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Posted 2009-01-15 GMT+11

Event 5 - $1,100 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 2 completed

Congratulations to Jarred Solomon, Champion of Event #5! (AU$30,380)

Posted 2009-01-15 GMT+11
Jarred Solomon is champion of Event #5
Jarred Solomon is champion of Event #5
We've seen some epic heads up matches so far at the 2009 Aussie Millions Poker Championships. Van Marcus and Jarred Solomon did not disappoint, trading the chip lead back and forth numerous times across an hour and forty-five minutes before Solomon was finally able to take down the tournament.

It wasn't easy for Solomon; he was one card away from being eliminated by Marcus during the Omaha Hi/Lo round about forty-five minutes into heads up play. He survived with a chop, and from there seemed to play with renewed poise and confidence.

For his efforts in today's H.O.R.S.E. tournament, Solomon will take home $30,380 and a 2009 Aussie Millions gold ring. It is a well-earned, well-deserved accomplishment, for which we offer him our most heartfelt congratulations.

That wraps up coverage of Event #5, but play is still going strong in Event #6 - AU$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em with Rebuys. Feel free to follow along. I'm hitting the bar.

Van Marcus Eliminated in 2nd Place (AU$20,580); Jarred Solomon Wins!

Posted 2009-01-15 GMT+11
Van Marcus Eliminated in 2nd Place
Van Marcus Eliminated in 2nd Place
Omaha Hi/Lo

Jarred Solomon limped from the small blind and Van Marcus checked his option in the big blind. On a flop of {5-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{3-Hearts} Marcus check-called Solomon's 16,000 chip bet before the then turn of the {10-Diamonds} landed.

Marcus led for 32,000, Solomon raised to 64,000 and Marcus instantly moved his 84,000-chip stack into the pot and Solomon made the call.

Solomon: {2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
Marcus: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}{6-Spades}

With Solomon having the low hand locked in, he still had outs for the straight, two-pair or trips to scoop. With everyone crowding round the table to sweat the river, Solomon would jump to joy high-fiving his entourage when the {6-Hearts} landed on the river making Solomon a straight to scoop.

With that final hand Marcus would be eliminated in 2nd place for a tidy $20,580 as Solomon is crowned Champion!

Solomon Winning the Big Ones

Posted 2009-01-15 GMT+11
Hold'em:

Jarred Solomon limped the button, then called a raise from Van Marcus. The flop was {8-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {2-Hearts}. Marcus bet and was called again. Marcus slowed down on the {6-Hearts} turn, checking and then calling after Solomon bet. On the river {6-Clubs} Marcus checked again, prompting another bet from Solomon.

"Do you want me to call?" Marcus asked, searching for information. Solomon didn't respond, so Marcus finally threw in a call. Solomon turned over {8-Hearts} {4-Hearts}, dragging another big pot.

Poker boxing analogies tend to be overdone, but after that hand each player turned to his respective "corner" -- spectators standing behind the player and sweating him -- and animatedly (but quietly) described his thought processes for the hand.

Marcus Gets One Back

Posted 2009-01-15 GMT+11
Hold'em:

Van Marcus is a scrappy competitor. He's been short on chips a few times today, but each time has staged a comeback. He took a pot off of Jarred Solomon to stem the recent chip bleeding. Solomon raised the button to 32,000 and was called by Marcus. Both players checked the {K-Clubs} {5-Spades} {2-Spades} flop. On the {7-Clubs} turn, Marcus bet and was called. When the river fell {7-Spades}, both players checked. Marcus showed {K-Hearts} {6-Diamonds} for two pairs, kings and sevens, and the winner.

Another Pot for Solomon

Posted 2009-01-15 GMT+11
Hold'em:

At this stage of the tournament, losing even one pot can be potentially fatal. Van Marcus has lost the last two. With the game switching to hold'em, Marcus raised the button. Jarred Solomon called. Solomon checked the {K-Diamonds} {9-Spades} {9-Hearts} flop, then raised Marcus' bet. Marcus called but quickly folded the {10-Diamonds} turn to a bet from Solomon.

Marcus is down to 160,000 in chips.

Solomon Scoops Monster

Posted 2009-01-15 GMT+11
Jarred Solomon
Jarred Solomon
Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo:

It takes quite a bit to generate action in heads up Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo. When Jarred Solomon started with buried tens and Van Marcus started with buried nines, action is what we got. Marcus hit a second pair on sixth street as his board came {4-Spades} {6-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} {6-Spades}, but Solomon drew a {k-Hearts} on the river to pair a second king on his board. As a result, a huge pot went to Solomon. He is the chip leader once again with 360,000 chips. Marcus has 228,000.

Chop, Chop

Posted 2009-01-15 GMT+11
Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo:

Back-to-back pots between Van Marcus and Jarred Solomon went to showdown. Each time they chopped. The first time Marcus had the high; the second time Solomon had the high.

It's probably going to take a flop game to end this tournament.

Marcus Shows a Bluff

Posted 2009-01-15 GMT+11
Seven-Card Stud:

Van Marcus led every street, developing a beautiful board of x-x / {10-Diamonds} {J-Spades} {9-Clubs} {8-Spades}. It was at sixth street that Jarred Solomon, with a board of x-x / {4-Spades} {3-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} {K-Hearts}, finally surrendered. As Marcus collected the pot, he flashed an impish grin and opened his hole cards -- the {6-Spades} and {4-Hearts}!

Bad Luck for Marcus

Posted 2009-01-15 GMT+11
Van Marcus was the bring-in for each of the eight razz hands. The game has now changed to Seven-Card Stud.
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