2014 Aussie Millions

$10,600 Main Event
Zilele: 1b
Event Info

2014 Aussie Millions

Rezultate finale
Mâna câştigătoare
1,600,000 AUD
Event Info
10,000 AUD
Fond de premiere
6,680,000 AUD
Informaţii Nivel
80,000 / 160,000

A Look at the 2003 Aussie Millions: The “Silver Fox” Wins Main Event

Nivel 5 : 200/400, 50 ante

By today’s standards, the maiden Aussie Millions was quite small. Aside from the Main Event, the largest buy-in of the series’ 10 events was AUD$5,000, modest compared to the AUD$250,000 tournament that has become an annual tradition. That first year was comprised mainly of players from the South Pacific, as well as a smattering of pros from the United Kingdom including Harry Demetriou, Ram Vaswani, Joe Beevers, and Lucy Rokach. In addition, a few Americans traveled to Melbourne including Erik Seidel, who has since become a regular at the Aussie Millions.

2003 Aussie Millions Results

$360 Pot-Limit Hold’emLuke Chezick (NZ)
$360 Limit Hold’emCarlo Citrone (U.K.)
$1,500 Limit Hold’emMichael Tomeny (USA)
$1,000 Pot-Limit OmahaSherkhan Fernood (Afghanistan)
$5,000 Heads-up No Limit Hold’emGeorge Mamacas (Australia)
$200 NLHE Pioneers EventPaul Pedersen (NZ)
$1,000 Pot-Limit Hold’emSherkhan Fernood (Afghanistan)
$1,500 Limit Omaha Hi/LoMel Judah (Australia)
$5,000 Pot-Limit OmahaLucy Rokach (U.K.)
$10,500 NLHE Main EventPeter Costa (U.K.)

The first Aussie Millions Main Event attracted 122 players and created a prize pool of AUD$1,220,000. The final table ended up being a battle between Australia and the U.K., with the former having five runners in contention against the latter’s four. Appropriately, Leo Boxell of Australia squared off against the U.K.’s Peter Costa in a heads-up match considered one of the best in Aussie Millions history. It contained 14 all-in bets and in the end, the Englishman, nicknamed “Silver Fox,” took down the AUD$394,870 prize and became the first Aussie Millions champion.

Costa, who was known by many through his appearances on Late Night Poker, was certainly the big story from that first year, but it is also worth noting that two of the Hendon Mob’s four members (Ram Vaswani and Joe Beevers) made the final table, and another member, Barny Boatman, bubbled in 10th place.

Unfortunately Costa, who now resides in Las Vegas, was unable to make it to this year's Aussie Million. For more on Costa, check out the Where Are They Now interview he did with PokerNews a couple years back.

2003 Aussie Millions Main Event Results

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

Peter Costa
Peter Costa

1stPeter Costa (U.K.)$394,870
2ndLeo Boxell (Australia)$225,640
3rdHarry Demetriou (U.K.)$124,640
4thSam Khouiss (Australia)$101,538
5thJoe Cabret (Australia)$78,974
6thRam Vaswani (U.K.)$67,696
7thMartin Comer (Australia)$56,410
8thErich Kollmann (Austria)$45,128
9thJoe Beevers (U.K.)$33,846