Paul Hoefer emerged victorious at the Aussie Millions $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em event, beating 190 players for a cool A$106,920 (US$74,515) in prize money.
Hoefer played solid poker over two days to take his not just capture LK Boutique Aussie Millions championship ring but also stretch his live career earnings to $1,046,853.
The German has been on a solid run in the last couple of years. In 2015 he registered the biggest score of his career with a win at the WSOP $1,111 No Limit Hold’em Little One for One-Drop event for $645,969, beating a strong field of 4,555 players.
This latest win was Hoefer's second biggest career score.
10 players made it to the final table. After a series of eliminations, Hoefer had to battle it out with Alex Grocott for the title.
The former held a 1.75m to 1m chip advantage over his opponent, as the heads-up commenced.
It did not take him much time to outclass Grocott with the final duel lasting less than 30 minutes.
Hoefer (K-3) and Grocott (10-5) went all-in on a K-10-4-J-K board. Grocott had to be content with a runner-up finish for A$70,565, while Hoefer was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Paul Hoefer A$106,920
2 Alex Grocott A$70,565
3 Mogens Hansen A$44,890
4 Vic Spadavecchia A$36,335
5 Robert Nguyen A$28,905
6 Frank Williams A$23,510
7 Karib Yustinus A$19,235
8 Najeem Ajez A$14,960
9 Piyush Gupta A$10,685
10 Michael Tomeny A$8,550
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