After his previous success in the 2017 Star Sydney Championships 6 Max event, Warwick Mirzikinian appeared to be unstoppable and managed to scoop another first prize worth $247,000 from the 2017 Star Sydney Championships High Roller Event.
Warwick Mirzikinian secured a second big payday after outperforming a field of 26 in an intense 2-day long poker duel. In fact, Mirzikinian is a regular player in the Star Poker Room and he usually prefers high stakes games. The poker whale was very excited after scooping his second prize from the annual Star Sydney Championships, sharing that he is motivated to keep on steaming ahead in his poker career.
The $20,000 buy-in event attracted 26 players, who were competing for 2 days to determine who will be the champion. The event was dynamic, featuring levels, each lasting for 45 minutes. The first to leave the poker table was David Wang. However, the field was reduced to only two players, who entered the decisive heads-up match. Warwick Mirzikinian and Andy Lee were the two finalists who were competing for the biggest piece of the pie called “prize pool”.
Lee is also a well-known local poker player, who shares Mirzikinian’s attachment to “top dollar” poker contests. The two opponents took their seats at the final table, to determine who will be the next high roller champion. The two-handed play kicked off with Mirzikinian holding the chip-lead position. He started to gradually grind down Lee’s stack of chips and his hope for the title.
The last hand played within the event’s heads-up duel unfolded with Mirzikinian betting 20,000 pre-flop. Lee raised to 76,000 and Mirzikinian’s next move was to call the bet. At that moment Lee was holding [As][Jc] against Mirzikinian’s [Kc][7c]. The dealer flopped [7h][5c][5d] on the table and Mirzikinian decided to raise the bet to 200,000. Lee, on the other hand, showed aggressive strategy and re-raised the bet, shoving all-in. Mirzikinian called the bet and the dealer turned [2s], followed by [2h] on the river. Mirzikinian’s pocket sevens secured him the title and the big money prize, while his opponent pocketed $148,200 for his runner-up position.
As mentioned above, Mirzikinian is a well-familiar face among the poker enthusiasts. He managed to grab the title for a second time in the 2017 Star Sydney Championships, after emerging victorious in the 2017 Star Sydney Championships 6 Max event, which added to his bankroll AU$76,498.
2017 Star Sydney Poker Championships kicked off on 18th July and it is currently under way. The series features a great variety of poker events and different buy-ins in order to provide an unforgettable experience to all players, who decide to give it a shot. The championship will continue until 7th August, when the big winner will be crowned.