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The Aussie Millions on GSN: From Fifteen to the Final Table

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Week three of GSN’s coverage of the 2010 Aussie Millions found the $100,000 buy-in High Roller No-Limit Hold’em event down to its final 15 players. By the hour’s end, eight players remained, each with a spot at the final table. Here’s a quick look at the action in case you missed out.

The featured table: Full Tilt pros dominated this week’s featured table. The lineup including Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Andrew Feldman and Roberto Romanello alongside Team Party Poker’s Tony G and Melbourne local Bill Jordanou. Later on, they were joined by Japanese businessman and high-stakes cash-game player Masa Kagawa.

How to get the rail on your side: Order them a round of drinks like Tony G did while playing at the featured table. Pints for everyone!

So solid he’ll fold a flush: Andrew Feldman looked down at {Q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} on the button and raised to 12,500. Howard Lederer called with {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs} in the small blind, and they went heads-up to a {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{7-Clubs} flop. Lederer checked and Feldman checked behind. The turn was the {A-Clubs} and both players checked again. The {K-Clubs} on the river made Lederer's flush. He checked to Feldman, who bet 21,000, and feared a full house enough to let his hand go.

How’d they go out? David Eldar was eliminated in 15th place with king-queen against Dani Stern’s set of eights. Erick Lindgren had his aces cracked by Barry Greenstein’s set of sixes and exited in 14th place, then Greenstein KOed Stern in 13th place to take the chip lead. Feldman was in great shape with ace-king against Jonathan Karamilikis’ ace-three, but Karamilikis flopped his kicker and sent Feldman home in 12th place. Roberto Romanello fell in 11th when his pocket nines fell to Lederer’s ace-ten (ten on the river- ouch), and Gus Hansen went out in 10th place when his ace-nine fell to Karamilikis’ ace-queen.

The G vs. the Professor, Part 1: Tony G opened for 25,000 from the button with {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades} and Howard Lederer looked him up with {Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. Lederer checked the {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{9-Spades} flop over to Tony G, who checked behind. The G hit his gin card on the turn when the {6-Hearts} fell, but Lederer was the one reaching for chips. He bet 30,000 and Tony G min-raised to 60,000. Lederer folded his draw and the G took it down.

The G vs. the Professor, Part 2: Tony G opened for 23,000 with {A-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Lederer called with {K-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} from the small blind. Both players checked the {Q-Spades}{10-Spades}{4-Spades} flop. The turn was the {7-Hearts} and Lederer bet 35,000. Tony G used his second time button before deciding to call. Tony G made the nut flush when the river fell the {2-Spades}, and Lederer bet right in to him, making it 60,000 to go. The G-man shoved and Lederer gave up his second pair, conceding the 240,000 pot to Tony.

Even Ivey can make a bad play: Phil Ivey opened for 25,000 with {A-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. Masa Kagawa had him dominated with {A-Clubs}{K-Spades} and reraised to 85,000 from the small blind. Ivey tanked until the very last second, then shoved. Kagawa insta-called, practically beating him in to the pot.

“Bad play,” Ivey muttered to himself as he awaited the board.

Ivey, however, paired his kicker when the flop came down {9-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. The turn was the {3-Clubs}, the river was the {6-Diamonds}, and Ivey knocked out Kagawa on the final table bubble.

So, who’s at the final table?: Greenstein, Ivey, Lederer, Bill Jordanou, Tony G, Karamelikis, Dan Shak, and Tony Bloom will headline next week’s episode as the final table gets underway.

The Aussie Millions airs Saturday nights on GSN. Check your local listings.

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