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

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Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11
Chip Counts
Sam Trickett 1,175,000 165,000 pos
Wang Qiang 705,000 -5,000 neg
Erik Seidel 669,000 187,500 pos
Richard Yong 555,500 6,500 pos
Nikolay Evdakov 555,000 182,000 pos
Phil Ivey 388,000 -76,000 neg
David Benyamine 266,500 81,000 pos
Paul Phua 215,000 35,000 pos
Andrew Feldman 202,500 -88,500 neg
Chris Ferguson 194,000 -8,000 neg
Daniel Cates 177,000 -73,000 neg

Hold Up

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 8: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

We're on a five minute break!

Ferguson Doubles Through Yong

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 8: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

From the cutoff, Richard Yong made it 30,000. Chris Ferguson moved all in from the button. After the blinds released, Yong made the call.

Yong: {q-Spades}{8-Spades}
Ferguson: {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The flop came down {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Hearts} pairing Ferguson's ten, but giving Yong a gutshot straight draw. Ferguson improved to two pair when the {a-Diamonds} hit the turn and the {3-Diamonds} on the river gave him the double up.

Sam's Running like Sam

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 8: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

In the biggest pot in this world's biggest buy-in poker tournament, Sam Trickett has just catapulted to the chip lead.

The action started with Tony Bloom, who had just gotten moved to the secondary table, raising it up to 29,000. Wang Qiang made the call, and action folded to Sam Trickett in the small blind. He thought for as long as he could, and then tossed his time bank chip into the pot for an additional thirty seconds of tankage. After using up only a few seconds of his newfound time, he announced he was all in.

Paul Phua, in the big blind took back his big blind, which was yet to be changed out, a brown 25k chip. There was a bit of confusion for a moment, as it looked like he just wanted to take back his blind, until he decided to slide in his entire stack of brown 25k chips into the middle. This prompted Tony Bloom to bust a move and push his chips front and center as well.

The hands:

Sam Trickett: {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Paul Phua: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Tony Bloom: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}

Bloom's massive lead would not last long, with the dealer exposing the {5-Spades}{3-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop, prompting Andrew Feldman to say "I wish i could be Sam Trickett, no sweat or anything, just a six right in the door."

The {10-Diamonds} turn was no help to either of Trickett's opponents, and Bloom would be left with one out on the river.

It wasn't meant to be though, as the {10-Spades} hit on the river giving Trickett the winning full house, and close to a million in chips.

Paul Phua was left with about 180,000, and Tony Bloom was left with about 35,000 which he lost on the next hand to Trickett when he called Trickett's shove blind with {j-Spades}{9-Spades} and found no help against Sam's {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}.

After the hand was done, and Trickett stacked his chips, his buddy Andrew Feldman decided to rub Sam's arm hoping some of 2011 Aussie Millions High Roller champ's luck would rub off.

To sum it up, that hand was a "rippah" as they say in Australia.

"That's Your Hand"

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 8: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Phil Ivey, Nikolay Evdakov, and Erik Seidel saw a flop of {5-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. Ivey checked to Evdakov in the cutoff who bet 50,000. On the button, Seidel made the call and Ivey folded.

The {8-Diamonds} fell on the turn and both players checked. Again, on the {6-Spades} river, both players checked. Evdakov tabled {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} to take the pot.

In the next hand, Evdakov made it 31,000 and Ivey called from the button.

The flop came down {8-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{q-Clubs} and Evdakov bet 50,000. After a beat, Ivey folded. Evdakov showed ace-queen.

That's your hand," Ivey said.

Seidel Brings the Heat

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 8: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

From the button, Daniel Cates made it 24,000 to go. Erik Seidel called from the big blind and the two saw a flop of {9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}. Seidel checked to Cates who tossed out 35,000. Seidel made the call and the turn brought the {j-Diamonds}. Once again Seidel checked. Cates bet 80,000. Seidel thought for a beat before announcing raise. He tossed out the 80,000 bet and was getting ready to put in the raise, and Cates pushed his cards toward the dealer.

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Cates Doubles Through Ivey

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 7: 5,000-10,000, 2,000 ante

On a flop of {3-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{8-Clubs} Phil Ivey checked to Daniel Cates who bet 25,000. After some thought, Ivey asked Cates how much he had left. Cates had 125,000 in front of him. Ivey then reraised, (we couldn't quite hear the amount). Cates used up almost all of his first time bank, before moving all in.

It was another 97,000 for Ivey to call. "5...4...3...2..," counted down the dealer on Ivey's first 30 seconds. Ivey tossed out the blue extra time button. Ivey thought some more and then, "5...4...3...2..," and Ivey tossed out his last extra time button. When the final 30 seconds was almost up, Ivey tossed in his calling chips.

Ivey: {9-Spades}{3-Hearts}
Cates: {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}

The turn brought the {7-Hearts} giving Cates a boat. The river, {k-Spades} was meaningless for Ivey. Cates is now up to 250,000.

Last (Only) Woman Standing Busts

Posted 2011-01-27 GMT+11 • Level 7: 5,000-10,000, 2,000 ante

She may have been the only woman in the field, but Annette Obrestad is now officially out. Andrew Feldman raised it up to 20,000 preflop, and it folded around to Annette Obrestad in the small blind, who moved all in for about 330,000 total. Wang Qiang, in the big blind, thought for a few moments and decided he should whip his stack into the center as well. Feldman folded in a flash and the cards were revealed.

Annette Obrestad: {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}
Wang Qiang: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

Obrestad asked if was ok for her to use her "one time" on this flip, but quickly remembered she tossed that one away earlier in the tournament. Qiang didn't use his "one time" deciding instead to maybe save it, and luckily for him, he didn't need it as the board rolled out {k-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{j-Hearts}{6-Clubs}.

With both stacks about equal, the TD came over to count out 'em down. After about a minute, it was clear that Qiang had more than enough to bust Obrestad who didn't seem to upset to have busted.

Qiang is now our chip leader with over 700,000.

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