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Lee Nelson Eliminated in 4th Place (AU$30,000)

Posted 2009-01-25 GMT+11
Lee Nelson - 4th place
Lee Nelson - 4th place
Stud Hi/Lo:

Lee Nelson was all in again, this time against Jeff Madsen. The Stud Hi/Lo boards ran out as follows:

Nelson: ({2-Spades}{4-Clubs}) {4-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{K-Spades}{6-Diamonds} ({3-Diamonds})
Madsen: ({A-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}) {5-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{J-Clubs} ({A-Spades})

Nelson was hoping for a sweat on the river with no low hands possible but Madsen revealed trip aces for an unbeatable holding. Nelson departs in 4th place, collecting AU$30,000 for his efforts.

Nelson Survives

Posted 2009-01-25 GMT+11
Stud Hi/Lo:

Lee Nelson was all in by fourth street against Chris Ferguson. After the first six streets were dealt the boards were as follows:

Nelson: ({5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}) {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Ferguson: ({5-Spades}{9-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades}

Ferguson had the low locked up and was freerolling for the high as Nelson was in front with his pair of fours. Ferguson was first to squeeze and found the {2-Spades} which gave him a wheel!

"Wow," said Nelson, realizing that he now needed a three or eight to improve to a bigger straight to survive. He squeezed and found...the {3-Clubs}! Nelson stays alive as the players chop it up!

A Race in Two?

Posted 2009-01-25 GMT+11
Chris Ferguson and Alexander Kostritsyn have continued to surge since the break, each collecting pots off their short-stacked opponents during the round of stud.

Kostritsyn now has over a dozen double-stacks sitting in front of him and is towering over Lee Nelson's dwindling stack of 12,000 chips.

Chip Count Update

Posted 2009-01-25 GMT+11
Alexander Kostritsyn - 233,000
Chris Ferguson - 155,000
Jeff Madsen - 96,000
Lee Nelson - 30,000

Play Resumes

Posted 2009-01-25 GMT+11
The players are back after a slightly extended delay with Jeff Madsen downing some sushi and Chris Ferguson enjoying some bread and dips. Unfortunately for my stomach, it appears that we're not stopping for a dinner break anytime soon.


Posted 2009-01-25 GMT+11
The players are now taking a ten-minute break.

Ferguson Scoops Against Madsen

Posted 2009-01-25 GMT+11
Omaha Hi/Lo:

Chris Ferguson raised to 8,000 from under the gun before Alex Kostritsyn popped it up to 12,000 from the button. Jeff Madsen called in the big blind as did Ferguson.

The flop was {9-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{6-Spades} and Madsen led for 4,000. Both opponents made the call. The turn was the {A-Clubs} and again Madsen led with a bet of 8,000. Ferguson and Kostritsyn both called.

The river was the {7-Diamonds} and Madsen checked to Ferguson, who bet for 8,000. Kostritsyn folded and Madsen called.

Ferguson showed {5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} for two pair and a low to scoop the entire pot as Madsen flashed {A-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and mucked.

Ferguson is up to 189,000 with Madsen down to 104,000.

Zac Fellows Eliminated in 5th Place (AU$20,000)

Posted 2009-01-25 GMT+11
Zac Fellows
Zac Fellows
Omaha Hi/Lo:

Omaha hi/lo claims another victim, this time it's Zac Fellows. In a battle of the blinds, Fellows and Alexander Kostritsyn were involved in a preflop raising war that eventually led to both players agreeing to getting it all in.

Fellows: {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}{2-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Kostritsyn: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

The board ran out {2-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{J-Clubs} and Kostritsyn flopped the wheel -- good for the high and the low to take it down. Fellows is eliminated in fifth place for AU$20,000.

Madsen Steams His Way Into Aces

Posted 2009-01-25 GMT+11
Jeff Madsen appeared to be steaming after losing a recent stud hi/lo hand against Chris Ferguson. Madsen was leading the betting with an uncoordinated board until Ferguson paired up with queens. Ferguson bet out and Madsen angrily grabbed his cards and seemingly wanted to crunch them up in his hands as he tossed them into the muck.

He was still visibly steaming when the first hand of the round of hold'em was dealt. Alexander Kostritsyn raised from the cutoff before Madsen three-bet in the big blind.

The flop was {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Madsen bet out and Kostritsyn called. The turn was the {6-Diamonds} and again Madsen hastily bet. Kostritsyn raised but Madsen quickly reraised once again. Kostritsyn gave it up and Madsen revealed {A-Spades}{A-Hearts} at a perfect opportunity to take advantage of his image.

Game Paused

Posted 2009-01-25 GMT+11
Our final table was paused for a moment or two to allow newly-crowned Aussie Millions champion Stewart Scott, decked out in brand new suit, to shake hands with each of our final table players and enjoy some casual chit-chat as part of his newly-found fame and fortune.
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