Oliver Speidel wins Aussie Millions Main Event
Local lad Oliver Speidel is Melbourne hero after landing Aussie Millions Main Event 2012
|by Alligator Blood||January, 29th 2012||
Above: Oliver Speidel celebrates winning the Aussie Millions 2012
Oliver Speidel has won the Aussie Millions Main Event 2012.
The only local to make the final table won the biggest payday of his life - $1.6m - by beating Kenny Wong.
The 26-year-old looked stunned as his aces held against Wong's nines just 20 minutes into heads-up play.
He said: “Words can’t describe it. I’ve just been incredibly lucky this week.
“It’s almost a joke to me really how lucky I’ve been.
"It keeps amazing me and now to win it all, I don’t know. I don’t know what to say really.”
Earlier, in a surprisingly dominant display, Speidel had eliminated four of the other five players - including previous chip leader Bjorn Li, to amass a 4:1 chip lead by the time heads-up came along.
The new Aussie Millions champion added: "Kenny is a really tough player.
"I’m glad I didn’t really have to make some really hard decisions (against him) because it was over so quickly.”
Aussie Millions 2012
Main Event Final Table Payouts
1. Oliver Speidel – $1,600,000
2. Ken Wong – $1,000,000
3. Mile Krstanoski – $610,000
4. Mohamad Kowssarie – $405,000
5. Patrick Healy – $300,000
6. Bjorn Li – $230,000
7. Yann Dion – $170,000