Video: Rookie Aussie poker player and main event virgin has scooped a colossal $1.6 million dollars after winning first prize in a tournament he paid just $135 to qualify for!


A week ago Shurane Vijayaram decided to try his hand in a $135 AUD rebuy event at the Crown Casino and ended up winning a seat in the 2017 Aussie Millions $10,000 AUD no-limit hold’em main event. The Melbourne local made the most of his seat, defeating a field of 725 entrants to capture the title and the first-place prize of $1,600,000 AUD ($1,209,760 USD). The was Vijayaram’s first recorded live tournament cash, as the amateur poker enthusiast usually plays in low stakes cash games or pub poker tournaments. His lifetime live earning literally went for $0 to over $1.6 million overnight.

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