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Aussie Millions Poker Series Has Two More Winners

Australians Representing Their Country Well

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The Aussie Millions continued this week with its preliminary events, and the two latest events were won by native Australians. But as the buy-ins begin to grow, so do the number of foreigners making their mark at the Crowne Casino.

Jamie Pickering of Gold Coast, Australia, won event No. 4, an AUD $1,000 limit hold’em tourney with 123 entries. He won AUD $39,358. This event, like all of the preliminary events, was Australian-heavy. The top eight finishers of this event were from Australia, and half of those were from Melbourne, which is where the Aussie Millions is taking place. The total prize-pool for event No. 4 was AUD $123,000

Event No. 5, an AUD $1,000 no-limit hold’em event with rebuys, attracted 150 entrants and generated 376 rebuys to build a prize pool of AUD $526,000. The winner, Michael Pedley, of Perth, Australia, won AUD $168,320.

With three players out of the final eight hailing from Australia, this event again represented the poker-crazed country well. But three players from the United States also made the top eight: Larry Karambis finished third (AUD $57,860), Anna Wroblewski finished seventh (AUD $21,048), and David Bach finished eight (AUD $15,780).

Michael Binger is the chip leader of the sixth event, a AUD $1,650 no-limit hold'em bounty event. The final table takes place tomorrow. Binger has 393,000 in chips, followed by Marlon Goonawardana, with 322,000; Kim Peart with 311,000; David Kruger with 236,000; Josh Egan with 225,000; Ramy Tadros with 162,500; Steve Leonard with 145,000; and Jeppe Nielson with 56,000.

A AUD $3,250 pot-limit Omaha with rebuys event starts on Friday. There are 20 total events scheduled for the Aussie Millions. The six-day AUD $10,000 main event starts Monday.

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