The champion of Aussie Millions 2020 Main Event was determined
Main Event at Aussie Millions 2020 in Australia with $10 600 buy-in finished. The tournament collected 820 entries and its prize pool reached the mark of $8 690 000. 88 players entered the prize zone and the minimum payout was $15 580.
The poker player from Australia Vincent Wan became the winner and got $907 190 for the first place. This victory became the largest one in his entire poker career. Before this event, his biggest payout was $125 000 which he got for the victory in the tournament for $1 000 at Aussie Millions 2008.
The Vietnamese poker player Ngoc Hoang became the runner-up of the tournament. As a result of a deal, he earned the same amount as Van – $907 190.
Erik Seidel, who is a member of the Poker Hall of Fame, took the fifth place and enriched with $260 630.
Aussie Millions ME 2020 final table result:
|Place||Player||Country||Prize money in Australian dollar||Prize money in US dollars|
|1||Vincent Wan||Australia||A$1 318 000||907 190$|
|2||Ngoc Tai Hoang||Vietnam||A$1 318 000||907 190$|
|3||Gareth Pepper||New Zealand||A$1 000 000||688 300$|
|4||Nino Ullmann||Germany||A$480 160||330 500$|
|5||Erik Seidel||United States||A$378 660||260 630$|
|6||Oliver Weis||Germany||A$307 820||211 870$|
|7||Nicolas Malo||Canada||A$240 000||165 250$|
When three poker players left at the final table, they started to split the pot.
The player from New Zealand Gareth Pepper wasn’t able to keep his stack when Van called with A-3o against Pepper’s 9-2. Vincent hit a pair of aces and left Gareth in the third place.
Heads-up lasted three and a half hours, until Hoang went all-in with A-3o and Wan called with 10-9o.
On the river, Vincent hit the second pair, while Hoang hit a flash draw. As a result, Wan became the champion.