Aussie Online: Tanaka and West Taking it to the Millions
Posted at 22:58 2011-10-25
Not only did Australia's Stevan "random.chew" Chew crush a massive field in the PokerStars Bigger $162 this past Monday morning, but two local players could be seen making deep runs in the the world's most prestigious weekly online tournament- The PokerStars Sunday Million.
Every Monday morning players from all over the world wake up (or stay awake) to take part in the biggest regular tournament available in the world. The $215 PokerStars Sunday Million attracts a field of the best players from all around, along with a plethora of casual and recreational players alike and no matter who the player is, there is one shared dream and that is to take down the Sunday Million and the life altering money that goes along with such a feat.
There have been several big results from the Aussies in the Sunday Million this year and that continued yesterday as Peter 'westy1983' West and Nobbi 'Nobbit' Tanaka both made heir way through the monster field to finish up sitting along side each other at the final table.
The field was 6,585 players deep and when that number was whittled done to nine, Tanaka and West were both still in the running to take down the $200K+ first place prize. West never managed to chip-up as he was sent flying as the first player to be eliminated that final table, taking home $10,206 for his solid 9th place finish, while Tanaka hung in there to watch a few players hit the rail.
Tanaka fell a couple of places short of a six-figure payday when he was eliminated in 5th place for a $55,314 pay day. The score brings Tanaka's lifetime winnings to well over $500K as he solidifies himself as one of the countries finest young players.
Steven 'random_chu' Chew has soared past the $600,000 in lifetime online tournament winnings after taking down another victory on Monday morning. There were 1,383 players for Chew to contend with and after a gallant effort, Chew managed a big victory to take down the event and the big cash to go with it, all after making a 3-way deal at the final table.
While it was clearly a busy Monday morning grind for the Aussie army of online tournament players, there were still plenty of scores which came late last week and over the weekend.
Ben 'Barcs69' Barclay proved too good for the 169 other players who took part in a PokerStars $109 Rebuys event and when he posted the win, it would be a nice $11,008 score.
A victory in an $11 Rebuys event on PokerStars would be good for $12,114 for Matt 'mjw006' Wakeman, while Sal 'ugritaly' Fazzino would post a similiar score when he took down a $109 Rebuys 6-Max event on PokerStars for $10,709.
Over on Titan Poker, Ben 'bennybunny18' Richardson was seen taking down a $9,085 first place prize when he managed to post a win in the $50 1R1A event.
The first ever PokerFest has began at Party Poker and along with the regular tournament grind, there are sure to be more big scores posted this week, so return to PokerNetwork to keep up to do date with all the latest online poker results from around Australia!
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Nobbi Tanaka and Peter West final tabled the Sunday Million this week, while Stevan Chew was too good in The Bigger $162.
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