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2011 Aussie Millions › Event #9: Aussie Millions Main Event

Days:

Level 26 started

Level:
26
Blinds:
40000/80000
Ante:
10000

Dinner Break

Posted 2011-01-29 GMT+12 • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

The remaining three players are heading on a 30-minute dinner break.

Make sure to join us for the re-commencement of play at approximately 8:10 p.m EST.

Some Controversies... No More!

Posted 2011-01-29 GMT+12 • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

Tournament Director Christian Vaughan has just spoken to the PokerNews team on the media desk about the controversies over the dinner break from earlier in the level.

The Aussie Millions Main Event structure sees that the final table switches to 75-minute levels, but for 2011 they were left at two hours so that players could get maximum play when each decision matters more.

Due to the TV production of the final table, although the structure of the final table remained at two-hour levels, the dinner break was cut in half to just thirty-minutes.

"We figure players would prefer longer levels then a long break!" stated Vaughan in reference to the short break.

Most players do prefer long breaks, but when AUD$3,735,000 is being played for, longer levels would probably be the preferred option to maximize their skills on the felt in comparison to their skills of chomping down some food!

"And we're buying them dinner!" cheekily added Vaughan as he returned to announcing the final table action live from Studio 3 in the Crown Casino Complex.

Rossiter Takes a Big One

Posted 2011-01-29 GMT+12 • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante
Jeff Rossiter
Jeff Rossiter

Hand #183: From the button, James Keys raised to 130,000 and David Gorr called from the big blind.

The flop came down {8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and both players checked to see the {3-Clubs} come in on the turn. With a possible flush draw completed, Gorr checked and Keys bet 180,000. Gorr folded.

Hand #184: Jeff Rossiter raised to 140,000 from the button and David Gorr called from the small blind. James Keys three-bet from the big blind to 460,000 and won the pot.

Hand #185: David Gorr raised to 130,000 from the button. Jeff Rossiter reraised from the big blind to 360,000 and Gorr snap-folded.

Hand #186: James Keys had the button and raised to 130,000. That was good enough to win him the pot.

Hand #187: Jeff Rossiter raised to 140,000 from the button and James Keys reraised from the big blind to 360,000. Rossiter folded and Keys won the pot.

Hand #188: Jeff Rossiter got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #189: Jeff Rossiter raised to 160,000 from the small blind and won the pot.

Hand #190: From the button, Jeff Rossiter raised to 140,000. James Keys reraised to 360,000 from the big bind. Rossiter made the call.

The flop came down {10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Keys checked. Rossiter bet 475,000. Keys tanked for a few long minutes before folding his hand.

Just Some of the Same

Posted 2011-01-29 GMT+12 • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante
David Gorr
David Gorr

Hand #178: Jeff Rossiter opened to 140,000 from the button and collected the blinds and antes.

Hand #179: Jeff Rossiter received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #180: James Keys opened his button to 130,000 and David Gorr made the call from the big blind to see a {8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{8-Spades} flop fall.

Keys fired out a continuation-bet of 140,000 and Gorr quickly mucked.

Hand #181: James Keys received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #182: David Gorr made it 130,000 from the button and Jeff Rossiter defended his big blind to see a {As]{3-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop fall.

Gorr continued for 200,000 and Rossiter check-called as the {7-Clubs} rolled off on the turn. Gorr fired strongly again; this time for 400,000 which was enough to produce a fold from Rossiter.

Big Three-Way Action

Posted 2011-01-29 GMT+12 • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #176: James Keys was in the small blind and raised to 160,000 after David Gorr folded the button. Jeff Rossiter folded in the big blind and Keys won the pot.

Hand #177: James Keys raised from the button to 130,000. Jeff Rossiter called from the small blind and David Gorr reraised to 410,000 from the big blind. Keys made the call and Rossiter also called to put this pot at 1.245 million even before any community cards hit the felt.

The flop came down {A-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and action checked around even despite all the action preflop and a juicy pot laying in the middle of the table for someone to stab at.

The turn brought the {J-Spades} and Gorr bet 525,000. Both his opponents folded and Gorr won the pot.

"I had your kings," said Gorr to one of his opponents. "The two black ones."

Folding, Three-Betting, Walking and Top Pair

Posted 2011-01-29 GMT+12 • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #171: David Gorr released his button before James Keys bumped it to 170,000 from the small blind to prompt a fold from Jeff Rossiter.

Hand #172: On the button, James Keys opened the action with a 130,000-chip raise only to have Jeff Rossiter three-bet to 350,000. Keys mucked, and Rossiter added 220,000 to his stack.

Hand #173: David Gorr made it 130,000 from the small blind and collected the big blind and antes.

Hand #174: Jeff Rossiter received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #175: David Gorr called Jeff Rossiter's 130,000-chip button raise before the {9-Clubs}{3-Spades}{9-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} board was checked down to the river to see Gorr lead for 150,000.

Rossiter made the call, but when shown the {A-Clubs}{7-Spades} of Gorr, he kicked his cards to the muck.

Gorr's Rivered Pair is Good

Posted 2011-01-29 GMT+12 • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante
2010 champion Tyron Krost drops by
2010 champion Tyron Krost drops by

Hand #168: Jeff Rossiter got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #169: David Gorr got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #170: David Gorr called from the small blind and James Keys raised to 235,000. Gorr made the call. The flop came down {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Gorr checked. Keys checked behind.

The turn brought the {K-Hearts} and Gorr bet 400,000. Keys made the call.

The {6-Spades} fell on the river and Gorr checked. Keys also checked. Gorr tabled the {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for a busted draw that rivered a pair of sixes. Keys mucked and Gorr won the pot.

Keys Climbing, Rossiter Snapping

Posted 2011-01-29 GMT+12 • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #165: David Gorr opened the button to 130,000 and both James Keys and Jeff Rossiter made the call to se a {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{k-Spades} flop fall.

Keys checked and Rossiter led out for 210,000 as Gorr kicked his cards to the muck. Keys took a little longer in coming to a decision; and that one involved him sliding in a check-raise to 580,000.

Rossiter deliberated for close to a minute before he laid his hand down to see Keys rake in the pot to improve his stack to 4,700,000 in chips.

Hand #166: James Keys made it 130,000 from the button and collected the blinds and antes.

Hand #167: From the button, Jeff Rossiter made it 140,000 to go with James Keys defending his big blind.

The {7-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{A-Clubs} fop saw Rossiter fire out a continuation bet of 180,000 with Keys making the call as the {9-Diamonds} landed on the turn.

Both players checked as the {A-Spades} completed the river before Keys led for 280,000. Rossiter instantly called tabling his {8-Spades}{8-Clubs} to best Keys' {6-}{6-}.

Big One for Keys

Posted 2011-01-29 GMT+12 • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante
James Keys
James Keys

Hand #162: David Gorr raised to 130,000 and won the pot.

Hand #163: David Gorr got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #164: Jeff Rossiter raised from the button and James Keys called from the big blind. The flop came down {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades}. Keys bet 180,000 and Rossiter called.

The turn brought the {2-Clubs} and Keys bet 430,000. Rossiter called.

The river was the {2-Diamonds} and Keys fired 880,000. Rossiter leaned back in his chair and let out a big sigh. "Woooooooow," he said. Eventually, he mucked his hand and Keys won the big pot.

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