Matti Kontinnen Wins Final Aussie Millions Event

Matti Kontinnen Wins Final Aussie Millions Event

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The 2017 Aussie Millions culminated with a AUD$1,150 Hyper Turbo at Crown Casino in Melbourne and it was the Finnish player Matti Konttinen who emerged victorious after topping a field of 10 runners, who created a prize pool of AUD$104,550, with AUD$27,710 going to the champion.

Konttinen from Finland claimed his third winning of the 2017 Aussie Millions and his second five-figure live cash in the series after finishing 5th in the Tournament of Champions for AUD$13,525. The player’s top live cash still remains $284,237, but he is now close to $400,000 in overall cashes.

The heads-up match took place between local player Michael Wood and Konttinen. Eventually, it was Konttinen who succeeded in beat Wood, who was one of three Aussies among the final 9. The other competitors among final 9 were Dean Blatt and Amit Shorey. Blatt got his fifth cash of the series, pushing his sum up to AUD$40,000, while Shorey made his third final table. The other two notable players at the final table were Slovenian Casey Kastle and Kristen Bicknell. Casey finished 4th for AUD$9,930, while the latter got busted in the 7th place, taking home AUD$6,795 for his efforts. Nobuaki Mitsumori finished 9th for AUD$3,660.

A Look at Final Table Payouts:

Position Player Country Prize
1 Matti Konttinen Finland AUD$27,710
2 Michael Wood Australia AUD$18,820
3 Samuel Ingham New Zealand AUD$12,545
4 Casey Kastle Slovenia AUD$9,930
5 Dean Blatt Australia AUD$7,840
6 Amit Shorey Australia AUD$6,795
7 Kristen Bicknell Canada AUD$5,750
8 Kwok Chun Yip Hong Kong AUD$4,705
9 Nobuaki Mitsumori Japan AUD$3,660