Irish Steve O’Dwyer leads the $25K Challenge at 2016 Aussie Million

By | January 23, 2016

Steve O'DwyerSteve O’dwyer is not showing any mercy to his opponents in 2016 as well. He leads the final 13 players of the $25,000 challenge at Aussie Million with total chip counts to 1,200,000. The EPT#12 Prague, High roller champion is on his way to win this prestigious title as well.

The tournament attracted 100 world’s best poker players and generated a prize pool of $AUD$2.928 million. The prize pool will be distributed to top 14 finishers of the game.

This simply is a hugh prize pool, and it is expected that the winner will took home a massive AUD$790,560. It means Steve O’dwyer is on his way to crack the first prize here at 2016 Aussie Million after taking down the PCA $50,000 Single day High roller for an amount of $945,495.

Top 13 finishers of the 2016 Aussie Million 25K event is as follows:-

Steve O’Dwyer of Ireland who has 1,200,000 chips and leading the top 13 players. Igor Kurganov of Russia is at second place with total chip counts to 640,000.Ben Tollerene of United States is at third place in the list with 600,000 chips. The fourth, fifth and sixth places belongs to players like Oliver Price of United Kingdom (590,000), Michael Egan of Australia (589,000) and Eugene Katchalov of Ukraine (535,000).

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The seventh,eighth and ninth places of the 2016 Aussie Million 25K challenge goes to Jason Koon of the United States, with total chip counts to 443,000, Chance Kornuth of United states (380,000) and Phanlert Sukonthachartnant of Thailand 9255,000).

A German player Benny Spindler is at the 10th position with total chip counts to 255,000; and another German pro Dominik Nitsche  is at 11th place and has 211,000 chips to his name.

Whereas the 12th and 13th players/finishers for the same tournament are Sam Greenwood of Canada and Jason Les of United States with 170,000 and 145,000 chips to their name respectively.

Some top international pros like Brian Rast,(US), John Juanda of Indonesia, Antonio Esfandiari of USA and Jason Mercier could not be able to make their ways to the final 13 finishers and got busted on Day 1 of the tournament.