While it may have been another wet and miserable week in Melbourne, it was raining money all over Australia to end the October tournament reporting month in style.
Brendon “Make it Rain” Edmonds had a Monday to remember scoring a victory in the Full Tilt Poker $750,000 Guaranteed Tournament for $120,160. The win is Edmonds’ biggest career cash and sends him shooting up the Australian top ten to sit in fifth place at the moment. It was the perfect way to finish a month that in all tallied $164,111 in scores.
The other big end of month score went to Kavinda Perera. Never heard of the name? Neither had we, but you better get to know him because we’re guessing with his new found bankroll, “kavindaaa” as he is known online, is going to start popping up a little bit more.
The Melbourne based online player took down $109,044 in the PokerStars Sunday Warm Up with his second placed finish on Monday. In all 4,860 players bought into the tournament, creating a juicy $936,000 prizepool. Perera was able to weave his way through the tournament and the final table to cash for his career highest score. Previously the Victorian’s biggest score had been $3,243, but taking some shots at bigger sized tournaments paid off handsomely when it came together for him on Monday.
David “dasve798111” Allan was over the six figure mark during October too. He took the long way round though building his fortune over a number of tournaments. His biggest cash was a fourth place finish in the Sunday 500 for $35,500, but he also picked up another 80 cashes on top to make his way up to $145,219 on the month.
Liam “RAWKZ” O'Rourke may not have got to the $100,000 mark, but he would definitely be content with $88,174 in scores and his maiden Triple Crown victory. Rawkz nabbed the crown via wins in the PokerStars $8,000 Guaranteed Six Max ($17,040 prize pool) for $4,260, a $20,747 win in the Full Tilt Poker $42,000 Guaranteed (his second biggest score of the month) and finishing it off with a $7,546 win in the Titan Poker $25,000 Guaranteed Rebuy Event. That rush of results came within three days of each other in the middle of the month, but he decided to finish it off by taking a good chunk of change off Party Poker as well. His Party success came in the form of a win in the $100,000 Guaranteed High Roller event for $27,500 which was his biggest score of the month. The guy is in devastating form at the moment.
Also worth a mention were Sal “UGR_Italy” Fazzino, who put together $85,621 in earnings and signalled that his retirement from the game is officially on hold, and “Bazooka87” with $84,393 in scores. Another great month for the Aussies online and surely a chance for the underdogs to shine in November with the APCOOP taking place on PokerStars at the professional grinder unfriendly hours of Australian prime time!
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