The Aussie Millions also known as the Australian Poker Championship is the most significant poker tournament series held in Australia it is hosted at the Crown Casino.
The tournament’s main event is the Southern Hemisphere with a plethora prize pool of over A$7 million. One of the players who gained latitude through the Aussie Millions is Richard ‘Chufty’ Ashby. He first plunged into the series with a meager $4,000 that grew multi-fold to $100,000 but lost within a week in the games. However, this did not handicap him in playing future events as he has played to win various games. Richard has a penchant for Omaha. Richard has also been a vibrant online poker player under the aegis of the Black Belt Poker.
Richard first won the 2001 Grosvenor UK Open that was held in Luton to win £10,500 in a £100 PL Seven Card Stud tournament. Since then, he has squeezed out above half a million bucks in live events winnings including final tabling with finishes at the Manchester GUKPT in 2007 and the Aussie Millions that gave garnered A$150,000 placing 7th. In 2009, he became the biggest cash earner online when he wrung out $1,824,074 within a month. This success bestowed upon him eminence, especially the Two + Two platforms where nosebleed stakes get large following. In 2010, he became the winner of the WSOP Event 21 $1,500 Seven Card Stud tournament where he acquired $140,467. In less than two weeks he placed second in WSOP Event 43 in the $10,000 HORSE World Championship that netted him $378,027.
2010 was fortuitous for Richard as he appeared in the World Championship of Online Poker $2,100 PLO 6-Max tournament to win in a field of 480-entrants to get a WCOOP bracelet and $185,760. Richard boasts a rich and magnificent resume among the players based in London, England.