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This Week's Big Winner: Shurane Vijayaram Wins 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Mar 01, 2017

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In mid-January, Shurane Vijayaram decided to try his hand in an AUD $130 rebuy event at Crown Casino and ended up winning a seat in the 2017 Aussie Millions main event. The Melbourne local made the most of his opportunity, defeating a field of 725 entrants to capture the title and the first-place prize of $1,600,000 AUD ($1,216,000.) This was Vijayaram’s first recorded live-tournament cash, as the amateur poker enthusiast usually plays in low-stakes cash games or pub poker tournaments. His lifetime live earnings literally went from $0 to more than $1.2 million overnight. Vijayaram’s road to victory was far from easy, however, even though he entered the seven-handed final table as the runaway chip leader. He was joined there by a number of seasoned opponents including Jeff Rossiter, David Olson, Ben Heath, and Fedor Holz, who is fresh off winning more than $16 million in 2016 on the live tournament circuit. Here are the ...


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