Pictured: Not Sam Trickett.
Whatever high-stakes run-good Sam Trickett and Tobias Reinkemeier had in 2012 has spilled over into the new year.
Last year, Trickett banked over $10M in high roller events (albeit it was just one cash, at the $1M OneDrop WSOP event). Reinkemeier cashed in four events in ’12–all high-rollers–for just over $2M.
The first super high roller event of 2013 wrapped at the Aussie Millions, with Trickett and Reinkemeier battling it out. Trickett took it down, earning $2M AUD. Reinkemeier earned $1,250,000 AUD for second.
Get full results here.
In the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event, Dan Shak leads the final table, sitting with 3,775,000. Close behind in third overall is Patrik Antonius with 3,345,000.
First will earn $1.6M AUD.
Follow the final table action and get full results here.
I love you, money.
Antonio Esfandiari just scored the biggest prize in poker history.
Now dirty little secret time for our mainstream readers: if he (or any pro outside of Phil Ivey) owned all 100% of himself, the score would be even sweeter. None of these guys completely owned themselves.
Regardless, the Magician controlled final table action, defeating Sam Trickett heads-up to bank $18,346,673. Trickett takes home $10,112,001.
The win makes Esfandiari poker’s all-time tournament money winner (obviously), putting him over the $22M mark. Tricket now has over $16M in career earnings.
Phil Hellmuth grinded out a fourth place finish for $2,645,333.
The two rich guys who were going to donate all prize money to charity–David Einhorn and Guy Laliberté–finished third ($4,352,000) and fifth ($1,834,666) respectively.
Get full final table results here.
Not on hand to see Sam Trickett's win? Australian model Miranda Kerr, who just had a baby, which means she'll never look as good as this again.
Seems like there’s a lot of $1M+ prizes lately, right?
Twenty-four year-old Brit Sam Trickett is the latest million-plus winner, taking down the 2011 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge.
Trickett outlasted a field of 38 to bank $1,525,000 AUD ($1,507,000 USD). Over the past 12 months, Trickett has quietly put together an amazing run, pushing his earnings during that span over $2.5M.
Tony Bloom finished second ($975,000 AUD) and Erik Seidel came in third ($625,000 AUD). For those keeping track at home, the third place finish gives Seidel over $10M now in career tournament earnings. Or about $4M more than Johnny Chan. Just sayin’.
Get full event payouts and results here.