January is always one of the busiest months for poker and this year is no different as we now have the Aussie Millions to add to the WPT Borgata and EPT Deauville which are currently being played out.
The first event of an extremely busy schedule down under has now been completed with the $1,100 No Limit Hold’em event eventually revealing Mustapha Kanit as the champion.
He took home $196,000 after navigating his way past a massive field of 1,302 players and beating David Lim heads up after both players had chopped the prize pool right down the middle.
It has not been a bad month for Kanit thus far as this result follows and impressive performance in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in which he finished fourth in the $25k High Roller for a payout of $492,600. This means he has already earned almost $700k in winnings since the start of the year.
Others that made the final table included Daryl Hussy, Steven Tabb, Christopher Zeng and Slade Fisher though none of them had any answers to the form of Kanit.
Once Kanit got himself to heads up he was already slightly ahead on chips and that never changed. Due to the chop of the prize pool the session between the pair did not last very long at all and it was decided when both players pushed their chips into the middle.
Lim was holding the Ad-7c and Kanit the As-9s when the board fell as the 2c-5h-Qs-Jc-Jh to bring us the first Aussie Millions winner of 2014. On top of his winnings he won a Aussie Millions gold ring, something that will obviously mean a lot to him and be a reminder of his victory here.
How It Finished
1st) Mustapha Kanit – $196,000 (d)
2nd) David Lim – $190,000 (d)
3rd) Daryl Hussy – $125,000
4th) Orjan Skommo – $100,000
5th) Lukas Byrns – $80,000
6th) Otto Pickermann – $63,000
7th) Suraj Dutt – $48,000
8th) Christopher Zeng – $35,000
9th) Slade Fisher – $23,000
10th) Steven Tabb – $14,500
We will of course be following what happens in the Aussie Millions and will be providing plenty of reports on all of the action, so stay with us in order to be fully kept up to date.