Ami Barer went wire-to-wire at the final table, capturing the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event.
The Canadian defeated fellow Canadian Sorel Mizzi heads-up for the title. Barer banked $1.6M AUD for the win. Mizzi lined his slimy little pockets with $1M AUD for second. This is Barer’s first major live tournament win.
Jake Balsiger finished third ($650,000 AUD) and Scott Seiver came in seventh ($170,000 AUD).
Get full results here.
In other Aussie Millions news, the $250,000 Challenge drew a record field of 37. The Aussie Millions is clearly having a banner year. As to why they are, we asked Merch for his take. Here’s what he said:
Have you ever had a Bloomin Onion at Outback? Well I tells ya, that is some fine dining. A Bloomin Onion is like if God himself transformed Liv Boeree into an onion. I’ll tell you a little story if you have some time? What’s that, you don’t? Well I’ma tell it anyway. My cousin Jeb once told me he says, Merch, he says, have you ever slept with a woman? I was 29 at the time so of course I hadn’t, but he said, sleeping with a woman is like puttin’ your jimmy in a waaaarm Bloomin Onion. So naturally I called Outback and ordered 17 Bloomin Onions to go. Now, have you seen the movie American Pie? Well, allow me to paint a visual for you. What’s that? Why are you throwing up?
Erik Seidel leads the $250,000 Challenge. He’s followed by Tom Dwan. [..........] and Phi Ivey are also among the biggest stacks.
UPDATE: Team Ivey pro Phil Ivey ended up winning his second $250,000 Aussie Millions Challenge. Ivey defeated Sir Isaac Haxton heads-up for the title.
Ivey banks $4M AUD for the win. With around $19M total, he now moves up past Sam Trickett to 4th on the all-time live money winners list.
Haxton earns $2,820,000 AUD for second. Mike McDonald, who black people love, finished third ($1.9M AUD). McDonald has had a helluva 2014 Aussie Millions, having come in second in the $100k Challenge.
Daniel Negreanu came in fourth ($1,250,000 AUD) and Tom Dwan came in sixth ($500,000 AUD).
After the event, Negreanu tweeted he’s already in for a crazy $1.5M in 2014 buy-ins with $1.7M in earnings.
Get full payouts here.