Faceless Champion and Chidwick’s Victory

Event #24 Aussie Millions Poker Championship 2018, designated in the tournament schedule under the title of “$100,000 Challenge”, collected 19 players at the Crown casino tables in Melbourne. The buy-in of this event was A$98,000 + A$2,000. As a result, the owners of 3 places in the prize zone shared A$1,862,000 which corresponds to $1,484,446.

The super high roller’s winner was one Michael Kim from Malaysia. This player is completely new to professional poker. It is noteworthy that the $742,223 prize won by Malaysia’s player in the $100,000 Challenge was the first in his list of the landmark performances in live tournaments.

No less curious are the elements of incognito which the main prize-winner showed. So, the organizers allowed Kim to make a traditional photo of the winner with a closed face.

Manig Loeser (Germany) and Mustapha Kanit (Italy) took second and third places respectively, their payments were $441,294 and $294,196.

At the same time, tournament emotions are running high in another part of the world, in Las Vegas, where Aria Resort & Casino is hosting the US Poker Open. So, recently the winner of a high roller for $25,000 + $1,000 was determined. The representative of the British poker community Stephen Chidwick became the one to win this event. He obtained prize money in the amount of $374,000, while the total tournament prize pool raised $1,100,000 (44 registrations).

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