The 2011 Aussie Millions boasts of hosting the biggest buy-in event ever. It’s the 250K Super High Roller Event, which attracted 20 players, making the total prize pool $5 million. Some of the top players who bought-in included Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, John Juanda, Annettee Obrestad and Dan “Jungleman 12” Cates. But none ended up in the money.
The winner was eight-time WSOP bracelet winner Erik Seidel, who was inducted into the Poker Hall of fame in 2010. Seidel, who is a Full Tilt Team member, won $2.5 million. That put him into third-place in the all-time money list behind Daniel Negreanu and Ivey. Just last week, Seidel finished third in the 100K High Roller Event at the same tournament. The UK’s Sam Trickett won that event.
That fact and the irony of it were not lost on anyone when Seidel and Trickett went head-to-head in the 250K Super High Roller Event. But this time Seidel, the American, beat his British counterpart.
The three who finished in the money were Seidel winning AUD$2.5 million, Trickett who took AUD$1.5 million and David Benyamine who ended up in third, earning AUD$1 million.
It was a big event that was a huge success.