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

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Reina Still Out in Front

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
Michael Binger has recently eliminated Van Marcus, while Billy "The Croc" Argyros and Harris Pavlou are also recent casualties. For Pavlou, it's his second elimination of the day after he earlier busted out of the Main Event.

Some notable chip counts:

Tony G - 12,225
Joe Reina - 46,200
Jamie Pickering - 8,500
Jason Gray - 35,000
Josh Field - 27,000
Niki Jedlicka - 38,000
Sam Youssef - 14,500
Julian Powell - 18,900
Chino Rheem - 27,000

The players are now down to the final two tables.

Obst KO'd by Field

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
Josh Field
Josh Field
We don't have details of the action, but in a battle of the online young guns, Josh Field has just eliminated James Obst from today's event.

Field now has a healthy stack in front of him to be amongst our chip leaders.

Prize Pool and Payouts

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
The prize pool for today's event has been confirmed.

We started with 42 entrants who purchased an additional 87 rebuys and add-ons to create a prize pool of AU$387,000.

The top seven players will receive a minimum of AU$15,480 while today's winner will take home a AU$123,840 plus the Aussie Millions gold ring, worth AU$5,000 thanks to Poker Allure.

Our Chip Leaders

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
Joe Reina - 40,000
Niki Jedlicka - 37,800
James Obst - 27,000

Jedlicka Crushes Marcus

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
Niki Jedlicka
Niki Jedlicka
With a short-stacked player all in, Niki Jedlicka bet an additional 2,475 before Van Marcus popped it up another 4,000 on top. Jedlicka made the call and they saw a flop of {J-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}.

Jedlicka moved all in and Marcus made the call.

Jedlicka: {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Marcus: {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}
Opponent: {2-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

The turn was the {J-Clubs} and river the {2-Spades} and Jedlicka made the nut flush to eliminate the short stack and leave Marcus crippled.

Jedlicka is now up to a tournament-leading 37,000 chips as play is down to the final three tables.

Down to 30

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
We're down to 30 players in this event with notable recent casualties including Dan Shak and Ralph Burd.

Burd was eliminated at the hands of James "Andy McLEOD" Obst, who is amongst the chip leaders at 27,000 chips.

Some Chip Counts

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
Tony G - 15,800
James "Andy McLEOD" Obst - 16,300
Josh "JJProdigy" Field - 12,500
David "Chino" Reem - 13,000
Van Marcus - 11,7000

Bloom Busts

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
Chino Rheem
Chino Rheem
Tony Bloom has become one of the first casualties of the PLO with Rebuys event.

On a flop of {2-Spades}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} Chino Rheem checked and Bloom moved all in for his last 3,225. Rheem made the call and tabled {Q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for an open-ended straight draw as Bloom was leading with his {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{7-Hearts}.

The turn was the {8-Diamonds} completing Rheem's straight as the {K-Hearts} fell on the river. Bloom is out and Rheem, who is off to a better start today after his early bust-outs in two previous Aussie Millions events, is up to 15,300 chips.

Top Five Chip Counts

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
Josh Field - 19,000
Niki Jedlicka - 18,000
Julian Powell - 16,200
Tony G - 16,000
Chris Ferguson - 15,500

James Obst in Familiar Territory

Posted 2009-01-22 GMT+11
James Obst
James Obst
The rebuy period has recently concluded as players can now settle into a normal pace of play.

The leaders at this point are James "Andy McLOED" Obst with 17,300, Chris Ferguson at 15,500, and Julian Powell with 14,000.

Meanwhile the biggest losers during the rebuy period appear to have been Josh Field and Warwick Mirzikinian, who were reportedly in for six rebuys/add-ons each, with Chino Rheem, Niki Jedlicka, Julian Powell and Jimmy Siu in for about four rebuys/add-ons apiece. We've received an unofficial figure of 87 total rebuys and add-ons, but we'll confirm that for you once the prize pool is released.
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