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The Aussie Millions biggest ever A$25,000 Challenge High Roller Event finished last night with James Chen from Taiwan taking down a field of 133 entries to win a whopping A$861,840 (approx. US$650,000).
Chen, who only really seriously joined the tournament circuit in 2014, opened up the year 2017 by winning the Aussie Millions A$2,500 H.O.R.S.E. for A$39,700 (approx. US$ 29,322) last week and amazed the community by winning his highest ever cash earnings in a live tournament with the High Roller Event.
Chen won the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) High Roller Event in September last year for US$293,044 and the year before that for US $219,850
Other notable players that made it to the final table were November Niner Antoine Saout who placed 3rd for A$383,040 and John Juanda who followed in 4th place for A$287,280.
Festivities are not ending with this event as there are still the $100,000 and the $250,000 High Roller Events to follow.
Article by Gabrielle Barredo