Aussie Millions: Jo Snell seizes victory in opening event; Matthew Edwards wins Pot Limit Omaha Event

Jo Snell seizes victory for A$341,325 at the 2020 Aussie Millions AUD$1,150 Opening Event

Jo Snell – Photo Crown Poker

The 2020 Aussie Millions AUD $1,150 Opening Event reached its conclusion after Jo Snell (Australia) successfully conquered a massive field of 1,665 players to win the Opening Event Title.

Snell’s profitable endeavor that lasted for six days of grueling poker action proved to be worth his efforts as he received a prestigious ANTON Championship Ring and cashed out the biggest tournament score of his life, AUD$341,325 (USD$235,514), for his first place finish.

The tournament’s final day saw 14 players return to battle it out one last time for the opening event title. Snell came in the final day only seventh in chips. He maneuvered his way with a workable chip stack until he reached the final table.

A crucial cooler hand, pair of Kings versus pair of Queens, gave Snell a chips stack boost to almost four million eliminating Sohrab Rezvanpour (Australia) in the process. Snell played a total of nine hours in the final day before reaching his heads up victory against event runner-up Samuel Jeffries. Jeffries took home AUD$210,775 for his second place finish.

Notable players who were able to make it to the pay cut were 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event winner Tyron Krost (109th – $3,415), 2014 WSOP champion Martin Jacobson (21st – AUD$9,555), 2016 EPT €25,000 High Roller winner David Yan (139th – AUD$3,070), Ireland’s 4th in all-time money winnings Marc MacDonnel (93rd – AUD$3,755) and 2020 Aussie Millions H.O.R.S.E. runner up Julien Sitbon (71st – AUD$4,435).

Opening Event Top Ten Results

1 – Jo Snell – AUD$341,325 (USD$235,514)
2 – Samuel Jeffries – AUD$210,775 (USD$145,435)
3 – Jonathan Karamalikis – AUD$125,445 (USD$86,557)
4 – Michael Egan – AUD$90,625 (USD$62,531)
5 – Jungwoon An – AUD$61,450 (USD$42,401)
6 – Ryan Henry – AUD$44,375 (USD$30,619)
7 – Egor Bulychev -AUD$37,550 (USD$25,910)
8 – Sohrab Rezvanpour – AUD$32,425 (USD$22,373)
9 – Bo Jin – AUD$27,315 (USD$18,847)
10 – Andrew Shanahan – AUD$20,825 (USD$14,369)

Matthew Edwards wins the AUD$1,150 Pot Limit Omaha

Matthew Edwards – Photo Crown Poker

Matthew Edwards took down the 2020 Aussie Millions $AUD1,150 Pot Limit Omaha, the first PLO tournament of the series, after defeating Matthew Shelis in heads up battle, for AUD$83,185 becoming the third recipient of the prestigious ANTON Champion Ring of the 2020 Aussie Millions Series.

The tournament drew 349 event entries which resulted in a total prize pool of AUD$357,725 (US$245,851) with 41 guaranteed at least a AUD$1,964 (US$1,349.) pay-out and $AUD83,185 (US$57,164)up top.

Notable players who were spotted in the event were 2020 Aussie Millions H.O.R.S.E runner up Julien Sitbon, two-time WSOP bracelet winner Mel Judah, and 2019 APT NLHE Championship’s Event winner Tobias Peters.

Final Table Results

1 Matthew Edwards AUD$83,185 (USD$57,398)
2 Matthe Sheilis AUD$45,855 (USD$31,516)
3 Claudio Celenza AUD$40,000 (USD$27,492)
4 Sherif Derias AUD$25,935 (USD$17,895)
5 Ryan Hong AUD$18,780 (USD$12,958)
6 Quan Zhou AUD$15,205 (USD$10,491)
7 Martin Kozlov AUD$11,985 (USD$8,270)
8 Mick Franky AUD$10,195 (USD$7,035)
9 Michele Guzzardi AUD$8,405 (USD$5,799)

Stay tuned with somuchpoker for more updates on the 2020 Aussie Millions!

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