Bing it on! Aussie event falls to Michael Binger

Michael Binger

Michael Binger put a tournament in his win column during a trip to the Aussie Millions this month. The UltimateBet pro took down Event 12 to score a $123,840 win.

Michael Binger, 32, bested a field of 42 players to win the $3,250 Pot-Limit Omaha Rebuy tournament at the Aussie Millions in Melbourne, Australia.

"We couldn't be more excited for Michael Binger on his impressive win," said Annie Duke, UltimateBet cardroom consultant.

"When we created the Star Players Team, we chose players who were not only incredible at online poker, but also amazing on the world poker stage. Michael Binger's win at the Aussie Millions clearly demonstrates that he is the ultimate Star Player."

Binger has been lurking near the winners circle at poker tournaments around the world for quite some time. He's made final tables at major events, including a few during the 2007 and 2008 World Series of Poker, but he's finished just outside the winner's circle.

In November 2008, he broke that trend with a win in the World Series of Poker Circuit main event at Harvey's Lake Tahoe. There he picked up a more than $180,000 cash after defeating a playing field of 132 players. He also earned a seat in the 2009 WSOP Main Event with the win.

According to UltimateBet, the Star Players Team was established in May 2008 and is reserved for online poker's most revered players, who possess an undisputed high level of skill and lots of integrity in the online poker world as well as in live poker tournaments.

With Binger's live tournament track record, plus his online poker reputation, he fits the bill.

Binger's fans won't have to head to Australia to check out Binger's play or join him at the tables. They can join him at the virtual felt at UltimateBet, where he plays under the name Michaelbinger. Players can use the UltimateBuddy software to find out where he's seated when he's playing online and to join him.

If you're not already an UltimateBet player, check out the online poker site's room review and get signed up today.

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