Melbourne’s Luke Roberts is one of the field’s three remaining natives who will be hoping to keep the Aussie Millions trophy on home soil, though as the second shortest stack he will have his work cut out for him.
While Roberts’ Hendon Mob profile only shows $2,966 in live tournament earnings the Aussie has won some silverware before, taking down the 2010 888 Poker League Grand Final Main Event for AUD$54,600 (~$60,398 USD).
Roberts other previous cashes have all come in tournaments with an AUD$500 or lower buy-in so his 2017 Aussie Millions final table appearance is easily the best result of his poker playing career.
Despite having a quiet Day 4 on the run up to the final table, Roberts finished Day 3 as one of the three largest stacks after busting Christian Christner to take play hand-for-hand.
While several big names busted Roberts ducked and dived at the right time to successfully circumnavigate the tournament minefield and should the stars and cards align he could find himself the owner of some more silverware in the form of the coveted Main Event Champion bracelet designed by ANTON Jewellery valued at AUD$30,000, in addition to the AUD$1.6 million (~$1.2 million USD) first prize.