Thomas Boivin Wins Aussie Millions $1,150 NL Six MaxJanuary 20, 2017 2:20 pm
Belgian player Thomas Boivin has won Event #6 of the Aussie Millions, the AU$1,150 No Limit Hold’em Six Max tournament, after besting a field of 516 players over two days to lift the title, and walk away with its A$117,950 (US$88,195) first place prize.
Boivin’s victory marks the second biggest of his career, with his largest score coming in 2016 after taking down the $1,100 MSPT Deep Stack Extravaganza III in Las Vegas for $352,153. Following his latest victory Down Under, Boivin now boosts his live earnings to $616,583, to go with the $452,680 he has won online playing under the screen name Martom.
The AU$1,150 buy-in tournament took place at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, and featured a prize pool worth A$528,900. Amongst the notable pros subsequently seeing a return on their money was Joe Ebanks (48th), Johanssy Joseph (37th), Martin Finger (30th), Duff Charette (31st), Darryll Fish (24th), Daniel Tang (20th), Steffan Sontheimer (17th), and Thomas Muehloecker (14th).
The final table of six also included a number of recognizable pros, including Germany’s Manig Loeser (5th), and Taiwan’s Kitty Kuo (3rd), who leads the country’s tournament list with $1,321,152 in winnings.
In the end, however, Thomas Boivin faced off against local man Joel Feldman for the title, who subsequently had to settle for a runner-up finish worth A$ 78,440 (US$58,652) for his efforts. Feldman now boasts $382,932 in earnings, with most off his winnings coming from Melbourne based tournaments. Meanwhile, Thomas Boivin was crowned the champion, and is now ranked number 10 on Belgium All Time Money List.
Final Table Results:
1: Thomas Boivin (Belgium) $117,950
2: Joel Feldman (Australia) $78,440
3: Kitty Kuo (Taiwan) $47,385
4: Francesco Sergi (Australia) $34,225
5: Manig Loeser (U.K.) $23,640
6: Andrew Hinrichsen (Australia) $17,030
The 2017 Aussie Millions runs until January 30th and features 26 events, culminating with its $10k Main Event which last year attracted 732 competitors, and was won by Canada’s Ari Engel for AUS$1.6 million (US$1,120,110).