ballers including the legendary likes of Phil Ivey and Erik Seidel. Neither of those two former-Full Tilters made it to the final table.
This year's 100K final table is stacked. Online nosebleeder Ben 'Ben86' Tollerene is the big stack. Everyone knows PokerStars Team Pro Jason Mercier's resume. Sam Greenwood won a WSOP bracelet last summer. Then there's Connor Drinan with over $7M in cashes. German Fabian Quoss has almost $7 million in cashes and won high roller events in Macau, the Bahamas, and France.
The short stack, Fedor Holz, is the most dangerous high rolling shark in all of Germany. Seriously...this kid barely looks legal enough to drive on the Autobahn. How is this good? It's gotta be that alien DNA from the X-Files. Or he's been hanging out with Barry Bonds?
The final six will return to play on Saturday. The delay is to allow those high rollers to play in the Main Event, which is also underway.
2016 Aussie Millions - 100K High Roller Challenge
Prize Pool: $4,018,000 AUD
Ben Tollerene (USA) 1,522,000
Connor Drinan (USA) 943,000
Jason Mercier (USA) 508,000
Fabian Quoss (Germany) 478,000
Sam Greenwood (Canada) 458,000
Fedor Holz (Germany) 192,000
100K Final Table Payouts:
Chance Kornuth Binks 25K High Roller
Meanwhile over the weekend, American Chance Kornuth shipped the 25K High Roller (the US dollar conversion is approx. $17,500). He prevented Steve O'Dwyer and Fedor Holz from winning another one.
Chance Kornuth beat Russian Igor Kurganov heads-up for the high roller victory.
Kornuth won $790,560 Aussie bucks or the equivalent of $554K US dollars.
2016 Aussie Millions - 25K High Roller Challenge
Entries: 122 (100 unique + 22 re-entries)
Prize Pool: $2.9M
25K Final Table Results:
1.Chance Kornuth (USA) $790,560 AUD
2.Igor Kurganov (Russia) $541,680 AUD
3.Jason Les (USA) $351,360 AUD
4.Steve O'Dwyer (Ireland) $263,520 AUD
5.Oliver Price (UK) $190,320 AUD
6.Phanlert Sukonthachartnant (Thailand) $131,760 AUD
7.Michael Egan (Australia) $109,800 AUD