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2009 Aussie Millions › Event 12 - $3,250 Pot Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys

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Bubble Still Waiting to Burst

Posted 2009-01-23 GMT+11
Incredibly, the bubble still hasn't burst as the eight remaining players are becoming increasingly frustrated. Tony G is trying to stimulate negotiation discussions while all eyes are currently on David Ewing who is the short stack with only 8,000 chips.

Josh Field continues to lead with 112,000, followed by Michael Pesek with 64,000 and Jason Gray with 56,000.

Youssef Out, Tony G Back In

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
Sam Youssef Eliminated
Sam Youssef Eliminated
Sam Youssef was severely short stacked and was recently eliminated to leave us on the money bubble with eight players remaining.

Meanwhile Tony G has returned to the table and has about 29,000 chips to work with.

Same, Same but Different

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
Not much has changed since our last update. Josh Field still holds a commanding chip lead and Sam Youssef is still battling valiantly with the short stack as nine players still remain.

Tony G has been a noticeable absentee from the last orbit or so as his stack continues to get blinded off.

Our top three chip counts:

Josh Field - 114,000
Jason Gray - 61,000
Michael Pesek - 48,500

Final Table Is Set

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
With the recent eliminations of Joe Reina and Mark Kassis our final table for Event #12 of the Aussie Millions is now set.

Here's how they lineup with updated chip counts:

Seat 1: Sam Youssef - 3,700
Seat 2: Michael Zowie - 47,000
Seat 3: Michael Pesek - 35,000
Seat 4: Josh Field - 121,500
Seat 5: Tony G - 46,000
Seat 6: Jason Gray - 53,000
Seat 7: David Ewing - 23,000
Seat 8: Chino Rheem - 36,000
Seat 9: Michael Binger - 22,000

Only the top seven players are going to reach the money stage so there are going to be two disappointed players as the final table is now underway. Once our coverage of Event #11 wraps up (Lee Nelson and Rainer Quel are currently heads up for the title) we'll be able to provide more in depth coverage as this tournament reaches its conclusion.

Ferguson Busts

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
Chris Ferguson Eliminated
Chris Ferguson Eliminated
Chris "Jesus" Ferguson has just been eliminated from this event as the giant-killing run of Josh Field continues.

After betting 10,000 on the flop of {10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{K-Hearts}, Field bet enough to put Ferguson all in. Ferguson went into the tank before calling.

Field held {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for top set as Ferguson had big comb draws with his {4-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{8-Clubs}.

The river bricked the {3-Diamonds} and Field collects the pot to move up to 115,000 as Ferguson hits the rail.

Post Dinner Update

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
They are moving towards a final table in the Pot Limit Omaha with Rebuys event after a few post-dinner eliminations including Graeme Putt.

Putt was eliminated holding {4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} on a board of {3-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}. Putt had flopped a set but Josh Field turned the straight with his {10-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{K-Clubs}. Field is now up to a tournament leading 80,000 chips.

There are currently twelve players remaining which are now all entered into the chip counts page.

Play Resumes

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
The players are back from dinner and cards are once again in the air.

Dinner Break

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
The players are now enjoying a sixty-minute dinner break. There are 17 players remaining.

Putt Recovers from Short Stack in Sensational Fashion

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
Graeme Putt
Graeme Putt
Graeme Putt is another player still alive after an incredible multi-way pot. After being all in for his last 1,000 chips, Putt found six callers to get incredible value on his investment.

The flop came down {6-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and the action checked around to Chino Rheem on the button who bet the pot to force a fold from the rest of the table.

Rheem: {2-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Putt: {K-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{J-Spades}

Rheem had flopped the straight but incredibly the turn was the {A-Hearts} and river the {Q-Spades} to make Putt a running broadway straight! He goes from 1,000 to over 7,000 in chips in one hand! Amazing!

Nicolaou Leads

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
The Pot Limit Omaha with Rebuys event is approaching the dinner break with 16 players still in contention. Some of the players still alive include Tony G, Jamie Pickering, Jason Gray, Chino Rheem, Mark Kassis, Chris Ferguson, Josh Field and Michael Binger.

However they are all chasing Nick Nicolaou who currently leads with around 50,000 chips.

No matter who makes it through this one its going to be a star-studded final table.
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