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Tyron Krost Wins the 2010 Aussie Millions Poker Series Main Event

Krost Defeated Annette Obrestad, Peter Jetten, and Sorel Mizzi on the Final Day of Play


Tyron KrostIn 2009 Australian Stewart Scott became the first Australian player to win the Aussie Millions main event. The run of Aussie champions at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia has now been increased to a second year. Tyron Krost (pictured left), a resident of Sydney, topped a field of 746 players today at the final table of the $10,000 AUD no-limit hold’em main event to take home the impressive top prize worth $2 million.

Krost faced tough competition at the final table, including Annete Obrestad, Peter Jetten, and the chip leader when the final table began, Sorel Mizzi. Krost survived longer than all of the professional opposition in the event and he can now lay claim to the title of Aussie Millions champion. Read on below for a full recap of the elimination hands at the final table. Here were the chip counts and seating chart when the final table began:

Seat 1: Sorel Mizzi — 6,033,000
Seat 2: Stephen Shelley — 991,000
Seat 3: Annette Obrestad — 1,349,000
Seat 4: Tyron Krost — 1,869,000
Seat 5: Frederik Jensen — 1,754,000
Seat 6: Kosta Varoxis — 635,000
Seat 7: Peter Jetten — 1,700,000
Seat 8: Steven Friedlander — 694,000

Play began slowly between the final eight, and the first elimination did not take place until three hours of play had transpired. With 400,000 in the pot and a flop of 8Club Suit 5Diamond Suit 3Diamond Suit sitting on the table, Stephen Shelly checked, and Tyron Krost bet 325,000. Shelly check-raised all in and Krost made the call. Krost showed down pocket jacks and Shelly held pocket sevens. The turn and river delivered blanks and Shelly was eliminated in eighth place ($125,000). A few minutes later another player hit the rail and this time it was one of the biggest names left in the tournament.

Obrestad raised all in preflop for 600,000 and Krost made the call. Their cards:

Obrestad: AClub Suit JHeart Suit
Krost: 7Club Suit 7Heart Suit

Board: KSpade Suit QClub Suit 7Spade Suit 5Diamond Suit KHeart Suit

Obrestad was eliminated on the hand in seventh place ($175,000) and thanks to two knockouts in a row Krost’s stack now stood at 3 million. The final six players then went to dinner and Mizzi still paced the field with a chip lead worth 4,975,000.

An hour after returning from dinner, Steven Freidlander found all of his chips in the middle against Kosta Varoxis preflop. Freidlander held pocket sevens and Varoxis showed down AHeart Suit KSpade Suit. The board ran out K-9-2-K-J and Varoxis won the hand with trip kings to grow his stack to 2,275,000. Freidlander was eliminated in sixth place ($250,000). It took a few hours for the next player to exit the tournament and that player was Jetten. He was awarded $350,000 in prize money. Jetten raised preflop to 200,000 from the button and Krost reraised to 600,000 from the big blind. Jetten reraised all in for 2.3 million and Krost made the call. Their cards:

Krost: 10Heart Suit 10Diamond Suit
Jetten: KDiamond Suit 5Diamond Suit

Board: ASpade Suit JSpade Suit 2Diamond Suit 7Club Suit 5Spade Suit

The pocket tens held for Krost and Jetten hit the rail, leaving four final players. Mizzi was the only professional left at that point and he took a big hit when his ASpade Suit 5Spade Suit was dominated preflop by the AHeart Suit KDiamond Suit of Frederik Jensen. Jensen was all in and he doubled up to 5.5 million after his A-K held on a 9-7-3-Q-3 board. Mizzi was left with just 950,000 after the hand with the blinds at 40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante. Mizzi continued to battle on a short stack but it was a volatile ride for the young pro and he eventually fell in third place.

Varoxis beat him to the rail though. He moved all in on a flop of QClub Suit 9Heart Suit 7Club Suit with A-6 in the hole and Jensen had him covered with pocket twos in the hole. The turn brought the 10dDiamond Suit and the river fell 2Spade Suit to give Jensen trips. Varoxis took home $450,000 for his fourth-place finish and then Mizzi busted in third place a short time later.

Jensen raised to 250,000 preflop from the button and Mizzi reraised to 750,000 from the small blind. Krost reraised all in from the big blind and Jensen mucked. Mizzi made the all-in call and they rolled over their cards:

Mizzi: 7Club Suit 7Diamond Suit
Krost: ASpade Suit KSpade Suit

Board: KHeart Suit 10Heart Suit 5Heart Suit 8Diamond Suit 2Heart Suit

Mizzi was eliminated in third place and he was awarded $750,000. The final battle was set with Krost taking a large stack of 10,180,000 into the final against the 4,860,000 of Jensen. The first major pot during heads-play was also the last. Jensen raised to 200,000 preflop and Krost made the call from the big blind. The flop was dealt KClub Suit 3Heart Suit 2Diamond Suit and Krost checked. Jensen bet 225,000 and Krost raised to 650,000. Jensen reraised to 1.1 million and Krost reraised all in. Jensen made the all-in call and they flipped over their cards:

Jensen: KDiamond Suit 6Spade Suit
Krost: KSpade Suit 9Diamond Suit

Turn and River: 7Heart Suit and 2Club Suit

Krost won the hand and the tournament with a pair of kings up and a nine kicker, and Jensen was eliminated in second place ($1.1 million). Krost was awarded the $2 million top prize and for the second year in a row an Aussie won the Aussie Millions main event.

Final Results:

NOTE: All payouts are in Australian dollars (AUD).

1st: Tyron Krost — $2,000,000
2nd: Frederik Jensen — $1,100,000
3rd: Sorel Mizzi — $715,000
4th: Kosta Varoxis — $450,000
5th: Peter Jetten — $350,000
6th: Steve Friedlander — $250,000
7th: Annette Obrestad — $175,000
8th: Stephen Shelly — $125,000