For most of us, poker generally involves a few dollar bills thrown around the dining table after one too many whiskeys with your friends. For amateur poker player Shurane Vijayaram however, poker has come to mean transforming $ 130 AUD ($ 98 USD) into an incredible $ 1.6 million AUD ($ 1.2 million USD).
So how did Vijayaram, who’s never played a professional poker game in his life, manage to pull off the incredible feat? Well, last Sunday, the 33-year-old paid $ 130 AUD ($ 98 USD) to enter a poker tournament at Crown Casino, Melbourne. Vijayaram managed to win that event, earning himself a much sought-after $ 10,600 AUD ($ 8,050 USD) ticket into the Aussie Millions main event.
Poker ace Jason Somerville, who hosted the tournament, said: “He’s never cashed a tournament before… only in poker do you see things like that. Shurane with a pair of fives, is the sickest call I think I’ve ever seen. We may never see a call again as good as that for as much money as that ever. That is just an unreal performance.”
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