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2011 Aussie Millions › Event #21: $250,000 Super High Roller

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Time Chip Time For Feldman

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 6: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

With the board reading {j-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and about 65,000 in the pot preflop, Andrew Feldman tossed out a 32,500 bet from the big blind. Wang Qiang made the call, and the two saw the {10-Hearts} hit on the turn.

Feldman checked his action over to Qiang, who bet 35,000. After about twenty seconds or so, Feldman tossed out one of his two time bank chips, giving him an additional thirty seconds to act. After some thought, he made the call and the dealer peeled out the {8-Spades} on the river, creating a straight on the board.

Feldman didn't need his second time button for this decision, and he quickly made it 70,000. Qiang gave up his hand, pushing the pot to Feldman.

Sam Trickett told Feldman, he put him on queens, and Feldman stated he had ace-queen. Annette Obrestad said she folded ten-eight preflop, and David Benyamine said he folded the ol' ten-eight as well.

The hand pushed Feldman up to about 300,000, while dropping Qiang to about 315,000.

Level 6 started


Kostritsyn Hits the Rail

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 5: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

It seemed like every couple of hands that went by, Alexander Kostritsyn would move all in, but no one would call him. We knew someone would eventually though and it just happened.

He was called by Tony Bloom, who was holding a monster. He turned over {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs} to Kostritsyn's {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

The flop came down {k-Hearts}{6-Spades}{8-Hearts}, bringing no help to Kostritsyn. The turn {8-Spades} nor the {4-Clubs} on the river helped him out either and he was sent to the rail.

Annette Aces a Double Up

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 5: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

With about 75,000 in the pot on the turn, and the board reading {5-Spades}{j-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Spades}, Annette Obrestad slid in the rest of her chips, moving all-in for 84,500. Paul Phua, her only opponent in the hand thought for a few moments, asked for a count and decided to make the call.

Obrestad immediately revealed {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}, which was well ahead of the {q-Spades}{10-Hearts} of Phua. Holding the ace of spades, Obrestad was in great shape to double up, and that's just what she did when the {2-Hearts} hit on the river.

Obrestad is around her starting stack of 244,500.

Mum's the Word

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 5: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

What was once the Chatty Kathy table, the table chatter at the feature has since gone off the radar.

Evdakov Takes One

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 5: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

On a flop of {9-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{5-Hearts}, Phil Ivey bet 25,000. Richard Yong and Nikolay Evdakov made the call and the {9-Hearts} fell on the turn.

All three players checked to the {q-Spades} river and Evdakov took the pot with his {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}.

Juanda Doubles with Kings

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 5: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

In a blind versus blind battle, Chris Ferguson made it 19,000 to go, but John Juanda had other plans. He bumped it up to 50,000. Ferguson thought for a moment before moving all in and Juanda made the call, putting his tournament life at risk.

Ferguson: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Juanda: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

The board ran out {2-Spades}{j-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{a-Clubs} giving Juanda a double up to 296,000.

Wait, What?

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 5: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

The entire table had a laugh at the end of this hand based on the action.

We caught up with post flop, and by the looks of it Wang Qiang had raised it up preflop, with both Daniel Cates and Eugene Katchalov making the calls out of the blinds.

The {9-Spades}{3-Clubs}{7-Hearts} flop is where things got interesting. Cates checked, Katchalov bet 8,500, Qiang called, Cates raised to 27,000, Katchalov called, Qiang re-raised to 78,000, Cates called and Katchalov called. (Insert breath here)

The turn was the {9-Clubs}, and both Cates and Katchalov checked it over to Qiang who bet 52,000. If you blinked you would have missed both Cates and Katchalov both insta-mucking. Everyone was semi-shocked at the speed of the fold, and Benyamine said "which one of you had the ten-eight, and which of you had five-six?"

Wang Qiang is now on about 550,000.

Evdakov and His Sunglasses Take the Pot

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 5: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Phil Ivey made it 15,000 to go and it folded around to Nikolay Evdakov who looked at his cards, put on his sunglasses, thought for a beat, and then made the call.

The flop came down {2-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}, and Evdakov checked to Ivey who bet 25,000. Evdakov made the call and the {j-Spades} hit the turn.

Both players checked to the river where the {2-Spades} fell.

Evdakov bet 25,000 and Ivey folded. All we can say, is we hope Ivey never gives us the stare down he gave Evdakov as he stacked his chips.

Secondary Table Counts From the Break

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11
Chip Counts
Paul Phua 632,500 219,000 pos
Wang Qiang 370,000 -97,000 neg
Eugene Katchalov 275,500 28,500 pos
Daniel Cates 269,000 14,000 pos
David Benyamine 255,500 9,500 pos
Andrew Feldman 239,000 -18,000 neg
Sam Trickett 175,000 -43,000 neg
Annette Obrestad 121,500 -38,500 neg
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