This year’s edition of the Aussie Millions poker festival has a lot on offer and the poker tournaments which it has in its rich schedule never cease to provide their participants with more challenging tables every day. One of the most recent poker events was the 20th one in the schedule which was A$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max Shot Clock. The big winner which managed to outplay all of his rivals was Germany poker player Andreas Klatt who proved that his skills can take him to the throne.
The first place prize in this poker tournament amounted to some A$144,330 which was a reason enough for the players to demonstrate their poker skills on the tables. Each of the participants has to pay A$2,500 buy-in in order to reserve a spot in the 20th event of Aussie Millions schedule and this, in turn, swelled the guaranteed prize pool, making for some generous payouts for the top positions on the leader board. There were a total of 252 entrants running for the big win, each of them eyeing the generous first-place prize.
Klatt’s Poker Career so Far
Klatt has a total of $1,004,540 amassed from live poker tournaments and some of them he managed to bag over the span of a few days. His first ever live poker winning came back in 2011 when he played at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event and won as much as $17,500 for his effort. However, he became better known in the spring of 2017 when he was on a winning spree during PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing.
He made it to the top at PokerStars National Championship Monte Carlo where he won €151,445 (US$164,935), followed by a runner-up position at the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Main Event which brought him €402,786 (US$438,660). The third and final prize he bagged came after he entered €3,300 WPT Amsterdam Main Event and reached the 10th position on the official leader board which brought him €13,435 (US$14,720).
Since the beginning of Aussie Millions, he has had three payouts, the first one coming at the A$1,150 No-Limit Hold’em Opening Event. After his participation in it, he received A$3,150 for his performance which was a fair boost in the right direction. Several days after it he played at the 8th event of the poker festival, A$1,150 No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator where he reached the 11th position on the leader board.
This brought him a sweet payday amounting to A$9,860 and the motivation to continue playing in the poker festival. The 2nd February saw the start of A$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max Shot Clock and this is when Klatt took the opportunity to show his best performance for the first place. He played in a heads-up duel against Belgium player Kenny Hallaert, who is also a well-known name in the industry, as he is a 2016 WSOP Main Event November Niner. He later expressed his content with the prize amounting to A$94,975 via his Twitter account.