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Chrisanthopoulos Moving Up

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Michael Chrisanthopoulos opened with a raise from middle position to 5,500, with Samuel Gerber making the call. Igor Banjac called off his last 4,400 in the big blind and the players went to a flop of {3-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}.

The two live players checked and the {10-Hearts} fell on the turn. Chrisanthopoulos checked and Gerber bet 7,000. Chrisanthopoulos then check-raised all in and Gerber called!

Gerber: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Banjac: {Q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Chrisanthopoulos: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

While Gerber and Banjac had flopped trips, Chrisanthopoulos had spiked a ten on the turn to make a full house! The river bricked the {5-Clubs} and Chrisanthopoulos more than doubles up, sending Banjac to the exit.

Rochford Continues Where He Left Off

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Overnight Paul Rochford held the second-biggest chip stack in the tournament and he just increased that by eliminating the short-stacked Manuel Hansimikali.

Hansimikali moved all in from under the gun for his last 10,200 with {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Rochford made the call, tabling {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}.

The board of {2-Spades}{A-Spades}{J-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} paired Rochford to send Hansimikali to an early exit. Rochford is now up to 115,000.

Tables of Death

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
As we commence Day 2 of the opening event of the 2009 Aussie Millions, a couple of interesting tables have emerged from the overnight redraw.

Table 24 caught our attention as a table to watch today featuring Steve Goldwater, Patrick Fletcher, David Saab, James Potter, Martin Cardno and a short-stacked Sam Khouiss. Expect plenty of fireworks and chatter from this table!

Meanwhile Table 31 is looking promising as it features James Broom, Mel Judah, Petar Lackovic, Emad Tahtouh and PokerNetwork Young Gun of the Month, Ben Delaney.

Play Begins

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Cards are in the air.

Level 12 started

Level:
12
Blinds:
1000/2000
Ante:
200

Day 2 Soon to Begin

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Chip leader Dean Blatt is all smiles
Chip leader Dean Blatt is all smiles
A champion will be crowned today as the first event of the 2009 Aussie Millions Poker Championship comes to its conclusion. This two-day event attracted 731 runners across two Day 1 flights. 110 of them will return the felt today to chase the AU$150,000 first prize; 72 are guaranteed at least AU$2,193, almost double the AU$1,100 buy-in.

When all of the chip bags were logged last night, Dean Blatt emerged as the far and away chip leader with 145,300. No other player has more than 100,000 chips, making Blatt an early favorite to make the final table. This is no-limit hold'em, however. As evidenced by Alexandre Gomes' stunning exit from the 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament just a few hours ago, anything can happen.

Play kicks off in one hour. PokerNews will be there, from the first flop to the last river.

Day 2 Redraw

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Table 10
1001 Jason White - 23000
1002 Paul Rochford - 99600
1003 Hugh Cohen - 22900
1004 Mario Dipietrantonio - 17900
1005 Michael Turner - 25800
1006 Michael Kroger - 37700
1007 Andrija Tomic - 15200
1008 Manuel Hansimikali - 10600

Table 14
1401 Andrew Mercaldi - 23600
1402 Johnny Torchia - 22100
1403 Steve Forman-Todd - 16900
1404 Rodney Snider - 69600
1405 Nolan Hole - 28500
1406 Martin Copeland - 21700
1407 Steve Topakas - 27800
1408 Jai Kemp - 26900
1409 Mark Handmer - 22300

Table 19
1901 Michael Marcos - 12300
1902 Michael Chrisanthopoulos - 34200
1903 Gary Cleaver - 58100
1904 Samuel Gerber - 39800
1905 Zhi Hong Ma - 31400
1906 Rob Price - 68300
1907 Igo Banjac - 4900
1908 Thomas Lindbjerg - 63900
1909 Nir Peer - 18400

Table 24
2401 Steve Goldwater - 69200
2402 Sam Khouiss - 17100
2403 Patrick Fletcher - 19400
2404 David Saab - 60900
2405 Mark Jacobson - 25900
2406 Dean Grantiramu - 39200
2407 James Potter - 21500
2408 Martin Cardno - 34800
2409 Christian Heich - 71200

Table 25
2501 Firat Cakici - 27200
2502 Loui Petrevski - 20500
2503 Giuseppe Gumina - 57700
2504 Carlos Becerra - 13800
2505 Abel Cabrera - 29600
2506 Daniel Bakewell - 18600
2507 James Owens - 34000
2508 Lisa Walsh - 16200
2509 Michael Harrison-Ford - 35800

Table 26
2601 Daniel Mulgrew - 46300
2602 Dean McIver - 19300
2603 Jeff Putt - 20300
2604 Jim Mastorakos - 46700
2605 Victo Galea - 3700
2606 James Spiteri - 30900
2607 Henry Hannigan - 22500
2608 Ismail Ismail - 28700
2609 Andre Johnstone - 25000

Table 27
2701 Chul Jang - 15300
2702 Naz Sibaei - 56600
2703 Kester Solomon - 17300
2704 Dhiya Majeed - 3700
2705 Derek Leak - 30700
2706 David Griffiths - 95000
2707 Hugo Sommer - 28700
2708 Steve Bouya - 34700
2709 Graeme Putt - 60800

Table 28
2801 Brett Ogle - 16800
2802 Anthon Awad - 3700
2803 Julian Kannis - 24800
2804 Michael Hawkins - 30800
2805 Kelvin Beattie - 43000
2806 Christopher Colaneri - 12800
2807 Jamie Pickering - 35200
2808 John Christon - 17800

Table 29
2901 Raemin Alexander - 31500
2902 Stuart Taylor - 16400
2903 Saman Ishaki - 14500
2904 Edmund J Schwerdt - 29300
2905 Paul Walvisch - 35800
2906 Ioannis Hristakopoulos - 17700
2907 Martin Meehan - 24800
2908 Jozef Berec - 35300

Table 30
3001 Eric Assadourian - 20800
3002 Dean Blatt - 145300
3003 Peter Dempsey - 20500
3004 Darren King - 43200
3005 Peter Denver - 28300
3006 Kris Nedanovski - 35500
3007 Haki Sejnovski - 24700
3008 Martin E Harvey - 26700

Table 31
3101 Clint Jordanou - 57600
3102 James Broom - 47300
3103 Emad Tahtouh - 17600
3104 Georg Gorman - 2800
3105 Ben Delaney - 80000
3106 Mel A Judah - 38400
3107 Peter Fien - 45400
3108 Petar Lackovic - 39400

Table 32
3201 Lee Brunker - 39800
3202 James Lavercombe - 40400
3203 Michael Brooks-Reid - 38100
3204 Jack Efaraimo - 58500
3205 Daniel Wright - 15900
3206 Marwan Nassif - 40100
3207 Marcel Jaggi - 58700
3208 Renee Wilson - 5500

Table 33
3301 Eugene Juczenko - 38200
3302 Kim Fjastad - 16600
3303 James Smyth - 30400
3304 Konstandinos Gianakopoulos - 15900
3305 Theodore A Rousalis - 23100
3306 Jim Ghobrial - 86800
3307 Fred Alam - 17100
3308 Scott Peters - 4400

Level 25 started

Level:
25
Blinds:
40000/80000
Ante:
5000

Level 24 started

Level:
24
Blinds:
30000/60000
Ante:
5000
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