Ben Lamb and Sam Greenwood Win Titles at 2018 Aussie Millions

Ben Lamb and Sam Greenwood Win Titles at 2018 Aussie MillionsOn January 17th, the Aussie Millions Poker Championship got underway at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, with the hugely popular tournament series featuring 26 events throughout its twenty day run which concludes on February 5th.
Last Friday, the $25,000 NLHE Challenge subsequently got underway with 114 players entering Event #9 to create a prize pool of A$2,736,000. By the end of the following day it was then the 2011 WSOP Player of the Year, Ben Lamb, who would take down the title to add another A$738,720 ($596,194) to his burgeoning bankroll.
Following his latest victory, Lamb now boasts $8,954,024 in career earnings, which includes finishing the 2011 WSOP Main Event in 3rd for $4,021,138, and in 2017 making the Main Event’s final table once more, on that occasion bowing out in 9th place for $1 million payday. Commenting after his win in Australia, the 32 year-old pro from Oklahoma said:
“Normally I go to the Bahamas for two weeks, and then go straight home because I’m just tired after playing every day. This year I decided to only go for a week. All my friends were coming to the Aussie Millions. I’ve had a blast.”
Final Table Results:
1: Ben Lamb A$647,114* ($524,764)
2: J.Schwippert A$597,765* ($484,746)
3: Wayne Yap A$328,320 ($265,939)
4: Kitty Kuo A$246,240 ($199,454)
5: Jack Salter A$177,840 ($144,050)
6: Roger Teska A$123,120 ($99,727)
Meanwhile, another top pro taking down a title at the 2018 Aussie Millions is Sam Greenwood, who triumphed at the $50,000 Challenge to collect a first place prize of A$116,400 (US$94,437). Interestingly, the event only managed to attract four players, namely Sam Greenwood, Koji Fujimoto, Alex Foxen and Jan-Eric Schwippert, with the latter eventually finishing the runner-up for A$77,600 (US$62,958).
During their heads-up game, Schwippert took a 3-1 chip lead early on in the battle before doubling up Greenwood holding pocket fives to the Canadian’s pocket sevens. Greenwood then turned the tides on the German and had reduced Schwippert to just 10 big blinds when the final hand was played with Schwippert’s straight losing to Greenwood’s flush.
Sam Greenwood now further consolidates his position at number 7 on Canada’s ‘All Time Money List’ with $7,430,903 in live earnings, with Timothy Adams the next highest on the list with $8,039,946.

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