The 2017 World Series of Poker Sydney just had its Monster Stack Event which drew the attention of all poker pros present at the Star Poker Room. As many as 403 players took part in the riveting poker tournament which had two days of game, swelling the total prize pool to impressive amounts. This guaranteed the sweet payday for the big winner Tim Mitchell, who received a total of A$88,684 as well as the desired by many WSOP gold ring.
The two-day event began this Saturday with many enthusiasts ready to lay their hands on the first-place prize and to claim the throne. The buy-in for the event amounted to A$1,100 and this resulted in generous prizes for the top 45 positions on the leader board. Among the layers willing to participate in the event were big names in the poker industry to the likings of Tony Hachem from Victoria, Australia, Gary Benson from Sydney, as well as Mitchell Watson from Western Australia. The large stack of chips also helped to make the action even more interesting since, as it is known, when a player has a large stack of chips the style of play is more confident and even aggressive.
Large Chip Stacks Affect the Action
This resulted in a rapid-fire game throughout Day 1 of the poker tournament and at the end of it, there were only 139 players left on the felt. The continued to the second and final day of game and this made the general mood even more excited as all of them wanted to reach the top places. This was a third 2017 WSOP Sydney final table for a poker player known by many as the player who does not need introduction. Prior to this tournament Antonis “Toothpick Tony” Kambouroglou had total live earnings amounting to $748,280 and many people considered him one of the potential winners at the Monster Stack event. However, he only made it to the third position, bagging A$40,034 for his excellent performance.
Mitchell was the chip leader at the beginning of the final table and he remained close to the top end for the whole day of game. He was also responsible for many of the eliminations, and Aaron Wilson was the first player to go. He finished ninth and received a payout amounting to A$8,382. The next poker player to go was Tony “Totty” Travella who fell short after Mitchell stood on his way to the throne. He finished eighth and received A$10,494 for his performance. Jacob Horowitz was then sent home as the seventh-place finisher and he got his hands on a prize amounting to A$13,323. This led to the next victim, yet another poker player defeated by the unstoppable Mitchell.
He goes by the name of Vince “Ice-V” Chung and the eventual winner left him in the sixth place of the leader board with a bag full of A$17,155. Nelson Maccini was defeated by the player who managed to reach the runner-up position after an all in. Maccini could not make it to the other bank of the river and went home as the fifth finisher in the tournament pocketing A$22,414. Phil Georgiou finished one step closer to the throne, receiving a cash prize of A$29,725 after he was defeated by the same player, Rafe Aman.
Kambouroglou reached the third place and at this point, the prizes swelled immensely. He received A$40,034 for his good run during the game, leaving Aman to play in a heads-up duel against the already proven his skills Mitchell. The chip lead was jumping between the two of them during the duel, but eventually, Aman was left in the second place with payout amounting to A$54,787.