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2009 Aussie Millions › Event 1 - $1,100 No Limit Hold'em

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Beattie's Steal Backfires

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Kelvin Beattie, during Day 1 action
Kelvin Beattie, during Day 1 action
When the action folded to Kelvin Beattie on the button he moved all in for his last 70,000 chips hoping to steal the blinds but it wasn't going to be that easy as Christian Heich made the call in the big blind.

Beattie: {10-Clubs}{3-Hearts}
Heich: {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

The board landed {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Heich collected the pot to end the tournament for Beattie.

Delaney Eliminated After Running into Aces Again

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Ben Delaney
Ben Delaney
Ben Delaney ran into aces earlier in the day holding {K-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds} (and ultimately lost the hand to Clint Jordanou's {A-?} {K-?}). He ran into aces a second time after he moved all in from the button for 79,000 and Rodney Snider called. Delaney showed {Q-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds} and was dismayed to see Snider's {A-Spades} {A-Diamonds}. Each player made a full house on a board of {J-Hearts} {10-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} {2-Clubs} {J-Diamonds}. Snider's full house was best. Delaney, therefore, is out.

Ghobrial Caught

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Jim Ghobrial was down to his last 35,000 chips and moved them in preflop hoping to steal the blinds with his {10-Hearts}{4-Hearts} but couldn't get past the {A-?}{K-?} of Steve Bouya.

A king on the flop was enough for Bouya to take the pot and eliminate Ghobrial from the tournament.

Level 17 started

Level:
17
Blinds:
6000/12000
Ante:
1000

No More Lackovics

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Petar Lackovic eliminated
Petar Lackovic eliminated
At this stage of the tournament most of the action is preflop, with players finding a hand worthy of shoving their chips into the middle. This leads to a lot of race situations, as Petar Lackovic just found out when he was all in with {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} against the {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} of Jason White.

This time the race went White's way as the board fell {A-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Spades}{10-Clubs} to send Lackovic to the exit. White moves up to 122,000.

Putty Busts

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Graeme Putt eliminated
Graeme Putt eliminated
A short-stacked Graeme Putt has met his demise, after his {J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} was no match for the {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} of Rodney Snider.

Once again all the chips were in preflop with the board presenting {K-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Putt hit the rail as Snider moves up to 104,000 chips.

A Setback for Beattie

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
We didn't see who was the one to move in first, but Christian Heich wound up all in against Kelvin Beattie. Beattie showed {Q-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} against Heich's {7-Diamonds} {7-Hearts} but lost the hand. Heich spiked a seven on the flop, {7-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {A-Diamonds}, and never looked back. He now has 180,000 chips while Beattie is left to struggle with 70,000.

Beattie Busts Goldwater

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Steve Goldwater eliminated
Steve Goldwater eliminated
Steve Goldwater was all in preflop with {A-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Kelvin Beattie made the call in the big blind with {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}.

The board landed {7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{9-Spades}{A-Spades}{J-Clubs} to end the tournament of Goldwater. Beattie is now up to 140,000 chips.

The Next Table to Fall

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
Each of the following players has been eliminated. Their reward is AU$3,290:

37th - James Broom
38th - Michael Chrisanthopoulos
39th - James Spiteri
40th - Darren King
41st - Rob Price
42nd - Mel Judah
43rd - Patrick Fletcher
44th - James Owens
45th - Kris Nedanovski

With four tables remaining, we've reached the next pay jump. The next nine players will each get AU$4,386.

Broom Swept Aside

Posted 2009-01-11 GMT+11
James Broom eliminated
James Broom eliminated
James Broom is the latest casualty from today's event after running his {K-Spades}{9-Hearts} into Jason White's {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} and Ben Delaney's {A-Spades}{3-Spades}.

Broom was short-stacked and couldn't survive when the board fell {5-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{J-Spades}{10-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. White tripled up to 40,000 while Delaney won the side pot with ace high to move to 100,000.
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