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Billy Argyros wins the 2013 APPT Melbourne Main Event
Known as the “The Croc,” Argyros was among the veterans in the 9-handed final table and went into the final table among the short-stacked players (8th in chips).
Already among the inductees in the Australian Poker Hall of Fame, Argyros will add the APPT Melbourne title to his long list of accomplishments.
2013 APPT Melbourne – Results and Payouts
1st – Billy Argyros (Australia) - $134,500
2nd – Bowdy Tolhopf (Australia) - $166,000
3rd – David Yan (New Zealand) - $133,000
4th – Ashley Mason (United Kingdom) - $58,400
5th – Robert Damelian (Australia) - $45,900
6th – Joe Cabret (Australia) - $37,550
7th – Phil Luu (Australia) - $29,200
8th – Ravi Maravar (Australia) - $22,920
9th – Jazz Mathers (Australia) - $16,650
In the 2008 World Series of Poker, he finished 4th in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha championship for US $268,605. The Melbourne haul brings him another $134,500 in tournament winnings and the title of one of the most prestigious poker tournaments in Australia and Asia.
It was indeed a coup for the Australian who beat out erstwhile chip leaders Ashley Mason from the United Kingdom and David Yan from New Zealand who finished at 3rd and 4th places, respectively. Six other Australians also played in the final table and all got handsomely paid for their efforts.
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