$10,000 Main Event

Former Champions, Philanthropists and Entrepreneurs

• Nível 3: 100-200, 25 ante
Andrew Bassat

While Phil Laak may have departed, several more notables have joined the action bringing the total number of entries up to 202.

David Gorr will be a familiar face to many as he has been a Crown regular for decades. With over $2.1 million in career tournament earnings, the 74-year old Malvern native is currently 9th on the Hendon mob Australia All Time Money List and as a former Aussie Millions Champion is no stranger to success. Gore defeated the UK’s James Keys to win the 2011 Main Event for $1.9 million and will be hoping to repeat chance once again.

Also joining the field is lawyer, businessman and philanthropist Julius Colman, co-founder of the Colman Foundation, an educational charity providing grants for books and educational needs to disadvantaged children across Victoria. Colman is also a pretty decent card player sitting in 37th on Australia’s All Time Money List with over $800,000 in tournament earnings and an Aussie Millions Main Event final table on his poker resume – Colman finished 4th in 2007 for a $397,640, the year Gus Hansen emerged victorious.

Another notable is entrepreneur Andrew Bassat – CEO and cofounder of SEEK Australia, the country’s largest employment, career, and recruitment site. Bassat too boasts a very respectable poker resume with over $127,000 in tournament winnings including a deep run in 2016’s Asia Pacific Poker Tour Melbourne Main Event. Bassat already has a cash under his belt at this year's Aussie Millions with a 43rd place finish in the AU$1,150 Six Max Event #6 and will undoubtedly be hoping to go a little farther here in the Main.

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