New Zealand's [Removed:17] dominated the final table on the way to capturing the 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship Event #6: $1,150 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em title at the Crown Entertainment Complex on Wednesday.
By the time they reached three-handed play, the Kiwi a held 3:1 lead on the other two players combined and agreed to a deal, taking $117,000 in prize money.
Ashish Gupta earned $66,235 for a third-place finish and Francesco Sergi took $68,000 for second while Yan went on to win the LK Boutique Aussie Millions Championship ring, ultimately defeating a field of 534 players over two days.
The tournament played down to the final 16 Monday and returned with Yan in the lead.
When Tang Peng busted seventh, fellow Aussie Sam Steindl took the lead into the six-handed final and Yan sat in the middle of the pack. But after Steidel got his kings cracked, doubling up Gupta, Yan moved into the top spot, sending American Derek Wolters home sixth.
Yan was relentlessly aggressive the rest of the way and got the cards when he needed them, holding with pocket jacks against a suited ace to felt Max Chin fifth, and ending Steindl's run in fourth when the latter ran tens into his queens.
After the deal was made, he picked up pocket aces to eliminate Gupta and simply leaned on Sergi until he had secured his first Aussie Millions title.