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Martin Cardno Eliminated in 23rd Place (AU$5,482)

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Martin Cardno - 23rd Place
Martin Cardno - 23rd Place
Martin Cardno moved all in for 185,000 on the steal as the player in the big blind seat hadn't yet returned from the break. However Christian Heich was onto Cardno as he made the call from the small blind.

Cardno: {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Heich: {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

The board landed {K-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{4-Spades}{J-Spades} and Cardno crashes out of the tournament in 23rd place as Heich assumes the tournament lead with 443,000 chips.

A Double-Up for Topakas

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Steve Topakas moved all in for his last 76,000 with {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} and was in great shape as David Griffiths made the call with {A-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}.

The board fell {7-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Topakas found two pair to double up to over 150,000, with Griffiths falling back to around 200,000.

Play Resumes

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
We're back and the cards are in the air once again. Twenty-three hopefuls return to the felt, but only nine will reach the final table!

Level 18 started



Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
The players are now taking a ten-minute break.

Chul Jang Eliminated in 24th Place (AU$5,482)

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Just as we were coming back to David Griffiths' table, we found him calling the all-in bet of Chul Jang. Jang was in terrible shape, tabling {A-Hearts} {K-Spades} against the {A-Diamonds} {A-Spades} of Griffiths. The dealer found the case ace when the flop came {A-Clubs} {10-Diamonds} {8-Spades}, leaving Jang to look for running straight cards. The {7-Clubs} on the turn sealed Jang's fate. He reported to the cage to collect AU$5,482 when the river fell {Q-Hearts}.

Griffiths, who was one of the overnight leaders from Day 1, now stands at 272,000 in chips.

Giuseppe Gumina Eliminated in 25th Place (AU$5,482)

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Giuseppe Gumina - 25th place
Giuseppe Gumina - 25th place
Escalating blinds are continuing to put pressure on the short stacks. Giuseppe Gumina moved all in from late position with {A-Spades} {3-Spades} and was called by Peter Denver in the blind, who showed {A-Diamonds} {5-Hearts}. Denver paired up on the flop, {8-Spades} {5-Clubs} {8-Clubs}. That left Gumina drawing very thin. He was eliminated after the board ran out {2-Hearts} {8-Hearts}.

Denver now has 145,000.

Dean McIver Eliminated in 26th Place (AU$5,482)

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Thomas Lindbjerg opened with a raise from late position before Dean McIver shoved all in from the big blind. Lindbjerg made the call.

Lindbjerg: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}
McIver: {A-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

The board fell {Q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts} and McIver exits in 26th place collecting AU$5,482 for his efforts.

Haki Sejnovski Eliminated in 27th Place (AU$5,482)

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Haki Sejnovski, moved all in from middle position. Action folded to Nir Peer in the big blind, who made an easy call with {A-Clubs} {K-Diamonds}. He was racing against Sejnovski's {Q-Spades} {Q-Hearts} and pulled a king on a {K-Hearts} {5-Hearts} {10-Diamonds} flop. When the turn fell {6-Diamonds} and the river came {5-Clubs} there was no tournament life left in Sejnovski. He earned AU$5,482 for playing excellent poker in Event #1.

Peer now has about 230,000 in chips.

And Then There Were Three

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
A field of 731 entrants has been whittled down to the final three tables. Each of the following players has been eliminated and earned AU$4,386:

28th - Kelvin Beattie
29th - Ben Delaney
30th - Jim Ghobrial
31st - Hugh Cohen
32nd - Dean Grant-Iramu
33rd - Petar Lackovic
34th - Graeme Putt
35th - Lee Brunker
36th - Steve Goldwater
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