Aussie Millions Main Event 2011 Won By David Gorr

David Gorr has won the Aussie Millions Main Event 2011, after defeating a field of 721 players over seven days, to lift the trophy, as well as collect the $2 million first place prize.
According to the Hendon Mob database, Gorr had previously earned around $159,110 from live tournaments since 1998, during which time his biggest score was $31,566 after finishing 2nd at the 2008 Aussie Millions $1k PLO.
Now, however, the 68-year-old grandfather from Melbourne has seen his life time poker earnings sky rocket after his impressive victory in his own hometown, and later commenting on his success said:
“It’s quite unbelievable. I didn’t think that it would happen. I knew I had a chance, but this is just terrific…I actually had a lot of good cards.I got lucky.”
Last Sunday when the prestigious tournament got underway a whole slew of professionals had ponied up the $10k buy-in to give themselves a shot at taking down the coveted title. Among those pros hitting the rail along the way were such pros as Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Erick Lindgren, Chris Ferguson, Jeff Lisandro, Sorel Mizzi, Joe Hachem, Mike Matusow and Gus Hansen.
By the time the final table was eventually reached at least two notable names were still left in the tournament, both of whom were the first to fall at the hands of David Gorr.
Patrik Antonius exited in 8th ($130,000) after limping in pre-flop with pocket kings but his trap soon backfired after Gorr holding Q-10 called and flopped two pair to eliminate the Finn.
Next, online prodigy Chris Moorman was sent to the rail by Gorr after the Brit pushed his short-stack pre-flop with 8d-4d and was called by Gorr with Ks-10s. Moorman collected $175,000 for his 7th place finish.
Gorr then preceeded to knock-out overnight chip leader Randy Dorfman in 5th ($325,000), Jeff Rossiter in 3rd ($700,000) and finally overcame James Keys heads-up ($1,035,000) before being crowned the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event Champion.
Congratulations to the 68-year-old David Gorr on his famous victory, and for showing that age doesn’t have to be a barrier to taking down one of these marathon tournaments,.

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