Trent "Ahurazor" Jones Wins Australia's Triple Crown
Posted at 09:00 2012-05-01 by Barry Gallagher
Trent “Ahurazor” Jones is the only Australian poker player to claim a triple crown thus far in 2012. For those who don’t know, the triple crown is one of the most coveted accolades in the online poker world. To win one a player must win three different tournaments on three different online poker sites over a seven day period. The tournaments must have a prize-pool of at least USD$10,000 and there must be a minimum of 100 entrants.
Clearly this achievement is reserved for the finest online players and in the entire year of 2011 only 67 triple crowns were awarded. Australia’s own Ahurazor managed to scoop the first of the whole year in 2012. The man from Bathurst, New South Wales had no New Year’s hangover as he took down the $10,000 Gtd Rebuy on PartyPoker for $3,501 and an Ongame $100 on bwin for $4,366 on January 2nd. He completed his first triple crown the next day in style when he crushed a 2,777 player field to take down the Pokerstars Big $55 for a $21,870 score.
If this wasn’t good enough remarkably Jones has already notched up his second triple crown this year becoming a member of an elite club of multiple triple crown winners in 2012. This time the feat took a few days longer beginning with a win in the $10,000 Gtd Speed on Party Poker for $5,969 on March 6th. He followed it up with a win on Ladbrokes for $3,907 to set up the triple crown sweat with one day to go. Ahurazor delivered the next day as he shipped an Ongame $50 on bwin for $2,331.
Jones has one live cash to his name for $4,570 in a $1k event at the 2011 Aussie Millions. However, his online resume is far more impressive with lifetime winnings of $569,000 playing over a wide variety of online poker sites. Interesting, PocketFives.com ranking system only places him as the 18th best tournament player in Australia at the moment. This alone confirms the depth and quality of play currently being played by Aussies online right now.
Ahurazor has some way to go if he is to catch UK pro Chris “moorman1”Moorman and his absolutely ridiculous 11 triple crowns but he is without doubt on the right track with his epic performances thus far in 2012.
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