In the end it was Matt Dietrich who shot to the lead after eliminating two players with his pocket kings when four-handed, to claim a big chip lead entering heads-up play. However, Raemin Alexander fought back to get his nose in front, only for Dietrich to reclaim the lead and ultimately hang on for victory.
He overcame a field of 159 players to capture the title, the Aussie Millions Gold Ring and AU$42,900 in cash. Congratulations Matt and to all of our cash winners.
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Matt Dietrich raised to 36,000 from the button and Raemin Alexander made the call from the big blind.
The flop fell and Alexander checked to Dietrich who bet 32,000. Alexander made the call. The turn was the and again Alexander checked to Dietrich who fired 46,000. Alexander then check-raised all in and Dietrich folded.
Alexander now has claimed the chip lead with 465,000 to Dietrich's 330,000.
The first significant pots of this heads-up contest have gone the way of "The Moose" Raemin Alexander. He got paid off by Matt Dietrich after spiking trip threes with his and followed that up with another 35,000 river value bet holding on a board.
Alexander is now back up to around 340,000 and within striking distance of the chip lead.
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