This year he came back and won it all.
Voegele came into the 2011 ANZPT Adelaide main event final table as the chip leader and kept his foot on the gas the whole way.
He lost his grip on the lead four-handed, but battled back to beat Jesse McKenzie heads-up and collect an AUD$148,900 first-place prize.
A total of 253 players entered the AUD$2,400 event setting a new record for poker in South Australia and creating an AUD$551,540 prize pool that paid 27 spots.
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19 different countries were represented in the tournament.
Next up for the PokerStars ANZPT is a stop in Perth March 23-27.
Here's how the Adelaide final table finished up:
1 Octavian Voegele $148,900
2 Jesse McKenzie $99,260
3 Ian Parnell $55,150
4 Andrew Dales $44,670
5 Charles Caris $35,850
6 John Apostolidis $27,570
7 Jeff Rossiter $19,300
8 Danny Chevalier $14,060
9 Oliver Grujic $11,040