Angelina Rich becomes the first female poker player to win a gold ring at the 2015 Aussie Millions after defeating John Thomson, in heads-up action, to capture the first prize of $25,905 in Event #12: $1,150 No-Limit Hold’em Terminator.
Angelina Rich has become the first female gold ring winner, at this years 2015 Aussie Millions, after beating everyone put before her in Event #12: $1,150 No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) Terminator event.The Terminator format means $500 bounties are handed out each time a player is eliminated, and Rich was the only player who kept her bounty in tact, after going all the way.
243 entrants created a $2,490,075 prize pool, and Rich took home the winners check of $25,905 (I was going to use the Rich by nature pun, but felt better of it). It was a largely unrecognizable final table, although Rich did defeat a man in form in heads-up action: John Thomson was making his fourth cash of the series – and he finished ninth in the NLHE Shotclock event.
It was the second title of Rich’s short career, her most prestigious, and her largest payday. Her previous victory coming at the 2014 Women’s Event at the European Poker Tour (EPT) San Remo.
Rich was the chip leader going into a final table the PokerAsiaPacific blog said she ‘dominated.’ An ICM deal was agreed when play reached fourhanded, and Rich took the best part of it. There was an additional $905 to play for, during heads-up, and that went the way of Rich after turning a flush on [Js] [6s] [4h] [7s] [6h] – Thomson rivered trip sixes and had moved all-in on the river.
Aussie Millions Terminator Final Table Results
1st Angelina Rich – $25,905*
2nd John Thomson – $22,000*
3rd Jim Giannoukos – $21,000*
4th Paul Stewart – $10,200*
5th Bruno Portaro – $8,600
6th Walter Hunchak – $7,000
7th Nicholas Keong – $5,700
8th Michael Addamo – $4,500
9th Peter Mormanis – $3,500
*Denotes Four Handed Deal