Fabian Quoss Wins 2016 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge
German Pro Tops 41-Entry Field To Win $1,446,480 AUD
The German poker pro entered the stacked final in the middle of the pack, but was able to survive to four handed play and then knock Connor Drinan out in a flush-over-flush confrontation. Quoss’ nut flush sent the American pro and his queen-high flush to the rail and catapulted Quoss into the chip lead with three remaining.
Jason Mercier was the shortest stack and soon fell victim to the growing momentum of Quoss when the two got all-in with Mercier holding the A8 up against Quoss’ KQ. The board ran out Q33K2 and Mercier was eliminated in third, earning $602,700 AUD ($427,001 USD).
Quoss took a 7-to-1 chip lead into the heads-up showdown with Ben Tollerene, who beganthe final day with the chip lead. Tollerene hung around for a while but was never able to quite even the playing field and eventually dwindled down to just a few big blinds. On the final hand Quoss moved all in from the button with the KJ and Tollerene called with the J10. Quoss’ king high remained the best hand after the board came down 65455, securing him the pot and sending Tollerene to the rail in second place with $924,140 AUD ($654,735 USD).
Fourth-place finisher Connor Drinan climbed into 13th place in the 2016 Card Player Player of the Year race standings as a result of his deep run, which earned him 300 POY points. This was his third final table finish of the year, including a runner-up showing in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $50,000 high roller. He has accumulated 1,028 points and year-to-date earnings of $1,195,559 in less than a month. Sixth-place finisher Fedor Holz was also at his third final table of the year, including winning the WPT Philippines $200,000 high roller, and moved into 21st place in the overall rankings.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded in this event:
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