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Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11

Event 4 - $1,100 Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Zach Gruneberg Wins Event #4: $1,100 Limit Hold'em (AU$35,000)

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
Zach Gruneberg Wins!
Zach Gruneberg Wins!
Congratulations to Zach Gruneberg who, on the stroke of 5 a.m. local time, delivered the final blow to capture the title of Event #4 of the 2009 Aussie Millions. He was able to overcome 139 other hopefuls and a heavyweight final table to take home the prized Championship Gold Ring and a handsome AU$35,000 first place prize.

It's time for some sleep, but we'll be back into the thick of the action again tomorrow as Event #5 kicks off with the always entertaining $1,100 HORSE event. The jockeys will begin racing at 12:30 p.m. local time and we look forward to your company once again then.

Craig Bergeron Eliminated in 2nd Place (AU$25,200); Zach Gruneberg Wins!

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
Craig Bergeron - 2nd Place
Craig Bergeron - 2nd Place
Craig Bergeron raised from the button and Zach Gruneberg made the call in the big blind.

The flop landed {Q-Spades}{5-Spades}{8-Spades} and both players checked. The turn was the {2-Clubs} and Gruneberg fired out 24,000. Bergeron thought for a moment and then motioned all in and Gruneberg obliged.

Gruneberg: {Q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Bergeron: {K-Spades}{2-Diamonds}

Bergeron's pair and flush draw would need to improve as Gruneberg tabled top pair. The river brought the {10-Clubs}, as well as the end of the tournament with Zach Gruneberg capturing the title!

Craig "HU4ROLLZ" Bergeron was eliminated in 2nd place after a tremendous tournament and collected AU$25,200.

Gruneberg Closing in on Title

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
Craig Bergeron raised to 24,000 from the button and Zach Gruneberg made the call in the big blind.

The flop was {6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and Gruneberg checked. Bergeron bet, Gruneberg check-rased, Bergeron raised again, and Gruneberg called.

The turn was the {7-Spades} and Gruneberg check-called the bet from Bergeron.

The river landed the {J-Clubs} and Gruneberg checked to Bergeron who sighed, "I don't think I can value bet," and checked behind. Gruneberg tabled {Q-Spades}{8-Spades} and his pair of eights were good.

Gruneberg is up to 560,000 to Bergeron's 140,000.

Play Continues

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
Both players have agreed to play on rather than take the scheduled ten-minute break. The blinds have increased to a mere 6,000/12,000.

Level 22 started


Heads-Up Chip Counts

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
The chip counts as we enter heads-up play are as follows:

Zach Gruneberg - 427,000
Craig Bergeron - 273,000

In addition to the prize money, the players are also playing for the coveted Championship Gold Ring which has just been placed on the table.

"Woah, this s@!t just got real now!" exclaimed Gruneberg as he eyed the bling! This heads-up match is now underway!

Jesse Maguire Eliminated in 3rd Place (AU$17,500)

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
Jesse Maguire - 3rd Place
Jesse Maguire - 3rd Place
Jesse Maguire was short-stacked with only 55,000 and after a series of raises he was all in against Zach Gruneberg.

Gruneberg: {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}
Maguire: {K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}

The board bricked {10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Maguire exited in 3rd place collecting $17,500 for his efforts.

We're now heads up!

Bergeron Flops Late Night Monster

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
Craig Bergeron raised it up from the button and Jesse Maguire was the lone caller out of the big blind.

They saw a flop of {8-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{A-Spades} and Maguire checked to Bergeron, who fired out a bet of 10,000. Maguire then check-raised to 20,000, which sent Beregeron into a moment of thought. He eventually put in another raise to 30,000.

The turn was the {J-Clubs} and Maguire check-called the bet from Bergeron. The river produced the {10-Clubs} and again Bergeron bet and Maguire called.

Bergeron turned over {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} for a full house, eights full of jacks, as Maguire flashed the {A-Diamonds} and mucked his hand. Bergeron is up to 255,000 with Maguire now under pressure with only 75,000.

Game On!

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
With plenty of yawns around the room and talk of fatigue, the three remaining have just been offered the option of calling it a night and coming back in tomorrow afternoon to complete the rest of this tournament.

The three shrugged, looked at each other blankly for a moment, then decided to solider on and finish it tonight.
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