The annual Aussie Millions is underway right now, with thousands of players making their way Down Under to take part in the various tournaments on offer. We are sending several players to the Main Event this year, but even the preliminaries have plenty of action.

CarbonPoker’s very own sanghoki is one of our staff members tirelessly working in the Fraud department to maximise security and process payments correctly. This year, he travelled to Melbourne, Australia and found success in the very first event of the schedule, a $1100 buy-in No Limit Hold’em event.

Alex was just one in a field of approximately 530 players, and eventually made it to the final table and a seventh place finish, good for a prize of $16,110. This feat also includes busting WSOP Bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro along the way!

Alex’s final hand was a coinflip against player Michael McDonald, who raised pre-flop with a pair of fours. Alex pushed all in with his AK, and was called. The flop came down KQ4, giving Alex a pair but a set for McDonald. A queen and a jack followed, meaning Alex failed to improve and was unfortunately eliminated.

An outstanding result, and everyone here at CarbonPoker extends their highest congratulations! Well done Alex!

Tournament Town

Over the Christmas holidays, our tournaments were in full swing as usual. Nothing seems to stop the players from taking a shot at the $20,000 Guaranteed tournament, and I’ve got some hefty congratulations for the past few weeks of action.

On the 23rd of December 2007, DBC920, previously known for winning the Sunday 20k the week earlier, came through with the goods yet again to pick up a second place finish. This amounts to a profit of almost $9000 for an total investment of $110. Not a bad week at the office at all. The very next week on the 30th, DBC920 finished in 23rd place, again making the money and profiting from the $55 buy-in. The EV on our Sunday 20k is outstanding, and we love seeing three cashes in three tournaments.

The winners were on the ball also, with maeyutzka69 and Tephry taking down the 23rd and 30th events respectively for a win of $5400 each. Both events were won with a race, as all players got their chips in pre-flop. maeyutzka69’s high King held up for the win, and Tephry also had a King when going all in, which paired on the turn for the win.

All in all, the tournaments have been great successes as usual, and with the current WPT schedule firing on all cylinders, players all around the world are in the mood for poker. I’ll have coverage of all our big online events, as well as any news from the live poker scene around the world!