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Ari Engel Rides Start of Day Chip Lead to Aussie Millions Main Event Championship; Byron Kaverman Leads $250,000 Challenge

After riding his start of day chip lead to heads up action, Ari Engel had to endure an epic battle against Tony Dunst to emerge as the champion of the Aussie Millions Main Event. As that mano y mano war played out, guys with plenty of money to toss around were taking part in Day One of the LK Boutique $ 250,000 Challenge. Aussie Millions Main Event Coming to the final table after a day to rest and reflect, Engel and Dunst held the 1-2 positions on the leaderboard. Engel’s 8.155 million chips massively dominated Dunst’s 5.99 million and Dunst likewise dominated the remainder of the field. His closest competitor was Samantha Abernathy, who sat behind a 2.485 million stack, and Alexander Lynskey’s 2.39 million in play. Kitty Kuo (1.005 million), John Apostolidis (960K) and Dylan Honeyman (885K) would have to find a double up quick to get their names

Anthony Zinno, Byron Kaverman Battle it Out for Player of the Year Honors

As we prepare to head into the final month of 2015, the battle for the two major Player of the Year awards have basically come down to two men. The man who has basically dominated the leaderboards since the 2015 World Series of Poker, Anthony Zinno, has now come under fire from another player who has had an outstanding year, Byron Kaverman. For the most part, it looks as though it will come down to these two men to determine the POY. (Due to the closure of their magazine and website, the Bluff Magazine Player of the Year standings have not been updated and, as such, have been dropped from our review.) On the CardPlayer Magazine Player of the Year review, Zinno has been the overwhelming leader for virtually all of the last half of 2015. He tacked on some points in winning the Borgata Poker Open’s $ 1000 Heads

Niall Farrell Comes From Behind to Win EPT Malta Main Event; Byron Kaverman Scores in High Roller

In a battle that lasted over four hours, the United Kingdom’s Niall Farrell battled through a difficult final table to take down his first major championship at the European Poker Tour’s stop at the Portomaso Casino in Malta. As Farrell was taking home his title, the United States’ Byron Kaverman was putting another notch in his belt for 2015 in winning the €10,000 High Roller championship. EPT Malta Main Event Six men came back on Saturday to take part in the final table festivities (Daniel Dvoress and Nabil Cardoso, eliminated in seventh and eighth places respectively on Friday, will earn credit for an EPT final table finish) with Alen Bilic holding about a 2.5 million chip lead over Farrell. The rest of the field – Jaroslaw Sikora (2.455 million), Sam Greenwood (1.605 million) Rainer Kempe (1.515 million) and Giulio Spampinato (1.18 million) – had their work cut out for them