With FTOPS XVIII now underway on Full Tilt Poker, things on the live circuit slowing down and the PokerStars ACOOP just around the corner, all eyes will be on the computer screen, with Australian grinders hoping to take down their rightful share of the millions up for grabs.
It would be midway through his early morning grind that Tom “tollgate” Grigg would find himself with a runner-up finish in the $82 Hyper-Turbo 6-Max for $3,702 and a 7th in the $215 Sunday Second Chance on PokerStars for $8,898. Grigg would also be over on Full Tilt making a deep run in the $750,000 Guarantee. Not a bad start to the morning but there was more to come.
Party Poker was once the place to be for online poker with huge fields that blew away guarantees. Some of these tournaments now have juicy overlays with last Monday a prime example of this.
Grigg and 1,506 others each dished out the $640 to play in the Party Poker Monthly Million and as such gave themselves a shot at the almost $100,000 overlay. Grigg took advantage of this and then some, taking 2nd place and $110,000 to go along with it, making it the biggest score of his career and continuing the great form he has shown throughout 2010.
If there was any player who was going to try and stop Grigg from taking down the victory it was fellow Aussie grinder James “Rondor” Squires. He managed to make it two Australian players at the final table of the Monthly Million and finished just a few places behind his colleague with a respectable 5th place finish. Squires took home $46,000 for his efforts.
That same day would see nice scores for some other Aussies, notably Rayan "rkruok" Nathan who finished 4th in the Full Tilt $150 Rebuy for $27,457, ‘Got All Day’ who took down the $24,000 Guarantee on Full Tilt for $11,549 and ‘BaZa88’ who managed to take down the $22,500 Guarantee on the same site for a cool $15,666.
Some other notable entries into the record books this week included ‘bazooka87’, who took 4th in the $100,000 High Rollers event on Party Poker for $7,900, after winning $7,700 the same time last week with a fourth place in the Nightly Hundred Grand on PokerStars.
Perhaps as a sign of things to come over on Full Tilt, James ‘Andy McLeod’ Obst took home a victory in the Friday Night Fight for $17,388. Obst will be hoping to take that victory and his confidence from his succuss at the WCOOP into a successful FTOPS.
With such a busy schedule taking place online right now with the FTOPS, and things not slowing down as the ACOOP rolls into town, there are surely some big scores to come from the Aussie faithful.
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Tom "tollgate" Grigg picked up 2nd place in the Party Poker Monthly Million last week
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