Five-way Chop And Big Blinds Brings Aussie Millions Challenge To A Speedy End

With nothing left on the table, the professionals get the business done quickly

The $25,000 buy-in Aussie Millions Challenge event Downunder came to a fast if unspectacular end Monday as the five remaining professional players made a deal and then boosted the blinds to end the match quickly.

Max Altergott was the titular winner, having started the final table low on the chip stacks…and the five-way chop meant that he was actually the lowest paid of the last five players standing at $241,785.

The final table started out as Altergott, Dan Smith, Jason Mercier, Martin Jacobson, Scott Seiver, Dan Shak, Marvin Rettenmaier and Tobias Renkemeier – all respected names illustrating the quality of the opposition.

By the time the action had reached five-handed stage, Altergott, Dan Smith, Jason Mercier, Martin Jacobson and Scott Seiver decided to agree a five-way chop that left nothing on the table, but gave each around $240,000.

With no incentive for the ultimate winner, that left only the problem of finishing as fast as possible, a task accomplished by increasing the blinds every orbit up to an eventual 100,000/200,000/40,000, ending the game in just over 10 minutes.

Payments to the last five were:

Martin Jacobson $285,921

Dan Smith $278,414

Scott Seiver $265,538

Jason Mercier $263,342

Max Altergott $241,785

Other final tablers took home the following:

6th: Dan Shak – $100,000

7th: Marvin Rettenmaier – $70,000

8th: Tobias Renkemeier – $55,000

Online Casino News Courtesy of Infopowa

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