2011 Aussie Millions

Million Dollar Cash Game

Day 2 Completed

Posted 01-26-2011 00:02 GMT+11
Million Dollar Cash Game
Day 2 Completed

That's a Wrap

That's all from Studio 3 at the Crown Casino in Melbourne. Over two days, we watched some of the biggest names in poker test their mettle with a high-stakes, high-action battle under the lights. Mike Matusow, David Oppenheim, and Andrew Feldman were today's biggest winners, while Tom Dwan seemed to enjoy himself the most. Justin "Boosted J" Smith and Erik Cajelais each lost two $100K buy-ins and called it quits. Phil Ivey stopped by but played for less than an hour.

Ivey and Patrik Antonius will be busy tomorrow playing their field-leading stacks for Day 2 of the Main Event. The rest might try their luck at tomorrow's $10,500 Heads-Up Championship. Follow PokerNews for live coverage of all of the action.

Oppenheim Unstoppable

Sam Trickett opened with a raise, and David Benyamine called. Then on the button David Oppenheim reraised to $14,000. Trickett called, and with a shrug, so did Benyamine. "If you can flop it, I can flop it," he said to Sam.

Flop: {k-Hearts}{j-Spades}{6-Hearts} - Trickett and Benyamine checked to Oppenheim, who bet $24,000. Only Trickett called.

Turn: {9-Spades} - Trickett checked again, then thoughtfully called a bet of $52,000.

River: {6-Spades} - One more check, and this time Oppenheim fired $81,000. Trickett tanked for four minutes before quietly calling. Oppenheim showed {k-Spades}{k-Clubs} for top boat. He's on quite the roll. This $350,000 pot is on the heels of a small win and an even bigger pot.

Tags: David BenyamineDavid OppenheimSam Trickett

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Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Goose

We caught the action of this big hand on the river. The wheelalicious, then double-paired board read {4-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}. Patrik Antonius bet $60,000. His only opponent, David Oppenheim, calmly moved all in for another $76,200. Antonius didn't look thrilled about it, but he announced a call.

"Quads," Oppenheim said instantly. His {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs} was sweet enough to bag a $370,000 pot.

Tags: Patrik AntoniusDavid Oppenheim

Oppenheim Trips Up

Tom Dwan dubbed this "the never ending hand." David Benyamine raised the button, and David Oppenheim defended his blind. Slowly.

Flop: {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} - Oppenheim checked, and Benyamine bet a considered $4,200. After a minute, Oppenheim called.

Turn: {a-Clubs} - Another quick check and painstaking bet of $10,800 from Benyamine. Oppenheim tank-called.

River: {a-Spades} - Snap-check from Oppenheim, but Benyamine didn't take the bait and checked behind. Oppenheim tabled {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} to scoop the pot with trip aces.

Dwan was just glad it was over.

Tags: David OppenheimDavid Benyamine

Bord Wins Pot, Still Tilted

James Bord won a small pot on a {q-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop. But he was so focused on the hand that he forgot to pay attention to the props. Apparently he and Tom Dwan had agreed on a bet right before the hand, and he missed the fact that his cards hit on the very first hand. The mistake cost Bord $7,000. Of course, Dwan pointed this out as soon as the board hit the muck. Bord jokingly stormed off but presumably will be back after quick bathroom break.

Enter Jesus

Chris Ferguson is in the building. We've got a full table now.

Seat 1: Patrik Antonius
Seat 2: Chris Ferguson
Seat 3: Tom Dwan
Seat 4: Andrew Feldman
Seat 5: Sam Trickett
Seat 6: David Benyamine
Seat 7: James Bord
Seat 8: David Oppenheim

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