Michael Lim Wins Aussie Millions $100k High Roller for A$931k

Michael Lim Wins Aussie Millions $100k High Roller for A$931kOn Sunday, the 2018 Aussie Millions’s most expensive tournament got underway, with a total of 19 players entering the $100K Challenge to create a prize pool of A$1,862,000 ($1,484,446). The following the day the contest was then decided after Michael Lim saw off his last opponent Manig Loeser  to claim a famous victory and a first place prize of A$931,000 ($742,223).
As one might expect of a tournament with such a high buy-in, the $100K Challenge attracted some of the best players in the game, and amongst those falling short of its three money places was Fedor Holz, David Steicke, and Jack Salter. The bubble then burst after Christian Christner pushed his short stack all-in preflop holding Q-Q, and received a call from Manig Loeser with 8h-3h. The As-Kh-4h-6h-2d board which ensued resulted in  Christner heading to the rail empty-handed, while leaving Michael Lim, Manig Loeser and Mustapha Kanit to battle it out for the title.
Mustapha Kanit was the next player to run low on chips and after shoving preflop with A-5 he ran into the A-7 of Loeser and so had to settle for a runner-up finish worth $294,196.
As the final battle commenced, Loeser held a 3.43m to 1.33m chip advantage over Lim, and within the hour the German managed to extend his lead further to 4.2m to 550k. Nevertheless, two double ups was enough to propel Lim into the lead, and 25 minutes later the deciding hand was played.
In the hand in question, Loeser went all-in holding Qc-9d on a Qs-10c-9s flop, prompting a call from Lim with 10s-4s. A 5s on the turn then sealed the victory, with Malaysia’s Michael Lim claiming a huge payday, which according to the Hendon Mob represents his only live score to date.
Final Table Results (US$):
1: Michael Lim (Malaysia) $735,490
2: Manig Loeser (Germany) $441,294
3: Mustapha Kanit (Italy) $294,196
In other Aussie Millions related news, Germany’s Andreas Klatt has captured his first Aussie Millions title after taking down Event #20: NLHE Six Max Shot Clock for A$144,330 ($115,860), while Australia’s Tam Truong triumphed at Event #21: A$1,500 NLHE Deep Freeze for A$118,110 ($94,161).

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