England’s Toby Lewis wins Aussie Millions Shot Clock Six Max for AU$148,030

Englands Toby Lewis scooped a third Aussie Millions title in three years last night at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, taking down the Shot Clock Six Max tournament for AU$148,030 (US$102,349).

By: Andrew Burnett


Lewis won the Main Event in Melbourne two years ago, a career-best cash of AU$1,458,198 (US$1,178,513) to go with the trophy.

Last year, the Southampton pro’s visit to the other side of the world resulted in victory in the AU$50k Challenge, winning AU$818,054 ($587,936).

This week’s win saw Lewis head a field of 258 entries, the Englishman admitting in a PokerNews interview that the shot clock format didn’t phase him.

"I've played so much online poker, so I find making decisions with 30 seconds ok because I know what to do in a lot of spots,” he explained, adding: “I think that's a pretty big advantage.”

The final table of six saw as many different nations represented, Germany Kilian Kramer falling first, his Hendon Mob profile showing another of the Germans perhaps unhappy with recent tax-chasing by various countries authorities.

Local pro Corey Kempson had a very fine 5th place result, with Malaysia’s Kwok Chun Kong taking 4th, Justin Liberto from the USA missing out on the heads-up match for the title when he departed in 3rd for AU$$56,600.

That left Lewis to battle Xiajing Ji for the trophy, and although the Chinese player eventually lost, he secured his biggest-ever cash as runner-up.

After his victory, Lewis spoke with reporters, stating: "Everyone always jokes that each year I come back to Melbourne to 'pick up my wages. I always hope it'll be that way, but it actually has!”

Final Results

1 Toby Lewis AU$148,030
2 Xiajing Ji $97,235
3 Justin Liberto $56,600
4 Kwok Chun Kong $42,085
5 Corey Kempson $30,475
6 Kilian Kramer $21,770

 

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