Alex Trevallion Wins Aussie Millions $25K Challenge

Alex Trevallion Wins Aussie Millions $25K ChallengeAustralian cash game specialist Alex Trevallion has won the 2015 Aussie Millions $25,000 Challenge, after besting a 104 player field over two days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the A$760,000 (US$$614,733) first place prize.
The AU$25,000 Challenge boasted a prize pool of AU$2,496,000 with notable players joining the fray including Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius. However, neither made it through to a cash spot, and after Erik Seidel exited in 11th, and Alex Lynskey in 10th, the bubble burst and the final table of nine was set.
Stephen Chidwick (K-K) then eliminated Connor Drinan (K-Q) in 9th for $75,000, before Tobias Reinkemeier (4-4) did likewise to Rahul Byrraju (A-4) in 8th ($100,000). After Raiden Kan departed in 7th ($125,000), and Thomas Mühlöcker sent Steve O’Dwyer to the rail in 5th ($156,000) the remaining five players went on a dinner break.
Following the break, Alex Trevallion (8-8) eliminated Thomas Muehloecker (2-2) in 5th ($195,000), Reinkemeier (K-K) took care of Stephen Chidwick (A-5) in 4th ($250,000), while Trevallion (A-10) sent a short-stacked Pratyush Buddiga (6-5) to the rail in 3rd ($335,000) to herald in the heads-up phase of the competition.
Before resuming battle, Trevallion and Reinkemeier made a deal in which they locked up $605,150 and $614,850 a piece respectively, leaving
$40,000 and the title still at stake. Despite being fairly even in chips, the deciding hand came quickly, though, after Trevallion (J-8) and Reinkemeier (8-6) both went all-in with their straights on a 7-10-5-4-9 board. Reinkemeier then had to settle for a runner-up finish, while Trevallion was crowned the 2015 Aussie Millions $25,000 Challenge champion.
Final Table Results:
1st Alex Trevallion – $645,150*
2nd Tobias Reinkemeier – $614,850*
3rd Pratyush Buddiga – $335,000
4th Stephen Chidwick – $250,000
5th Thomas Muehloecker – $195,000
6th Steve O’Dwyer – $156,000
7th Raiden Kan- $125,000
8th Rahul Byrraju – $100,000
9th Connor Drinan – $75,000

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