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$10,600 Main Event
Day 4 completed

Barer, Mizzi & Seiver Headline 2014 Aussie Millions Final Table

Posted 10 hours 26 minutes ago • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
The final table
The final table

On Friday the final 36 players of a 668-player field returned to Crown Melbourne to play down to the final table of seven in the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event. It took nearly twelve hours of play, but eventually the final table was set with Ami Barer and his stack of 6.57 million leading the way.

Joining him there are some big names in Sorel Mizzi (2,830,000), Jake Balsiger (2,385,000), Darren Rabinowitz (2,365,000), and Scott Seiver (855,000).

The day was full of crushed dreams as players like Rhys Jones (36th – AU$30,000), Martin Rowe (35th – AU$30,000), Jae Kyung Sim (34th – AU$30,000), Team PokerStars Pro Raymond Wu (33rd – AU$30,000), Uros Brkic (32nd – AU$30,000), Florian Bussmann (31st – AU$30,000), Rahul Rastogi (30th – AU$35,000), Heinz Kamutzki (29th – AU$35,000), and Liv Boeree (28th – AU$35,000) all hit the rail in the early goings.

Team PokerStars’ Boeree fell in Level 21 (8,000/16,000/2,000) in a button-vs-small blind battle. Boeree was all in and at risk for roughly 400,000 or so with {8-Hearts}{8-Spades} and dominated by Patrick Crivell's {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}. The jacks held as the board came {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}, and Boeree hit the rail.

The eliminations continued to mount when Team PokerStars pro Jonathan Duhamel fell in 25th place to Jeff Rossiter, and he was followed out the door by John Juanda in 23rd after JJ's pocket aces failed to hold. From there Craig McCorkell would lose a race against Ami Barer to bust in 21st, and then Barer turned right around and eliminated Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier in 18th.

The start-of-the-day chip leader, Salvatore Fazzino, no doubt had high hopes at the start of the day, but those hopes were dashed in Level 23 (12,000/24,000/4,000) courtesy of Sorel Mizzi.

In what would be Fazzino's final hand, Mizzi opened for 48,000 under the gun and received a call from Darren Rabinowitz in the cutoff. Denny Lewis then came along from the button and Fazzino, who had dwindled to a short stack, moved all in for 344,000 from the small blind. Mizzi made the call, the other two players folded, and the cards were turned up.

Mizzi: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Fazzino: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}

Mizzi was ahead with the big pocket pair, and that meant Fazzino's best shot at survival was to catch either an ace or spades. Unfortunately for the Perth contingent on the rail, their man was left drawing to running aces when the {j-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts} flop gave Mizzi a set. The {5-Hearts} turn was the final nail in the coffin, and after the {7-Hearts} was run out on the river for good measure Fazzino took his leave in 14th place for AU$70,000.

From there, Jeff Rossiter (13th – AU$70,000), Patrick Crivell (12th - AU$100,000), Tam Truong (11th - AU$100,000), Erik Seidel (10th - AU$100,000), Denny Lewis (9th - AU$130,000), and Eoghan O'Dea (8th - AU$130,000) all hit the rail before the night came to an end.

The final seven will have the day off on Saturday and then return on Sunday to play down to a champion. Who will capture the southern hemisphere’s most prestigious title and the AU$1.6 million first-place prize? You’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, check out this video on how to eat a Tim Tam:

The Final Table

Posted 10 hours 26 minutes ago • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Seat Player Count
1 Jake Balsiger 2,385,000
2 Darren Rabinowitz 2,365,000
3 Scott Seiver 855,000
4 Vincent Rubianes 3,865,000
5 Ami Barer 6,570,000
6 Andrew Phaedonas 1,105,000
7 Sorel Mizzi 2,830,000

Official Chip Counts

Posted 10 hours 47 minutes ago • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The seat draw has not yet been determined, but here are the official counts.

Chip Counts
Ami Barer CA CA 6,570,000 270,000 pos
Vincent Rubianes US US 3,865,000 165,000 pos
Sorel Mizzi CA CA 2,830,000 -270,000 neg
Jake Balsiger US US 2,385,000 895,000 pos
Darren Rabinowitz US US 2,365,000 265,000 pos
Andrew Phaedonas AU AU 1,015,000 -185,000 neg
Scott Seiver US US 855,000 -95,000 neg

Stay Tuned for a Full Recap of the Day 4 Action

Posted 10 hours 49 minutes ago • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The players are now bagging and tagging for the night. We'll have the new seat draw and chip counts for you shortly as well as a full recap of the day's action. Stay tuned.

Eoghan O'Dea Eliminated in 8th Place (AU$130,000)

Posted 10 hours 58 minutes ago • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Eoghan O'Dea
Eoghan O'Dea

Ami Barer opened from the cutoff for 80,000 and was met by an all-in three-bet to 965,000 from Eoghan O'Dea on the button. Jake Balsiger, who barely had him covered, was in the small blind and thought long and hard before moving all in over the top. Barer folded and it was off to the races.

Balsiger: {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
O'Dea: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

Balsiger was ahead, but he knew he had to dodge big cards. He didn't seem too thrilled when the {q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{10-Hearts} flop delivered O'Dea a gutshot Broadway draw, but there was no need to worry as the {5-Clubs} blanked on the turn followed by the {2-Hearts} on the river.

O'Dea missed and was sent to the rail in eighth place, which means the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event final table is set.

Denny Lewis Eliminated in 9th Place (AU$130,000)

Posted 11 hours 8 minutes ago • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Denny Lewis
Denny Lewis

Sorel Mizzi opened from the cutoff and Denny Lewis, who has a deep rail supporting him, opted to move all in for 645,000 from the cutoff. The button and blinds folded, and Mizzi dropped in a call.

Mizzi: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Lewis: {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}

"Come on, Denny," one of his supporters yelled from the rail. Lewis was in dire straits as he shared a king with Mizzi but with the inferior kicker. Lewis was in desperate need of a queen, and he sat stoically to watch his fate... {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{10-Spades}.

There was no queen to be hand, which meant it was the end of the line for Lewis, who took home AU$130,000 for his ninth-place finish. Not too bad for getting into the Aussie Millions through his local pub league!

Chip Counts
Sorel Mizzi CA CA 3,100,000 500,000 pos
Denny Lewis AU AU Busted

More for Barer

Posted 11 hours 9 minutes ago • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Scott Seiver check-called a bet of 70,000 from Ami Barer on a flop of {q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{8-Spades}, and another 190,000 when the {6-Diamonds} turned.

The {4-Clubs} completed the board, Seiver checked a third and final time, and Barer bet another 215,000. Seiver didn't call the third bullet, and Barer raked in another pot.

Chip Counts
Ami Barer CA CA 6,300,000 250,000 pos
Scott Seiver US US 950,000 -50,000 neg

Barer Now Over Six Million

Posted 11 hours 16 minutes ago • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Scott Seiver checked to Ami Barer on a board of {j-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, and Barer fired out 190,000. Seiver called.

The {j-Clubs} completed the board, Seiver checked again, and Barer bet a tiny 170,000. Seiver opted not to call, and Barer now has over six million chips.

Chip Counts
Ami Barer CA CA 6,050,000 950,000 pos
Scott Seiver US US 1,000,000 -705,000 neg

Barer Over Five Million

Posted 11 hours 27 minutes ago • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Ami Barer
Ami Barer

Jake Balsiger checked to Ami Barer on a flop of {10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}, and the Canadian fired out 90,000. Balsiger check-raised to 225,000, only to have Barer re-raised to 390,000.

The 2012 Octo-Niner opted not to call, and Barer raked in yet another pot.

Chip Counts
Ami Barer CA CA 5,100,000 300,000 pos
Jake Balsiger US US 1,490,000 -310,000 neg
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Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000

Players Info

Players Left 7
Entries 668
Average Chip Stack 2,862,857
Total Chips 20,040,000
Prize Pool 6,680,000
Next Pay Out Place 7, 170,000 AUD

Top Chip Counts

1 Ami Barer 6,570,000
2 Vincent Rubianes 3,865,000
3 Sorel Mizzi 2,830,000
4 Jake Balsiger 2,385,000
5 Darren Rabinowitz 2,365,000
6 Andrew Phaedonas 1,015,000
7 Scott Seiver 855,000


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