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2011 Aussie Millions › Event #1: No-Limit Hold'em

Days:

Level 22 started

Level:
22
Blinds:
15000/30000
Ante:
3000

Break Time

Posted 2011-01-17 GMT+12 • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

The remaining ten players are now heading on a 10-minute break.

Ace-King No Good

Posted 2011-01-17 GMT+12 • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Darren Kramer saw his tournament life on the line on the last hand before players went on a ten minute break.

Gabriel Xiourouppa had Kramer allin.

Xiourouppa: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Kramer: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}

There was an {a-Hearts} on the river, but the {q-Diamonds} on the turn sealed the double-up for Kramer. Xiourouppa drops to 500,000. Kramer doubles to over 1,000,000.

Palmer Doubles Through Cohen

Posted 2011-01-17 GMT+12 • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Justin Cohen entered the pot first to speak with a raise of 62,000. As the action hit Jonathan Palmer a few seats over, he moved all in for 259,000.

The blinds passed and Cohen mulled over his decision for a few moments before making the call.

Cohen: {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}
Palmer: {6-Clubs}{6-Spades}

In the first preflop all in of the final table, the {9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{10-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts} board would ensure Palmer the double to 565,000 as Cohen slipped to 1,350,000 in chips.

Lackovic Loots

Posted 2011-01-17 GMT+12 • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

The play was folded around to Nic Lackovic and Isaac Lau in the blinds. Lackovic made it 57,000 from the small blind and managed a call from Lau in the big blind.

Flop: {j-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{4-Spades}

Lackovic led for 77,000 and again Lau called.

Turn: {a-Spades}

Lackovic showed aggression again, this time with a 159,000 chip bet. Another call from Lau.

River: {7-Diamonds}

This time Lackovic made it 220,000 to Lau. Lau called.

Lackovic: {a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

Lau mucked, licking his wounds at the big pot he just lost with Lackovic catching runner-runner two-pair. Lackovic moves to around 1,700,000. Lau is still alive with 675,000.

Top Pair for Montgomery

Posted 2011-01-17 GMT+12 • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Scott Montgomery
Scott Montgomery

Darren Kramer entered the pot from early position with a raise to 53,000 as both Gabriel Xiourouppa and Scott Montgomery made the call from the cutoff and big blind respectively.

The {6-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{J-Spades} flop was greeted with a 50,000-chip bet from Xiourouppa as only Montgomery made the call before the {Q-Hearts} landed on the turn.

Both players checked and as the {7-Clubs} landed on the river, both players checked again.

Xiourouppa tabled his {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, but it would be Montgomery's {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} that would see him collect the pot and move to 885,000 in chips.

Xiourouppa Super

Posted 2011-01-17 GMT+12 • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Vito Dalessandri was in the hi-jack when he made it 65,000. He managed a call from Gabriel Xiourouppa in the small blind.

Flop: {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{j-Spades}

Xiourouppa elected to check. Dalessandri then fired out 100,000. Xiourouppa then shoved!

Going into the tank Dalessandri eventually folded. As Xiourouppa raked his new chips he tabled {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. Xiourouppa has 820,000. Dalessandri slips to 720,000.

Lackovic Lays The Pressure

Posted 2011-01-17 GMT+12 • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Antoine Bechara opened to 65,000 from the hi-jack with Vito Dalessandri making the call from the cutoff.

With the action on Nik Lackovic on the button, he slid out two stacks of yellow 5,000-denomination chips amounting to a raise of 200,000.

Bechara and Dalessandri both swiftly folded as Lackovic collected the pot to move to 885,000 in chips.

Xiourouppa Playing for his Daughters

Posted 2011-01-17 GMT+12 • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Gabriel Xiourouppa
Gabriel Xiourouppa

Gabriel Xiourouppa limped in from under the gun only to have Jonathan Palmer make it 100,000 straight.

Xiourouppa made the call, and after the {8-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop fell, he open-shoved for roughly 440,000.

Palmer passed and Xiourouppa tabled his {A-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for a semi-bluff while collecting the pot to move to 680,000.

As Xiourouppa stacked his chips, he announced that this would be for his daughters!

No Action Nines for Lackovic

Posted 2011-01-17 GMT+12 • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Nik Lackovic is the second player to receive a walk on this final table - and unlike Martin Drewe - Lackovic actually found a hand as he tabled his pocket nines as the small pot was pushed to him.

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