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Party Poker Players Take the 2010 Aussie Millions by Storm

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Just in case you need another reason to play at PartyPoker, this should convince you that there is a pile of money out there in the poker universe - just waiting for you to win it! As an example, look at what some PartyPoker players accomplished at the Aussie Millions when they won their seat cheap at PartyPoker.

On Sunday, January 31st of 2010 in Melbourne, Australia, 23-year-old Tyron Krost, from Bondi, Sydney was crowned the new king of poker when he won this year’s Aussie Millions Main Event. Krost pocketed a cool AUD$2,000,000 for his most impressive accomplishment. He is now living a dream that all began in an online qualifier at none other than Party Poker.
And in a stunning twist of fate, Frederik Jensen, a 27-year-old from Copenhagen, who also qualified for the Aussie Millions event online at Party Poker, finished in second place, and walked away from the final table with AUD$1,100,100. Party Poker reports that the two online qualifiers dominated the final table and managed to take down some of poker’s most elite players including Annette Obrestad and Sorel Mizzi!

A recent college graduate, whose studies included both psychology and finance, Krost put his newly gained knowledge to good use in battling his opponents to become the last player at the table. Although Krost currently works in the family owned office furniture business in Sydney, we will most likely see him in the PartyPoker poker room as he sits at the poker tables and builds his new family business – the business of playing poker!

While celebrating with champagne among his own personal entourage after his amazing win, Krost acknowledged, “This is totally unbelievable. It is beyond my wildest dreams. If it is a dream, I don’t want to wake up. In total, I spent $700 trying to qualify for a package, and I have managed to turn that into AUD$2,000,000. I got some really good spots on the final table. When I needed a hand I seemed to get it.” Krost went on to say, “It just hasn’t sunk in at all how much money I have just won. I have no idea what I am going to with it. I cashed at the World Series in 2008 but nothing like this.” Equally awed and excited was his girlfriend, Carly, who was among the group of Krost supporters at the event.

This year’s Aussie Millions Main Event marked the second in a row that was been won by both a PartyPoker player and a fellow Australian. Last year’s champion and Team Party member, Stewart Scott, offered his congratulations by saying, “I’m delighted for Tyron and I can honestly say I know what he is feeling like right now. It takes your breath away.”

The top two finishers at the Aussie Millions Main Event this year were among 43 PartyPoker online qualifiers who participated in the event in a total playing field of 749. Included among the competitors, was Krost’s nemesis, Gus Hansen, who this time fell victim to Krost. According to Krost, “Gus knocked me out of the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event and then I knocked him out in this tournament. Bit spooky that.”

Krost praised his runner-up opponent and fellow PartyPoker player, Frederik Jensen, by saying, “I have to say well played to Frederik. He is an excellent player. It is fantastic that when it came to heads-up there were just two PartyPoker qualifiers left.”

Hats off to these Party Poker qualifiers! Would you like to be the next big winner? If so, you need to grab a seat at Party Poker - new players get $50 FREE with no deposit - you never know where it may lead you!

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