Robl’s $1 million Aussie Win

Robl’s $1 million Aussie Win

Monday, 28 January 2013

$100,000 might be a huge sum of money for most people but for 22 members of the poker community it was just enough money to play this year’s Aussie Millions Super High Roller event.

Attracting the same number of players as last year, the high stakes event saw just three tables of action as the likes of Vanessa Selbst, Andrew Robl and Tobias Reinkemeier all shot for the $1,000,000 top prize.

After two days it was plucky amateur and serial high roller casher, Dan Shak who pinched 4th place and $237,000.

Next to show the pros who it’s done was Asian businessman Masa Kagawa. After making it past some of the game’s toughest players the Japanese amateur fell at the hands of Andrew Robl.

That pot gave Robl the chip lead going into the final portion of the match against talented Russian pro, Igor Kurganov.

Although Kurganov put up a spirited fight against Robl the American pro never looked as though he was going to falter.

After biding his time he finally scooped the title after his As 5c made a straight against Kurganov’s 4d 3s on a 9c 4c 2h 3d Qs board.

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Tags: Aussie Millions High Roller, Andrew Robl, Igor Kurganov, Dan Shak, Masa Kagawa