Well, this is the day everyone has been waiting for. Out of 780 runners, the final table is set. Erik Seidel is the last big-named pro remaining. It's not quite the stellar final table that we had last year with Gus Hansen, Gobboboy, and Andy Black finishing up 1-2-3. I'm sure everyone at Fox is hoping Seidel makes a huge comeback to win it... because if he busts out early, the final table has absolutely zero star quality.
Seat 1: Alexander Kostritsyn - 1,439,000You can follow Poker News's live updates by clicking here.
Seat 2: Peter Mobbs - 1,357,000
Seat 3: Antonio Casale - 1,995,000
Seat 4: Erik Seidel - 1,491,000
Seat 5: Nino Marotta - 1,649,000
Seat 6: Michael Chrisanthopoulos - 6,806,000
Seat 7: Peter Ling - 877,000
Final Table Payouts:
1 - $1,650,000 AUD
2 - $1,000,000 AUD
3 - $700,000 AUD
4 - $500,000 AUD
5 - $400,000 AUD
6 - $300,000 AUD
7 - $225,000 AUD
I made a huge mistake last night, and embarked on a wicked seven-hour drinking bender with a few friends that started out at a local's pub at 8:30pm and ended up at the Las Vegas bar at 3:30am. Probably not such a good idea before I have to cover a final table.
Heck, today is my last day of work. I feel like my senior year in college, a couple of hours before my last final exam. I can't stop thinking about my four month hiatus away from tournament poker, and I'm trying to focus on "the now" which is somewhat hard to do with a pounding headache and a howling stomach. Alas, I'll shake it all off and be ready as soon as cards are in the air at the final table.
Update: After a tough heads up battle, Erik Seidel finished in second place to the young Russian, Alexander Kostritsyn. And yes, for the fourth year in a row, a non-Aussie won the Aussie Millions.
Original content written and provided by Pauly from Tao of Poker at www.taopoker.com. All rights reserved. RSS feeds are for non-commercial use only.