Chen Wins $861k at Aussie Millions, Holz Headlines $100k SHR FT

1. 22012017 EVENT NINE 25K CHALLENGE EVENT RECAP   WINNER JAMES CHEN
James Chen

Taiwan’s James Chen topped the biggest $25k buy-in tournament ever held at the 2017 Aussie Millions while “recreational” player Fedor Holz made yet another Super High Roller Final Table this weekend.

Chen outlasted 133 entries and then out-dueled former Full Tilt pro Brandon Adams to win AUD$861,840.

As usual the event created a pro-packed final table with Antoine Saout, John Juanda, Ryan D’Angelo and Nick Petrangelo filling out the rest of the seats.

Here’s a complete look at the final-table payouts for the $25k Challenge (All amounts in $AUD):

1. James Chen - $861,840
2. Brandon Adams - $590,520
3. Antaoine Saout - $383,040
4. John Juanda - $287,280
5. Ryan D’Angelo - $207,480
6. Nick Petrangelo - $143,640

Holz, Trickett, Watson Highlight $100k FT

Meanwhile Fedor Holz made a return to the poker world in the long-running $100k Challenge and not only made the final table but finished second in chips with 394,500.

Fedor Holz WSOP 2
Hungry for more.

Holz has toyed with the idea of retirement from poker after winning the WSOP Big One for One Drop last but has made time in his schedule for several Super High Roller events.

Holz will be looking to overcome fellow German Steffen Sontheimer who is the overnight chip leader with 451,000.

The tournament only drew 18 entries but that was enough to create a prize pool of $1.7m with $882,000 set aside for first place.

The final table (which will now go on hiatus for a week to allow everyone to play the Aussie Millions Main Event) is thick with pros including David Steicke, Mike Watson, Sam Trickett, David Peters and Nick Petrangelo (who pulled double duty by finishing sixth in the $25k Challenge).

The $100k Challenge final table will resume on Saturday at 2:10 p.m. local time and will be live streamed by Jason Somerville on Twitch.

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