Shurane Vijayaram is riding high this week after winning the Aussie Millions poker tournament. He only put up $130 to enter the tournament because he first entered a satellite tournament at the Crown Casino. He won that satellite tourney and his entry into the Aussie Millions Main Event, a buy-in worth $10,600. But that’s when Shurane Vijayaram just got started.
He’s now 27th on the ‘All Time Money List’ in Australia after winning ONE SINGLE TOURNAMENT, the Aussie Millions Main Event, with a first place grand prize worth $1.6 million.
Several things make this one of the greatest runs in poker history, including the fact that this was the first time Shurane Vijayaram ever cashed in a professional poker tournament, but the thing I love the most is the testicular fortitude displayed on the final hand of the game.
Here’s an abbreviated version of that last hand played in the Aussie Millions:
This was a hand that earns Shurane Vijayaram $1.6 million by calling his opponent’s ‘all-in’ push. Shurane has a pair of 5’s, and there are 4 over cards on the board, as well as multiple straight options. There are so many possible hands on the board that could’ve beaten Shurane but he showed some balls and was handsomely rewarded for one of the best calls I’ve ever seen in poker.
If you want to see all 9+ minutes of the final hand in the Aussie Millions you can CLICK HERE to see it on YouTube.