Cary Katz lifts Aussie Millions $100k High Roller title for A$1,481,760

Vegas highroller Cary Katz made it an Aussie Millions trip to remember when he scooped the $100k Challenge High Roller title today for a A$1,481,760 (US$1,074,675) payday, seeing off a star-studded final table in the process.

By: Andrew Burnett

The 42 entries had produced a prizepool of A$4,116,000, just a touch under $3million US for the $72,500 US$ buy-in and there were some very big names of the highroller scene in the mix.

Alex Foxen, Kristen Bicknell, Mustafa Kanit, this week’s biggest winner in Melbourne so far England’s Toby Lewis, and a German crew including Manig Loeser, Dominik Nitsche and Rainer Kempe were all involved, guaranteeing a tough tournament.

Day two saw the field play down to a final table that saw Alex Foxen bubble the money, falling to Johannes Becker’s pocket eights, a hand that would result in Foxen’s partner Kristen Bicknell cashing.

It wouldn’t be the biggest cash of all, however, as Bicknell fell soon afterwards in 6th spot at the hands of $25k Challenge winner Rainer Kempe, and she was followed to the rail by English pro Jack Salter who lost a race for the last of his chips to Katz.

When Kempe himself fell in 4th after running into compatriot Abraham Passet’s kings, it was Passet himself who would lose out in 3rd spot to yet another German – Johannes Becker.

This left Becker and Katz heads-up for the title and $1million+ payout, and when Becker was short-stacked and force to call a shove with his K2 of clubs, it was Katz and a pair of red nines that sealed the deal, Becker’s excellent run worth US $686,600.

Katz’s victory takes him over the $18million mark in lifetime tournament cashes, leapfrogging Thomas Marchese, Dominik Nitsche and Jonathan Duhamel into 25th place.

Final results

1 Cary Katz 1,481,760 AUD  US$1,074,583
2 Johannes Becker 946,680 AUD US$686,600
3 Abraham Passet 617,400 AUD US$447,743
4 Rainer Kempe 452,760 AUD US$328,350
5 Jack Salter 329,280 AUD US$238,800
6 Kristen Bicknell 288,120 AUD US$208,950



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