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Aussie Millions Heads-Up, Day 1b: 'ActionJeff', Three Others Complete Quarterfinal Field

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32 more top-notch players joined the $5,300 Aussie Millions Heads-Up Championship on Day 1b, including Mike 'The Mouth' Matusow, who busted out of the Main Event in time for his Round 1 heads-up match. Also in the field were Terrence Chan, Jennifer Tilly, Phil Laak, Adam Junglen, Sorel 'Imper1um' Mizzi, Jeff 'ActionJeff' Garza and Clonie Gowen.

After losing the first match, Matusow got all his money in slightly ahead of Sol Bergren with pocket queens to Bergren's {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}. Matusow was ahead on the flop of {8-Spades}{2-Spades}{j-Hearts}, but the {k-Hearts} on the turn led him to exclaim, "I'm 2 from 11 on coin flips this trip!" as Bergren eliminated him 2-0. Laak, Tilly and Bloch were also eliminated early, with the complete results for Day 1b's Round 1 as follows:

Terrence Chan def. Soren Eriksen 2-1

Robin Bergren def. Phil Laak 2-0

Sorel Mizzi def. Shane Moran 2-1

Sol Bergren def. Mike Matusow 2-0

David Sonelin def. Marc Karam 2-1

Leo Wolpert def. Oyvind Riisem 2-1

Cort Kibler-Melby def. Lee Watkinson 2-1

Aleks Lackovic def. Adam Junglen 2-1

Alexey Popov def. Roland de Wolfe 2-0

Justin Schwartz def. Brad Booth 2-1

Michael Binger def. Andrew Barton 2-0

Joe Le def. Pang Leng Ang 2-0

Clonie Gowen def. Andy Bloch 2-1

Xuan Nguyen def. Thomas Fuller 2-0

Elliot Briels def. Jennifer Tilly 2-1

Jeff Garza def. Marius Torbergsen 2-1

Sorel Mizzi took out Sol Bergren in Round 2 to set up a heads-up match between two big online names, since Jeff 'ActionJeff' Garza waited as Mizzi's Round 3 opponent. Clonie Gowen went out in Round 2 when Joe Le spiked a king on the river to send her home. In that hand, Le pushed all in with {k-Spades}{8-Diamonds}, and Gowen called with {a-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, and the board ran out {9-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{k-Clubs}. The complete results for Round 2:

Alexey Popov def. Terrence Chan 2-0

Justin Schwartz def. Michael Binger 2-1

Joe Le def. Clonie Gowen 2-1

Xuan Nguyen def. Elliot Briels 2-1

Jeff Garza def. Robin Bergren 2-1

Sorel Mizzi def. Sol Bergren 2-0

David Sonelin def. Leo Wolpert 2-0

Aleks Lackovic def. Cort Kibler-Melby 2-0

In Round 3 action, Garza bounced Mizzi 2-0 when he got all his chips in with {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts} to Mizzi's pocket sixes and turned the {8-Spades} to take out his fellow online star. Alexey Popov took out Justin Schwartz 2-1 when he woke up with {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} after Schwartz had pushed all in preflop with {k-Spades}{9-Clubs}. There was no help from the {5-Spades}{a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} board for Schwartz, and Popov moved on to the quarterfinals. Xuan Nguyen defeated Joe Le 2-1 and David Sonelin beat Aleks Lackovic 2-0 in the other two matches to set the Day 1b half of the quarterfinal field.

The complete quarterfinal draw looked like this after the dust settled, with each of these remaining players guaranteed at least a $20,000 payday:

* Lee Nelson vs Roy Winston

* Masaaki Kagawa vs Michael McDonald

Jeff Garza vs David Sonelin

Alexey Popov vs Xuan Nguyen

* — matchups determined from Day 1a play

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