Andy Lee has built himself quite the reputation as a formidable poker player in the Star Poker Room and indeed, in every venue he plays at. If you are on a table with Andy, he will generally find a way to get all of your chips into his stack. Put simply, Andy Lee likes to win, which is why his 8th Place on the final table of the 5k Challenge last week, was such a big disappointment to Andy.
Well, what better way to set the record straight than to come out and win the very next tournament on the schedule, the 6 Max Championship here at the 2018 Sydney Championships!
"I was gutted," Andy Lee told the Star Poker Live Reporting Team. "I put myself in a good spot to win the 5k event and to go out so quickly was disappointing. I wanted to make amends in this 6 Max Event which is exactly what I did".
Make amends he certainly did, Andy Lee rarely put a foot wrong as he completely steamrolled this field.
It was certainly not an easy feat, with 243 entrants many of Australia's best poker players were on hand for their shot of glory. But Andy Lee was always up near the top of the leaderboard. In fact, when play concluded last night and there were just 21 players left, Andy Lee was amongst our chip leaders, a position he did not relinquish throughout the tournament.
Lee went from strength to strength as he held the lion's share of the chips for most of the final table. 6 Max poker is often seen to be trickier than full ring poker a there is nowhere to hide, that was certainly the case here as Andy Lee grew completely dominated the final table from start to finish. In fact, even as the final table got shorter his dominance began to grow as he was in complete control of both three handed and heads up play.
This tournament represents a significant result for Andy Lee who with over US$1,200,000 in tournament earnings, has been a consistent feature of big tournament final tables. He won the $20,000 buy-in event at the WSOP Sydney in December 2017 and has shown quite clearly in this event and the 5k before it that he intends to be at the pointy end of these fields for a long time to come.
Keep an eye out for Andy Lee, we are sure today will not be the last time you see his name up in lights!