Adams, Jattin, and Chidwick Win Big in Australia

Timothy Adams' trip from Canada to Australia was definitely worthwhile judging by his latest impressive victory.

The 2020 Australian Poker Open crowned three more champions this week as grinders continue to win big in Australia. Timothy Adams, Farid Jettin, and Stephen Chidwick are all enjoying their time in Australia, winning A$1,106,000 (US$748,126) between them.

Timothy Adams Wins A$416,000 in Australia

Canada’s Timothy Adams triumphed in the A$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Event at The Star Gold Coast, Australia. Adams came out on top of a stellar field of 49 entrants who created a $1,225,000 prize pool.

The often controversial character that is Chino Rheem busted in seventh-place and was the first player to cash. Rheem collected A$61,250 for seventh-place, which takes his lifetime winnings to US$11,069,883. The Californian is a former PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event champion, one with a very checkered past.

WPT Five Diamond Classic winner Aaron Van Blarcum joined Rheem on the rail. The pair got some more company when Orpen Kisacikoglu and Steve O’Dwyer fell by the wayside.

O’Dwyer’s exit left three players in the hunt for the top prize, each guaranteed six-figures. Andy Lee, a native of Australia, crashed out in third, leaving Stephen Chidwick and Adams to fight heads-up.

Adams and Chidwick have clashed dozens of times in their careers, but Adams won this battle. Chidwick received A$269,500 for his runner-up finish, Adams A$416,500 for the win.

Place Player Country Prize (AUD) Prize (USD)
1 Timothy Adams Canada $416,500 $282,386
2 Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom $269,500 $182,721
3 Andy Lee Australia $183,750 $124,582
4 Steve O’Dwyer United States $122,500 $83,055
5 Orpen Kisacikoglu Turkey $98,000 $66,444
6 Aaron van Blarcum United States $73,500 $49,833
7 Chino Rheem United States $61,250 $41,527

Jattin’s Incredible Run in Australia Continues

Colombia’s Farid Jattin loves playing poker in Australia. He competed at the Aussie Millions where he finished seventh in the A$25,000 PLO event for A$84,960. Jattin won the A$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Challenge two days later for an additional A$986,464. Now he has an Australian Poker Open title to brag about after winning the A$25,000 PLO event.

Jattin defeated Team partypoker pro Joni Jouhkimainen heads-up to bank $290,000. That’s no mean feat because the Finn is one of the world’s best players with four hole cards.

This latest victory takes Jattin’s lifetime winnings from live poker tournaments to US$5,345,358, placing him first in Colombia’s all-time money listings. In fact, he’s got almost $4 million more than Mayu Roca Uribe in second place!

Place Player Country Prize (AUD) Prize (USD)
1 Farid Jattin Colombia $290,000 $195,888
2 Joni Jouhkimainen Finland $188,500 $127,327
3 George Wolff United States $116,000 $78,355
4 Andras Nemeth Hungary $72,500 $48,972
5 Alex Foxen United States $58,000 $39,178

Stephen Chidwick Gets The Job Done Down Under

Stephen Chidwick’s third cash of 2020 also happens to be an outright victory worth A$399,500. Chidwick is a legitimate superstar of the modern game, one with $33,888,888 in live winnings, quite incredible.

The British star came out on top of a 47-strong field in the A$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em event. Austrian phenom Matthias Eibinger ran out of steam in seventh-place and collected A$58,750. Farid Jattin joined Eibinger on the rail in a finish worth A$70,500.

Dutch grinder Jorryt van Hoof scooped A$94,000 for his fifth-place finish before Michael Addamo busted. Addamo, who calls Australia home, got his hands on A$117,500 for his efforts.

Seth Davies’ exit in third for A$176,250 set up a mouth-watering one-on-one battle between Chidwick and Erik Seidel. The two Goliath’s locked horns before Chidwick brushed his opponent aside to lock up the lion’s share of the prize money. Seidel had to console himself with A$258,500.

Place Player Country Prize (AUD) Prize (USD)
1 Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom $399.500 $269,852
2 Erik Seidel United States $258,500 $174,610
3 Seth Davies United States $176,250 $119,052
4 Michael Addamo Australia $117,500 $79,368
5 Jorryt van Hoof Netherlands $94,000 $63,495
6 Farid Jettin Colombia $70,500 $47,621
7 Matthias Eibinger Austria $58,750 $39,684
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

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