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What I Did On My Holidays

The Aussie Millions, Melbourne
A$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha
Report by Phil Hellmuth on Wednesday, 14 January 2004 at 1:37 pm

My wife and I are really enjoying touring Australia. Yesterday we visited Phillip Island (my island!) and watched 1000 penguins cross the beach at dusk. Did you know that penguins are only from Antartica (South), and not the North Pole? Since polar bears are only from the North Pole a polar bear has never met a penguin before!!

I am here to vacation, but I also came to win the Aus$10,000 main event!! With all the business B.S. in my life these days playing a big multi-day no limit Hold’em Championship is like being on vacation!

I’m pretty excited about my writing career. First, my book ‘Play Poker Like The Pros’ (available at has sold 80,000 copies since it came out in May. Second, I just sold two more books to Harper/ Collins, both to be on the stands by April 2005.

At this point I’m very excited about the Championship event. There are already over 100 players entered. I must say I love Crown Casino Complex and I appreciate the way they have treated me here.

Good luck all...

Phil playing in the big limit ($300/$600) game whilst writing the diary.

Full Result $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Wednesday, 14 January, 2004
1st Steve Zolotow $84,050
2nd Jason Gray $53,550
3rd Sam Korman $28,050
4th Lucy Rokach $20,400
5th Per-Werner Svennson $17,850
6th Gary Benson $15,300
7th Joe Huminicki $12,750
8th Martin Vallo $10,200
9th Graeme Putt $7,650
10th Ross Boatman $5,200

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