2010 Aussie Millions won by online qualifier
Two of Party Poker’s online qualifiers finished in second and first spot in the 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event at the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex in Melbourne. The 27-year old Frederik Jensen from Copenhagen finished in second place and won $A1.100.100, while the 23-year old Tyron Krost, from Bondi, Sydney finished in first place and walked away with an amazing $A2.000.000. Both online qualifiers prevailed a final table that also featured poker stars like Sorel Mizzi and Annette Obrestad.
After his stunning win, Krost may probably start a fulltime poker career, while he presently works in an office furniture company in Sydney, which is owned by his family. Tyron Krost has recently obtained his finance and psychology degree, expertise which is really useful in poker. He commented: “I can hardly believe it, this is something I wouldn’t even dare to dream of. Should this all be a dream, I prefer to live the dream. I needed to invest $A700 to qualify for a package, which I converted in $A2.000.000. I got really favorable cards on the final table and got a hand when I needed it.”
“I still can’t imagine how much money I have cashed and I don’t know what I will do with the money. At the World Series in 2008 I won, but nothing comparable with this win.” His girlfriend Carly was obviously delighted.
2010 Aussie Millions Main Event
43 PartyPoker internet qualifiers, 749 players in all, participated in the 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event this week. Poker idol Gus Hansen was one of the players who was defeated by Krost. “While Gus beat me at the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, this time I was able to defeat him, which is a bit scary.” Krost commented.
The Aussie win results in the Aussie Millions Main Event title staying Down Under and PartyPoker prolonging its title. Stewart Scott, who won the title in 2009 and member of Team Party, was one of the first to congratulate Krost. “I am really happy for Tyron and I can truthfully imagine how he feels, it’s really an exciting event.”
Tony G, the latest member of Team Party, was also pleased: “Our team is really successful and our players become more dominate, it’s bike time for the other poker players!”
The businessman and professional poker player provided Krost with some tips prior to the final table. However, Krost doesn’t plan to imitate Tony G, who stated: “It’s not my intention to show him how the game should be played, he is perfectly capable to play poker, which he demonstrated by winning the title.”
The champion was very positive about Frederik Jensen, who finished in second place and also qualified online. “Frederik is an outstanding poker player and he performed very well. It’s quite amazing that when it came to heads-up there were two PartyPoker qualifiers involved.”