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Final Four Chip Update

Posted 2012-03-26 GMT+11

It's still going very slow here at the 2012 ANZPT Sydney Main Event. There hasn't been any big hands since the break almost an hour ago. Gordon Huntly has slowly chipped away at the table, taking the chip lead without playing a big pot. Its not the same story for Stewart Ballard as his once large stack has faltered of late. Liam O'Rourke is still going strong, while Anthony Aston is very healthy.

Chip Counts
Gordon Huntly 3,200,000 485,000 pos
Liam O'Rourke 2,650,000 400,000 pos
Anthony Aston 2,000,000 -100,000 neg
Stewart Ballard 1,250,000 -400,000 neg

Ballard Falls As Aston Is On The Up

Posted 2012-03-26 GMT+11

Folded to Anthony Aston on the button, he raised it up to 130,000. Stewart Ballard made the call in the big blind and a {9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} flop was dealt. Ballard opted to check here and Aston bet out 250,000. Ballard made the call and the {10-Spades} was dealt on the turn. This time when Ballard checked, Aston bet out 375,000. It was too much for Ballard as he sent his cards flying into the muck.

Chip Counts
Anthony Aston 2,100,000 500,000 pos
Stewart Ballard 1,650,000 -1,550,000 neg

Slow, Slow, Slow

Posted 2012-03-26 GMT+11 • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

The last five hands have seen no flops dealt. During that time, Liam O'Rourke took down the blinds and antes twice and Gordon Huntly took them down twice. Play has really slowed down here since the clock ticked past midnight.

Huntly Taking The Lead

Posted 2012-03-26 GMT+11

Gordon Huntly has been chipping away for the last few hands. First he took a nice little pot off O'Rourke when he hit trips on the river. He then three-bet preflop holding {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} when Stewart Ballard put in an open. The whole table got out of the way and Huntly took down another pot to move toward 3,000,000 in chips.

Chip Counts
Gordon Huntly 2,715,000 1,315,000 pos
Liam O'Rourke 2,250,000 -550,000 neg

Aston Get's Some Back

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11

When it was folded to Anthony Aston in the small blind he would raise it up to 150,000. The player in the big blind was Liam O'Rourke and he would three-bet to 335,000. Aston then shoved all in and O'Rourke instantly folded to send the pot to Aston.

Chip Counts
Liam O'Rourke 2,800,000 -100,000 neg
Anthony Aston 1,600,000 -100,000 neg

No Flops, No Deal Yet

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11 • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

The players have been discussing a deal while continuing to play for the last few orbits. There hasn't been much action during this time, with barely a flop seen.

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Images From The Final Four

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Break It Up

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11 • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

The four remaining players have been sent on a 10-minute break here at the 2012 ANZPT Sydney Main Event.

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Winner Gordon Huntly
Winning Hand ♦J♠J
Prize 226,812

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 922,000