Eff you, TV ratings.
Not that the Aussie Millions was ever a ratings juggernaut, but if it was, this was about the worst way a final table could go down for broadcast purposes.
The 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event was captured by 83 year-old David Gorr. The native Australian has a history of cashes dating back to around 2000 in poker events–but they’re all mostly smallish and all in Australia.
For the win, the 94 year-old Gorr banks $2,000,000 AUD.
The 78 year-old Gorr defeated James Keys ($1,035,000 AUD) heads-up for the title.
Gorr is old.
The two biggest names at the final table, Patrik Antonius and Chris Moorman, finished eighth and seventh, respectively. This after Sorel Mizzi just missed cracking the TV final table in ninth.
Blah. Get full chip counts here.
For photos that we would’ve used had the so-called “Internet” existed when Gorr was our age, go here.
* Photo courtesy of someone’s Flickr account.