Tom “hitthehole” Middleton took less than two hours to dismantle a final table and claim the 2012 Aussie Millions Event 5: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed title and $84,200. He found big hands, made great calls and knocked out every single one of his five opponents at the final table. He was on a similar run last night until the wheels nearly came off, but tonight he just crushed the opposition and gave them no room to fight back.
The final hand saw him eliminate Joel Dodds after he flopped two-pair to the Australian’s open-ended straight draw. Full details of the hand can be read in the post below.
The remaining 18 players returned after around 12 hours of play yesterday. The action was fast paced right from the off as Tayna Puppa fell on the very first hand, followed by Greg Tucker moments later. The next six all-ins saw eliminations and we were on for reaching the final table in record time. That wasn’t to happen though as the short stacks came fighting back. Stefan Jedlicka was the chip leader for long periods yesterday and he had a very healthy stack today until he lost three races in a row to fall in 8th place.
It still took less than six hours to lose the 17 players required before the 5th Aussie Millions Champion was crowned. Middleton was cheered on by fellow British pros and they will no doubt donate some of that money back to the Australian economy in alcohol sales tonight. From all of us at pokernews.com, congratulations on a thoroughly deserved win.
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