The Aussie Millions got underway last week, with thousands of players descending on the Crown Melbourne in the hope of capturing a title at the felt.
And the $1,100 Opening Event has now come to a close, with Britain's Rupert Elder besting a field of 1,338 entrants to pick up the first Aussie Millions gold ring of 2013 and the $250,000 prize money to go with it.
Elder had to overcome some world class opposition on his way to the title, and the final table included the defending champion from last year's event - Australian favourite Brendon Rubie.
But Rubie was unable to emulate his 2012 performance, eventually going bust in fifth as he found himself squeezed out by the competition.
Germany's Martin Finger finished second while Fabian Craib and Dusan Stoevski took third and fourth respectively as the Aussie Millions got off to a flying start in the Crown Melbourne.