Vic Spadavecchia Wins 2015 Aussie Millions $1,150 EventJanuary 20, 2015 12:52 pm
Last week, the 2015 Aussie Millions kicked off at the Crown Poker Room in Melbourne, Australia, with 1,211 players subsequently entering event 1: $1,150 No Limit Holdem Opening Event. Three days later and Vic Spadavecchia has overcome his fellow competitors to take down the AU$215,000 first-place prize, as well as a collect a championship gold ring, and a Rolex watch worth $13,650.
Naturally, many of Australia’s top tournament pros were there to attend the event, and amongst the notable names cashing in at the event was Dean Blatt (105th), Leo Boxell (104th), Ami Barer (88th), Gary Benson (62nd), Tino Lechich (56th), Jesse McKenzie (51st), and Scott Davies (35th).
On the final day of play, 15 players returned to the arena and a while later Spadavecchia (A-K) dispatched Brendan Rubie (8-8) to the rail in 10th (AU$13,375) to usher in the final table, with himself in pole position. Dominating the action, Spadavecchia (Q-Q) then eliminated Andrew Hinrichsen (7-7) in 4th ($92,000), before being dealt A-K and doing likewise to Amer Akkari (A-Q) in 3rd ($117,000) to usher in the final battle against Derek Wolters for the title.
As heads-up began, Spadavecchia held a 2-1 chip advantage over his remaining opponent, and before long the deciding hand was played with Spadavecchia (Q-3) and Wolters (A-4) all-in preflop. The dealer subsequently put out a 6-K-Q-7-8 board to consign Derek Wolters to a runner-up finish worth $152,000, while Vic Spadavecchia took the opening event of this year’s Aussie Millions.
Final Table Results:
1st Vic Spadavecchia – $215,000
2nd Derek Wolters – $152,000
3rd Amer Akkari – $117,000
4th Andrew Hinrichsen – $92,000
5th George Tang – $72,000
6th Robert Raymong – $57,000
7th Don Mishra – $44,000
8th Camil Debsia – $32,000
9th Robert Spano – $21,000