Impressive winning streak
Toby Lewis captured his third Aussie Millions title in three years by clinching victory in the No Limit Hold’em Shot Clock Six Max event.
The British poker pro pocketed AU$148,030 (US$102,349) for winning the 2020 Aussie Millions event. He obviously likes playing at the Crown Melbourne.
Lewis took down the 2018 Aussie Million Main Event before beating the field in a Challenge event in 2019. The odds were stacked against him winning another title this year, but he managed to do just that.
A field of 258 players entered the event this year, but it was Lewis who came out on top to capture another ANTON Jewelry Championship ring.
Lewis puts success down to luck
When asked what his secret is for winning Aussie Millions events, Lewis humbly put it down to luck. However, he also spoke about how being comfortable in a given environment can play a factor in playing better.
Lewis said he has always loved playing at the Aussie Millions, even before he won the first of his three titles.
As the tournament was played using a six-max format with a shot clock in place, Lewis felt that he had an edge over other participants in the event. He said: “I’ve played so much online poker, so I find making decisions with 30 seconds ok because I know what to do in a lot of spots. I think that’s a pretty big advantage.”
time banks could be a good idea moving forward due to play being a little too fast on occassion
He did say that time banks could be a good idea moving forward due to play being a little too fast on occassion. This is especially true for turns and rivers, where most players require more time to decide their next move.
Plans for the rest of the series
A lot of other players joke about how he comes to this event in Melbourne each year to collect his wages. While there is no guarantee of future success, Lewis always looks forward to coming back to this event.
Lewis thanked the Crown Casino’s staff members for running such an enjoyable event. He spoke about how professional everything is and how staff always listen to the players.
He is now looking ahead to the remaining events in the 2020 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. He said: “I’m going to try and play pretty much everything and see if I can make another run in the Main Event.”