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

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Kostritsyn Shoves, No One Calls

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 4: 2,500-5,000, 1,000 ante

It was folded to Alexander Kostritsyn who moved all in for his remaining 80,500. Next to act was Chris Ferguson who used almost all of his 30 second time bank debating the call, but ended up folding. Juanda asked for a count and continued to think about calling, but opted to fold. The blinds, without much thought, also released and Kostritsyn took the blind and antes.

Side Table Action; Big Flop for Phua, and Cates Making Moves

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 4: 2,500-5,000, 1,000 ante

Over at the side table, we caught up with a big hand right before the flop. We didn't catch the exact action but it was certainly a three-bet pot, and the only players standing when we went to the flop were Sam Trickett and Paul Phua.

The flop was {q-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, and Trickett checked over to Phua who slid out 62,000. Trickett quickly folded, and Phua couldn't help but show his monster, {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}, top-pair and the nut-flush draw. Trickett said it was an easy fold for him, as he told the table he had pocket jacks.

The next hand Erik Seidel made it 10,000 to go, and Daniel Cates made it 25,000 and Seidel made the call. Both players checked the {8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} flop.

The turn was the {2-Clubs}, and Erik Seidel tossed out a bet of 43,000. Cates started counting his chips right away, looking to pounce with a check-raise. After a few moments, he tossed in his whole stack, 157,500 worth. Seidel pondered, his face looking pained. When the dealer announced he had twenty-seconds, Seidel mucked his hand.

Daniel Cates is now back to around the 250,000 mark.

Who Takes Longer to Make a Decision

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 3: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

"He takes long, but you take twice as long!" Phil Ivey said to Tom Dwan.

Apparently, Tom Dwan thinks John Juanda takes the longest to make a decision at the poker table. Ivey has a different opinion.

Dwan is trying to plead his case, and Ivey said, "Why don't you argue with eight people?"

Dwan keeps it up and Roland de Wolfe chimes in, "You take 10 minutes to check-raise with the nuts."

"Alright, I'll play faster," Dwan said.

Money Money Money

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 3: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

If you guys were wondering about the prizepool and the payouts, here it is.

Prizepool: $5,000,000

Three places will walk away with the cash. First place will take $2.5 million. Second will get $1.5 million and third takes home $1 million.

Back-to-Back Losses for Cates

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 3: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Daniel Cates just lost back-to-back pots at the hands of Paul Phua, and David Benyamine.

We caught up with the first hand on a flop of {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{3-Hearts} with Phua betting 11,000, and Cates making the call. Both players checked the {6-Spades} on the turn, and when the {7-Spades} hit the river Phua slid out a bet of 37,000.

Cates tanked for as long as he possibly could, but when the dealer said zero, Cates flicked his hand into the muck.

The next hand saw Cates min-raise to 8,000 from middle position, and only getting David Benyamine to call from the big blind.

The flop was {4-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{4-Hearts} and both players checked. They also checked the {6-Spades} turn. When the {5-Diamonds} hit on the river, Benyamine bet 10,000 and Cates quickly called. Benyamine showed {2-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for a rivered straight, and Cates mucked.

Kostritsyn Doubles

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 3: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Phil Ivey made it 11,000 to go and Alexander Kostritsyn moved all in for his remaining 41,000. It folded back around to Ivey and he made the call.

Ivey: {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Kostritsyn: {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}

The board ran out {4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{6-Clubs}{7-Hearts} with the river saving Kostritsyn from elimination and doubling his stack to 82,000.

Ivey Doubles

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 3: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

From the cutoff, Tom Dwan made it 11,000. Phil Ivey called from the button and the blinds released.

The flop came down {4-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} and Dwan tossed out a bet of 22,000. Ivey made the call and the two were off to a turn of the {5-Spades}.

Dwan's time bank made it down to about ten seconds left before he checked to Ivey. Ivey also used most of his time bank before tossing out 60,000. Dwan then moved all in and after some thought, Ivey called.

Ivey: {4-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Dwan: {k-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

The river brought the {k-Spades} and Ivey doubled to 454,000.

Level 3 started


Chip Counts

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11
Chip Counts
Erik Seidel 495,000 -5,000 neg
Tom Dwan 485,500 235,500 pos
Wang Qiang 467,000 47,000 pos
Paul Phua 413,500 83,500 pos
Phil Ivey 321,000 -59,000 neg
Chris Ferguson 303,000 53,000 pos
Andrew Feldman 257,000 7,000 pos
Nikolay Evdakov 253,000 3,000 pos
Roland de Wolfe 249,000 -1,000 neg
Eugene Katchalov 247,000 -3,000 neg
Daniel Cates 246,500 -3,500 neg
David Benyamine 246,000 -4,000 neg
Tony Bloom 237,500 -12,500 neg
Sam Trickett 218,000 -32,000 neg
Richard Yong 195,000 -55,000 neg
Annette Obrestad 160,000 20,000 pos
John Juanda 137,500 -112,500 neg
Alexander Kostritsyn 44,000 -206,000 neg

Break Time

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 2: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Five minute break folks.

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