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Croc Doubles Again

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
The action was capped preflop with Timothy Guerin putting Billy "The Croc" Argyros all in.

Argyros: {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}
Guerin: {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and The Croc doubled to around 30,000. He is now eyeing another Aussie Millions final table!

Joe Meissner Eliminated in 13th Place (AU$2,100)

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
Joe Meissner - 13th Place
Joe Meissner - 13th Place
Jesse Maguire had limped in before Timothy Guerin put in a raise. Joe Meissner called all in for his last chips and Maguire also made the call.

The board was spread {7-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} and the two live players checked until the river, where Guerin's bet was called by Maguire. Guerin showed {Q-Clubs}{9-Spades} for top pair as Meissner flashed {A-Clubs}{8-Hearts} in disgust and Maguire mucked.

Meissner collects AU$2,100 for his performance today.

Obst Does Broadway

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
James Obst raised from the cutoff and Dean Blatt made the call in the big blind. The flop came down {9-Hearts}{K-Spades}{J-Spades} and Blatt checked to Obst who fired a continuation bet. Blatt made the call.

The turn was the {2-Hearts} and both players checked. The river was the {Q-Spades} and Blatt checked to Obst who fired 4,800. Blatt then check-raised to 9,600 and Obst flat-called.

Blatt tabled {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for a straight but Obst held {A-Clubs}{10-Spades} for the ace-high straight to collect a healthy pot. Obst is now at 57,000 while Blatt needs some help only 19,000 chips.

Dan Shak Eliminated in 15th Place & Joshua Wilson Eliminated in 14th Place (AU$2,100)

Posted 2009-01-13 GMT+11
Dan Shak - 15th Place
Dan Shak - 15th Place
Craig Bergeron has sent both Dan Shak and Joshua Wilson to the rail in one huge hand which has given him the tournament chip lead.

Shak was short-stacked and Wilson's last chips were all in on the turn with the board reading {7-Spades}{6-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}.

Bergeron showed {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} for an overpair and was in control against Wilson's {A-Clubs}{q-Hearts} and Shak's {2-Spades}{2-Clubs}.

The river bricked the {3-Hearts} and two players were sent to the rail. Bergeron is now up to a massive 120,000 chips.

This Croc Still Has Some Bite

Posted 2009-01-13 GMT+11
Billy "The Croc" Argyros
Billy "The Croc" Argyros
A short-stacked Billy "The Croc" Argyros has also doubled up after his {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds} held against the {K-Spades}{4-Spades} of David Bach on a board of {6-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades}.

"Chip me up boys!" cried The Croc in reference to the 40% that he had sold of himself in today's event on PokerNews' latest acquisition ChipMeUp.com.

Obst Doubles

Posted 2009-01-13 GMT+11
James Obst raised to 4,800 from the cutoff and Dan Shak three-bet from the button. The blinds folded and Obst made the call.

The flop was {9-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and Obst check-raised the bet from Shak. Shak then put in another raise and Obst called.

The turn was the {J-Hearts} and Obst led for 4,800. Shak raised and Obst called all in for his tournament life.

Obst: {Q-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Shak: {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}

The river was another {9-Clubs} and Obst doubled to over 40,000 leaving Shak in trouble with only 7,000 chips.

Levy's "Sexy" Bluff

Posted 2009-01-13 GMT+11
Grant Levy raised from the button and David Bach made the call in the big blind.

The flop was {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, and Bach checked to Levy, who fired a bet. Bach then check-raised and Levy made the call.

The turn was the {5-Hearts} and Bach led out, only to be raised by Levy. Bach gave it up and Levy flashed {K-Clubs}{J-Spades} for just king-high.

As we write up this hand near the final two tables, Levy came up to our desk and in reference to the hand commented, "Now that was sexy!"

David Gorr Eliminated in 16th Place (AU$2,100)

Posted 2009-01-13 GMT+11
David Gorr - 16th Place
David Gorr - 16th Place
Bruno Portaro raised under the gun before David Gorr three-bet from the button. Portaro made the call.

The flop was {6-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs} and Portaro led out for 2,400. Gorr made the call. The turn was the {3-Spades}, and again Portaro led at the pot with a bet of 4,800. Gorr called all in for less and the cards were revealed.

Gorr: {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
Portaro: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

The river was the {7-Clubs} and Gorr departed in 16th place, collecting AU$2,100 for a fine tournament. Portarto is now up to 79,000 chips.

Russell Stevenson Eliminated in 17th Place (AU$2,100)

Posted 2009-01-13 GMT+11
Russell Stevenson - 17th Place
Russell Stevenson - 17th Place
Russell Stevenson and Craig Bergeron capped the action on the flop. Stevenson then moved all in on the board of {K-Spades}{7-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Clubs}.

Stevenson tabled {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}, but Bergeron showed {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} for top pair. The river was the {4-Spades} and Stevenson exits in 17th place with Bergeron now up to 85,000.

Emad's Fan Club Arrives

Posted 2009-01-13 GMT+11
1 Hand, 2 Shots
1 Hand, 2 Shots
An intoxicated Jamie Pickering has just wandered by the final two tables to start a random "Emad! Emad! Emad!" chant.

Tahtouh responded, "Someone throw this guy out before he loses any more money!"
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