Congratulations to Roland Hawkins, who is the lucky last recipient of a 2010 Aussie Millions event championship ring!
Hawkins bested a field of 250 players to take down the title and the first place prize money of AUD $28,875, defeating Alan Nicholls after an hour-long heads-up battle.
Congratulations to Roland, enjoy your victory!
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Roland Hawkins raised to 80,000 before the flop and Alan Nicholls called from the big blind to see a flop of
, which both players checked.
The dealer produced the
on the turn; Nicholls checked, Hawkins led out for 100,000 and Nicholls called before the river
Nicholls then snap-shoved, Hawkins snap-called.
Both players rivered a hand; Nicholls had two pair, but Hawkins had the nut flush! It's over ladies and gentlemen, we have crowned the 20th Aussie Millions champion of 2010!
Roland Hawkins is dominating this final table and catching an amazing run of cards, crippling Alan Nicholls down to just 240,000 in the process.
Nicholls limped in preflop from the button and Hawkins checked to see a flop of
Hawkins checked, Nicholls led out for 30,000 and Hawkins called before the
came down on the turn.
Hawkins check-called Nicholls' bet of 50,000 before both players checked the river of the
for two pair but Hawkins tabled
for a rivered flush!
Hawkins is now in cruise control, up to 1,010,000.
Roland Hawkins raised to 50,000 from the button and Alan Nicholls called to see a flop that read
Nicholls check-called Hawkins' bet of 50,000 before both players checked the turn of the
On the river
, Nicholls checked, only to call after Hawkins open-shoved and the cards were tabled:
Nicholls took the pot down and took the chip lead, but then lost it two hands later.
Nicholls called Hawkins' all-in bet before the flop with
, only to find himself behind Hawkins'
The board ran out
, and Nicholls is down to 509,000 while Hawkins is on 741,000.
Fred Chaptini open-shipped from the button before the flop for his last 70,000, only to be called down by Alan Nicholls.
The cards were revealed; Chaptini showed
but was well behind Nicholls'
Chaptini found some hope when the flop came down
, but the
on the turn was the wrong kind of black.
Just one club would do it for Chaptini, but the river ran red in the form of the
, eliminating him in 3rd place and we are now heads-up between Nicholls and Rowland Hawkins!
Roland Hawkins - 820,000
Alan Nicholls - 315,000
Fred Chaptini - 70,000
The cards are back in the air!