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Dylan “WhiteRabbito” Honeyman Wins 2013 Aussie Millions Event #7

Posted at 08:45 2013-01-28 by Matthew Pitt

Event #7 of the 2013 Aussie Millions was the $1,650 No Limit Hold’em Bounty tournament, an event that 355 players bought into. This large crowd of hopefuls were decimated on Day 1; just eight of them managed to survive with their chip stacks intact!

SeatPlayerChips
1George Giannopoulos584,000
2Daniel Lee687,000
3Fabian Craib926,000
4Tam Truong609,000
5Julius Colman632,000
6Frank Rusnak677,000
7Will Jones596,000
8Dylan Honeyman630,000

Daniel Lee was the first casualty of the final table, finishing in eighth place. Having made a mistake early into the final table where he five-bet called with {A-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} against the red queens of Dylan Honeyman, Lee found himself with 7.5bb and in really bad shape. In Lee’s exit hand, Honeyman opened to 40,000 from early position, George Giannopoulos called in the hijack and Lee shoved for 100,000. Julius Colman cold-called from the big blind, Honeyman folded, but Giannopoulos called.

The trio shared a {4-Hearts}{q-Spades}{a-Diamonds} flop, and the two active players checked. The {K-Diamonds} made an appearance on the turn, Colman bet 200,000 which forced Giannopoulos to fold, and the cards were revealed. Colman flipped over {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and Lee {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}. The {3-Spades} on the river completed the hand and Lee headed out of the tournament area.

Will Jones followed Lee to the rail, albeit with slightly more prize money in his back pocket. Jones lost the majority of his stack when his {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} lost an all-in confrontation with the {A-Clubs}{K-Spades} of Frank Rusnak (Rusnak made a Broadway straight). Jones then got his micro-stack into the middle shortly afterwards, he mucked when he was ultimately shown {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} by Colman, with the board reading {4-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}; another Broadway straight!

Sixth place went to Giannopoulos just before a schedule 15-minute break. Having just tripled up with red jacks versus the black tens of Colman a hand previously, Giannopoulos must have been in confident mood to claw his way back into the tournament, but any such ideas were soon quashed. Honeyman opened to 50,000 and then called with {J-Hearts}{7-Spades} when Giannopoulos three-bet all-in for 180,000 in total. Giannopoulos turned over {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and was ahead in the hand. It stayed that way as the flop fell {5-Hearts}{q-Spades}{6-Spades}. The {7-Diamonds} turn completely changed that though and when the {10-Hearts} landed on the river, Giannopoulos’ tournament was over.

Fabian Craib was another player who got his chips in good but still lost the hand. Tam Truong opened to 60,000 from under the gun and the action passed around to Craib in the big blind. After checking his hole cards, Craib moved all-in for 400,000 and Truong – possibly wanting to get his hands on the last remaining $1,000 bounty in the event – made the call with {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. Craib revealed {A-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and the dealer got busy putting the community cards into view. The first three read {8-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, giving Truong an open-ended straight draw. The {Q-Hearts} turn failed to change matters but the {6-Diamonds} on the river completed Truong’s straight, eliminating Craib and awarding Truong a $1,000 bounty.

With the final table down to four players the aggression was really ramped up, something that did not work out too well for Rusnak. Colman opened to 80,000, Rusnak three-bet all-in for 600,000 on the button. Colman quickly called and showed {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} to Rusnak’s {J-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, and when the board ran out {10-Spades}{a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} it was game over for Rusnak. Colman climbed to 1,600,000 after that hand and put himself in contention for an outright win.

Amazingly, Colman was the next player out of the door despite his large stack. He got a little out of line with {6-Diamonds}{4-Spades} on a {4-Clubs}{2-Spades}{9-Hearts} flop and ran into the {A-Diamonds}{9-Spades} of Honeyman. The latter’s pair of nines held and Colman was left with just 6,000 chips. These went into the middle on the very next hand where his {Q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} lost to Honeyman’s {8-Clubs}{4-Clubs} when the board ran out {7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}.

Honeyman went into the heads-up battle against Truong trailing by 2,300,000 to 3,075,000 chips but that did not faze him. The chip lead changed hands on a number of occasions, but Honeyman ended the tournament with all of the chips in play. Honeyman opened to 125,000 and Truong called. The all-club {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop saw Truong check, Honeyman continue to 140,000 and Truong check-raise to 280,000. Honeyman put in a raise of his own, making it 545,000 to play and Truong settled for calling. The {7-Hearts} turn saw Truong check-raise all-in with {A-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} but Honeyman called having flopped a flush with his {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}. The inconsequential {2-Spades} was the river card, busting out Truong and leaving Honeyman to be announced as Event #7’s champion.

2013 Aussie Millions Event #7 Final Table Results

PositionPlayerPrize
1Dylan Honeyman$120,000
2Tam Truong$78,500
3Julius Colman$50,000
4Frank Rusnak$40,000
5Fabian Craib$30,000
6George Giannopoulos$25,000
7Will Jones$20,000
8Daniel Lee$15,000

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