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End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Posted 2011-01-15 GMT+11
Chip Counts
Martin Drewe 218,800
Tolly Sakellariou 207,400
Melanie Wohlers 176,400
Paul Arsenis 164,900
Nik Lackovic 112,700
Antonio Casale 110,900
Robert Jackson 109,400
Jonathan Karamalikis 107,300
David Brand 98,800
Blagoja Lembovski 96,500
Dean Francis 91,000
Stephen Quon 89,800
Antoine Bechara 88,800
Haim Diamond 85,500
Barry Beyers 73,700
Seonglee Ang 71,600
Hoanmac Nguyen 64,700
Christophe Pereira 63,300
Yann Pauchon 62,800 800 pos
Michael Raines 60,600
Stephen Moreschi 58,100
Joshua Ijsenbruk 56,600
Huatjin Chong 50,400
Paul Birman 48,300
Terry Tserdanis 46,000

Day 1b completed

Posted 2011-01-14 GMT+11

Event #1: No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1b completed

Day 1b Field Led by Drewe and Sakellariou as Forty-Two Remain

Posted 2011-01-14 GMT+11 • Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 200 ante
Tolly Sakellariou; sitting just behind Martin Drewe
Tolly Sakellariou; sitting just behind Martin Drewe

Another tough day on the felt has come to a close after twelve exhausting levels of tournament poker has closed off flight two of the Event 1: $1,100 Opening Event!

Kicking off the day with 286 entrants - just under a table short of yesterdays number - it was another stellar turnout of players as some of the most highly skilled players located in Melbourne took to the Crown Casino felt to battle it out.

International players and Aussie Millions title holders Tony Bloom, Jarred Solomon, Richard Ashby and Annette Obrestad all found themselves on the rail throughout the course of day alongside local and interstate players Eric Assadourian, Martin Comer, Sam Khouiss, Brendon Rubie and a bevy of others.

Forty-two lucky players won't have the option of re-entering tomorrow as they managed to survive an intense day to join the thirty-eight from yesterday in making Day Two.

Martin Drewe soared up the leaderboard from the middle of the pack - and so quickly did he climb, that before the PokerNews Live Reporting Team even had time to snap a photo or two, he had bagged and tagged his chips and was out the door! Drewe's 218,800-chip stack leads Tolly Sakellariou's 207,400 who managed to eliminate a player on the penultimate hand of the night when he rivered aces-up.

Mel Wohlers (176,400) and Paul Arsenis (164,900) are two of the other big stacks still in the mix while Antonio Casale (110,900), Jonathan Karamalikis (107,300) and Simon Watt (37,600) still remain in contention for snatching the first title of the 2011 Aussie Millions.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be back on the felt tomorrow from 12:30 pm EST with the final flight of Event 1 giving every player that has been eliminated an opportunity to take their seat once again in an attempt to capture the elusive and coveted Aussie Millions gold ring!

Three More Hands

Posted 2011-01-14 GMT+11 • Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 200 ante

The Tournament Director has just announced that we will be playing three more hands for the evening.

Jackson Outs Two

Posted 2011-01-14 GMT+11 • Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 200 ante

The last ten minutes of the day is not a bad time to be quadrupling up and that is exactly what Rob Jackson just did.

The chip leader had three other players at risk, holding {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}. Two of his opponents held {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}, while it was Rob Jackson's {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts} which was out in front.

Board: {j-Clubs}{8-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Clubs}{3-Spades}

With that Jackson soared to well over 100,000 and sent three people home, while chip leader Paul Arsenis moves down to 125,000.

Marcos Marches

Posted 2011-01-14 GMT+11 • Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 200 ante

Local player Michael Marcos has been sent packing, after he moved his short stack all-in late into the last leavel of the day.

Marcos held {10-Clubs}{9-Spades} against his opponents {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. It would be slim pickings for Marcos, who couldnt manage to catch. After almost 9 hours of play, Marcos is sent home with nothing but a memory.

Right Cards, Wrong Time

Posted 2011-01-14 GMT+11 • Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 200 ante

Yann Pauchon is sitting with a relatively short stack, and as such is at that point where he is waiting for that hand to double up.

Pauchon was in the big blind when Nik Lackovic was folded to in the small blind.

"How much do you have?", asked Lackovic.

"About forty," responded Pauchon.

"Well, remember this for next time!", Lackovic exclaimed as he put his cards in the muck, showing his comrade a bit of good will.

Right away Pauchon stood and tabled ace-king. A walk with the hand he was waiting for.

Final Level Snaps!

Posted 2011-01-14 GMT+11 by

Here are some of the photos from the final levels of play.

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Level 12 started


Karamalikis Races

Posted 2011-01-14 GMT+11 • Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 200 ante

Jonathan Karamalikis raised to 4,500 from under the gun, before a middle position opponent moved all-in. With all other players out of the way, Karamalikis moved a stack of orange chips in, indicating the call.

Karamalikis: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Opponent: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

Ready, set, go.

What happened next wasn't all that exciting. They raced and one of them took down the pot.

Karamalikis does only have 30,000 now though, if that is any indication.

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