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Aston Takes Some From Speidel

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11

Anthony Aston is creeping up the counts on the final table yet again, this time picking up some of Oliver Speidel's chips. We caught the action on the turn with a board showing {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. Aston was first to act and he opted to check-call a bet of 180,000 from Speidel.

On the {5-Hearts} river, both players opted to check and Aston was handed the pot when his {k-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} sent Speidel's cards into the muck.

Chip Counts
Anthony Aston 2,200,000 200,000 pos
Oliver Speidel 570,000 -280,000 neg

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O'Brien On The Move

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11

Gordon Huntly opened it up to 55,000 from early position and Oliver Speidel made the call in middle position. Jason O'Brien was then on the button when he popped it to 150,000. Huntly made the call and Speidel got out of the way.

Flop: {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

On the flop, Huntly checked to O'Brien who bet 125,000. This was enough to take it down as Huntly's cards went into the muck.

Chip Counts
Jason O'Brien 1,300,000 500,000 pos
Gordon Huntly 650,000 -65,000 neg

A Delight For Blight

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11

Craig Blight was down to around 250,000 when he shoved all in from middle position. the action then flew around to Anthony Aston on the button and he made the call. The rest of the table was out of the way and the two players turned their hands over.

Aston: {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
Blight: {a-Spades}{7-Clubs}

Flop: {8-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

No luck for Blight so far.

Turn: {a-Diamonds}

That's a good card for Blight.

River: {9-Spades}

A big double-up for Blight has he is alive and well at the final table.

Chip Counts
Anthony Aston 2,000,000 -350,000 neg
Craig Blight 600,000 175,000 pos

Images From The Final Table

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Bradley Lancken Eliminated in 8th Place (A$23,511)

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11
Bradley Lancken - 8th Place
Bradley Lancken - 8th Place

When Bradley Lancken got his stack all in preflop holding {k-}{k-} against Oliver Speidel's {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}, he was looking very good to survive and thrive here at the final table. If only this game were that simple.

Flop: {q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}

The {6-Spades} on the turn and the {10-Spades} on the river did not change the devastating flop as Lancken heads out the door in 8th place for a bittersweet A$23,511.

Chip Counts
Oliver Speidel 850,000 365,000 pos
Bradley Lancken Busted

Martin Rowe Eliminated in 9th Place (A$17,518)

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11
Martin Rowe - 9th Place
Martin Rowe - 9th Place

The first elimination of the 2012 ANZPT Sydney Main Event Final Table has just occurred, with Martin Rowe unable to recapture the success he had at the 2008 APPT Sydney Main Event.

It all started when Rowe opened it up to 55,000 from middle position. It was then on Anthony Aston in the small blind and he made it 93,000 more to go. Rowe then shoved his stack in and it was an extra 236,000 to Aston. He made the call and the two players turned their hands over.

Rowe: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Aston: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}

By the time the board ran out {10-Hearts}{j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{k-Spades}, Rowe was looking good to take it down. Then someone on the rail said, "no nine!" and then ... The river fell with a {9-Hearts}.

For his great effort, Rowe goes home in 9th place and A$17,518.

Chip Counts
Anthony Aston 2,350,000 450,000 pos
Martin Rowe Busted

Ballard In Early

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11

The action was opened by Oliver Speidel in middle position. Jason O'Brien made the call a couple of positions to his left and it was Stewart Ballard in the blinds. Ballard opted to shove all in and it was sent back around to Speidel. It took a while for Speidel to decide what to do, eventually shoving his big stack in. O'Brien got out of the way and the two players turned their hands over.

Speidel: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Ballard: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}

By the time the board ran out {3-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}, Ballard was still in front, but Speidel had some more outs with the broadway draw. The {q-Diamonds} on the river changed nothing and Ballard took down the double-up.

Chip Counts
Stewart Ballard 500,000 175,000 pos
Oliver Speidel 485,000 -225,000 neg

The Final Table

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Final Table Draw

Posted 2012-03-25 GMT+11 • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

2012 ANZPT Sydney Main Event

1Anthony Aston
2Oliver Speidel
3Liam O'Rourke
4Jason O'Brien
5Martin Rowe
6Stewart Ballard
7Craig Blight
8Bradley Lancken
9Gordon Huntly
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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