With so much success last Monday it was going to be hard to follow up, but Australian poker players have again come out firing and shown that the new age of online poker is going to be dominated by the Aussie army.
The big scores for Aussies started in the early hours of the morning with a big finish in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up and the success kept flowing with several Aussies making final tables throughout the morning, until the afternoon with two Australians on the final table of the Sunday 2nd Chance.
With a $672,800 prizepool on the line in the Sunday Warm-Up it was Benn “risk2Dupside” Skender who would be the last remaining player waving the Aussie flag. Skender’s run would eventually come to an end in 6th place, with the finish good for a $21,866 score.
The 20th edition of the FTOPS has been running on Full Tilt Poker for the last week and after Callum “c-biz-kid” Ford managed a final table in the first event last Monday, it was all Michael “WaGe N WaRz” Fadersen early yesterday in FTOPS event 23. The $150 rebuy event would see Fadersen finish in a gallant 6th place and go home with $14,250 in winnings.
Good things seemed to come in twos for Australians yesterday, with two major tournaments across PokerStars and Full Tilt each featuring a couple of Aussie players.
As the last two men standing in the $55 1R1A event on Full Tilt Poker, Jay “SEABEAST” Kinkade and Liam “moffo47” Moffett would decide to make a deal that would see eventual winner Kinkade go home with $8,243 and Moffett pocket $8,118.
Stevan “random.chu” Chew would follow up his recent ANZPT Sydney final table with a 5th place in the 779-player field in the Sunday 2nd Chance on PokerStars, that also saw Michael “PapaGreggio” Hawkins finish in 7th place. The Aussie lads received $8,179 and $5,063 respectively for their fantastic efforts.
Hugh “Jackovich” Cohen saw a handy $9,067 sent his way after a deep run in the PokerStars Sunday 500 came to an end in 7th place, while over on UB Poker Andrew “FUZZBUNGLE” Hinrichsen was busy finishing 4th in the UB 75k Guaranteed for a $5,812 score.
While it might not compare to the six-figure score of Tim “weygang” English in last week’s PokerStars Sunday Million, a couple of Aussies should still be commended for their deep runs in yesterday’s premier event which again saw the $1 million guarantee eclipsed by a few hundred thousand.
With Australia again well represented at the Sunday Million, it was 8th place and $15,724 for “tanktown82” and 15th place was worth $5,503 for “FatCatFat-PS”.
FTOPS XX Event #23 (NLHE w/Re-buys)
*1- Hugo "adametes" Adametes $56,935.71
*2- maksimus78 $52,007.87
*3- TheClaimer $44,056.42
4- Michael Tureniec $26,250
5- DeGamblor $19,500 6- Michael “fadsy” Fadersen (AUS) $14,250
7- PoutsoKefalos $9,300
8- Jonathan "therookieqq9" Plens $7,200
9- zmb $5,700 *denotes deal
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500k Guarantee)
1- abeainy $105,630.68
2- ALKADYPA $78,717.60
3- charoff $55,506
4- Johan "busto_soon" van Til $38,686
5- drifto88 $28,594 6- Benn “risk2Dupside” Skender (AUS) $21,866
7- LuckyOrei $15,138
8- Tom "Jabracada" Hall $8,410
9- Patrik "Coxxa" Andersson $5,382.40
There is plenty of action still left in the FTOPS series, so download Full Tilt Poker now and join in the Aussie success. While you’re at it, you should also download PokerStars in time for the millions of dollars on offer at the PokerStars SCOOP which kicks off next week.
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