David Gorr Wins 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event

The guy on the right won.

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.

 

13 Responses

  1. Rodney Stryker

    January 29, 2011 1:19 pm, Reply

    Okay, is he 83, 94 or 78? Not that it matters. I know it’s funny seeing an old dude win a big tourney these days and so it’s just kind of like saying “this ancient dude of unknown, irrelevant age”, but I’m curious how old he actually is. I knew that Gorr won, but I didn’t realize how old he was until I viewed your post (didn’t keep up with the tourney last couple of days). I’m sure I will find out his age before anyone (potentially) responds, but I liked the generic “this ancient dude” approach…humorous. Even more humorous to think of Antonius trying to bully this guy around and then taking no better than 8th.

  2. Rodney Stryker

    January 29, 2011 1:23 pm, Reply

    Okay, is he 83, 94 or 78? Not that it matters. I know it’s funny seeing an old dude win a big tourney these days and so it’s just kind of like saying “this ancient dude of unknown, irrelevant age”, but I’m curious how old he actually is. I knew that Gorr won, but I didn’t realize how old he was until I viewed your post (didn’t keep up with the tourney last couple of days). I’m sure I will find out his age before anyone (potentially) responds, but I liked the generic “this ancient dude” approach…humorous. Even more humorous to think of Antonius trying to bully this guy around and then taking no better than 8th.

    • Rodney Stryker

      January 29, 2011 1:37 pm, Reply

      Apologize for the double post. Thought if I was going to link to our website I should at least provide the correct link. Been voted the most whacked-out representative among our site crew, but aren’t most poker players a bit whacked? I take it as a compliment.

      -Cheers, and never forget to bring your alligator blood to the table.

  3. George Soros

    January 29, 2011 6:07 pm, Reply

    What the fuck is wrong with you guys? Why knocking this guy for winning a tourney? You’re so fucking jealous! You wish you had HALF the skills as this guy does.

    Here’s a guy who’s been playing poker all his life (he started playing poker long before Moorman was even conceived, yet old enough to play), and he beats, fair and square, a few of the best players in the world – what’s wrong with that?

    Give credit where credit is due for fuck’s sake!

    And why was this “the worst way a final table could go down for broadcast purposes”? I’d rather see some ‘new’ blood at the final table than some retired wannabe Finnish model who is as lively and colorful in front of TV cameras as a mummified dead-as-a-doornail fish!

    And please do me a favor: Go and get some fucking haircuts you douche bags – you like some fucking retarded flying seagulls lookalikes for God’s sake!

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