Michael Pedley Wins Aussie Millions $1K For $122,670

Michael Pedley has won Aussie Millions Event #6: the $1,100 NL Rebuy, after overcoming a field of 92 players (total of 331 rebuys) to lift the title, and collect the $122,670 first place prize.
As the final table of ten got underway at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, the German pro Marvin Rettenmaier lead a tough table which also included such players as Jonathan Karamalikis, Dan Kelly, Jim Collopy and Tyron Krost.
First to hit the rail was Michael Benvenuti in 10th ($8,460), followed by Andrew Scarfe in 9th ($12,690), whose A-Q failed to improve against the pocket eights of Krost. The Aussie (Q-Q) then eliminated Rettenmaier (A-Q) in 8th ($16,920), while Tony Sama picked-up $21,150 for his 7th place finish.
Australia’s Dan “djk123” Kelly then went on a tear, first dispatching Jim Collopy in 6th ($25,380), whose pocket tens on a 10-K-2 flop were no match for the pocket kings of Dan Kelly.
Next, Kelly dispatched Mike Watson in 5th ($29,610), when the Canadian’s A-K straight on a Jh-6h-10h-Qs board was left drawing dead against the Aussie’s Qh-9h flush; followed by Tyron Krost in 4th ($40,185), after pushing with Qh-9h into the Ad-Jd of Kelly.
However, it was then the turn of Kelly to bid goodbye to his tournament hopes after being dealt Qh-9h and moving all-in into the Ah-5h of Australia’s Michael Pedley. With no help for either player on the board, Dan Kelly walked away $57,105 richer for his efforts, while the heads-up phase of the competition got underway.
Michael Pedley held a commanding 4 to 1 chip lead over his heads-up opponent Jonathan Karamalikis, and 25 minutes later an  even more short-stacked Karamalikis pushed all-in pre-flop holding K-10. Unfortunately for him, Pedley had him dominated with K-J and so Karamalikis finished the runner-up on an uneventful 4-2-4-3-J board, taking home $88,830 for his impressive run.
Meanwhile, Michael Pedley, who also won the same event in 2008 for A$168,320 ($147,958) was declared the champion.

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